Inland southern NSW - Wagga Wagga area

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Whether you’re seeking a great career opportunity or simply a better lifestyle for you and your family, look no further than the Wagga Wagga area. Hub of the Riverina region and situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee, Wagga Wagga is the largest city in the interior of New South Wales and provides an exciting yet relaxed lifestyle for its residents.

Vibrant, cosmopolitan and welcoming, the area encompasses stunning natural beauty, period architecture, great shopping and affordable housing. Here, the living is easy – feel part of the community and enjoy increased family time.

Known as the 'City of Good Sports', Wagga Wagga is the birthplace of many of Australia's sporting heroes, including former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor, rugby league great Peter Sterling and AFL legend Paul Kelly.

The area is also synonymous with academic excellence – the Wagga Wagga campus of Charles Sturt University is the largest CSU campus in regional NSW – while many local schools place a strong emphasis on the use of technology to enhance learning.

From traffic-jam-free commutes and friendly locals to quality services and amenities, Wagga Wagga is a place that will capture your imagination and tempt you to call it home.

Working at a local school you’ll not only enhance your career but could also be eligible for a rental subsidy of 50 per cent or a rural teacher incentive with a value of $20,000 per annum and more.

Towns include:

'Having moved to Wagga Wagga from Sydney 15 years ago one thing is certain: I'd never move back again. Wagga has so much to offer couples with young families, the most obvious benefit being housing affordability. Here, families and singles have the chance to own a nice home with easy access to shops, schools and amenities.'


Wagga Wagga area


Getting there

Wagga Wagga is located midway between Sydney and Melbourne and just two and half hours’ drive from Canberra.


Schools in the area offering benefits and incentives include:

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Benefits and incentives

Learn more about the specific financial benefits available across a range of rural and remote NSW destinations.

Be inspired

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Contact us

Contact the Human Resources Policy and Compliance team via for enquiries relating to the rural and remote benefits and incentives. Existing employees of the department can contact EdConnect on 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online query.

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