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Wagga Wagga City

Wagga Wagga's northern outskirts provide a picture perfect backdrop while enjoying a stroll. Credit: Chloe Smith

Wagga Wagga is a vibrant regional centre on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, in the heart of the Riverina.

With an abundance of natural wonder, fresh seasonal produce, cultural and sporting events, there’s always something new to explore and discover.

Wagga Wagga hosts over 500 sporting, cultural, business and music events each year, and provides commercial, health, education, civic and social services to 190,000 people.

The Health & Knowledge Precinct has the largest physical site and the most medical specialists in Regional Australia. It is a key educational hub with over 138 educational facilities, providing access to quality education and training, supporting a high-skilled labour force. There really is something for everyone.

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Wagga Wagga City

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Michelle Ford - Executive Assistant, Committee 4 Wagga
0269 212 490
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Suite 2, 129 Fitzmaurice St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

Wagga Wagga City

Wagga Wagga

Liveability

Weather

31.5
°C

Average Summer Max

14.2
°C

Average Winter Max

16.1
°C

Average Summer Min

3.5
°C

Average Winter Min

Population

68,227

Population

35

Median Age

Housing

$541k

Median House Price

Sales Quarter - DEC 22

$440

Median Rent Price

Rent Quarter - MAR 23

Distance to Cities

sydney

459km

Distance

4h 56m

Drive Time

Canberra

243km

Distance

2h 50m

Drive Time

Melbourne

453km

Distance

4h 52m

Drive Time

TRANSPORT Options

Taxi, Uber, Bus, Train, Airport

Airline Services:

  • Regional Express Airlines (REX) offers convenient flights to Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Qantaslink Airlines provides comprehensive services to Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.

Bus Services:

  • Busabout Wagga Wagga connects the community with a range of convenient routes:
  • Route 960: Lake Albert to Wagga Wagga, passing through Estella and Charles Sturt University.
  • Route 961: Provides service from Wagga Wagga to Bourkelands and back to Wagga Wagga.
  • Route 962: Offers a convenient anti-clockwise loop from Wagga Wagga to Glenfield Park and back.
  • Route 963: Follows a clockwise loop from Wagga Wagga to Glenfield Park and back.
  • Route 965: Connects Forest Hill to Wagga Wagga.
  • Route 966: Links Wagga Wagga with Estella.
  • Route 969: Offers service between Tatton and Wagga Wagga.

For detailed schedules and route maps, visit Busabout Wagga Wagga's official website.

Taxi Services:

  • Wagga Taxis provide round-the-clock service to the city and surrounding areas. To make a booking, simply call 6921 4242 or 131 008.

Train Services:

(Please note: some of these services are coach services, or involve a coach connection)

Explore the following routes from Wagga Wagga Station:

  • 621: Connects Central to Melbourne (Southern Cross).
  • 622: Travels from Melbourne (Southern Cross) to Central.
  • 702: Links Wagga Wagga to Queanbeyan Bus Interchange.
  • 719: Provides service from Wagga Wagga to Condobolin.
  • 727: Connects Wagga Wagga to Tumbarumba.
  • 731: Offers service from Wagga Wagga to Griffith.
  • 733: Connects Wagga Wagga to Echuca.
  • 988: Travels from Wagga Wagga to Tumut.
  • 6232: Provides service from Albury to Central.

Staff members are available during the following hours:

  • 8am to 4pm
  • 11pm to 3:30am

For more information and detailed schedules, visit the Transport NSW website.

These services aim to provide convenient, reliable, and accessible transportation options for the community. Whether traveling locally or to neighbouring cities, there are various modes of transport to suit different needs and schedules.

Taxi, Uber, Bus, Train, Airport
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Industries & Opportunities

Main Industries

  • Public administration & safety
  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Education & Training
  • Construction
  • Retail Trade
  • Accommodation & food services
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade

