On the banks of the Castlereagh River, Coonamble is a charming country town of art deco buildings and classic country pubs.
Coonamble is about 540 km, north-west of Sydney, and 160 km (2 hr drive) from Dubbo.
A regional hub for wheat growing, and sheep and wool production, Coonamble is a also great base for exploring the internationally significant Macquarie Marshes and the iconic Warrumbungle National Park.
Dubbo, 2 hr drive from Coonamble, has the closest regional airport for flights. Four airlines – Qantas, Regional Express (REX), Fly Corporate and FlyPelican – fly from Dubbo offering a range of services.
A daily TrainLink coach service links up with the XPT train at Dubbo to travel to Coonamble.
The population of Coonamble is nearly 3000. The median age of people living in Coonamble is 42 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 34% of the population.
Coonamble Multi Purpose Service, provides emergency, acute and subacute medical inpatient services, aged care services and a range of primary and community health services.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Coonamble.
Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service has accommodation that may be available for registrars, please contact your Rural Support Officer for details.