Western NSW - Cobar area

Teach and make a difference in Cobar

Fast track your teaching career by working in a rural town like Cobar and enjoy not only a more relaxed lifestyle but also the opportunity to make a difference in a welcoming, friendly community.

The area’s prosperity is built around mining and pastoral industries, which are strongly supported by a wide range of activities and attractions, including the iconic Willandra National Park and Ngiyampaa Walking Track.

As the seat of the local government area, Cobar is a thriving town with excellent road, rail and air links to most of Australia's capital cities. Everything you need is at your fingertips, including easy access to quality services and amenities such as child care, health care and sporting facilities.

Family friendly, laid back and with a strong focus on community, Cobar is the ideal career destination for those looking to engage, inspire and empower tomorrow’s generation.

Working at one of the schools in the area, you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also receive a rural teacher incentive, be eligible for retention benefits and more.

If you want a true outback experience, Cobar is the place for you. The blue sky seems to go on forever. The air is clean and fresh and life runs at an easier pace. Generally speaking the community spirit is strong. A great town to both live and work.
- Steve

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

Cobar has excellent road, rail and air links to most of Australia's capital cities.

Google Maps: Cobar, NSW


Cobar is in the state’s central west, about 684km from Sydney (8-hour drive).

Rail and coach

NSW Trainlink offers a rail service to Dubbo, with a connecting coach service to Cobar.


Fly Pelican operates four regular scheduled services per week between Cobar and Sydney.

Schools in this area are dedicated to the delivery of quality learning and play a key role in the local community.

Here are just a few of the many attractions to see and experience in the Cobar area:

View the below links to access up-to-date community information about government services and local sporting facilities in the Cobar area:

    • 3G and 4G mobile network coverage is available in the Cobar area.
    • Check the availability of the NBN at your address here.

    Cobar has a wide range of health services and medical facilities:

      Some of the key family services in the Cobar area include:

      Benefits and incentives

      Learn more about the specific financial benefits available across a range of rural and remote NSW 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.

      Business Unit:

      • School Workforce
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