Guyra is a vibrant community with a friendly, village atmosphere.
The population of Guyra is 1,919 of which 51.5% are females and 48.5% are males. The Indigenous population of Guyra is 123 (6.4%) and the median age is 43.
Guyra 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.
Guyra is a town situated midway between Armidale and Glen Innes on the Northern Tablelands in the New England region of New South Wales.
Located on a volcanic uplift of the Northern Tablelands, the town is one of the highest in Australia at 1,330 metres above sea level. Guyra is a peaceful, elevated village in the Armidale area on the New England Tablelands, where snow is not unusual in winter.
Armidale Airport is the closest regional airport (just under 30 minutes to the south). 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 Guyra are:
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Retail Trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Accommodation and Food Services
Guyra Multi-Purpose Service Hospital is a small regional hospital with an emergency department and less than 50 beds. Services that are provided include Acute Care, Residential Aged Care, Respite Care, Community Nursing, Child and Family Health, Physiotherapy. Visiting services provided are Speech Pathology, Women’s Health, Diabetes Education, Dietician, Psychologist and Drug and Alcohol Service. There are no mental health services available at this hospital and patients are referred to Armidale or Glen Innes.
Armidale Rural Referral Hospital is a 27 minute drive to the south and is a 93 acute care bed, 6 emergency department beds plus 2 resuscitation bays.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Guyra.
Guyra offers long day care and pre-school services.
Guyra shopping area boasts a fine range of retail shopping experiences from boutiques and speciality shops to food and coffee outlets and there is a Spar Express supermarket in Guyra.
The nearby major regional centre of Armidale 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.
Guyra is a vibrant, cohesive community with some wonderful natural attractions. It also offers sporting and recreational clubs as well as various opportunities to enjoy cultural activities, such as musical concerts and amateur theatricals.
For the history buff, there is the local museum in the main street and the antique machinery museum at the railway station and Guyra is well known for its Lamb and Potato Festival which is held each year in January.
Fishing in one of Guyra’s numerous and beautiful streams is a great way to relax and get back to nature and if you’re looking for more active pursuits, you’re within easy reach of a number of scenic national parks, where rock climbing, kayaking horse riding and bushwalking are just some of your options.