When Australians think of Tamworth, it’s the legendary Country Music Festival and Tamworth’s giant golden guitar which almost always come to mind. But as impressive as they may be, these best known symbols of the city are only small pieces of a much bigger picture.
Tamworth is a medium density rural city, with further social and economic growth forecast for years to come. It is located towards the middle of NSW, west of the Great Dividing Range, about 400km (5-hour drive) from Sydney. The Peel River and the New England and Oxley Highways meander their way through town.
With a number of quality schools in the region to bring diversity and inspiration to Tamworth’s youth, a career move here could be the start of something special.
Living and working in the Tamworth area
Tamworth has excellent transport connections to Sydney, regional NSW and beyond, as well as its own public transport system, making it easy to get to and get around.
Google Maps: Tamworth, NSW.
Regular coach services connect Tamworth with Armidale, Inverell, Glen Innes, Dubbo, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.
NSW Trainlink operates daily Armidale Xplorer trains which stop in Tamworth and there is a daily direct train service between Moree and Sydney (6-hour trip), in each direction.
- Qantaslink flies up to six times daily between Tamworth and Sydney.
- Link Airways flies to Brisbane and back, six days a week.
Schools in this area are dedicated to the delivery of quality learning and play a key role in the local community.
- Attunga Public School
- Bullimbal School
- Dungowan Public School
- Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
- Hillvue Public School*
- Kootingal Public School
- Moonbi Public School
- Nemingha Public School
- Nundle Public School
- Oxley High School
- Oxley Vale Public School
- Parry School
- Peel High School
- Tamworth High School
- Tamworth Public School
- Tamworth South Public School
- Tamworth West Public School
- Timbumburi Public School
- Tintinhull Public School
- Westdale Public School
- Woolomin Public School
* Selected rural and remote NSW public schools receive additional benefits and incentives.
The Destination Tamworth and Visit NSW websites offer excellent online listings which include a monthly gallery, gig and events guide. For a broader range of things to see and do, view the Tamworth Aussie Towns’ listing.
Key attractions include:
Despite the number of services and conveniences Tamworth has to offer, the town retains an authentic country feel. To learn more about local sporting facilities, housing, further education and entertainment venues, view the below links:
- Community Directory | Tamworth Regional Council
- Tamworth Community Services Centre
- Tamworth Regional (NSW) Community Directory
- Community Directory - Tamworth
- Tamworth Sports Dome
- Tamworth Sports and Recreation Facilities
- TAFE NSW New England Institute (Tamworth Campus)
- Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre
- Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music
- Fibre to the Node NBN is widely available and all three mobile networks have good-to-great 4G signal coverage across most of the city and in some outlying towns.
- Check availability of NBN at your address here.
Outside of the big suburban shopping centres and malls, Peel St in the city is the heart of the action for shopping and dining in Tamworth.
- Tamworth Shopping World
- Centrepoint Shopping Centre
- Tamworth Square
- Northgate Shopping Centre
- The Atrium Shopping Centre
The most comprehensive guide to Tamworth’s foodie and bar scene is Destination Tamworth’s Eat & Drink Full Listing. For the most up to date dining reviews, please refer to:
Tamworth has a wide range of health services and medical facilities:
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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