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New South Wales
The main street of Barooga.
|1,817 (2016 census)
|121 m (397 ft)
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.
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 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.
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.
Golfers play at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club (a 36 hole course) on Barooga Golf Course Road.
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.
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