Narromine is a family focused town with a strong sense of community spirit. Opportunities for investment and employment are driven by our growing mineral resource industry and extensive agricultural sector.
Nestled on the banks of the Macquarie River, Narromine offers– space, freedom and climate. People looking to move to our Shire love the ‘feel’ of our communities and the country charm of our residents. We offer an opportunity to, set up your own small business, indulge in your favourite hobbies and interests and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle you have always wanted.
Narromine Shire is home to approximately 6,872 people. Most of the population is centred around the main centre of Narromine and outlying towns of Trangie and Tomingley.
- Narromine – 3,500
- Trangie – 800
- Tomingley – 50
The remaining population reside in the surrounding rural areas.
Situated in the heart of the rich Macquarie Valley in central western New South Wales, Narromine Shire covers an area of 5,224 km². Narromine is nestled on the banks of the Macquarie River approximately 450km west of Sydney and just a short 30 minute drive from the inland city of Dubbo.
- Sydney to Narromine – 430km – 5.5hrs
- Newcastle to Narromine – 419km – 4.5hrs
- Canberra to Narromine – 396km – 4.5hrs
- Wollongong to Narromine – 488km – 6.0hrs
- Dubbo (regional centre) to Narromine – 40km – 30 minutes
For those wanting the option to fly, our Shire is well serviced by Dubbo Regional Airport which is located just 20 minutes from Narromine. Three major airlines (Qantas, Regional Air Express (Rex) and JETGO Australia provide over 150 direct return flights per week from Dubbo to Sydney and Broken Hill, as well as Dubbo to Brisbane direct.
Flight travel times:
- Dubbo to Sydney – 55 minutes
- Dubbo to Brisbane – 1hr 20 minutes
- Dubbo to Broken Hill – 1hr 35 minutes
Narromine United Services Memorial Club operates a taxi service for transport within the town.
CountryLink services the Narromine area providing daily services to/from Sydney.
Daily bus services are available to/from Dubbo.
The Shire is renowned as a quality grain producing region, much of which is containerised for export, as well as domestic supply by road and rail.
Narromine is strategically located on the main transport corridors of Sydney to Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Brisbane to Melbourne, providing a logistical advantage for the area.
The Narromine Shire is home to a number of large businesses, including three major plant breeding and seed production companies which export to various countries around the world. The Shire also has a large machinery manufacturer, with a state of the art factory, designing and building large agricultural equipment which is distributed Australia wide. Complimenting these larger businesses, are many smaller businesses throughout the Shire contributing to the economy and quality of the region.
Trangie supports a number of agricultural and related businesses, including a large engineering and construction workshop, an aerial agricultural and aircraft maintenance business and an agricultural research station. Cotton production has increased within the Shire in recent years with two gins in operation.
Significant mineral resources have been discovered near Tomingley in the south of the Shire with Alkane Resources Limited providing significant employment opportunities.
Situated in the heart of NSW, Narromine has a temperate climate for much of the year with highest temperatures in summer months from November to March.
The average annual rainfall of approximately 525mm per year and the community has access to a stable town water supply – residents’ water is rarely in short supply.
- Average Max. Temperature – 33 degrees
- Average Min. Temperature – 15 degrees
Be welcomed to a community that embraces a way of life that provides the perfect balance between work and lifestyle.
Narromine Shire provides an attractive option for those seeking a better lifestyle, whether it is reduced travel time, a relaxed rural lifestyle or the ability to spend more time with their families.
Local residents are highly involved in their community, making it easy for new families and singles to establish a network of friends through schools, sports and community groups. A variety of sporting and hobby clubs are active across the Shire – from extreme sports such as gliding to annual horse racing events and more sedate interests such as fishing or arts and crafts.
Top notch sporting fields and facilities are a given in the community, with a sporting hero or two calling Narromine home.
Council provides library services in Narromine and Trangie, there is a strong interest in local history and a growing arts community provides cultural opportunities.
With nature-based activities in abundance, there will be no shortage of pursuits for you and your family to experience, regardless of your age or expertise.
