Broken Hill is a heritage-listed city in the far west of New South Wales, its mining heritage and vibrant art scene blend together in the semi-desert landscape. (Note: Broken Hill is classified MMM5 – GP Synergy funding purposes)
The city of Broken Hill is close to the NSW/SA border, and is closer to the SA capital Adelaide (530 km) than Sydney (1150 km).
Broken Hill, also known as The Silver City, is a great place to live. It has a rich and colourful mining history and is renowned as a cultural hub (with more than 30 art galleries and many museums). Its beautiful weather and outback lifestyle contribute to a great sense of community.
Regional Express operates air services from Broken Hill Airport to and from Adelaide, Dubbo, Melbourne via Mildura and Sydney.
Broken Hill is one of the stops on the Indian Pacific passenger service, from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide. The weekly NSW TrainLink Outback Xplorer service arrives from Sydney on Mondays and departs Broken Hill on Tuesdays for the return service. NSW TrainLink also operates a daily road coach service, connecting at Dubbo with the Central West XPT to Sydney. There is also mini-bus service to Adelaide.
There is a local bus service operating four city routes and the city is also serviced by two taxi companies.
Broken Hill Health Service is a 108-bed public hospital. It is a rural teaching hospital, providing acute, non-acute and outpatient and community health services to Broken Hill and surrounding communities. It has general medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric, dialysis and acute mental health beds, as well as palliative care, intensive and coronary care units.
Support services include radiology and pathology departments, as well as a wide range of allied and primary health services, and an emergency department.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Broken Hill and the town is also a base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.