The town of Glen Innes is known as ‘Celtic Country' because of its early Scottish settlers.
The population of Glen Innes is 6,135 of which 52.4% are females and 47.6% are males. Glen Innes has a population of 401 (6.5%) Indigenous people and the median age is 45.
Glen Innes is located within the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, this Health Planning Compass provides an overview of community health for the region.
Glen Innes is a town on the Northern Tablelands, in the New England region of New South Wales, just over an hour north of Armidale and 2 hours west of Grafton.
The Glen Innes Severn area is known as Celtic Country and is the home of the Australian Standing Stones, where the Australian Celtic Festival is celebrated annually in May.
Armidale Airport is the closest regional airport (just over an hour south of Glen Innes). Armidale airport is serviced by two airlines. Qantaslink delivers daily return flights to Sydney while Regional Airlines (REX) also delivers daily return flights to Sydney, except for Thursdays.
NSW TrainLink provides one return service daily from Armidale to Sydney
The major sources of employment in Glen Innes are:
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Retail trade
- Public Administration & Safety
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry
- Education and Training
Glen Innes Hospital is a 32 bed district hospital serving the communities of Glen Innes and surrounding districts. Services include admissions, medical/acute care, maternity, hospice care unit, 24 hour emergency department, paediatric, obstetrics and outpatient services, as well as general elective surgery and other elective surgery. Visiting specialist include aged care specialists and the hospital also has a blood bank and x-ray services
Co-located in the hospital is the Community Health Centre which provides occupational therapy, social work, general and drug and alcohol counselling, child and family health, audiometry, speech pathology, living skills and mental health services, amongst other visiting services.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Glen Innes.
Glen Innes offers occasional care, long day care, family day care and pre-school services.
As a regional centre Glen Innes features some of the most well-known national chains including Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, Target, Sportspower and Video Ezy as well as a variety of unique retail outlets where you will find cool teenage fashion, elegant women’s fashion or classic men’s clothing, homewares and that unique gift.
Good coffee is available at the many cafes and restaurants and Glen Innes has an abundance of great quality of local produce. Glen Innes boasts The Super Strawberry’s world famous strawberry milkshakes.
Armidale (just over an hour south of Glen Innes) features two large shopping precincts and offers most of the well-known national chains including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Big W, Kmart, Target Country, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Spotlight and numerous other retail outlets.
Places of worship in Glen Innes include Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Life Centre, Glen Innes Corps, Seventh Day Adventist and Uniting churches.
As a regional centre, Glen Innes offers an array of attractions, experiences, festivals, sporting and recreation clubs, music and art events, and an endowment of natural wonders from World Heritage National Parks to some of the world’s richest gem and mineral fields.
Glen Innes hosts the annual Minerama Fossicking and Gem Show and the annual Australian Celtic Festival, and is home to the Australian Standing Stones.
Country Art Escapes Regional Art Trail offers the opportunity to go on a cultural tour, explore the artist studios, galleries, museums and other cultural venues and experiences of this beautiful and diverse region.