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Barooga
New South Wales
BaroogaMainStreet.JPG
The main street of Barooga.
Barooga is located in New South Wales
Barooga
Barooga
Coordinates 35°54′0″S 145°41′0″E / 35.90000°S 145.68333°E / -35.90000; 145.68333Coordinates: 35°54′0″S 145°41′0″E / 35.90000°S 145.68333°E / -35.90000; 145.68333
Population 1,817 (2016 census)
Established Late 1800s
Postcode(s) 3644
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Location
  • 679 km (422 mi) from Sydney
  • 130 km (81 mi) from Albury
  • 27 km (17 mi) from Berrigan
  • 4 km (2 mi) from Cobram
LGA(s) Berrigan Shire
County Denison
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.8 °C
73 °F
9.6 °C
49 °F
455 mm
17.9 in
BaroogaLibrary1
Barooga Library.

Barooga is a border town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, located in the Berrigan Shire local government area. It is situated just north of the Murray River which forms the border with Victoria. Barooga's population at the 2016 census was 1,817.

Barooga is a mainly residential area and most of its commercial and industrial needs are met in its twin town of Cobram on the south side of the Murray River.

History

Barooga Post Office opened on 1 May 1896.

Attractions

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.

Postcode

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.

Nearby towns

Cobram, Tocumwal, Mulwala and Berrigan

Events

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.

Education

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.

Sport

Barooga has an Australian rules football team in the Murray Football League called the Barooga Hawks, and a cricket team in the Murray Valley Cricket Association.

Golfers play at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club (a 36 hole course) on Barooga Golf Course Road.

Other sporting clubs include soccer, netball, tennis, table tennis and bowls.

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