Make a Country Change to Junee

Superbly located. Specialities: Trains, Chocolate and Ghosts

Halfway between Melbourne and Sydney just off the Hume Highway, and flanked by rolling hills and the Murrumbidgee River, Junee  offers  attractive and  affordable lifestyle choices.

With local employment opportunities plus the advantage of a regional airport, University and NSW largest inland city within an easy 30 minute drive –  your dream lifestyle with a job that  meet your skills drive and initiative is now within reach.

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


James Davis or Grant Johnson - Economic Development Officers

02 6924 8100

Junee Shire Council, PO box 39, Junee NSW 2663

Living & housing

Median house price


Rent average




(2016 census)


The climate can best be described as temperate, with hot dry summers and cold winters – perfect for those who like experiencing distinct season

In summer, the average high is 30.6°C

In winder, the average high is 13.6°C

Long term average rainfall 540mm (80 days per year)


Distance from cities

Canberra – 222km, Sydney – 438km, Melbourne – 492km

Public transport options

Wagga Wagga Airport 42km or 33 minutes by car

Direct flights from Wagga to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast

Train – twice daily XPT services Junee to Sydney and Melbourne

Bus –  2-3 times per day to Wagga Wagga or intra & interstate via Wagga

Taxi – Junee Taxi Service

Health & Medical

Health and medical services

  • Junee has a great range of medical and dental care including a local hospital and access to Wagga Wagga Regional Referral Hospital. There is also disability and aged care facilities. More details below.

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Education options:

  • Junee is well serviced by all stages of education from early childhood and preschool to TAFE and university.

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Recreational activities

  • Junee offers a great range of sport and has many lovely parks and recreational grounds including the Recreation & Aquatic Centre, Skate Park, Tennis Courts.

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Career opportunities

  • Career opportunities are diverse and suit many skills. From the rail sector, corrective services, manufacturing, tourism and agriculture. See below for more details of how you can make a career move to Junee.

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Health & medical


Junee Medical & Dental Centre

Nearby hospitals

Disability and aged Care facilities

  • Cooinda Court Aged Care Facility (Junee Hostel for the Aged Inc)
  • Lawson House
  • Junee Hospital – aged care section
  • Junee Community Centre
  • Junee Community Transport


Other allied health services

  • Junee Medical & Dental Centre
  • Wagga Wagga Health Precinct

Junee is well serviced by all stages of education

Early childhood services


Primary schools

High schools



Parks/natural attractions

  • Junee Junction Recreation & Aquatic Centre
  • Junee Skate Park
  • Junee Tennis Courts
  • Laurie Daley Oval
  • Loftus Oval
  • Park Dam
  • Burns Park
  • Endeavour Park
  • Dobbyns Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Rocky Hill Reserve and Lookout
  • Junee Urban Wetlands
  • Junee Showground
  • Junee Golf Club
  • Illabo Showground
  • Illabo Motorsports Park
  • Bethungra Dam Reserve
  • Bethungra rail spiral
  • Sandy Beach Reserve, Murrumbidgee River


  • Junee Ex-Services Memorial Club
  • Junee Golf Club
  • Junee Bowling Club
  • Illabo Motorsports
  • Junee Harness Racing Club
  • Junee Pony Club
  • Junee Tennis Club
  • Junee Cricket
  • Junee Rugby League
  • Junee Rugby Union
  • Junee Soccer
  • Junee Netball
  • Junee Basketball
  • Performing Arts Group
  • Friends of the Athenium
  • Mudlarks Pottery
  • Friends of the Athenium
  • Junee Art Group
  • Senior Citizens
  • Junee Historical Society
  • Menshed
  • Rotary
  • Lions
  • CWA
  • Probus
  • Various village progress groups

Major Attractions Include


Rail sector

  • QUBE Harefield Intermodal Facility (40 staff)
  • ARTC Control Centre (50 staff)
  • Junee Railway workshop (15 staff)
  • Instruction Complany (National Headquarters in Junee with 17 training staff delivering rail safety training.)
  • GrainCorp (40 staff)
  • Other Rail related business operators

Corrective Services

  • GEO Correction Facility (staffing  level 350 growing to 450 in July 2018)
  • Corrective Service NSW – Community Corrections (10 staff)
  • TAFE – Contract to GEO provide educational services to inmate (12 staff)


  • Junee Abattoirs (employs 160 growing  by 40 staff in in 2018)
  • Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory (25 staff)


  • Monte Cristo Homestead. (Australia most haunted house)
  • Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory
  • Junee Gaswork Museum
  • Regional Heritage Transport Museum.
  • Broadway Historical Museum
  • Ray Warren Statue
  • Bethungra Old School tea rooms
  • Bethungra Rail Spiral


  • Agriculture
  • Junee Shire Council (65 staff)
  • Junee Junction Recreation and Aquatic Centre (12 staff)
  • Junee Business and Trades Inc. (Chamber of Commerce 40 members)

Junee Shire Council

Junee Business and Trades Inc.

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