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A thriving Community to call home

Time, jobs and prosperity

More time and financial rewards – affordable housing, lower cost of living and therefore the ability to save for future prosperity

  • No traffic jams and minimal travel times to work
  • Employment opportunities for spouses and extended family with major economic development including inland rail project, mining, and major urban construction projects

Family, community, opportunity to thrive

  • A family friendly community – loads of parks, world-class children’s playground in a stunning Japanese Garden, plenty of childcare centres, river-side pathway for walking and bike-riding, regular Park Run events, world-famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Friends of the Zoo program
  • Options for schools, including private, independent, catholic and government schools at all levels
  • Options for vocational and tertiary education, including Charles Sturt University campus, Sydney University Rural Clinical School, TAFE Western NSW and community colleges
  • The ability to be philanthropic and get involved in volunteering with many not for profit organisations

Sport, culture, explore the outdoors

  • Sport & cultural activity choices galore – world-class athletics and football facilities, netball, hockey, soccer, cycling, swimming, cricket, several gyms
  • A culture of a connected community, with strengthening arts and cultural activities through the Western Plains Cultural Centre and the Dubbo Regional Exhibition Centre
  • Learn about the region’s Aboriginal history and culture through local events throughout the year including NAIDOC celebrations
  • Access to services including excellent shopping with Myer, Orana Mall, Dubbo Square, Readings Cinema, burgeoning café and five- star restaurant scene, including boutique bars, Yum-Cha, burger bars, pubs, nightclub,
  • Cultural festivals, including Dubbo Dream Festival, regular farmer’s and artisan markets and live music venues
  • A growing multicultural community inclusive of all with an annual cross-cultural festival growing in strength and an annual Pride event.

Accessible city

  • Accessibility to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, and Newcastle with frequent daily flights from one of the State’s best serviced regional airports, Dubbo City Regional Airport.
  • Passenger train services daily to Sydney
  • Daily interstate and intrastate bus services

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To find out more about any of these aspects of living and working in Dubbo check out the information available at:

James and Melinda Collett worked out that the work/lifestyle balance in Dubbo was for them.

Jerry and his family have enjoyed a warm welcome to Dubbo which is embracing of people of many cultures.