Inverell, located in an attractive valley beside the Macintyre River, is known as the Sapphire City because of the sapphires found throughout the local area.
Inverell is located 570 km (6 hr 45 min drive) north of Sydney, 430 km (5 hr drive) south west of Brisbane and 130 km (90 min drive) north west of Armidale.
Inverell is within a fertile agricultural region which produces crops, including wheat, barley and oats. Tin, sapphires, zircons and industrial diamonds are also mined locally.
Inverell Airport is located 17km (20 min drive) from the town centre, it is serviced by Fly Corporate who provide flights to Brisbane.
Armidale Airport is the closest airport (90 min drive) for flights to Sydney, it is serviced by Regional Express (REX) and Qantas who provide regular flights.
NSW TrainLink provides a daily service between Armidale and Sydney.
The population of Inverell is more than 11,500 people, their median age is 41 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 10% of the population.
Inverell 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.