Grong Grong

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Grong Grong
New South Wales
The town of Grong Grong
Grong Grong is located in New South Wales
Grong Grong
Grong Grong
Coordinates 34°43′0″S 146°47′0″E / 34.71667°S 146.78333°E / -34.71667; 146.78333Coordinates: 34°43′0″S 146°47′0″E / 34.71667°S 146.78333°E / -34.71667; 146.78333
Population 391 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2652
Elevation 162 m (531 ft)
LGA(s) Narrandera Shire
County Bourke
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Grong Grong /ˈɡrɒŋ ˈɡrɒŋ/ is a small town that is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The town is situated on the Newell Highway, 23 kilometres (14 mi) east of Narrandera in the Shire of Narrandera.

The name Grong Grong is an Aboriginal term meaning "bad camping ground" or "very bad camping ground".[2][3]


Like many rural localities in the area, the population level has progressively declined over a number of years, evidenced as follows:

Selected historical census data for Grong Grong state suburb
Census year 2001 2006[4] 2011[1]
Population Estimated residents on Census night unavailable 537 391


The Grong Grong post office was opened on 1 November 1881.[5]

The town has a railway station on the Hay branch off the Main South Line. However, the line has closed so with it has the station. Only part of the line is used by a weekly passenger train to Griffith which does not stop at the station. Grong Grong can be accessed by coaches that stop at the town on the way to Hay and Mildura.


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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Grong Grong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Reed, A. W. Place Names of Australia. Forestville, NSW: Reed Books. p. 110. ISBN 0-589-07115-7. 
  3. ^ "Search: Grong Grong". Geoscience Australia. Australian Government. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Grong Grong (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Post office list". Premier postal history. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 

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Media related to Grong Grong, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Hay
Hay Line
towards Junee