A beautiful city in the New England high country, Armidale is a cosmopolitan university city with an active arts and cultural community.
Armidale is located 475 km (5 hr 45 min drive) north of Sydney, and almost the same distance south of Brisbane.
Surrounded by natural beauty including World Heritage listed national parks, Armidale is well known for its built heritage that includes impressive cathedrals, as well as being a centre for fine food and wine.
Armidale Airport is serviced by two airlines, Regional Express (REX) and Qantas, who provide regular flights to Sydney. Fly Corporate provides regular flights to Brisbane.
NSW TrainLink provides a daily return service to Sydney.
The population of Armidale is more than 23,000 people, their median age is 34 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 7% of the population.
Armidale is located within the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, this Health Planning Compass provides an overview of community health for the region.
Armidale Hospital is a rural referral hospital with 93 acute care beds, six emergency department beds and two resuscitation bays. Services provided include anaesthetics, psychiatry, general medicine, surgery, day surgery, elective surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, renal dialysis, oncology, chemotherapy, paediatrics and rehabilitation, intensive care and emergency. The hospital includes an 11-bed maternity unit, with two labour wards and two special care nursery beds. A community health service is also located on site.
The Armidale Hospital Redevelopment Project is set for overall completion in 2018, the project includes construction of a new building and refurbishment of existing buildings.
Armidale Private Hospital is a 30-bed facility that offers medical and surgical services, radiology, pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social worker, aged care assessment, pharmacy and dietetics.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Armidale.
West Armidale Medical Centre has a two bedroom fully furnished unit that may be available for rent, please contact the GP Synergy Rural Support Officer for details.