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.

View the below links to learn more about local sporting facilities, housing and entertainment venues that the Griffith area has to offer:

  • Griffith enjoys great mobile coverage across the Telstra and Optus networks.
  • Check availability of NBN at your address here.


Griffith has many branches of your favourite retailers, as well as a good selection of boutiques and excellent country thrift stores (op-shops).


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:

More information

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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