Revive Work Play Stay
A planned community with gardens and streets named after local birds, the town was established in 1968 to service the Coleambally Irrigation Area. An RV Friendly town, it is located on The Kidman Way between Darlington Point and Jerilderie, and offers a restful place to pause and revitalise.
Coleambally is a thriving centre for agricultural producers. Over 90 businesses are located in the township area, with serviced industrial land readily available to investors.
The Brolga Place retail precinct is right in the heart of the community. Green-space, barbeque and interpretative signs are located within the John McInnes Square. The coffee and cakes at Brolga Place are as warm and sweet as the welcome. Visitors can restock supplies at the IGA supermarket. Tim’s Meats is an authentic country butchery with on-premise smoked meats and sausages a ‘must try’. Catch the Pharmacy, grab a haircut or browse the speciality stores for gifts, framing, quilting and sewing supplies.
There is a strong sense of community and pride in Coleambally. High levels of volunteerism make the biennial Taste Coleambally and Riverina Vintage Machinery Rally stand-out events for visitors and locals. Sporting and community events engage all age groups and interests throughout the year.
Coleambally offers visitors a place to revive, rest and stay whilst travelling along The Kidman Way.
The Lions Park at the entrance to town is an ideal spot for a refreshing break with a gas BBQ, rest facilities and an excellent playground for children.
Wander over and examine the Bucyrus Erie dragline excavator, an amazing piece of construction machinery. It is still in working order, and is commissioned when the Riverina Vintage Machinery Club hold their biennial rally in August.
Sitting atop a sand hill in the town centre, the unique water tower can be seen over the tops of the cypress trees. Debate the shape and nominate it as a wine glass or a schooner. A visit to the site reveals its history.
John McInnes Square in Brolga Place was constructed in 1988 as a Bicentennial project. The pergola is local red gum timber covered with wisteria. Modern Public Toilets are located here along with plenty of seating and a barbecue. Children can also utilise the highly visible Skate Park.
Shopping & Dining
Brolga Place is the retail centre. Banking services, an IGA supermarket, butcher, post office, newsagent, a niche fabric haberdashery specialising in quilting and craft supplies, hair salon, coffee shops, and a picture framing and giftware business provide interest. There is a pharmacy, accounting and legal service providers.
The Coleambally Roadhouse provides fuel and takeaway food.
TT's Coffee Shop, Post Office Cafe, the Coleambally Bowling Club and the Brolga Hotel all provide excellent dine-in meals and some take-away during the day.
The Coleambally Bowling Club and the Brolga Hotel are the main centres of entertainment and night dining with value-for money meals, drinks and friendly service.
Yarrow Park cellar door is located only a few kilometres from the town entranceway, on the Kidman Way at Kyola Rd. Bruce and Sandra offer tastings in wine, olive oil and vinegars, in addition to a barbecue area in a delightful garden setting.
Accommodation is available at the Brolga Hotel/Motel, Coleambally Caravan Park, and the Coleambally Motel.
Located in a natural bush setting, the Coleambally Caravan Park provides peaceful visitor caravan/cabin accommodation for both short and long term stays with both powered and unpowered sites available for vans and motorhomes.
Coleambally is an RV Friendly Town. A Dump Point is available for blackwater waste at the Lions Park at the town entranceway.
Walking Hiking Cycling
Walking tracks are located in the forest reserves that surround the town. Kangaroos are often seen at dusk and dawn, feeding on the ovals and reserves.
Coleambally and surrounds is home to an extensive array of fauna and flora including the threatened species the Superb Parrot, and the Southern Bell Frog. Rice fields provide a valuable feeding habitat for many species of water birds, including bitterns, sandpipers, ibis, herons and egrets.
Brolga, although rare, are found in and around Coleambally. The town entranceway celebrates this magnificent bird in metal sculpture form.
Working Living Staying
Business opportunity is plentiful. Value-add in agriculture, solar farm and biomass investment is advancing prospects for further development.
The industrial areas provide the town with automotive and tyre services, transport, hardware and building supplies, engineering and agricultural industries.
The extensive operations of Sunrice's Coleambally Rice Mill are a short drive from the centre of town. As are Freedom Foods, Australia’s premier processors of popping corn. Along with poultry production, a range of seasonal and steady employment can be found. This includes rice, cotton and general agricultural work.
Small business opportunities leveraged off the 100% occupancy in the retail heart include bakery, micro-brewing, take-away food, and add-on services suited to a vibrant local economy fuelled by a relatively young demographic.
Business, accounting and legal advice can be sourced locally.
Coleambally is the education hub of Murrumbidgee Council area. Coleambally Central School offers K to 12 education; St Peter’s Primary School provides choice in the early years. Tirkandi Innaburra located outside the town perimeters on the Kidman Way, provides an innovative culturally based residential program for aboriginal boys aged 12-15 from across NSW and northern Victoria. All adding to a town engaged in with learning.
Tennis, netball, basketball, football, bowls, cricket and squash are catered for in the sporting precinct in the heart of town. The outdoor swimming pool is heated over summer to extend the season; it has shaded grassed areas to relax. A short drive from the town centre takes you to the clay target shooting, pistol club or the sand greens golf course. Visitors are welcome to join in any sporting activity.
Coleambally is serviced by a medical practice, a fully manned ambulance station, an aged care hostel and community health centre. Larger centres such as Griffith, Leeton and Wagga Wagga provide access to wider regional amenity.