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.

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:

  • 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.


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:

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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