For New Residents

The Mudgee Region offers a vibrant lifestyle and prosperous economy which makes it the perfect place to live and raise a family.

Whilst the Region is large enough to provide for all of the normal conveniences such as shopping, sports, schools, medical facilities etc. it is also small enough to make good friends and be actively involved in the community. Children can still enjoy a high degree of independence living in the Mudgee Region because the environment is safe and peaceful and relatively crime-free. The Mudgee Region is proud to boast one of the lowest crime rates in the state.

There is no shortage of things to do in the Mudgee Region and a great range of entertainment facilities, open spaces, rivers, waterways, parks and gardens. All of the towns in the Region have beautiful historical buildings and well presented main street and town centres.

With a strong sense of community and a good range of flexible work opportunities, new residents quickly realize that moving to the Mudgee Region is the best decision they ever made. The close proximity to Sydney means a weekend away in the city or a visit to family is easy.

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A Place for Families
The Mudgee Region is arguably one of the best places to raise a family. Not only does it offer exceptional educational facilities but it also provides a full range of sports, dance, music and cultural activities which children and families can share.

There is more time to spend with your children and as a family because the travel time within and around the Region is so short. It is easy to fit in morning school drop-offs for working parents and weekends seem to go forever even after fitting in a day’s sport.

Leisure Activities
There are a range of leisure activities for residents in the Mudgee Region. These activities vary from sports related activities such as golf, boating, fishing, horse racing, pony club, triathlons, yoga and fitness centres to cultural activities such as arts groups, car clubs, music festivals and major events. Alternatively, leisure time can be spent relaxing at one of the many outstanding wineries, cafes or restaurants or browsing one of the local markets.

Just about every sport is available in the Mudgee Region and for people of all ages (juniors through to veterans). Locals can enjoy participating in a range of sports including swimming, rugby union, rugby league, soccer, Australian Rules, netball, basketball, equestrian, karate, dance, pony club, rifle shooting and triathlons, to name a few.

The Region’s schools are of a high standard and adequately cater for the needs of local school aged children.

There are 13 Primary schools in the Region catering for K-6 children (including 2 Catholic schools) and 4 High schools (including 1 Catholic school to Year 10). There are also a number of private and community based organizations providing access to quality childcare for children in the 0 to 5 years age group.

Medical and Health Facilities
Access to medical and health facilities and services is of a relatively high standard for a regional area. There are doctors and visiting specialists based at medical centres in each of the major towns, as well as a major hospital in Mudgee which includes a maternity ward. There are smaller hospital facilities existing or in the process of being developed in the smaller towns.

There is a good range of accommodation options in the Mudgee Region, although the majority of people live in houses given the extra space available.

Typical house blocks in residential areas are around 1,000 square metres providing large back yards and plenty of room for pools and entertaining. There are also a large number of lifestyle blocks around 1 to 2 acres on the outskirts of towns and for those who really want space, the sky is the limit with many large properties within a 10 to 15 minute drive of each of the major towns.

Average summer temperatures range from a minimum of 15 degrees to a maximum of 30 degrees celsius. Average winter temperatures range from a minimum of 2 degrees to a maximum of 15 degrees celsius.

Choose Mudgee Region

Regional Snapshot



The Mudgee Region is located just over 3 hours from Sydney in Central West NSW. It has a dynamic and friendly community and a strong and diverse economic base, providing opportunities for future business development and growth. The Region also attracts almost 500,000 visitors each year to experience local wine, food, sporting and cultural events.

Population: 23,000

Area: 9,000 sq km

Major towns and centres
• Mudgee
• Gulgong
• Kandos
• Rylstone

Major industries
• Agriculture
• Mining
• Tourism
• Viticulture

Competitive advantages
• Diverse and growing economic base
• Centrally located to Sydney and Newcastle and major regional centres in NSW
• Strong transport links – daily air and coach services
• Skilled workforce
• Strong business services sector
• Great lifestyle benefits
• Thriving tourism, arts and cultural sectors
• Adequate water supply