Inland northern NSW - Bourke area

Teach and make a difference in Bourke

If you’re looking for an authentic experience, the Bourke area of NSW perfectly encapsulates the rugged appeal of outback Australia. The township emanates old world charm, featuring fine heritage buildings yet it is also a place with a youthful population with sport central to many activities. Modern day Bourke offers abundant natural attractions and warm outback hospitality.

Located on the banks of the Darling River, this former port town was once an important trading centre and transportation hub.

Today, the Bourke area offers quality services and amenities and is home to an excellent network of health services and facilities. Bourke is the major service centre in the Far West with many government departments based here.

The area also offers a range of schools delivering quality education. Working at one of these schools, you’ll not only have the opportunity to enhance your career but you could also be eligible for a rural teacher incentive with a value of $25,000 per annum and more.

If you’re considering a move to a great career destination, the Bourke area is a wonderful place to raise a family. You’re sure to receive a warm welcome. - Mary

What is it like to live and work in the Bourke area?

Bourke sits at the junction of three highways: the Kidman Way, Mitchell Highway and Kamilaroi Highway.

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Benefits and incentives

Learn more about the specific financial benefits available across a range of rural and remote NSW destinations.

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Contact us

For more information regarding rural and remote benefits and incentives 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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