Inland southern NSW - Parkes area

Teach and make a difference in Parkes

Where could you purchase a large four-bedroom family home on a lifestyle block for under $600,000 and still be close enough to work to go home for lunch? The Parkes area is one of the more affordable locations in New South Wales with a median house price of $255,000 while rental accommodation is far less expensive than the state average.

Setting for the famous Australian film, The Dish and home to the annual Elvis festival, Parkes is a thriving community – it’s a great place to live and raise a family. Here, you’ll find first-class health services – including a new hospital – superb educational facilities, a strong sporting culture and excellent community facilities.

Parkes is a progressive regional centre providing a quality lifestyle and robust economy. With a population of around 15,000 and growing, Parkes is a community that is used to welcoming new residents. Be rewarded by teaching at one of the excellent schools in the area and share your professional skills to help students reach their full potential.

Working at a local school, 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 and teaching in Parkes? It’s your move!

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We moved here because we wanted a better and more affordable life. It’s a great place to live and raise a family with affordable housing, modern health services, quality educational facilities, a strong sporting culture and excellent community facilities.
- John

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

    Parkes is literally the crossroads of the nation with the Newell Highway connecting Brisbane and Melbourne, and the transcontinental railway linking the eastern seaboard to Perth.

  • By car
  • By air
  • By rail & coach

  • Check the availability of the NBN at your address here
  • 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.

Be inspired

Hear from teachers who have chosen careers in rural and remote destinations.


Get answers to your questions about teaching in rural and remote schools.

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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