Make a Country Change to Griffith

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

With a population of 27,000 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:

Discover what it’s really like to make that change, read our articles about Griffith for news and personal stories from tree changers who live there!


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Living & housing

Median house price

Houses (four bedroom) – $475,000

Units – $245,000

Rent average

House – $400

Unit – $250



(2016 census)


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.


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 and Qantaslink 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.
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Education options:

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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 –

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Health & medical
  • Griffith is the regional centre for medical, dental and hospital facilities.
  • Griffith has a substantial medical community with approximately 40 General Practitioners in the district and over 25 resident and visiting specialists servicing the area.
  • Griffith Base Hospital offers specialist medical services including intensive care, surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics and renal dialysis, a range of allied health and mental health services as well as outreach services to the district.
  • The construction of the new $250 million Griffith Base Hospital development is well underway.
  • In 2016, the $23 M St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital Griffith opened, providing residents 20 inpatient beds in single rooms, 20 day procedure beds and specialist inpatient services.

Griffith is well serviced by all stages of education

Griffith provides a range of choices for students from pre-school right through to tertiary and vocational education. The City has many well-established schools and educational institutions. Western Riverina Country Universities Centre, TAFE NSW Griffith, Western Riverina Community College as well as other education providers, work with industry to provide skills and university pathways to ensure businesses can provide the necessary training and support for its workforce.

  • 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

Griffith offers a tremendous range of sport and has many lovely parks and recreational grounds to walk, run, ride and explore. Griffith boasts a number of 24hr gyms, a new state of the art $25million Sports Precinct, an indoor pool and 50m outdoor pool as well as a new skatepark and pump track. Griffith offers a vibrant and lively art scene: local theatre groups to international performances; rock concerts to music recitals; drama classes, art workshops, travelling exhibitions, and community exhibition space.


  • 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.

The Manufacturing industry is Griffith’s largest employer, generating almost 2,500 local jobs, followed by retail, agriculture and healthcare. The unemployment rate in Griffith City is at an all time low at 1.6% in December 2021, there are an abundance of careers available in Griffith ranging from engineers, farm hands to tradespeople, teachers and health care workers. Check out the latest job availabilities at

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