Balranald is a town and local government area (see Balranald Shire) in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 census the population was 1,159.
The town of Balranald is located where the Sturt Highway crosses the Murrumbidgee River in a remote, semi-desert area. Although it is part of New South Wales, Balranald receives Victorian television stations, with a range of Sydney and Melbourne newspapers available. Balranald was featured heavily in 2010-2015 Australian tourism ads, displaying the natural flora of the region with over 30 sub species of shrubs native to Balranald and its surrounds.