Discover the Tenterfield Shire

Tenterfield is a cultural epicentre. The Gateway to both the New England and Northern Rivers Regions – the Shire of Tenterfield is a massive area of 713 439 hectares with an overall population of approximately 7024 residents – and growing! The Shire of Tenterfield sits astride the Great Dividing Range at the northern end of the New England Tableland amid a contrast of rugged mountain beauty and the serenity of rural landscapes.




Region Population: 6,810 residents


Tenterfield Population: 2,826 residents





  Median House Price:     $460,000  

  Median House Rental:  $390




 Top Three Occupation Groups:

  • Professionals
  • Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers

Top Three Employment Sectors:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Construction


Australian Bureau of Statistics - Tenterfield Shire 2023, Tenterfield 2021 and NSW Department of Communities and Justice, 2023

Tenterfield town itself is surrounded by over 10 National Parks. There are great schools, a wide variety of employment and business opportunities, fantastic houses large blocks of land and a great sense of community.  With its perfect location near the Queensland border, you are close enough to all the amenities of the city yet still able to enjoy the best a country lifestyle has to offer.




Average Maximum Temperature: 21.4oC
Average Minimum Temperature: 8.0oC


Average Yearly Rainfall: 846mm
Average Days of Rain Per Year: 81


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Armidale  and Guyra 2023


Tenterfield is an historical town and as such, many of the nearby activities and attractions reflect this heritage. Tenterfield is also surrounded by natural beauty with many national parks close to town that are perfect for bushwalking or a more leisurely picnic. There is an emerging food and wine industry in Tenterfield with some excellent cool climate wines being produced. Most of the local wineries have cellar doors and are happy to invite locals and visitors alike to sample their products. Tenterfield also offers an array of sporting, musical and social groups and there is certainly an activity for everyone regardless of age.



Public Transport

Driving from Tenterfield to:

 Sydney - 669km in 7 hours and 45 minutes

 Brisbane - 274km in 3 hours and 15 minutes

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Would you like to know more about the Tenterfield Shire?


You can find out more on the Tenterfield True website or Tenterfield Shire Council's website or contact them for further information on 02 6730 2400 or by email at

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