Primary Employers

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Jobs in This Region

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Aged Care Registered Nurses (Full-Time)
Aged Care Registered Nurses (Full-time) Wagga Wagga Community Aged Care Full Time shifts Above award salaries Brand new home Supportive Team Career development opportunities On-site parking Signature Care presents an exciting opportunity to shape the service delivery of aged care into the future during a period of significant change and internal growth within our business. ABOUT THE COMPANY: Signature Care is a family owned and run aged care provider with a holistic focus on community, individual well-being, and a culture of respect and dignity. We have been caring for families for over three decades, and are proud of the unique residences offered to the community. OUR REGISTERED NURSES: We are currently seeking Registered Nurses for our brand new, state-of-the-art aged care residence based in Turvey Park that opened in January 2023. The salary for this role is between $88,000 - $100,000 depending on shift times and allowances. We are looking for people who will strive to maintain and enhance the health and well-being of our residents while offering them dignity, safety, and independence. Specifically for this role, you will need to be able to explain complex clinical matters to incoming residents and their representatives and to be able to assess and document each resident's care needs. To maintain this attentiveness to our residents, we aim to support your well-being and ensure a happy and safe work environment SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ROLE: To be considered for this role, ideally we are looking for: Current unrestricted registration with AHPRA Demonstrated aged care experience in pre-admissions Experience in assessments and developing care plans Assess, plan and implement client care within your scope Consider physical, social and psychological requirements Be able to effectively communicate complex care plan needs to incoming residents and their representatives. Create and update care plans to reflect developing needs of our residents An understanding of Aged Care Quality Standards An understanding of Australian National Aged Care Classification funding model Demonstrated organisational and time management skills Demonstrated well-developed computer and documentation skills Excellent communication and clinical problem-solving skills Confidence in managing your time effectively, including an ability to work autonomously. National Police Check less than 12 months old EMPLOYEE BENEFITS & WORK CULTURE: Our vision has always been to provide high quality homes accessible and inclusive to every person, and which encourage independence and best practice in models of service and care. By maintaining an inclusive and vibrant work culture, we can also make sure we have a warm and comfortable home for our residents. Our staff’s health and wellbeing are important to us – which is why we have developed and partnered with selected providers to offer employees a growing range of benefits to make sure they get the most out of their working and personal life. Come and join our friendly and supportive Signature Care team that offers: Ability to work close to home New, fully equipped residence State of the art technology Onsite café Staff room facilities Onsite Parking Exclusive staff discounts with JB Hi-Fi CommBank Workplace banking Salary sacrificing options including superannuation and novated Leasing through Enlist Benefits through our default superannuation fund HESTA Access EAP - a voluntary, confidential and free counselling service Immunisation (Flu and Covid) provided free at site Opportunities to up-skill and further your career including National career opportunities. Job offers will be subject to a National Police Check and evidence of Covid-19 vaccination status.
Thu, 18 Apr
Turvey Park, 2650, NSW
Registered Psychologist
Registered or Provisional Psychologist | Wagga Wagga and other locations in NSW About us: At Thrive, our purpose is about ‘Making Lives Better” - It’s what we strive for, with our clients and with each other, every day. We are proud of our work and the difference that we make in people’s lives. Thrive Psychology is a private practise operating from eight locations across NSW, servicing NDIS, insurance markets, Medicare and Employee Assistance Programs. About the role: We are seeking a Psychologist – registered or provisional, to join our Newcastle office, either full or part-time. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of patients of all ages and presentations depending upon your skills, particular interests and experience. What we offer: A diverse caseload and opportunity to specialise Competitive salary Access to company bonus scheme Focus on ongoing training and professional development opportunities Internal supervision structure, particularly to complete the provisional program Relocation assistance for the right candidate Skills & Experience: Relevant tertiary qualification AHPRA Registration as a psychologist Experience with psychological assessments is desirable Ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines Flexible and approachable National Police check and working with children check Full vaccination status to work in health If you would like to be part of an in-demand and successful organisation where skills and individual contributions are valued and professional mentoring and development is of utmost priority, we invite you to apply. We also have equivalent positions available across all of our Branches including Albury; Canberra; Coffs Harbour, Griffith; Lismore; Newcastle; Nowra; Port Macquarie; Sydney; Tamworth; Wagga Wagga; Wyong; Wollongong
Thu, 18 Apr
Wagga Wagga, 2650, NSW
Educator
Role: Educator Location: Wagga Wagga Centre: Goodstart Tatton Employment Type: Full time 38 hours Part time and Casual Educator opportunities available in the area too! Pay: $28.52 - $31.06 per hour + benefits + super Help provide the best start to a child's life. Make a lasting impact while growing an incredible career. Be paid at least 5% above award, Get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees + paid parental leave. Are you on the hunt for a fulfilling career, a nurturing environment and the opportunity for personal and professional development? Whether you are seasoned in early childhood education or embarking on your journey, we're excited to explore how our fantastic opportunities align with your aspirations. As an Educator, you'll thrive as part of a dynamic team, working closely with Senior Educators and Educational Leaders to enhance and refine our educational learnings to children. Prioritising safety in all aspects, you'll champion inclusivity, tailoring learning experiences to meet the needs of every child. Let's collaborate and make a difference together! Our centre vision is to partner with families to inspire lifelong learning in children. Our centre thrives on a Key Educator Approach, fostering individualized learning experiences for each child. Engaging with the community is at the heart of what we do, ensuring our children are connected and supported beyond the classroom. With a warm and experienced team of educators, we create a welcoming environment where children feel safe and inspired to learn. Located in a bustling area near a medical centre, schools, and shopping amenities, convenience meets quality education. Offering spaces for children from nursery to preschool, our high-occupancy center boasts a diverse team that enriches every child's experience. Inside, our rooms are thoughtfully designed in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework, providing ample sensory and play-based learning opportunities. Outside, our beautiful outdoor play area strikes a perfect balance between natural elements and carefully curated man-made structures, offering endless exploration and fun. What Goodstart can offer you: Better pay - you'll get at least 5% above the award rate 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave - increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023 Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career Wellbeing focus - you'll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year Additional leave - you'll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance Retail discounts - you'll save money on insurance, travel and technology Uniform allowance and employee referral program Security and stability - as Australia's largest provider of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia's children and their families You'll need: Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood (or ACECQA approved equivalent) Strong knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards Current NSW Working with Children Check How to apply Click 'Apply Now' and submit your application. We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions. Have a question? Contact our Talent Acquisition Team on 1800 222 543 or via email Supporting our people and protecting our children We're an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We're also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection. Safety is our priority and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all of our candidates must have or obtain a valid working with children check. YouTube video link: #gseducator Posting Notes: TATTON, WAGGA WAGGA || NSW || Australia (AU) || | || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time Goodstart Early Learning
Fri, 19 Apr
Tatton, 2650, NSW

