Live in Bathurst

Close enough to the big smoke but just far away enough to keep the unique regional feel.

Bathurst is less than a three-hour drive from Sydney with world-class entertainment and events, great facilities, an affordable lifestyle, and a thriving social scene all wrapped up among the city’s heritage buildings and rich history, Bathurst is the perfect place for a tree change. 

You’ll find everything you need from our state-of-the-art public hospital, well-established support network in aged care, a myriad of educational institutions no matter what your level of study, and a wide range of career opportunities to kick start your life in Central West NSW. Not to mention the fabulously distinct seasons you’ll enjoy throughout the year from balmy summer days to crisp winter nights.

Need more convincing? Take a drive through the country landscape that has inspired artists for generations and you’ll understand why people have been captivated by Bathurst. And if that’s not enough, you only have to say hello to any local to get a warm smile, friendly conversation and you’re guaranteed to have the feeling that you are home.


Bathurst has over 55 educational institution making the city the number one regional education hub whether you are a school student, or looking to study at university or TAFE.

Bathurst Business Hub

Bathurst Business Hub is a great resource aimed at keeping local businesses up to date with the latest news, information and events happening in the Bathurst business community.

Live and Work

Less than 3 hours from Sydney and located in the heart of Central West NSW, this vibrant city has everything you need if you are looking for in a place to call home.


Considering a tree change and new lifestyle in Bathurst? We have the answers to all of your questions here. Employment options and opportunities, resources and more.


Bathurst is a growing smart city with a strong and diverse economy for those considering relocating their business to a regional area in Central West NSW. A transport and infrastructure hub.

The Central West

'The Central West' describes the region from Bathurst to Dubbo and encompasses a diverse region of economic activity that has seen growth and diversification in recent years.