Life in Wagga Wagga
Life in Wagga Wagga
Welcome to Wagga Wagga. We know you are going to love living in Wagga Wagga and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Wagga Wagga a good place to live?
Yes, Wagga Wagga is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Wagga Wagga will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.
Visas required to live in Wagga Wagga
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Wagga Wagga, you are going to need a visa to do so. Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Wagga Wagga. Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.
If you are moving to Wagga Wagga and want to find a job in Wagga Wagga we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Wagga Wagga for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
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Wagga Wagga (; informally called Wagga) is a major regional city in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Straddling the Murrumbidgee River, with an urban population of more than 56,000 as of June 2018, Wagga Wagga is the state’s largest inland city, and is an important agricultural, military, and transport hub of Australia. The ninth largest inland city in Australia, Wagga Wagga is located midway between the two largest cities in Australia—Sydney and Melbourne—and is the major regional centre for the Riverina and South West Slopes regions.
The central business district is focused around the commercial and recreational grid bounded by Best and Tarcutta Streets and the Murrumbidgee River and the Sturt Highway. The main shopping street of Wagga is Baylis Street which becomes Fitzmaurice Street at the northern end. The city is accessible from Sydney via the Sturt and Hume Highways, Adelaide via the Sturt Highway and Albury and Melbourne via the Olympic Highway and Hume Highway. The city is in an alluvial valley and much of the city has a problem with urban salinity.
The original inhabitants of the Wagga Wagga region were the Wiradjuri people. In 1829, Charles Sturt became the first European explorer to visit the future site of the city. Squatters arrived soon after. The town, positioned on the site of a ford across the Murrumbidgee, was surveyed and gazetted as a village in 1849 and the town grew quickly after. In 1870, the town was gazetted as a municipality.
During the negotiations leading to the federation of the Australian colonies, Wagga Wagga was a contender for the site of the capital for the new nation. During World War I the town was the starting point for the Kangaroo recruitment march. The Great Depression and the resulting hardship saw Wagga Wagga become the centre of a secession movement for the Riverina region. Wagga Wagga became a garrison town during World War II with the establishment of a military base at Kapooka and Royal Australian Air Force bases at Forest Hill and Uranquinty. After the war, Wagga Wagga was proclaimed as a city in 1946 and new suburbs were developed to the south of the city. In 1982 the city was amalgamated with the neighbouring Kyeamba and Mitchell Shires to form the City of Wagga Wagga local government area.
Hotels and Accommodation in Wagga Wagga
There are all types of accommodation available in Wagga Wagga. The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save Bookdirectandsave.com
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Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.
Wagga Wagga is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
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Doctors and Medical clinics in Wagga Wagga
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
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