About Griffith

"Griffith is one of New South Wales most beautiful towns" The Daily Telegraph September 2015

Griffith is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a population of 26,000 people.

The city’s unmistakable Italian heritage is evidentin the great range of rustic cafes which dominate Banna Avenue, and the passion for good food and wine. Majority of Italian families in Griffith are from either the Veneto or Calabria region of Italy.

Banna Avenue, the main street, is a bustling retail district with street café’s, specialty dress shops, shoe shops and beauty salons. Two shopping centres; Griffith Central and Griffin Plaza, offer further shopping experience.

Griffith also boasts a fun-packed calendar of events that encompasses everything from food, wine, gardens and multicultural festivals and events.

Named after Arthur Griffith, the NSW Minister for Public Works from 1910 – 1915, the city was designed by Walter Burley Griffin, the renowned American architect who also designed Canberra and neighbouring town Leeton.

Griffith is complimented by wide tree lined streets, radial patterns and parks, which are synonymous with Walter Burley Griffin and the city of Canberra.

The region is the traditional land of the Wiradjuri people with the city and the surrounding region being developed with the onset of irrigation by soldier settlers and later on by Italian migrants.

Today, Griffith is the regional centre for the vast Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, one of the most diverse and productive regions in Australia contributing over $5 billion annually to the national economy.

Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA)

Learn more about the MIA, one of the most progressive and productive agriculture areas in Australia, enjoy this short clip by Murrumbidgee Irrigation. 

Griffith boasts friendly people and a relaxed lifestyle.  My Griffith is…your Griffith too. We invite you to come and experience Griffith too.