Reasons to make Narromine Shire home:
- Enjoy a unique lifestyle that includes low-density housing
- Excellent retail and financial services
- Access to modern public and private hospital
- Choice of local medical practitioners
- Outstanding sporting facilities
- Spectacular natural attractions
- A community with spirit and a sense of pride
- Rural communities and/or country lifestyle options
- Affordable housing
- Access to excellent education facilities
- A wonderful climate
- Outstanding sporting and family friendly facilities and activities
Narromine Shire …. has a lot to offer, so why be concerned about leaving the comfort of the city when we have it all waiting for you.
Affordability is one of Narromine Shire’s key strengths.
Housing affordability and general ‘liveability’ attracts both families and businesses to the Shire. The area offers a range of sale and rental accommodation options from large old-style family homes with country charm, many of which have attracted the attention of keen renovators, new family homes, single storey units and duplexes ideal for couples and young families to small acreages and larger agricultural holdings for those who would like to buy a piece of Australia’s rich agricultural history.
The area has a variety of residential land available in both rural and urban settings for potential investors and new residents including Narromine Skylark Residential Estate – where you can have your aircraft hangar in your backyard, and with several other new residential estates now selling, opportunities abound for people looking for a lifestyle change – why not take a look online, you will be surprised by the affordability.
The average house price for a 3 bedroom home in Narromine is $245,000 compared with Sydney’s inner ring $1.3m.
For those seeking rental accommodation the area offers a range of housing options from units, flats and duplexes to family homes and rural properties.
The average weekly rental for a three bedroom home in Narromine is $280 compared with $890 for Sydney’s inner ring.
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Narromine has a healthy local economy and a progressive approach to community development. As such, it generates ongoing demand for employees in its agri-business, trades and services sectors.
Employment opportunities are based on the strong rural economy. There are also increasing opportunities in mining and the service areas of health, education, aged care and local government. Advances in information technology, broadband and satellite communication systems are creating a wealth of opportunity for consultancy and other specialist businesses operating from the office. And don’t forget that you have access to air services operating to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Newcastle right on your doorstep.
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We know how important it is to find the right schooling option for your children and our choices are endless… Narromine Shire’s central location provides access to a broad range of education options from pre-school through to vocational and tertiary education.
The region plays hosts to public, private and independent schools, universities, TAFE campus and trade training centre. Narromine and Trangie offer quality public, catholic and independent education from Kindergarten to Year 12.
For students choosing to attend school in Dubbo, a daily return coach service operates.
Early Childhood Services
For those seeking children’s services you will not be disappointed. Children aged 0 – 5 years are well supported through the provision of quality services including early childhood learning centres, playgroups, and family day care.
Narromine Vacation Care is the place to be during the school holidays. The centre provides a fun, safe recreational holiday program for primary school aged children. Open during the public school holidays, the centre offers a wide range of entertaining in-house activities, entertainers as well as exciting excursions and recreational activities.
Health and Aged Care
The community boasts a comprehensive health care system and local providers who are committed to delivering high quality health services to the community. The Western Region Area Health
Service manage two public hospitals (Narromine and Trangie) encompassing a broad network of general and specialist practitioners and a range of outreach services.
Medical centres, dental clinics, pathology and aged care facilities are accessible within the Shire, whilst Dubbo and Orange provide the region with an extensive range of specialist services and private hospitals.
For those who like to shop, there‘s no shortage of retail therapy, with the region providing a wide range of shopping experiences. From long established family-owned stores to major chain retailers, you will be hard-pressed not to find what you are looking for. Whether your idea of shopping is discovering exclusive designer fashion in a boutique or finding yourself spoilt for choice in tempting coffee shops and bakeries, a shopping expedition in the region is bound to surprise and delight you.
- Coles Supermarket –Narromine
- IGA Supermarket – Trangie
- Ladies and menswear
- Gift and homeware
- Post offices
- Pharmacies – Narromine and Trangie
- NRMA – Narromine and Trangie
- Service Stations
- Veterinary Clinic
- Coffee shops and cafes
Narromine and Trangie provide professional services to business and individuals, while the inland city of Dubbo just 30 minutes away offers residents access to government and professional services.
Narromine is home to branches of Commonwealth, ANZ, National Australia, the Community Mutual Group and Westpac banking services.
