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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
Location in New South Wales
Population 250 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2652
Elevation 162 m (531 ft)
LGA(s) Narrandera Shire
County Bourke
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Grong Grong 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".


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

Selected historical census data for Grong Grong state suburb
Census year 2001 2006 2011 2016
Population Estimated residents on Census night unavailable 537 391 250


The Grong Grong post office was opened on 1 November 1881.

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.



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

Regular sporting events include golf, tennis and softball, all hosted at the Grong Grong Sports Club.

Grong Grong also hosts annual sporting events such as the Grong Grong Rodeo, Team Penning and Gymkhana.

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