With an estimated resident population of 26,586 and a catchment population of around 60,000, Griffith is the capital of the Western Riverina. Located 573km south west from Sydney, 463 km north of Melbourne and 358km south west from Canberra, Griffith Local Government Area is bounded by Leeton, Carrathool, Narrandera and Murrumbidgee Shires.
The Western Riverina Region is bounded by Central Darling Shire, Lachlan, Forbes, Weddin and Cobar Shires in the north, Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Temora and Young in the east, Lockhart Urana, Jerilderie Shire and Conargo Shires in the south, and Hay and Balranald Shires in the west.
For further information on the other Local Government Area's included within the catchment please visit their websites:
Bland Shire Council - www.blandshire.nsw.gov.au
Carrathool Shire Council - www.carrathool.nsw.gov.au
Leeton Shire Council - www.leeton.nsw.gov.au
Murrumbidgee Council - www.murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au
Narrandera Shire Council - www.narrandera.nsw.gov.au
Land area 4,788,047 - hectares (47,880 Km2)
Population density 0.01 persons per hectare