Inland northern NSW - Narrabri area

Teach and make a difference in Narrabri

If quality of life, family time and stress-free living are important to you, a move to the Narrabri area of NSW could be just what you’re looking for. Enjoy a rewarding country lifestyle in an environment where blue skies, stunning mountain ranges, scenic waterways and fresh air will relax and inspire.

Known as 'Big Sky' country, the Narrabri area is set in the heart of the rich Namoi Valley. A prosperous and desirable place to live, Narrabri has a strong cultural heritage and a lively community atmosphere. Residents enjoy great shopping, sporting facilities and a great way of life with all the trimmings of city living such as trendy cafés and restaurants and a state-of-the-art theatre complex.

The Narrabri area is a modern regional growth centre encompassing a strong business community without the stresses and pressures of a city environment. The area has diversified from its traditional agricultural base of grain, cotton, wool, beef and prime lamb production to coal mining and gas extraction and exploration.

Local schools offer academic, sporting and cultural pursuits and some schools offer a range of VET courses in senior years to assist students to be work ready.

Working in one of the local schools, you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also be eligible for a rental subsidy of 50 per cent or a rural teacher incentive with a value of $20,000 to $25,000 per annum.

Towns include:

Boggabri is one of Narrabri's typically friendly country towns. It’s known as ‘the little town with a big heart’ and this is really true of our welcoming community. It’s a historic area but is also very progressive with a strong business community that is rapidly developing.
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What is it like to live and work in the Narrabri area?

Narrabri offers daily Country Link Rail, air services and interstate coaches.

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  • ADSL2+
  • 3G & 4G Mobile Network

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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