Inland northern NSW - Coonamble area

Teach and make a difference in Coonamble

Part of the ‘Great Inland Way’ – a 2,956 kilometre inland highway from Sydney to Cairns and Cooktown – Coonamble sits on the Castlereagh River in north-west NSW. Among Coonamble’s natural assets are an abundance of sunny days and a temperate climate.

Coonamble is a charming town of art deco buildings, classic country pubs and rural hospitality – good food and great company are never far away. An array of outdoor sports will help keep your fitness levels high while the Coonamble area also offers two well-equipped gyms and three swimming pool complexes.

The Coonamble area is home to Australia’s biggest rodeo and campdraft and is close to beautiful wetlands, the iconic Warrumbungle National Park and Pilliga Forest. Enjoy healthy outdoor activities, including adventure tours, riverside walks, fishing or swimming.

Here you’ll find quality services and facilities, including child care, housing and health services while local schools deliver education of high quality, integrating the latest in digital technologies to ensure students achieve their best.

Working at a local school, 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 $20,000 to $25,000 per annum and more. Here’s your opportunity to reconnect with yourself and your family within a caring community where residents value their space, time and freedom.

Towns include:

This is a great area to live and raise a family. It’s unspoilt, picturesque, charming and historic. You could say it’s the best inland sea change you could make. - Annette.

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

Coonamble is located 600km north west of Sydney on the Castlereagh highway and 160km north of Dubbo.

Schools in the area offering incentives and benefits include:

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Benefits and incentives

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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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  • School Workforce
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