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New England/Northwest | North Eastern NSW

Located in the heart of the northern NSW wheat belt, Moree is famous for its Artesian Aquatic Centre with its naturally hot mineral-rich waters.

RA3 / MMM4

Location

Moree is a large town in northern NSW, it is 626 km (7 hr 15 min drive) from Sydney, 480 km (5 hr 30 min drive) from Brisbane and 252 km (3 hr drive) from Tamworth.

Although best known as a wheat and cotton growing area, Moree is also home to the largest pecan nut farm in the southern hemisphere and olive groves for the production of olive oil.

How to get there

Moree Airport is 5 km from the centre of town, direct services to Sydney are available with Qantaslink and flights to Brisbane are available with Fly Corporate.

Regular NSW Countrylink train services are also available to Sydney.

Population

The population of Moree is more than 9000 people, their median age is 38 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 22% of the population.

Moree 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.

Healthcare facilities

Moree Hospital is a 52-bed public hospital with a 24 hour emergency department, eight bed maternity unit and six chair renal unit. Elective surgery is undertaken at the hospital including ear, nose and throat surgery, eye surgery, general surgery, gynaecology surgery, orthopaedic surgery as well as a day surgery. The Moree Community Health centre provides allied health services.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Moree.

Accredited GP practices

  • Associate Medical Practice
  • Balo Street Medical Centre
  • Pius X Aboriginal Medical Service

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of Moree are: grain growing, local government administration, primary education, secondary education and retail.
  • Childcare

For young families Moree offers a range of childcare options including occasional care, long day care, family day care and pre-school.
  • Shopping

As a regional centre, Moree features most of the well-known national chains including Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, Target Country, Millers, Harvey Norman and Best and Less. Moree’s lovely main street also boasts a wide variety of specialty and boutique stores. Weekend markets in Moree provide opportunities for local produce and home-made fare.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship located in Moree include Anglican, Baptist, Calvary Cristian Centre Pentecostal, Catholic, Presbyterian and Uniting churches.
  • Points of interest

The attractive and wide main street of Moree, has retained a heritage feel with its Art Deco architecture, it can be enjoyed by walking Moree's Heritage Trail. The many parks and garden in Moree provide a place to relax. Moree is also home to several art galleries including those featuring art of the local Kamilaroi people. Events in Moree include race days, the Moree Show and Moree on a Plate Festival.
  • Sporting activities

There is a range of sporting facilities, sporting clubs and teams in Moree including swimming, water skiing, martial arts, boxing, running, cricket, Australian rules football, rugby league, soccer, motocross, and polocrosse. Many have their own websites and social media pages.
  • Community groups and activities

In Moree community groups and volunteer organisations include Lions Club of Moree, Gwydir Group CWA, Moree Evening View Club and Rotary Club of Moree. A listing of groups and their contact details are available at Moree Plains Business, Community & Event Directory.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Moree. Good places to start are the Facebook pages Moree Plains Shire Council, Moree Champion, My Moree and Moreen Plains.