Bathurst is a vibrant country city with a rich cultural heritage and is recognised as a centre of learning.
Located in the Central Tablelands, Bathurst is about 160 km from Sydney. It is located on the western edge of the Great Dividing Range adjacent to the Macquarie River.
Bathurst is the oldest inland settlement in Australia and is well known for being the site of the first gold discovery and gold rush in Australia.
Regional Express (REX) provides daily return flights to Sydney from Bathurst Airport.
NSW TrainLink trains and buses are available daily from Bathurst Railway Station to Lithgow, with links to Sydney, Dubbo, Parkes and Cootamundra.
Daily interurban bus services are available between Bathurst and Lithgow, Bathurst and Orange, Bathurst and Oberon and Bathurst to Sydney. Local bus services operate in Bathurst and surrounding suburbs.
Bathurst Base Hospital is a large regional hospital with 148 beds, a 10-bed mental health unit and an emergency department. Services provided include medical, surgical, midwifery, gynaecology, paediatrics, operating theatre, day surgery, rehabilitation, intensive care/coronary care, oncology, ambulatory care/community acute post-acute care, pathology, radiology, and community health services.
Bathurst Private Hospital has two fully equipped operating theatres and offers up to 12 overnight beds for surgical and medical admissions as well as a day surgery.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Bathurst.