Leeton is a town located in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, Australia. Situated approximately 550 km west of Sydney and 450 km north of Melbourne in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, it is the administrative centre of the Leeton Shire Council local government area. Leeton's urban population in 2016 was 8,623. Situated in one of the most productive farming regions in the state, the town was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and purpose-built for the irrigation schemes announced by the New South Wales government in the early 1900s. Citrus, rice, cotton, grapes, walnuts and wheat farms can all be found throughout the Leeton Shire. Leeton is renowned as Australia's Rice Capital and as The Heart of SunRice Country, as it is home to the SunRice headquarters. Other industry includes Freedom Foods, the Daily Drinks Co., JBS Australia, Webster Limited (walnuts and cotton) and Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited.

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Around Leeton NSW 2705

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Chelmsford Park - NSW

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Community Services  

Leeton Visitors Information Centre NSW
10 Yanco Avenue,

Leeton Shire Council
23-25 Chelmsford Place,

Leeton Police Station NSW
24 Oak Street,

Leeton Hospital NSW
Corner Wade Avenue and Palm Avenue,

Leeton Shire Major Dooley Library NSW
Sycamore Street,

Leeton Public Pool NSW
19 Grevillia Street,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 138.3 m
  • Population: 11,168
  • State electorate(s): Murray
  • Federal Division(s): Farrer
  • Established (yr): 1913
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Griffith NSW 2680 (59.1 km, 48 mins)
Narrandera NSW 2700 (29.7 km, 25 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Leeton NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.