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Griffith

GRIFFITH

Griffith is one of Australia’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan regional centres.

With a population of 26,000 Griffith exudes a rich blend of cultures and traditions. Today, more than seventy nationalities add to our cultural tapestry including Italian, Indian, Afghani and Pacific Communities.

The Riverina is one of the most diverse and productive regions in Australia, contributing over $5 billion annually to the national economy. Griffith is the agricultural powerhouse of the Riverina, servicing a population catchment of over 55,000.

Life in Griffith revolves around food, wine, sport and family. The annual festivals are a wonderful time to visit, as they showcase our local food and world-class wines, friendly people and colourful cultures. But it also has many wonderful opportunities for employment and people seeking a tree change. For more information, be sure to check out:

Living & housing

Median house price

Houses (four bedroom) – $365,000

Units – $245,000

Rent average

House – $330

Unit – $250

Population

26422

(2016 census)

Climate

Griffith has a temperate climate, similar to the Mediterranean and boasting one of the highest number of sunny days with summers averaging 31º and winters 15º.

Our spring and autumn months are gorgeous with average temperatures at 23º. Our annual rainfall is 407mm.

Transport

Distance from cities

Griffith NSW is centrally located, 450km north of Melbourne, 570km south west of Sydney,  790km east of Adelaide and 350km west of Canberra.

Public transport options

Griffith is well serviced by air from Sydney with Regional Express (REX) Airlines offering daily flights.

Daily coach/rail services connect Griffith with Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney via NSW Train Link and V-Line. There’s also a weekly rail service which operates from Sydney to Griffith on a Saturday, returning on Sunday.

Health & Medical

Health and medical services:

There are a number of hospitals and great medical and dental facilities available in Griffith Base Hospital, Refer below for a full list.

Education

Education options:

  • Griffith is well serviced by all stages of education, from preschool to university. Learn more below.

Recreation

  • Griffith offers a tremendous range of sport and has many lovely parks and recreational grounds to walk, run or fly a kite.
  • Road cycling, soccer, rugby, tennis, golf, 24-hour gyms, an indoor pool complex and yoga are just some of the popular recreational pursuits of the locals.

Careers

  • In Griffith City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating over 2,000 jobs, followed by the retail, agriculture and healthcare. The unemployment rate in Griffith City was 4.32% in the 2017 March quarter. Read more below or visit Griffith Now Hiring – http://www.griffithnowhiring.com.au/

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Health & medical
  • Griffith Base Hospital
  • St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital (opened 2016)
  • Five dental centres
  • Seven medical centres
Education

Griffith is well serviced by all stages of education

  • Preschools x 5
  • Childcare Centres x 8
  • Primary Schools x 13
  • High Schools x 3
  • Special Needs School x 1
  • TAFE
  • University – Deakin and CSU Partnerships, UNSW Rural Clinical School
  • Griffith Skills Centre
  • Community College
Recreation

Griffith offers a tremendous range of sport and has many lovely parks and recreational grounds to walk, run or fly a kite.

Road cycling, soccer, rugby, tennis, golf, 24-hour gyms, an indoor pool complex and yoga are just some of the popular recreational pursuits of the locals.

Attractions

  • City Park: Griffith Region offers many areas to explore as a family. Make sure you visit City Park, a picturesque park on the main canal; a great place to walk, picnic, BBQ, climb and play. It is home to the tallest climbing frame in the Southern Hemisphere and in 2013 was voted by Sydney Telegraph as one of the Top 10 Playgrounds in NSW! Equipped with a water splash park, be sure to pack the kids’ togs. There is also a double flying fox and a lovely walking track along the canal, ideal for stretching legs and scooter riding.
  • Tour our winery cellar doors and discover our regional heroes Durif, Montepulciano, Pinot Grigio and Vermentino. Delizioso!
  • Altina Wildlife Safari Park: On the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, enjoy a personalised park tour with a keeper.
  • Italian Cafés: Enjoy the friendly hospitality and great dishes at our many Italian cafés – seek out local gnocchi, crispy based pizza, cannoli and gelato.
Careers

In Griffith City, Manufacturing (including food processing and beverage manufacturing) is the largest employer, generating over 2,000 local jobs, followed by the retail sector, agriculture and healthcare.

11,213 people living in Griffith City in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 33% part-time.

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Griffith City was 4.32%.

Main employers are Baiada, wineries, Council, hospital.

Griffith Contact

Leanne Austin - Economic Development Officer - p 02 6962 8294 | m 0419 445 748 | f 02 6962 7161