Fresh produce, a thriving cafe and restaurant scene, architecture and the great outdoors at your doorstep all make Griffith a great place to visit, live and work.
Located in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area of the Riverina region, Griffith is often referred to as the ‘food bowl’ of Australia. As one of the first 'foodie' towns of inland NSW, Griffith offers an extensive selection of restaurants and cafes, serving delicious local produce.
Much of the town was planned by Walter Burley Griffin, the American architect and town planner who designed the national capital, Canberra. As you explore Griffith, you’ll appreciate the importance of urban planning and experience the beautifully crafted parks, wide streets and radial arcs.
With a number of quality and diverse schools located in this region, working in Griffith could be the start of a great country adventure.
Living and working in the Griffith area
Griffith is well connected to the rest of NSW and beyond by road, rail and air.
Google Maps: Griffith, NSW.
To get to Griffith from Sydney, it takes almost seven hours via the M31 (642km) and seven and a half hours on the Mid Western Highway, although the route is shorter (600km).
Local and regional buses operated by Buslines stop at the Griffith Travel and Transit Centre.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Griffith XPLORER regional trains run from Sydney to Griffith. You can view train timetables via Transport NSW.
Regional Express flies to Sydney from Griffith Airport, 3km north of town.
Schools in this area are dedicated to the delivery of quality learning and play a key role in the local community.
- Beelbangera Public School
- Binya Public School
- Booligal Public School*
- Carrathool Public School*
- Goolgowi Public School*
- Griffith East Public School
- Griffith North Public School
- Griffith Public School
- Hanwood Public School
- Hanwood Public School*
- Hay War Memorial High School*
- Hillston Central School*
- Ivanhoe Central School*
- Kalinda School
- Lake Wyangan Public School
- Murrumbidgee Regional High School
- Tharbogang Public School
- Yenda Public School
- Yoogali Public School
* Selected rural and remote NSW public schools receive additional benefits and incentives.
The Griffith Visitor Information Centre is an excellent source of local information and includes a local artisanal produce shop. For more information on attractions in Griffith, please see the links below:
- Griffith War Memorial Museum
- Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
- Griffith Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre
- Griffith Regional Art Gallery
- Griffith Centenary Sculptures at IOOF Park
- City Park
- Griffith Regional Theatre
- Hermits Cave Scenic Lookout
- National Parks and Wildlife Service
- Temora Rural Museum
- Temora Aviation Museum
- Visit Griffith
View the below links to learn more about local sporting facilities, housing and entertainment venues that the Griffith area has to offer:
Griffith has many branches of your favourite retailers, as well as a good selection of boutiques and excellent country thrift stores (op-shops).
- Griffith Central - One-Stop Shopping Hub
- Griffin Plaza Griffith - Homepage
- Shopping - Visit Griffith
Banna Ave is lined with Italian eateries. There's also a great selection of Indian, Turkish and Afghani cuisines, reflecting the area's diverse and multicultural population. For the most up to date dining reviews, please refer to:
Griffith has a wide range of health services and medical facilities:
- Australian Child Care Index
- Care for Kids: Griffith Childcare Services List
- Centacare Catholic Family Services - Griffith City Council
- Counselling and Mediation - Griffith Counselling NSW
- Family Preservation Service - Mission Australia
- Griffith Child Care Centre
- My Community Directory
- NSW Department of Family and Community Services
For more information please contact EdConnect.
- Existing employees of the department, phone 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online enquiry.
- New applicants to the department, phone 1300 30 04 98.
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