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Hay – Make Your Day in Hay

The past meets the present in Hay, one of Australia's most historic crossroads.

Hay is a friendly town, the centre of the "cradle of irrigation" on the Murrumbidgee River. about halfway between Sydney and Adelaide.

Irrigated crops grown around the Hay area are maize, cotton, wheat, oats, barley, cereal rye, grain sorghum, sunflowers, soya beans, rapeseed, large seeds and legumes. Pasture crops include paspalum/white clover, while sub clover/rye grasses are the normal winter pastures. More recently Hay has become a major rice grower. In addition, melons, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and garlic are grown in the area, along with wine grapes.


Whether it’s gazing at the stars on a clear night, or watching a local footy match at the Hay Park, you'll enjoy the unique experience that Hay has to offer.

Five museums tell the stories of the town, from shearers' yarns to POW tales.

Why not try a picnic at the old One Tree Hotel, bush walk along our river reserves, or watch the sun set behind the Hay Plains? All are part of Hay's great outdoor experience.

Listen to the auctioneer at one of our huge sheep sales, take a farm tour or drive out to the small village of Booligal for a rural experience.


  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs