The world’s eyes are on Greece – and the country’s future is played out on TV screens every night.
A world away, but never too far from home, the city’s Greek community watches with great interest.
What they see angers and upsets them.
Wagga man Mark Konstance has been here before. The Gurwood Street fish and chip shop owner was brought up in depression-era Greece.
“We’re on our knees,” he said.
“I am an Australian first, but second to that I’m Greek – and Greece is a great country – it should not be this way.
“The Greek people cannot suffer anymore with European austerity. The future of Greece is being left up to two people to decide and it makes me sad.”
The decision to vote “Oxi” or “No” in a referendum to say it won’t be pushed by Europe on deep austerity measures has left spectators pondering Greece’s next move.
With an estimated 30 Greek families living in Wagga, Mr Konstance acknowledges the issue is “extremely political”.
But he said he wanted Greece to withdraw from the Eurozone – the country is in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation.
“If we stay in the Eurozone, it means austerity. If we leave the Eurozone, we go back to bread, milk and onions – what’s the difference?” he said.
“It isn’t easy, but at least Greece will be independent again. Greeks look out for one another.”
Symbolic of the divide in Europe, Cyprus-born former deputy mayor Michael Georgiou – an iconic figure of the city’s Greek Orthodox community – said his home country had also dipped into a financial trough.
The difference was, he said, Cyprus pulled through.
“I wouldn’t like to see Greece pull out of the Eurozone,” Mr Georgiou said. “It’s saddened and angered me at the same time, but Greece has to pay their debts. I just hope they figure something out soon.”
Nick Ligakis, who is also a member of the city’s Greek community, likened Greece’s woes to a struggle for power.
"Greece is the example and the test case of Europe,” he said. “There’s always light at the end of the tunnel, it’s just that we don’t know how long the tunnel is.”
Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade urges travellers to beware of cash shortages and low essential supplies including medicine.