About Gunnedah

Whether you’re looking to change your lifestyle, relocate or establish a business, or even visit for a holiday, you’ll find everything you need in Gunnedah. Known as the ‘Koala Capital of the World’ due to the abundance of healthy koalas living right in the township, Gunnedah is a growing community with a population approaching 9,000.

Supported by a resilient economic base, Gunnedah offers its residents a perfect blend of a relaxed quality lifestyle combined with a high standard of community facilities and services.

Health and education needs are well catered for via a modern hospital, medical and dental clinics, disability and aged care facilities second to none and a selection of pre, primary and secondary school and tertiary education options.

Situated in the heart of the Namoi Valley, in North West New South Wales, Australia, Gunnedah is just 440 kilometres by road from Sydney, 655 kilometres from Brisbane and just over 1,000 kilometres from Melbourne.

Daily rail travel to and from Sydney is possible on the North Western CountryLink – daily Xplorer service.  For reservations, call 13 22 32.

Regular air transport to either Sydney or Brisbane is available via Tamworth airport – only 45 minutes car travel away. Gunnedah Shire covers an area of 4,992 square kilometres that supports an estimated population of 12,598 (ABS 2012).

Gunnedah is a safe town with beautiful leafy streets and well-kept gardens. The community has access to a wide variety of sporting and leisure activities, which are enthusiastically pursued. An indoor heated swimming pool, well maintained sporting ovals and parks, two court indoor basketball stadium and one of the best gymnastic centres in the state all make Gunnedah a great place to live for all ages.


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