A farming town in the Central West Region of NSW just 30 minutes from the regional centers of Bathurst and Orange.
Blayney has a population of 3,355 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males. It has an indigenous population of 103 (3.1%) and the median age is 40. Blayney is located in the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSWPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the WNSWPHN.
Located in the Central West region of NSW, Blayney is about 240km west of Sydney and half an hour from both Bathurst and Orange.
The closest regional airport is in Bathurst, which is a 30 minute drive from Blayney, and provides daily flights to Sydney.
The major sources of employment in Blayney are:
- Health care and social assistance;
- Retail trade;
- Construction; and
- Education and training
Blayney multi-purpose service includes a hospital that caters for the older person. It has twenty residential aged care beds and an emergency department. Services include Diabetes prevention, Speech pathology, Physiotherapy, Transitional Aged Care.
The closest mental health team based at Bloomfield Hospital in Orange. Video Conferencing with Bloomfield services Counsellors and Doctors is available for assessment and scheduling, also ambulatory care. This service provides accident and emergency services, there are 8 acute/subacute beds.
Blayney is supported by an ambulance service.
Blayney offers young families a few options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged, for occasional and long day care. Find out more.
Blayney has a Super IGA store and numerous boutique retail stores.
The regional centres of Orange and Bathurst both offer quite extensive shopping opportunities and are each only a 30 minute drive from the town of Blayney.
There numerous places of worship located in Blayney including, but not limited to, Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Uniting and Presbyterian. The nearest Mosques are 30 mins away in the regional centres of Bathurst and Orange.
Blayney offers all the charm of a country town across a four-season climate. With its avenues of beautiful old trees, Blayney is a great base for exploring the area’s history with short scenic drives to gorgeous, heritage-listed villages like Millthorpe & Carcoar.
The Belubula River runs through the shire, starting in the high country between Bathurst and Orange. It passes by the eastern side of Blayney and then flows into Carcoar Dam, an aquatic playground popular with sailors, windsurfers, water skiers and fishermen.
Just 30 minutes away are the cultural and regional centres of Bathurst and Orange offering an abundance of recreational and entertainment opportunities.