Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of southwestern New South Wales, Australia. It is the administrative centre of Hay Shire local government area and the centre of a prosperous and productive agricultural district on the wide Hay Plains. Located on the main route, approximately midway between the large cities of Sydney and Adelaide at the junction of the Sturt, Cobb and Mid-Western Highways, Hay is an important regional and national transport node. The town itself is built beside the Murrumbidgee River, part of the Murray-Darling river system; Australia's largest. The main business district of Hay is situated on the north bank of the river.

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Around Hay NSW 2711

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Location Information 

  • Elevation: 93.3 m
  • Population: 2,406
  • State electorate(s): Murray
  • Federal Division(s): Division of Farrer
  • Established (yr): 1859
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
Acknowledgement of Country

Hay NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

Wiradjuri 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.