Inland southern NSW - Leeton area


Did you know that between 2011 and 2016, more than 4000 people relocated to the Riverina? Often referred to as the ‘food bowl of Australia’, this area offers an irresistible combination of a beautiful environment, great lifestyle and very affordable housing.

In the heart of the Riverina, Leeton is a friendly community, exemplifying contemporary rural Australia with its rich heritage, diverse agriculture and renowned country hospitality. Leeton was designed by noted architect Walter Burley Griffin in the early 20th century as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme.

The Leeton area has a strong educational presence with long traditions in academic, cultural and sporting endeavours. Schools are committed to excellence in education with highly skilled staff working in collaboration with parents and the community to foster outstanding outcomes. Students are engaged in supportive learning environments assisted by evolving technologies and underpinned by innovative and effective teaching practices.

If you’d like to join a dedicated team of educators making a difference, make Leeton your career destination of choice. Working at a local school, you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also be eligible for a rental subsidy of 50 per cent, additional personal leave days and more.

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'Once you’ve lived in the Leeton area, you won’t want to go back to city living. We have a beautiful natural environment, a strong community and access to plenty of excellent facilities.'


Leeton area


Getting there

Leeton is situated approximately 550kms west of Sydney and 450kms north of Melbourne.

Keeping connected

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Shopping and dining

Leeton has excellent shopping facilities with large shopping centres, a cinema and many specialty stores.

Benefits and incentives

Learn more about the specific financial benefits available across a range of rural and remote NSW destinations.

Be inspired

Hear from teachers who have chosen careers in rural and remote destinations.


Get answers to your questions about teaching in rural and remote schools.

Contact us

Contact the Human Resources Policy and Compliance team via for enquiries relating to the rural and remote benefits and incentives. Existing employees of the department can contact EdConnect on 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online query.

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