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Blayney

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A farming town in the Central West Region of NSW just 30 minutes from the regional centres of Bathurst and Orange.

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RA2 / MMM5

Location

Blayney is about 240 km west of Sydney and half an hour from both Bathurst and Orange.

The town has a Victorian-era feel with many town buildings classified by the National Trust. Its avenues of beautiful trees, adds to its charm and accentuates its distinct four-season climate.

How to get there

There are airports at Bathurst and Orange. Orange Regional Airport is just over a 20 min drive from Blayney and Bathurst Airport is a 40 min drive. Daily flights to Sydney are available from both airports with Regional Express (REX).

Population

Blayney has a population of more than 3000, the median age of residents is 39 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4.4% of the population.

Blayney is located within the Western NSW Primary Health Network this fact sheet provides an overview of community health.

Healthcare facilities

Blayney multi-purpose service includes an emergency department and 20 residential aged care beds. Services include diabetes prevention, speech pathology, physiotherapy and transitional aged care.

Nearby Orange Health Service is a major rural referral health service providing a large range of services, the closest mental health team are based there. Bathurst Hospital also provides a range of services including emergency, acute care, general surgery, maternity and rehabilitation.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Blayney.

Accredited GP practices

  • Blayney Family Medical Practice

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of the Blayney Shire are: gold ore mining, beef cattle farming, hospitals, retail, and local government administration.
  • Education

Blayney has two primary schools and one high school: Blayney Public School, St Josephs Catholic School and Blayney High School. A number of other schooling options are available in the larger regional centres of Orange and Bathurst.
  • Childcare

Blayney offers young families a few options suitable for children from six weeks to school aged, for long day care, preschool and after school care.
  • Shopping

Blayney has a Super IGA store and numerous boutique retail stores. The regional centres of Orange and Bathurst both offer extensive shopping opportunities each only a 30 min drive from Blayney.
  • Places of worship

There are numerous places of worship located in Blayney including Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Uniting and Presbyterian churches. The nearest mosques are approximately 30 min away in Kelso (near Bathurst) and Orange.
  • Points of interest

Blayney and nearby villages have restaurants, art and antique shops, museums, boutique shops, and wine tasting opportunities. The surrounding agricultural industry provides fresh produce for regular farmers markets. Nearby Bathurst and Orange also offer many recreational and entertainment opportunities.
  • Sporting activities

Despite its size Blayney has sporting opportunities from table tennis and martial arts to rugby union. The Centrepoint Sport and Leisure Centre provides a range of fitness activities and swimming pool. The Belubula River and Carcoar Dam are popular for water sports and fishing.
  • Community groups and activities

Blayney Shire Council provides a community directory including community and service groups and an events calendar for markets, sporting and cultural events.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Blayney. A good place to start are the Facebook pages Blayney Chronicle and Blayney Shire Council.