Located in the Central West region of NSW, Cowra, Forbes and Young form a triangle of townships in the picturesque Lachlan Valley. The towns are also central to other significant regional centres including Bathurst, Orange and Parkes.

With a history steeped in the colonial gold rush, today the area is well known for its orchards, award-winning cafes, creative art exhibits and grand heritage buildings.

It's the perfect region to enjoy country landscapes and hospitality while being able to access the services, retail and dining options that you would expect from larger towns.

Living and working in the Cowra, Forbes and Young area

Cowra, Forbes and Young are well connected by road, rail and air.

Google Maps: Cowra, Forbes, Young.


NSW TrainLink operates daily bus services between Cowra and Orange, and Forbes and Orange, connecting to the daily rail service between Orange and Sydney.


NSW TrainLink operates a twice-weekly rail service between Sydney and nearby Parkes.


The nearest airport to Cowra, Forbes and Young is in Parkes and serviced by Qantaslink and Regional Express.

View the below links to learn more about local sporting facilities, housing and entertainment venues that the Cowra, Forbes and Young area has to offer:

The Cowra, Forbes and Young area offers good coverage across Telstra, Optus and Vodafone mobile networks.

To check the status of the 5G rollout in the area, click on your network of choice:

Check availability of NBN at your address here.


For the most up to date listings, please refer to:

The Cowra, Forbes and Young area has a wide range of health services and medical facilities:

More information

For more information please contact EdConnect.

  • Existing employees of the department, phone 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online enquiry.
  • New applicants to the department, phone 1300 30 04 98.

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