Located in the New England region and on the Manilla River, the charming town of Barraba is a great base for outdoor activities including bushwalking, photography, camping and 4WDing.
Barraba is in the New England region of northern NSW about 500km (6 hr 45 min drive) from Sydney and is 90km (70 min drive) from the regional centre of Tamworth.
Barraba was the centre of gold and copper booms, and now is an agriculture and pastoral centre. It lies within the beautiful Nandewar Ranges and is within the 3500 km2 Bundarra-Barraba Important Bird Area making it a destination for bird watchers.
The closest airport to Barraba is Tamworth Regional Airport, 75 min drive from Barraba. Qantas and Virgin provide regular flights to Sydney and Fly Corporate provides direct flights to Brisbane.
NSW TrainLink provides a daily service to Sydney from Tamworth Railway Station.
The population of Barraba is 1400 people, their median age is 55 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 7% of the population.
Barraba is located within the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, this fact sheet provides an overview of community health for the region.
Barraba Multi-purpose service is a 22-bed public hospital with an emergency department and providing integrated acute health, community health and aged care services. There are also a range of visiting services including drug and alcohol, speech therapy, dietitian, occupational therapist, Aged Care Assessment Team, women’s health, community dentist and podiatrist.
The closest major hospital is Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, just over an hour from Barraba.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Barraba.