Inland northern NSW - Mid North area

Image: Nowendoc National Park. John Spencer. OEH.

Encompassing the local government areas (LGAs) of Tamworth, Gunnedah and Walcha, the mid north area of inland northern NSW is an attractive place to live and raise a family, its landscape featuring a stunning natural environment and some of Australia’s richest agricultural regions.

Here, you’ll find thriving communities and a warm welcome awaiting. With its affordable housing, access to excellent health care and a wide range of services and facilities, the mid north area is the ideal career destination.

Walhallow Public School in the Gunnedah LGA is a proud and dynamic school, one of only three schools in NSW to hold a 100 per cent Aboriginal student population.

The Niangala Public School in the Tamworth LGA, places a high value on literacy, numeracy, peer leadership, sport, drama and public speaking and is committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal students.

Part of the Country Areas Schools Program, Nowendoc Public School in the Walcha LGA is extensively resourced with a strong integration of modern technology through all key learning areas.

As an educator working at one of these schools, you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also be eligible for a rural teacher incentive with a value of $20,000 per annum and more.

Living in Nowendoc means you’re really close to nature – you often get up close and personal with wildlife like koalas, platypus and kangaroos. It’s a slower-paced lifestyle yet very peaceful and rewarding. - Kathy

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

Niangala, Nowendoc and Caroona can be accessed via Tamworth.

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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