Education

Wagga Wagga is serviced by three universities as well as top quality technical training facilities and higher education institutions. Charles Sturt University’s Wagga Wagga campus is their largest, University of NSW is expanding their regional medical training capabilities, and The University of Notre Dame offers specialist medical training. TAFE NSW has their largest Riverina campus and National Training Centre located in the city, while younger families have access to 11 private schools and 21 public schools.

Early Childhood Services & Preschools

Primary Schools (Public)

Primary Schools (Private)

Before and After School Care

High Schools (Public)

High Schools (Private)

School for Specific Purposes

Disability Services

TAFE / University

Wagga has 60+ Education providers and facilities and 3 tertiary educators

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Healthcare

Wagga Wagga’s 90-hectare Health & Knowledge Precinct has the largest physical site and the most medical specialists in Regional Australia. With a new $450 million hospital, state-of-the-art medical facilities, and training and education facilities on-site, this precinct is more than capable of serving over 350,000 people in the region.

Hospitals

Disability and Aged Care Facilities

Retirement Facilities

Allied Health Services

  • Wagga Wagga has a range of over 30+ Allied health services located within the health & knowledge precinct as well as other locations across the city.
  • Active Health Riverina offers physiotherapy, exercise physiology and group exercise.

History

Wagga Wagga is located on traditional Wiradyuri Country in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales.

The name of the city was derived from the language of the Wiradyuri people, the largest Aboriginal Nation in New South Wales. The word Wagga Wagga comes from the Wiradyuri word Waga meaning a place to dance. Waga Waga, meaning a place of dance, place of celebration. The repetition of a word expresses plural or emphasis, emphasis meaning special importance. Thus, Wagga Wagga could mean a place of many celebrations or a place of many dances.

The name Wiradyuri means “people of the three rivers” and traditionally these rivers (Lachlan, Murrumbidgee and Macquarie) were the primary source of food for the Wiradyuri people.

Wagga Wagga continues to be the traditional home of many Wiradyuri people. After years of Wagga being a government resettlement zone for Aboriginal people, it is now also home to First Nations Peoples from many surrounding Nations.This information is currently under review and consultation with the Mawang Gaway group, and will be updated shortly.

Source: Wiradyuri and First Nations Community Cultural Protocols – A guide for Councillors and Council Staff (2021 edition-)

Queen Elizabeth II on Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga. Credit - Museum of the Riverina
Wagga Wagga Beach. Credit – Museum of the Riverina
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Recreation & Arts

Situated on the Murrumbidgee, Wagga Wagga is enhanced by its natural environment. The Riverside Precinct and the Botanic Gardens are popular spots for families to enjoy a picnic, play and stroll amongst the Rivergums and gardens.

Wagga Wagga is known as “the city of good sports” and with over 65 sporting facilities catering to a range of interests, it’s easy to see why. From croquet to cricket, fishing to football, badminton to boxing, the city’s sporting clubs are a welcoming place catering to all abilities. Wagga Wagga has long been recognised as a culturally rich and creative city, home to nationally recognised artists, with a thriving and expanding creative industries sector. If it’s theatre, comedy, dance, film, concerts, galleries, music, public art installations, or pottery you’re looking for … you’ll be inspired in Wagga Wagga!

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