The Griffith region was dismissed by the explorer John Oxley in 1817 as being ‘uninhabitable and useless to civilized man.’
More than 100 years on....now a thriving and fertile region of wineries, agriculture, manufacturing and processing industries. There is opportunity in abundance here in Griffith plays an important part of the food bowl of Australia. There's never been a better time than to invest in Griffith. We are on the cusp of an agricultural boom and opportunity is waiting for you!
Population - 26,4220 (Census 2016)
Housing median price (4 bedroom house) - $365,000 (data sourced from Country Change)
Rent median price (Unit) - $250 (House) - $330
Climate - Griffith has a semi arid climate with hot summers and cool winters. Averaging 32º in Summer and 14º in Winter.
Location – Griffith is located 573kms south west from Sydney (90minute flight), 463kms north of Melbourne and 358kms south west from Canberra. More about getting to Griffith here
Health and Medical
Griffith is a major centre for medical, dental and hospital facilities, comprising of Griffith Base Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital.
As well has numerous General Practitioners, Optometrists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Masseuse and more.
Numerous Day care facilities, preschool, public and private primary schools to choose from. 3 high schools, TAFE, vocational educational facilities and access to Tertiary Education at a local level.
Commercial & Shopping
Shopping Griffith has a diverse range of shopping including locally owned boutique stores and national stores with plenty of fashion clothing, shoes, sporting, camping, beauty, homewares, kids clothing.
Major supermarkets including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA stores. Major Banks such as CBA, NAB, ANZ, St George, Westpac, Beyond Bank.
Our local cafe’s and restaurants range from Asian, Indian, Italian, Mexican. Every taste bud is catered for!
Griffith Business Chamber encourage and support you to buy local where possible.
Griffith's main CBD streets are Banna Avenue and Yambil Streets but substaintial commercial growth has occurred throughout the city to include Batista Estate, Mooreville Industrial Area and more.
Some of the shopping centres include;
-Griffith City Plaza
-Griffith Lifestyle Centre
-The Gateway Centre
-Driver Shopping Complex
Radio Local radio stations broadcasting from Griffith include ABC Riverina, commercial station 963 Triple M and Hit99. 95.1 2MIA is the local community station, broadcasting local programs.
Television Griffith is served by five television stations, three commercial television stations (WIN Television, Seven Network and Nine Network) which are regional affiliates of the three Australian commercial television networks (Ten, Seven and Nine), and public broadcasters the ABC and SBS.
The town receives the commercial networks' digital channels (7Two and 7mate from Seven, 9Go! and 9Gem from Nine and One and Eleven from WIN Television), as well as TVSN, Gold, ABC2/ABC Kids, ABC3, ABC News 24, SBS 2, Food Network and NITV. Foxtel provides subscription satellite television services.
Regional news coverage of the Griffith area is included in a 30-minute local news bulletin each weeknight.
Newspapers The Area News is a newspaper published in the city each Monday, Wednesday & Friday, as well as national newspapers such as The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Weekly Times and The Age.
Things to do & see in Griffith
Griffith has many tourist attractions
-Scenic Hill lookout & walking trails
-Griffith Pioneer Park Museum & Italian Museum
-Cocoparra National Park
-The Griffith Regional Art Gallery
-Boutique Retail shops
-Restaurants & Cafes
-Altina Wildlife Park
-Centenary Walk And Sculptures
-Winery Cellar Doors
-Sunday Rotary Markets
-Griffith War Memorial Museum
-Catania Fruit Salad Farm - Little Italy
Griffith plays host to many wonderful events ranging from wine and food, to farming, arts and culture.
Some events include;
-Riverina Field Days, annually in May.
-Griffith Easter Party, annually over the Easter weekend.
-Festival of Gardens and Citrus Sculptures, annually in October
-Sikh Games, annually on the June Long Weekend
-unWINEd, various events throughout the year
-Multicultural Festival of Griffith - annually in October
-Festa delle Salsicce (Festival of the Sausage) - each year in August