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Narrandera Shire Council

The Rocky Waterholes, Narrandera. Credit: Narrandera Tourism

The Narrandera LGA is comprised of the township of Narrandera, as well as the rural villages of Barellan, Binya, Grong Grong, Kamarah and Sandigo.

The Narrandera LGA has a population of approximately 5800 people and covers an area of 4118 square kilometres. “Narrandera” is derived from the Wiradjuri word “Narrungdera” meaning “place of lizard or goanna”. The famous explorer, Captain Charles Sturt camped on the edge of the Murrumbidgee River in Narrandera in December 1829. Many Irish settlers followed Sturt to the region, and the entire Narrandera frontage of the Murrumbidgee River had been claimed for farming purposed by the end of 1833.

Towns & Villages:

Narrandera, Barellan, Binya, Grong Grong, Kamarah and Sandigo.

Credit: Narrandera Tourism
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Narrandera Shire Council

14. Narrandera :: GEOCADDER
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Taxi, Train & Airport

Narrandera-Leeton Airport:

Narrandera-Leeton Airport serves as a pivotal hub for Rex flights, connecting travellers from Sydney and Griffith to Narrandera.

Train Services by TransportNSW:

Explore the convenience of TransportNSW train services, linking Narrandera to various destinations:

  • Griffith
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Canberra
  • Goulburn
  • Sydney

Taxi Services:

For local transportation needs and airport transfers, rely on Narrandera Taxi Service.

These transport options, from flights at Narrandera-Leeton Airport to the extensive train services by TransportNSW, as well as the availability of local taxi services, ensure travellers have a range of choices for their journeys. Whether commuting between cities or traveling locally, these services are designed for convenience and accessibility.

Taxi, Train & Airport
Credit: Narrandera Tourism
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Industries & Opportunities

The main industries of the Narrandera LGA are agriculture, transport, manufacturing, and tourism.

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Jobs in This Region

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Mill Hand
Job Type: Casual Location: Narrandera NSW Salary: $29.04 per hour + penalty rates Start Date: 29/04/2024 The Benefits Start: 29/04/2024 $29.04 per hour + penalty rates Duration: 7 Months Located in the quaint rural town of Whitton Utilize your forklift experience. Roughly 7 months' work Job Description Are you seeking a rewarding opportunity in the milling industry? Join our team as a Mill Hand in Manildra, NSW. This position offers a competitive hourly rate of $28.26 with penalty rates, working 5-6 days per week with shifts of 10 hours per day. Commencing ASAP, this role provides an excellent opportunity for steady employment in a dynamic environment. As a Mill Hand, your responsibilities will include: Cutting and tipping 25kg bags of product. Performing cleaning tasks to maintain a safe and hygienic work environment. Assisting with other duties as required by the supervisor. We're not just offering a job; we're providing a package that values your skills and dedication. Your Skills & Experience: To excel in this role, you'll need: Valid forklift license and experience operating forklifts Reliable transportation and willingness to commute to and from work. Physical fitness and ability to perform manual labor tasks. Commitment to work for the entire season. If you're ready for this exciting opportunity, apply now! Don't miss the chance to advance your career in a dynamic and supportive environment. Your future starts here! Choose Agri Labour Australia Agri Labour Australia is an award-winning Australian company with clients in every State and Territory. We are more than a recruitment agency, proudly representing major agribusinesses and supporting the ongoing success of our clients' businesses and our candidates' careers. Trust us for expertise, advice, and support.
Fri, 19 Apr
Narrandera, 2700, NSW
Open Space And Recreation Light Plant Operator/Mechanic
POSITIONS VACANT OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION LIGHT PLANT OPERATOR Grade 5 commencing at $1038.23 per week Closing Date: 23 April 2024 MECHANIC GRADE 11commencing at $1222.39 per week Closing Date: 24 April 2024 For further information visit or contact Council's Human Resources Department on 02 6959 5510 or
Wed, 17 Apr
Narrandera, 2700, NSW
Communications Officer
POSITIONS VACANT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Grade 15 commencing at $1373.88 per week Closing Date: 3 April 2024 For further information visit or contact Council's Human Resources Department on 02 6959 5510 or
Tue, 16 Apr
Narrandera, 2700, NSW
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Narrandera is home to the Narrungdera Clan and is located on Wiradjuri Country. The Wiradjuri people are the largest Aboriginal group in central New South Wales, by area and population.

The people of the Wiradjuri country are known as “people of three rivers” being the Macquarie River (Wambool), Lachlan River (Kalari) and the Murrumbidgee River (Murrumbidjeri) which border their lands. The Wiradjuri people are the first inhabitants of this area and have been living here for thousands of years.

Narrandera Shire Council states that “in 1860 the government surveyed the area and the village of Narrandera was proclaimed in 1863. However, it wasn't until 1885 that the Narrandera Borough was proclaimed with the first election on the 2nd June. The amalgamation of Yanco Shire and Narrandera Municipal Council in June 1960 led to the formation of Narrandera Shire Council."

Royal Doulton Hankinson Memorial Fountain - Credit: Destination NSW
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Credit: Destination NSW
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Recreation & Arts

There is plenty to do in Narrandera when it comes to recreational activities. There is the Two-Foot Heritage Walk (starting from Narrandera Visitor Information Centre), the Koala Reserve - at Murrumbidgee Valley Nature Reserve, as well as the Narrandera Flora and Fauna Reserve.

The Wiradjuri Honour Wall honours the members of the Narrungdera clan, who have passed, and the Wiradjuri people of Narrandera.  Lake Talbot Water Park is the perfect spot to cool down on a hot summer day, with visitors from across the Riverina.

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