The Gunnedah area is perfect for those seeking to further their career within a friendly, welcoming community boasting a relaxed lifestyle as well as quality facilities and services. Offering country hospitality and maginificent scenery, Gunnedah is the perfect place to recharge, spend time in nature, and fall in love with the country charm.

Gunnedah is part of the North West Slopes region of NSW, about 435km from Sydney, at the junction of the Oxley and Kamilaroi Highways. The closest regional city is Tamworth, about an hour's drive away. The Namoi River flows through the area, providing a beautiful setting for evening walks and summer picnics.

Living and working in the Gunnedah area

Gunnedah is well connected to the rest of NSW and beyond by road and rail.

Google Maps: Gunnedah, NSW.


Gunnedah is located 435km north of Sydney, approximately a 5-hour drive on the Kamilaroi Highway.


NSW Trainlink operates one daily Explorer train service between Gunnedah and Sydney in each direction and daily coach services between Gunnedah and Tamworth.

The Visit Gunnedah and Visit NSW websites offer comprehensive lists of attractions and things to do.

Key attractions include:

To learn more about local clubs, sporting teams and personal interest groups, refer to the community service directory, maintained with the support of Gunnedah Shire Council.

  • Both Telstra and Optus have good 4G mobile coverage in the area.
  • Check availability of NBN at your address here.


Gunnedah’s CBD extends out from Conadilly St. Here you’ll find an array of retailers, cafes, boutiques, gift stores as well as hair and beauty salons, supermarkets and pharmacies.


Gunnedah has a great selection of cafés and restaurants for you to enjoy. For the most up to date listings, please refer to:

Some of the key family services in the Gunnedah area include:

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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