A range of government departments, agencies and professionals support and service the area:
- Business development
- Social assistance
There are plenty of annual events to put on your social calendar including annual Australia Day celebrations, school fetes & fairs, open gardens & Carols by Candlelight. Some of our yearly highlight events are featured below for further information.
- Macquarie Picnic Races
- McGrath Foundation Pink Pigeon Celebrations
- Narromine Car Club Show N Shine
- Mungery Picnic Races
- Venetian Carnival
- Tomingley Races
- Narromine Show
Please visit http://www.narromine.nsw.gov.au for further information on upcoming events.
There is no shortage of opportunities for you or your family can get involved in the community, making it easy for new residents to establish a network of friends through schools, sports and community groups. A variety of sporting and hobby clubs are active across the Shire – from extreme sports such as gliding to annual horse racing events and more sedate interests of fishing or arts and crafts.
Sport and Recreation
Sport brings the community together and residents are spoilt for choice with our top notch sporting fields and facilities.
With a sporting hero or two calling Narromine Shire home – it is not surprising that our towns are fanatical about their sport!
- 18 hole sand green golf course
- Tennis court complex
- Squash courts
- Cricket pitches
- Swimming pools
- Skate parks
- Well maintained parks and ovals
- Bowling greens
- Target shooting
- BMX track
- Walking trails
- Sports centre
- Showgrounds and Racecourses
Whilst the impressive Macquarie River is a magnet for water sport enthusiasts during spring and summer.
- Clay Target
- Little Athletics
- Model Flying
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Indoor Soccer
Just to name a few!
If cultural activities and community groups are something you enjoy getting involved with, then you’re in luck:
- Arts and cultural groups
- Service clubs – Rotary and Lions
- Narromine and Trangie Race Clubs
- Car club
- Various church groups
- Garden Club
- Masonic Lodge
- Local History
Narromine is a Shire with scenic beauty and authentic country charm. The Shire has many attractions, both historic and modern that makes it a wonderful and welcoming place to visit.
While Narromine may be renowned for its friendly locals and country charm, it’s the aeronautical history that wins over visitors year after year.
The Narromine Aerodrome is home to the oldest Aero Club in Australia and houses the famous Narromine Aviation Museum. Be captivated by artefacts, documents and photographs that tell the story of aviation as it evolved at one of Australia’s most historic aerodromes. Stroll around the wartime parade grounds, see two original hangars and get a close up view of the spectacular full scale replica of the Wright Brothers Model A Flyer.
Narromine’s charming Iris Farm is also on your must – do list. Once an old bull yard, the five acre sites now boasts over 1200 varieties of beautiful tall bearded iris in full bloom from October to early November.
Head a little further west to Trangie – a small town stepped in history dating back to Cobb & Co, or take a scenic detour south to Tomingley, the gateway to Goobang National Park renowned for its stunning lookouts and spiritual ambience.
There is so much to see and do … for it is here where city folk hop off for that breath of fresh air and enjoy all the delights of country NSW.
Entertainment and Dining
Our residents are “experts” at making their own fun, whether it be a community fundraiser, the local picnic races, the school fete or the agricultural show there will never be a dull moment. Narromine Shire boasts a number of trendy cafes where you can relax over a coffee, while our restaurants offer you a memorable dining experience.
Our registered clubs and numerous hotels offer the ideal venue for you to mingle with friends, enjoy great entertainment and fine food.
To view all featured events see our regional events calendar.
Regional villages and towns
Tomingley, located on the Newell Highway south of Narromine is certainly a little town with the big heart. Strategically positioned to take full advantage of the resource industry, Tomingley residents share their community with Alkane Resources Limited, Tomingley Gold.
This close knit community is right on the doorstep of one of the region’s best kept secrets – Goobang National Park with its majestic views across the Hervey Ranges.
Trangie, a short drive west of Narromine is a small town of 1,000, filled with interesting, spirited people who are passionate about their community. Steeped in history dating back to Cobb & Co, Trangie’s landscape provides a tangible link to the town’s pioneering spirit.
This quaint township set along the Macquarie River, Trangie has a busy rustic landscaped main street, hospital, primary and central schools boasting excellent facilities and academic results. Trangie is a strong, sport-oriented town which has an excellent swimming pool, tennis courts, racecourse and showground, ovals and recreational facilities.
And it is home to the “Big Billy”.