Bathurst at a Glance

41,682 people

37 average age

$321,000 average house price

2.5 hours from Sydney

6 medical centres

1 university

27+ galleries and studios

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Bathurst
Bathurst at a Glance

41,682 people

37 average age

$321,000 average house price

2.5 hours from Sydney

6 medical centres

1 university

27+ galleries and studios

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Blayney
Blayney at a Glance

7,409 people

$235,000 average house price

38 average age

30 minutes to Bathurst and Orange

2 National Trust heritage listed villages

1 major dam

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Canowindra
Cabonne Shire at a Glance

13,481 people

6,108 sq kms

11 classic country towns and villages

$266,750 average house price

1 International Balloon Festival

8 community health centres

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Condobolin
Lachlan Shire at a Glance

3 towns

5 villages

15,000 square kilometres

6,748 people

18ºC - 34ºC av summer temps

3ºC - 16ºC av winter temps

2 beautiful lakes

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Cowra
Cowra at a Glance

12,574 people

1 District Hospital

7 GPs

2 Sydney Harbours fit into Wyangala Dam

$225,000 average house price

1,413 local businesses

49.9% tertiary qualified

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Forbes
Forbes at a Glance

10,000+ people

1 major new medical precinct

4718 square kilometres

33km from Parkes

$215,000 average house price

15°C average winter day temp

1861 founded

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Grenfell
Weddin Shire at a Glance

3,750 people

1 historic town

3 heritage villages

$171,000 average house price

1 new Medical Centre in development

1866 established

1 Australian Legend

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Lake Cargelligo
Lachlan Shire at a Glance

3 towns

5 villages

15,000 square kilometres

6,748 people

18ºC - 34ºC av summer temps

3ºC - 16ºC av winter temps

2 beautiful lakes

Part of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Lithgow
Lithgow at a Glance

21,249 people

2 hours to Sydney

$256,500 average house price

$64.3m health care sector

2 beautiful lakes

1 World Heritage Area

Part of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Molong
Cabonne Shire at a Glance

13,481 people

6,108 sq kms

11 classic country towns and villages

$266,750 average house price

1 International Balloon Festival

8 community health centres

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Oberon
Oberon at a Glance

5,207 people

$263,750 average house cost

36 minutes to Bathurst

6 primary schools

20+ sport and rec clubs

1 World Heritage Area

1,113 m above sea level

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Orange
Orange at a Glance

41,431 people

36 average age

28% couples with children

$339,000 average house price

3.5 hours to Sydney

7 high schools

1 new base hospital

1 University

38 cellar doors

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Parkes
Parkes at a Glance

15,217 people

$250,000 average house price

1 Elvis Festival

3 Medical Centres

1,344 local businesses

135 clear sunny days/year

64m Radio Telescope

Part of the Western NSW Local Health District

Young
Young at a Glance

12,514 people

40 average age

10 GPs

1860s first wine grapes

$240,000 average house price

1.5 hours to Canberra

Part of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District

About Bathurst

Bathurst’s winning combination of lifestyle choices, a strong and prosperous economy, a well-connected and friendly multicultural community and vibrant cultural life makes it a very appealing location. In 2015, the city celebrated its bicentenary with a series of festivals and events befitting the nation’s oldest inland settlement.

Supported by city infrastructure and a robust educational sector, historic Bathurst is the closest regional inland city to Sydney. With its accessible location on the Great Western Highway, Bathurst is experiencing ongoing significant population growth, presenting exciting new business and investment opportunities.

Bathurst prides itself as being a centre for excellence in education. The city is the headquarters for Charles Sturt University – a major provider of regional tertiary education as well as distance education both nationally and internationally.

With over 60 educational institutions located throughout the city reinvesting their skills into the local economy, Bathurst supports a continually expanding economy.

Useful links

www.bathurstregion.com.au/visit-bathurst/

www.investnswcentralwest.com.au

www.evocities.com.au

www.bathurst.nsw.au

Incentives for health professionals

Healthcare is one of the top three economic sectors in Bathurst, after manufacturing and education. Bathurst is a major regional training centre for General Practice doctors placed in a strong network of GP surgeries around the region. Bathurst is classified as MM3 under the Department of Health’s new “Modified Monash Model” classification system that categorises areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size. The system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities. Medical professionals moving from major city areas to Bathurst may be entitled to relocation and retention benefits from the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.

Click here for the General Practice Rural Incentives Program

Council Contact
Steve Bowman
Economic Development Manager
Steven.Bowman@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
02 6333 6553

The Health Community

Healthcare is one of the top three economic sectors in Bathurst, after manufacturing and education.

