Occupying a prime riverside position, Taree offers most of the services, businesses and facilities you would expect from a much larger town. Yet, surrounded by forests, farmland, and some of the best beaches in NSW, the area retains that laidback lifestyle that country living is all about.

Living in Taree, you're only a short drive away from the iconic beach holiday spot, Old Bar, and the beautiful coastal estuary, beach and bushlands of the Saltwater National Park.

With plenty of attractions on offer, great schools and a friendly and welcoming community, Taree is an ideal destination to pursue your career and make connections that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Living and working in the Taree area

Taree is well connected to the rest of NSW and beyond by road, rail and air.

Google Maps: Taree, NSW.


Coach services including Greyhound and Premier Motor Service travel to Taree on Australia's east coast via the Pacific Highway.


NSW Trainlink operates 2-3 services per day between Sydney and Casino, Grafton and Brisbane, in each direction. All stop in Taree (5-hour trip).


FlyPelican operates a handful of services per week between Sydney and Taree. An hour’s drive north, Port Macquarie airport is serviced by Qantaslink and Virgin Australia.

Schools in this area are dedicated to the delivery of quality learning and play a key role in the local community.

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

  • Telstra has the best coverage, with speeds up to 4G. Check your carrier for coverage maps.
  • Check availability of NBN at your address here.


Taree has a great downtown shopping strip of cafés, boutiques, excellent op-shops and a centrally located shopping centre. Nearby Forster has a Stockland Mall.


For the most up to date listings of cafes and restaurants in the area, 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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