Discover the Gunnedah Shire
The landscape in the Gunnedah shire is an inspiring one. The Gunnedah Shire is home to vibrant communities, stunning sunsets and ever-lovable koalas. The Shire is dotted with parks and natural bushland areas while also being a rich agricultural and mining district. As a second home to one of Australia's most loved poets, Dorothea Mackellar, the landscape of the Gunnedah shire is believed to partially inspired her best known work, 'My Country'.
GUNNEDAH SHIRE STATISTICS
Shire Population: 13,144 residents
Gunnedah Population: 8,338 residents
Median House Price: $475,000
Median House Rental: $450
Average Wage: $54,625
Top Three Occupation Groups:
- Technicians and Trades Workers
Top Three Employment Sectors:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Education and Training
Australian Bureau of Statistics - Gunnedah Shire 2023, and NSW Department of Communities and Justice, 2023
Gunnedah residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to lifestyle. With galleries and museums for everything, from art to transport, Gunnedah is home to a thriving cultural scene. The modern theatre complex not only houses the cinema complex, but also attracts many theatrical and musical performances. All of these activities have stimulated strong art, musical and dramatic societies.
Gunnedah's stunning landscape inspired Dorothea Mackellar's famous poem 'My Country'
Gunnedah is known as the Koala Capital of the World with Koalas living around town and throught the shire
For those seeking more active pursuits, there are many sporting activities to choose from. Gunnedah has an 18-hole golf course, a heated swimming complex, world-class gymnasium and numerous well-maintained ovals and playing fields. Gunnedah is well recognized in the region as a town which has excellent Sporting Facilities and caters for the majority of sports.
GUNNEDAH SHIRE CLIMATE
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Gunnedah 2023
Gunnedah has hosted AgQuip for over 50 years, a three day event which attracts 100,000 people each year
Gunnedah provides a wide range of career opportunities and easy connections to capital cities
TRANSPORT IN THE GUNNEDAH SHIRE
Driving from Gunnedah to:
Sydney - 436km in 5 hours
Brisbane - 613km in 7 hours and 15 minutes
Would you like to know more about the Gunnedah Shire?
You can find out more on the Gunnedah Shire Tourism website or the Gunnedah Shire Council website or contact them for further information on 02 6740 2100 or by email at email@example.com