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City Spotlight: Moving to Wagga Wagga

City Spotlight: Moving to Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga is a city in New South Wales that straddles the Murrumbidgee River. It is New South Wales’ largest inland city with a population of over 55,000. Important industries in Wagga Wagga include agricultural, military, and transport. It is located halfway in between the two largest cities in Australia, Sydney and Melbourne. It is actually closest to Canberra when it comes to proximity to other cities.


Looking Down Baylis Street in Wagga Wagga Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Bidgee – Own work, CC BY 3.0,


Panorama of Wagga Wagga looking northwest from Willans Hill Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Bidgee – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5 au,


Hampden Bridge Photo Credit (Wikipedia) By Matilda assumed (based on copyright claims). – own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 2.5,

Hiring a Rental Truck in Wagga Wagga


Wagga Wagga Map Photo Credit: Google Maps


Wagga Wagga Truck Hire Map Photo Credit:

When you are moving to Wagga Wagga and need to hire a moving truck, there are two truck rental locations. The first truck hire location is in the city of Wagga Wagga. The second truck rental location is at the Wagga Wagga Airport.  Plan ahead when you are moving and visit our website to book early. Make sure to take advantage of the moving truck rental specials we run on a regular basis. For some tourist and travel ideas while living in Wagga Wagga, check out some blogs from our sister site:

Things to Do in Canberra

Soar High in Namadgi National Park

Scenic Drives in the Snowy Mountains

The Top 10 Australian Ski Resorts.

Top 10 Things to Do in Canberra ACT

10 Must Do Walking Trails in Canberra (Part One)

10 Must Do Walking Trails in Canberra (Part Two)

Climate in Wagga Wagga


Wagga Wagga Climate Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Wagga Wagga has a temperate climate. The summers are hot and dry while the winters are cold with four distinct seasons. It sits at an elevation of 147 metres above sea level. During summer the average high temperature ranges between 84 °C and 88 °C. During the winters, the average cold temps dip down to just 2 °C to 5 °C. Precipitation is spread evenly across the year with about 573.4 mm.

History of Wagga Wagga


Wagga Wagga Morrow Street Fire Station 1912 Photo Credit: Wikipedia


Former CBC Bank Wagga Wagga Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Bidgee – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The original landowners of Wagga Wagga are the Wiradjuri people. The term “Wagga” in the Wiradjuri aboriginal language is through to mean crow; so Wagga Wagga is “the place of many crows”. European exploration of the city started in 1829 when Captain Charles Sturt led an expedition along the Murrumbidgee River. Settlers began to relocate here in 1832.

Wagga Wagga Recreation


Wagga Beach Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Bidgee – Own work, CC BY 3.0,


The Rocks on the Murrumbidgee River Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Bidgee – Own work, CC BY 3.0,


Wollundry Lagoon Photo Credit (Wikipedia) By Bidgee – Own work, CC BY 3.0,


Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre Photo Credit (Wikipedia) By Bidgee – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

The Murrumbidgee River is a focal point of much of the outdoor recreational activities in the city. It forms a grand, sandy beach that is a popular local getaway spot for swimming, picnics, barbecues, etc. Wagga Beach is most popular in the warmer summer months. Other recreational activities include Wollundry Lagoon, Lake Albert, the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre, Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, the Forum 6 Cinemas, the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, and the Victory Memorial Gardens. There is plenty to do outdoors in Wagga Wagga.

Tips for Moving to Wagga Wagga, NSW or any City in Australia

These are some general moving tips and advice if you are moving to any city in Australia. The important thing is to plan ahead, get organised, and don’t wait for the last minute when you are moving.

  • Make sure your passport is valid and up-to-date. Obtain a visa if you are going to need one.
  • Get an international free email address so that you will be able to keep in touch. Checkout Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail.
  • Connect with a relocation agent to help you find a job and a place to live.
  • Start going through your clothing and other belongings to see what you can sell or giveaway before it’s time to pack.
  • If you are moving from another country, check the compatibility of your appliances. Australia uses voltage 220-240 volts.
  • Start to inventory the items you are taking and see if you have receipts for those items.
  • Start getting quotes for renting a moving truck or hiring a moving company and decide which one is best for you.
  • Ask about the cost marine insurance. This is based on the value of the things you are taking.
  • Take pictures of everything you are moving, especially the more expensive items to keep a record for insurance purposes.
  • Make a checklist and a calendar and stick to them.

Here are some other city spotlights we have covered for other cities in Australia:

City spotlights in Queensland: Brisbane, Toowoomba, Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, and Bundaberg.

City spotlights in New South Wales: Sydney, Wollongong, Maitland, Newcastle, Tweed Heads,  Coffs Harbour, and the Twin Cities of Albury, New South Wales  and Wodonga, Victoria

City spotlights in Victoria: Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, and the Twin Cities of Albury, New South Wales and Wodonga, Victoria

City Spotlight: Canberra, ACT

City Spotlight: Perth, Western Australia, Bunbury, Western Australia

City Spotlight: Adelaide, South Australia

City Spotlight: Darwin, Northern Territory

City Spotlight Alice Spring, Northern Territory

City Spotlight: Hobart, Tasmania, City Spotlight Launceston, Tasmania

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