Barraba is a small, friendly town with a strong sense of community.
The population of Barraba is 1,537 of which 51.5% are females and 48.5% are males. The Indigenous population of Barraba is 90 (5.9%) and the median age is 52.
Barraba 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.
There is one daily NSW TrainLink return service to and from Sydney which departs from Tamworth Railway Station.
The major sources of employment in Barraba are:
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail Trade
- Education and Training
- Public Administration and Safety
Barraba Hospital is a 22 bed Multi-Purpose Facility, comprising of 16 places allocated to residential aged care and 6 beds to acute care. Barraba Multi-Purpose facility provides integrated acute health, nursing homes, hostels, community health and aged care services for the community.
Services include a 24 hour emergency department, five days per week day centre for div ersional therapy, three days per week physiotherapy, one day per week for child and family health, five days per week for district nursing, one day per week for psychology, one day per week for audiometery, one day per week for foot clinic, two mornings per week for radiology and cardiac rehabilitation as required.
Visiting services at Barraba Hospital include, drug and alcohol, speech therapy, dietitian, occupational therapist, ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team), women’s health, community dentist and podiatrist.
The closest major rural referral hospital is Tamworth Base Hospital, just over an hour from Barraba. Tamworth hospital is a 275 bed facility with a 24 hour level 5 emergency department and an 8 bed intensive care unit.
Barraba has an IGA and some boutique specialty stores.
The major regional centre Tamworth is just 70 minutes away from Barraba and offers extensive shopping options.
There are a few places of worship located in Barraba including Anglican, Barraba Corps and Catholic churches.
The nearby major regional centre of Tamworth offers a much broader range of options.
sport locations, recreational reserves, and is the gateway to the Gwydir region in the heart of the Nandewar Ranges. The surrounding natural landscape is idyllic for exploring, bushwalking, swimming, photography, camping or 4WDing.
As a very large regional centre there is a lot on offer in Tamworth, which is a 70 minute drive from Barraba, inclduing sporting and recreation clubs, cinemas and shopping, music and art events and more.