The Bathurst Health Service (BHS) combines, on one site, inpatient medical and surgical care, a range of outpatient and allied health and community based services, including Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol. The BHS is a referral centre and provides support to the nearby Multi-purpose Health Services of Blayney and Oberon.

Bathurst Health Service is committed to the training of new health professionals and providing experience for students in rural practice. Clinical teaching placements are available for Medical, Nursing and Allied Health students from Charles Sturt University, The University of Sydney, The University of Newcastle and The University of Western Sydney. TAFE students are also provided placements.

Bathurst is a major regional training centre for General Practice doctors placed in a strong network of GP surgeries around the region.

Bathurst is home to many dedicated specialist services including surgical, obstetrics, radiology services, physiotherapy and much more.

Click here for more information on medical practitioners and specialists currently in Bathurst.

Culture and Lifestyle

The Bathurst Region offers a vibrant cultural life. Located two blocks from the main central business district, Keppel Street offers an historic arts and culture precinct. From local produce to unique homewares stores and patisseries, Keppel Street offers a unique shopping experience. Keppel Street is also home to the Bathurst Library and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) 

Bathurst Arts Trail

The Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 

The Mitchell Conservatorium and Macquarie Philharmonia 

Bathurst Regional Library 

The Bathurst Farmers’ Market is held on the fourth Saturday of each month from January to November and on the third Saturday of December in the historic Bathurst Showground from 8 am to 12 noon.

Sporting and recreational pursuits are an essential element of the Bathurst lifestyle with the City and outlying villages offering recreation facilities and associated groups to suit everyone’s sporting and recreation needs.

Bathurst has a state of the art, all year round, Aquatic Centre, an Indoor Sports Stadium, 18 hole Golf Course and a Hockey Complex which includes water and sand based fields as well as numerous grass fields. Click here for more details on the recreational facilities in Bathurst.

Bathurst Stories

  • Camilla Sadgrove, Student

    What do you love about CSU in Bathurst? Outside of university life you can join groups within the township and make friends. You aren’t lonely and you spend less on rent... READ MORE

  • Dr Lilach Leibenson

    “Already in our first visit to Bathurst we have been warmly and invitingly greeted at the hospital. We were most impressed while visiting the All Saints College as school for the kids" READ MORE

  • Dr Ross Wilson, GP

    “We’ve enough land to keep us extremely busy,” says Dr Ross cheerfully. “It gives us the balance between work and lifestyle.” READ MORE

Your Children

Bathurst is a regional education hub with over 55 educational institutions located throughout the city. So if you’re a family looking to relocate, a student wishing to study or if you’re after a job in education, Bathurst has you covered.

Childcare in Bathurst 

Primary Schools in Bathurst 

Secondary Schools in Bathurst 

Tertiary Education in Bathurst 

Special Needs Schools in Bathurst 

Your Spouse

With Bathurst’s economy growing steadily, there is something on offer for everyone in terms of career opportunities.

There are a number of major State and Federal department regional offices based in Bathurst including; Charles Sturt University, NSW Fair Trading, NSW Land and Property Information and major regional offices for others including NSW Education and Communities, NSW Public Works, Forestry Corporation and Western Institute TAFE, Bathurst Regional Council, Greater Western Area Health, the Bathurst Hospital and the large Education sector adding to that diversity.

Please speak to Bathurst’s Beyond the Range contact,
Steve Bowman
Economic Development Manager
Steven.Bowman@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
02 6333 6553 regarding employment opportunities and contacts to assist your spouse find the perfect job and life in Bathurst.

Click here to visit the Evocities website with more information on Bathurst jobs. 

A Place to Live

These photos show examples of properties that have been for sale in the past.

One of Bathurst’s key strengths is affordability. Whether you need a rental property or are buying a house to live in or as an investment property – you will find one in Bathurst well within your price range.

Enjoy the unique beauty of a heritage style house within the CBD, build your sustainable dream home in one of our new fully serviced residential estates, or spread out a little more on a few acres close to town. A good selection of affordable units, semi-detached homes and vacant land sites are readily available in this thriving market.

The average price for a 3 bedroom home is $321,000 (RP Data 2014) compared with Sydney’s inner ring $831,000 (All Dwellings: RP Data 2014). The average weekly rental for a three bedroom home in Bathurst is $320 compared with $850 for Sydney’s inner ring (Housing NSW 2014).

Browse RealEstate.com.au for the latest Bathurst properties for sale.

 

Your Questions Answered

If you have any further questions about relocating to Bathurst please speak to Bathurst’s Beyond the Range contact

Steve Bowman

Economic Development Manager

Steven.Bowman@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

02 6333 6553