Western NSW - Sunraysia area

Teach and make a difference in Sunraysia

Picture yourself after a rewarding day’s work drifting aboard a river houseboat as it meanders through quiet country landscape abundant with citrus, grape and grain farms before you wind up in a vineyard at sunset.

Experiences such as these are part of everyday life in the Sunraysia area of western NSW. Renowned for its warm climate, the Sunraysia area is close to the lively Victorian township of Mildura and features easy access to quality services, regional festivals, award-winning restaurants, vibrant shopping and sporting and recreation facilities.

Offering affordable housing, excellent health care and a wide range of educational facilities, the Sunraysia area is the ideal career destination.

Schools in the area pride themselves on the quality of education provided to local students with some enjoying traditions spanning over one hundred and fifty years. For ambitious educators, opportunities for professional development in the Sunraysia area are limitless.

Working at a local school, you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also be eligible for a retention benefit, rural teacher incentive and more.

If you’re after a great work-life balance, look no further than the Sunraysia area of NSW.

What I like most about living in Wentworth is that it has all the amenities of a big city but the rural outlook of a small town. We take friends and family to see the Perry Sandhills, the riverfront and the Artback Gallery.
- Cath

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

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  • ADSL
  • 3G & 4G Mobile Network

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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