New South Wales
The main street of Barooga.
|Population||1,498 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||121 m (397 ft)|
Barooga is a border town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, situated just north of the Murray River which forms the border with Victoria in the Berrigan Shire local government area. Its twin town of Cobram is located on the south side of the Murray River. Barooga's population is currently 1,498. At the 2011 census, Cobram had a population of 6,018.
Barooga is a mainly residential area and most of its commercial and industrial needs are met in its twin town of Cobram.
Barooga Post Office opened on 1 May 1896.
Being only two and a half hours drive from Melbourne, Barooga is a popular holiday destination because it offers two registered clubs, a 36-hole golf course and river attractions and also a large Botanical Garden. Other attractions include a twenty-metre swing bridge, Quicks Beach, walking tracks and the Barooga Markets. Barooga is also home to the Barooga PBR - On The Murray which is a Bull Riding event held in December.
Barooga Public School caters for primary school students. High School students must cross the river to Cobram. The Barooga Public School follows Victorian, rather than New South Wales, school holidays.
Barooga shares the postcode of 3644 with its twin town, Cobram. It is unusual for a town in New South Wales to have a postcode that begins with "3" which ordinarily signifies a location in Victoria. This is probably due to the mail being delivered via Cobram.
Golfers play at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club (a 36 hole course) on Barooga Golf Course Road.
Barooga has a shopping strip known to the locals as 'Barooga Mall'. There is an IGA Express supermarket, general store, take away and petrol station, post office, bakery cafe, clearance shop, pharmacy, hairdresser, vehicle service centre.
When dining out there is the Barooga Hotel, the Barooga Sporties, Cobram Barooga Golf Club & Happy Village Chinese Restaurant & Take Away.
On 21 March 2013, a tornado ripped through Barooga causing widespread damage across different towns. Millions of dollars of damage was felt across Victoria And New South Wales.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Barooga (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- Travelmate Archived March 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cobram (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- Golf Select, Cobram Barooga, retrieved 2009-05-11
Media related to Barooga at Wikimedia Commons