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New South Wales
Main Street of Ganmain as it is today
- complete with vintage cars
Ganmain is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 779 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2702
LGA(s) Coolamon Shire Council
County Bourke
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Ganmain is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Ganmain is located around 55 kilometres (34 mi) north west of Wagga Wagga, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Narrandera. Ganmain is in the Coolamon Shire local government area and had a population at the 2016 census of 779.


Boggy Creek Post Office opened on 10 December 1888, was renamed Derry in 1894 and Ganmain later the same year.


Ganmain is the self-proclaimed "Sheaf Hay centre of Australia" and has produced chaff for many leading racehorse trainers in Australia. The Big Haystack in Pioneer Park reflects this background.

The town has two primary schools, Ganmain Public School and St. Brendan's Catholic Primary School.

Ganmain is the home of the famous Ganmain Pies, sold at the Ganmain Bakery. They can be bought throughout the Riverina.

Australian rules football is the most popular sport with the local team, Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong playing in the Riverina Football League.

Notable people from Ganmain

  • Former Catholic Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Francis Carroll.
  • Former Sydney Swans Australian rules footballer, Dennis Carroll and North Melbourne's Frank Gumbleton.
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