NSW has 15 Regions
Find out more about each one below.
Find out more about each one below.
The New England North West is situated approximately half way between Sydney and Brisbane. It includes the Local Government Areas of Armidale Dumaresq, Glen Innes Severn, Tenterfield, Walcha, Uralla, Guyra, Tamworth Regional, Liverpool Plains, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Moree Plains and Narrabri.
The Central West region is located immediately west of the Greater Sydney metropolitan area over the Great Dividing Range. Offering a unique country lifestyle, the region includes the Local Government Areas of the City of Lithgow, Mid Western Regional, Oberon, Bathurst, Blayney, Orange, Cabonne, Cowra, Weddin, Lachlan, Parkes and Forbes.
The Northern Rivers region is the fastest growing and most biologically diverse region in NSW with a population projected to grow by 37 per cent by 2036. The region includes the Local Government Areas of Ballina, Byron Bay, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed Heads.
The Far West encompasses the semi-arid lands of western NSW and shares borders with South Australia and Queensland. The region is known for the Barrier Ranges in the west and the Darling River which flows through Western NSW to the Murray River. The Far West includes the Local Government Areas of Central Darling and Broken Hill.
The Orana region forms around 25 per cent of NSW and is traversed by a number of river systems including the Darling and Macquarie. The region includes the Local Government Areas of Warrumbungle, Wellington, Dubbo, Narromine, Coonamble, Walgett, Bourke, Brewarrina, Warren, Bogan, Cobar and Gilgandra.
Greater Sydney is the largest economy in Australia and home to NSW's Global Economic Corridor from Macquarie Park to Northern Sydney, through the City to Sydney Airport. The multicultural population accounts for more than 200 different culture and Sydney is a globally renowned tourist destination.
The Riverina region extends from the Alpine highlands of the Snowy Mountains to the western plains. The Murrumbidgee River is at the heart of the region.The region includes the Local Government Areas of Bland, Cootamundra, Griffith, Leeton, Murrumbidgee, Hay, Gundagai, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, Tumbarumba, Tumut and Wagga Wagga.
The Hunter is approximately two hour's drive north of Sydney. Its regional centre is Newcastle, which together with Lake Macquarie is home to more than half the region's population. To find out more about studying and living in the Hunter visit the new Study Hunter website: http://www.studyhunter.com.au/
South East NSW is a diverse geographic region which stretches from the south-western slopes, Alpine and Snowy Mountains to the far south coast including the Sapphire Coast. The region includes the Local Government Areas of Young, Yass Valley, Queanbeyan, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Snowy River, Bombala and Bega Valley.
The Illawarra/South Coast region is a diverse community, defined by its coastal location and striking escarpment. The region offers exquisite natural assets, a thriving industry base and world-class educational facilities. It is home to the Kiama Blowhole, Minnamurra Rainforest, Jervis Bay Marine Park and Killalea National Surf Reserve.
The Southern Highlands and Tablelands region is located between Sydney and Canberra and neighbouring Wollongong, the region offers a rural and village lifestyle close to these cities. The Southern Highlands and Tablelands region comprises Wingecarribee, Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan Local Government Areas.
Western Sydney and Blue Mountains is part of the Greater Western Sydney Region and one of Australia's largest and fastest growing regional populations. It includes the Local Government Areas of Auburn, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Parramatta, Penrith and The Hills.
The region spans from the Snowy Mountains in the east to the western plains of southern NSW. The Murray-Lower Darling region includes the City of Albury, Greater Hume, Corowa, Urana, Berrigan, Deniliquin, Murray, Conargo, Wakool, Balranald, Wentworth, and Jerilderie Local Government Areas.