Inland northern NSW - Warrumbungles area

Image: The Breadknife in the Warrumbungles. Destination NSW.

The Warrumbungle area is ideally positioned as a place to live life to the fullest. With less than two hours’ drive to the regional centres of Tamworth, Dubbo and Mudgee, it’s the ideal base for you and your family.

This stunning area offers a healthy environment, affordable housing and inclusive communities. Relax in unspoilt beauty or unwind in peaceful country towns.

Living close to the majestic Warrumbungle Ranges provides a great opportunity to experience nature. Take the family bushwalking amongst the spectacular scenery of the Warrumbungle National Park, encounter wildlife up close and by night marvel at star-spangled skies.

Facilities across the area are family focused. However, those starting this adventure solo will find new friends easily though the various sporting activities including boxing, motocross, soccer, bowling, golf, tennis, junior league, netball and horse riding. There are six swimming pools in the area while service and community organisations are also plentiful.

Two excellent local schools include Baradine Central School and Binnaway Central School, both providing quality facilities and aesthetic surroundings. Here, learning environments are energetic and caring with staff committed to the academic and social welfare of students.

Working in one of these local schools, you’ll not only have the opportunity to enhance your career but you could also be eligible for an additional personal leave days and a rental subsidy of 50 per cent.

Towns include:

This is a beautiful area. We love living in such an unspoilt natural environment but we’re also close to amenities and all you need to make life easy.
- Greg

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

The Warrumbungle area is located in central NSW, five to six hours from Sydney. The region is about halfway between Melbourne and Brisbane and the regional centres of Dubbo and Tamworth are within two hours’ drive.

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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