Deniliquin New South Wales and the Edward River Council

Deniliquin New South Wales – heart of the Edward River Council

Affectionally known as Deni, the town of Deniliquin New South Wales is a vibrant locality that welcomes all to the Edward River Council area. Renowned for its hospitality, environmental landmarks, and cultural vibrancy, Deni is one of the brightest spots in rural New South Wales.

Until recently, Deniliquin was its own government area, but in 2016 the Council was abolished and merged with the Conargo Shire to form the current Edward River Council. The area is one of the many that makes up the Murray region in the state.

As the largest town in the area, Deniliquin is home to almost 7,000 people – but there’s always room for newcomers. With such a bustling atmosphere and natural beauty all around, this municipality is not to be missed!

Deniliquin New South Wales from above

Deniliquin New South Wales from above

Agriculture in Deniliquin New South Wales

With over 18.1% of Deniliquin’s workforce employed in agriculture, the sector is the largest in the region.

As part of Australia’s “food bowl”, in addition to producing other agricultural products, Deniliquin New South Wales is a major contributor of rice. With the largest rice mill in the Southern Hemisphere, the town produces rice in bulk for both international exports and domestic consumption. In addition to the rice mill, the town is also home to the headquarters of Murray Irrigation Limited, which manages and produces 50% of Australia’s rice.

The flat plains, hot climate, and ample water that characterise the region make it perfect for all kinds of farming. If rice cultivation is not up your alley, fear not: farmers in the area also grows other cereals like wheat and canola. Wool and timber – namely river red gum – are also prominent industries in the region.

Deniliquin New South Wales has a great climate for agriculture

Deniliquin New South Wales has a great climate for agriculture

The Edward River Council area, in addition to its cropping strengths, is also a major pastoral area. Breeding sheep and cattle is a popular enterprise, giving the sector a diversity of farming activities outside of crops alone. As a service centre for the surrounding rural localities, Deniliquin New South Wales thrives as a hub of agricultural activity and diversity. 

Sheep gathered together in a holding pen in Deniliquin New South Wales

Sheep gathered together in a holding pen in Deniliquin New South Wales

Deniliquin New South Wales' local culture and activities

Being located on the banks of the Edward River has its perks; there are endless sights to see and events to attend in Deniliquin. Award-winning national parks like the Murray Valley Regional Park and renowned collections like the The Depot Deniliquin with its historic vehicle and memorabilia collection are just some key attractions in the region.

Relaxing by the river on a hot day in Deniliquin New South Wales

Living in a historically and culturally rich area like Deniliquin New South Wales makes life sweeter. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy outdoor activities, from hiking and bike trails to fishing and sailing, as well as an array of sports, such as golf, netball, cricket, and more.

Biking in the Edward River Council region

Biking in the Edward River Council region

Busy tennis courts on a summer evening in Deniliquin New South Wales

Busy tennis courts on a summer evening

Even better, those inclined towards indoor entertainment can look forward to plays, films, and exhibitions put on at the local Deniliquin Town Hall.

Some of the most anticipated events in Deniliquin New South Wales are the Deni Ute Muster and the Play on the Plains Festival, which are some of Australia’s best-known rural events. Other unmissable festivals include the Deni Fest, an Eastern art festival over the long weekend for everyone young and old, as well as the Deni Big Float, which raises money for the local Rescue Squad.

Deniliquin New South Wales silo art

Deniliquin New South Wales silo art

With monthly farmers’ markets and status as the region’s retail centre, settling in Deniliquin New South Wales means you can really make the most of a healthy and connected lifestyle while enjoying the rewards of living in nature. The recent beautification and revitalisation programs have also made the town more accessible for locals and visitors.

Water sports on the Edward River

Water sports on the Edward River

Local amenities in the Edward River Council

This oasis of green is well-equipped for couples and families too. The Edward River Council region offers access to affordable rural and urban housing, as well as a number of employment and investment opportunities. The manufacturing industry centres around the agricultural sector, which guarantees sustained growth and attracts investment.

The region also provides excellent education facilities. Young families can choose from three childcare centres, two pre-schools, and five primary schools for their children.

The Edward River Council area has plenty of resources for kids and families

The area has a high school and a TAFE campus situated directly in Deniliquin New South Wales, which is perfect for allowing youth to continue their education without having to travel great distances away from home.

Residents can also access numerous health services, most of which are free for everyone. A variety of NGOs, public clinics, and private practitioners are found in the Edward River Council area, mostly in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. You can sleep safe and sound knowing that there are services for the physical and mental health of you and your family.

For further information

If you want to know more about living in the Deniliquin or the Edward River Council more broadly, visit or contact the Shire Council at or by phone at 03 5898 3000.