This little community boasts some excellent attractions such as the Barellan Museum, the Big Tennis Racquet and the CWA Rest House. This town is well worth a stop to embrace the real spirit of a country village. Situated on the Burley Griffin Way 56 kms north of Narrandera, Barellan is noted for its warm hospitality and the can-do attitude of its residents. Barellan is the home town to tennis great Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, who grew up and learned to play tennis in Barellan. The hitting wall where she practiced still remains.

Barellan Beer

And while you’re in town, don’t forget to sample Barellan’s community owned and locally brewed Golden Grain Beer which is available on tap at the Commercial Hotel and War Memorial Club (locals tip – you can purchase a 2 litre bottle to take home).

Barellan and District War Memorial Club

Barellan and District War Memorial Club

Location: 62 Bendee Street, Barellan 2700 Phone: (02) 6963 9301 Open 7 days. Friendly atmosphere. Everyone welcome. Chinese restaurant open Thursday to Sunday nights 6:00pm-9:00pm. Bowling Green available for social or comps. Tennis Courts available. Functions catered for. Website

Barellan Museum

Barellan Swimming Pool

Location: 55 Mulga St The Barellan Swimming Pool featuring a 25m 6 lane pool, was opened on the 6th of February 1965 and provides a pleasant, shady, safe and happy environment for the Barellan community and visiting children and adults alike during the summer months. The pool facility features a baby’s pool with covered area, a well-stocked kiosk serving espresso coffee, hot food, snacks and drinks and free BBQ facilities are available. The pool opens at the end of October and closes at the end of March each year. The “Borrow A Bike” Barellan experience can also be organised from the Barellan Swimming Pool or phone Heather on 0429 639 371.

Big Tennis Racquet

CWA Rest House

Location: Yapunyah Street The Country Women’s Association Rest House in Barellan, dating from July 1924, is of State significance for being one of the first ‘CWA rest houses’ purpose-built by local country women in Australia. The name ‘rest room’ has often been confusing to outsiders, who have seen it as a coy term for public lavatories. But what the women of the CWA were creating in their rest rooms was a home away from home, where they could put their feet up, allow the kids to roam free, make a cup of tea and conduct meetings in dignity and comfort. The rooms certainly contained clean toilet facilities but went far beyond this.

Golden Grain Cafe Barellan

Saltbush Bill

Location: Yapunyah Street Saltbush Bill accompanies the Barellan Museum sign. He is a cartoon character created by Jolliffee depicting a sheep drover with whip in hand and best mate at foot. You can read all about this iconic character in the Barellan Museum.

The Commercial Hotel, Barellan


Barellan Masters Games, held on the last weekend in February, is a celebration of sports aimed at the ‘older’ generation with something for everyone.

Each year in October, Barellan hosts the Barellan Working Clydesdales and Heavy Horses “The Good Old Days” Weekend featuring displays and competitions of working Clydesdales and heavy horse teams.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 is now impacting all of Australia and restrictions are in place. The government is urging the cancellation or postponement of non-essential travel.

On 30th March 2020, the NSW Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 under the Public Health Act 2010 was updated so that a person must not, without reasonable excuse, leave the person’s place of residence, and states that taking a holiday in a regional area is not a reasonable excuse. The legislation is available to view here.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Narrandera Shire once this crisis is over, and we remind everyone that you should not visit regional areas during this time. Visit our Instagram for inspiration for your next holiday here, or follow our Facebook page for updates.

The Narrandera Visitor Information Centre is closed until further notice. The Narrandera Visitor Information Centre , is available to answer phone and email queries 02 6959 5545, or via our website enquiry form.

Camping grounds, caravan parks, museums, sporting fields, playgrounds, and libraries are closed until further notice.

We are encouraging local businesses keep their information up to date regarding online purchasing, and take away and delivery food options, but we suggest that you make contact with the individual business from whom you are planning to purchase to confirm their situation.

Narrandera Shire Council is working closely with The Office of Local Government and NSW Health to help prevent the further spread of the COVID-19. For the latest advice from NSW Government about gatherings and travel, and penalties that could be imposed, click here.

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