Founded in the heady days of the Australian gold rush, Gulgong has approximately 130 buildings with National Trust classification.
The population of Gulgong is 2,383 and is comprised of 50.2% males and 49.8% females. Gulgong has a population of 117 (4.9%) indigenous people. The median/average age of the people in Gulgong is 39.
Gulgong is located just over four hours (300km) north-west of Sydney and only 30 minutes south of Mudgee. The Gulgong district is famous for its potters, artists, tapestry workers, artisans and craftspeople.
Mudgee (30 minutes to the south) has its own regional airport with daily flights to Sydney provided by Fly Pelican.
The main industries people from Gulgong work in are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Education and training
- Accommodation and food services
Gulgong Multi Purpose Service is a 50 bed public hospital that provides emergency services, acute and sub-acute medical inpatient services and low and high care residential aged care services.
Mudgee District Hospital (30 minutes from Gulgong) has 20 bed general wards, an accident and emergency department, a maternity ward including two labour rooms and a theatre with one operating room and one endoscopy room.
Gulgong is supported by an ambulance service.
There is a pre-school and child care centre in Gulgong.
Gulgong has both a Coles and IGA supermarket as well as the Gulgong Butchery.
Mudgee (30 minutes from Gulgong) also has Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, as well as numerous large national retailers including Target, Big W, Harvey Norman and numerous boutique retail stores.
There are three places of worship in Gulgong – a Catholic, Presbyterian and Anglican church.
There are also numerous places of worship located in Mudgee (30 minutes to the south) including, but not limited to, Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Uniting and Presbyterian.
The nearest Mosque is 2 hours away in Bathurst.
Gulgong has strong historical significance with approximately 130 buildings with National Trust classification, including The Prince of Wales Opera House, the oldest operating Opera House in the Southern Hemisphere.
Henry Lawson, one of Australia’s greatest bush balladeers, spent his childhood in the Gulgong area and the town embraces this iconic poet with the famous Henry Lawson Festival, held every June long weekend.
The closest cinema is 30 minutes to the south in nearby Mudgee. Mudgee also has an indoor swimming centre.