Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga is located in southern New South Wales, halfway between Sydney and Melbourne. With an urban population of more than 60,000 people, it is the largest inland city in New South Wales. All of Wagga Wagga and its surrounding suburbs are considered to be within the posting locality for Defence housing.

Suburbs of Wagga Wagga

The rental market can be difficult to enter during the peak posting season as Wagga Wagga is not only home to Defence but also Charles Sturt University.


Public education in Wagga Wagga is zoned (visit the NSW Public school website for more information on these schools). There are public primary schools and preschools at both Forest Hill and Kapooka.

There are also a number of private schools. To locate private schools in your area view the Private Schools Guide.

Wagga Wagga also has Charles Sturt University, TAFE NSW and a number of adult learning centres.

Child care

There are a large number of child care facilities in Wagga Wagga. The resources below may help you locate the right childcare service for your family.

Bases near Wagga Wagga

  • City centre to RAAF Base Forest Hill - 10km
  • City centre to Kapooka - 7km
  • RAAF base Forest Hill to Kapooka - 20km
  • RAAF base Forest Hill to Charles Sturt University - 17km
  • Kapooka to Charles Sturt University - 12km

More information

Public transport


Wagga Wagga has a very active sporting community and has produced a number of high-profile sportspersons. Facilities are provided for basketball, netball, softball, baseball, all codes of football, volleyball, outdoor and indoor cricket, athletics, running, golf, archery, shooting, indoor and outdoor karting, ice skating, bowls, road and off-road cycling, and more.


  • Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (public)
  • Calvary Hospital (private)