Gloucester is a pretty country town adjacent to the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park.
Gloucester is 26 km (3 hr 10 min drive) north of Sydney. It is 120 km (1 hr 45 min drive) from Newcastle and 77 km (60 min drive) from Taree.
Gloucester is well known for its top-quality produce including Barrington beef and perch, gold deposits and the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt who the road from Gloucester to Inverell is named after - Thunderbolt's Way.
The closest airport is Taree Airport, just less than 60 min drive north of Gloucester. FlyPelican offers daily direct services to Sydney and regular weekly services to Newcastle.
Newcastle Airport is 90 min drive south of Gloucester, a number of carriers service Newcastle AIrport and there are daily services to Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.
Gloucester is situated on the North Coast railway line. There are regular TrainLink services via the North Coast XPT from Sydney to Gloucester.
Gloucester is home to more than 2,300 people, the median age of residents is 50 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up nearly 11% of the population.
Gloucester is in the Hunter, New England, & Central Coast Primary Health Network, this fact sheet provides an overview of population health for the primary health network area.
Gloucester Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is an 80-bed campus containing a mixture of acute, residential aged care and community outreach services. Services include 24-hour emergency, medical, surgical, palliative care, birthing, limited paediatrics, X-ray and physiotherapy. Day only general surgery and ophthalmic (eye) surgery is also provided. Residential aged care is currently provided over three sections on the campus (both high care and low care.
Community Health offers a range of community-based and outreach care to the Gloucester community and surrounding outlying areas.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Gloucester.