2,969 (ABS 2016/17)
Distance from Sydney 725km in a westerly direction
Summer temperatures average 33.5° to 18.4° and winters 15° to 3.8°. The mean annual rainfall is 370mm. (BOM data)
The median house price for a 3 bedroom house in Hay is $156,000. To rent the same property the median rice is $200.00 per week
The major employer in the Shire is in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector followed by retail trade, construction, public administration and safety, education and training and health care and social assistance.
Situated on the Murrumbidgee River in south western New South Wales lies the town of Hay and surrounded by vast open grasslands. It is at the centre of what is generally regarded as one of the best wool growing merino regions in Australia. Other villages in the Shire are Booligal and Maude.
Hay’s main attraction is Shear Outback, a great insight into the Australian Shearing Industry. Other attractions are Bishop’s Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, the Hay Gaol Museum and Dunera Museum – Hay Internment and POW Camps Interpretive Centre.
There are plenty of sporting opportunities available in the Shire including AFL, Auskick, bowling, cricket, golf, netball, rugby league and rugby union, soccer, swimming, tennis and touch football.
Education facilities include several facilities for pre-schoolers.. There is one public and one Catholic primary school and a high school. There is also a primary school in Booligal. Vocational training is available locally through TAFE and various other providers.
The residents of Hay are well provided for in the health sphere. The Shire is serviced by resident doctors and dentists and receives a range of health services including dental, mental health, allied health, pathology and radiology. The Hay Hospital boasts a well equipped emergency department, modern hospital wards and an aged care centre. There is also a Community Health Centre and a Retirement Village which offers low level permanent and respite care accommodation for older residents.
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Housing Data: Sourced from www.realestate.com.au current as at 7/18.
Careers Data: Sourced from ABS.
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