A progressive and dynamic town situated at the heart of NSW's northern wheat belt and recognised nationally as Australia's Artesian Spa Capital.
The population of Moree is 13,429 of which 49.8% are females and 50.2% are males. The Indigenous population is 2834 (21.1%) and the median age is 36.
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.
Moree is a large town in northern New South Wales and is located at the junction of the Newell Highway and Gwydir Highway. It is 628km from Sydney, 480km from Brisbane and 272km from Tamworth.
Moree is well known as being a major agricultural centre, noted for its part in the Australian cotton-growing industry. The Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre is the town’s major drawcard, attracting thousands of visitors annually.
Moree has excellent transport connections, with Qantaslink direct flights to Sydney (of less than 1.5 hours in duration), and train services daily via Countrylink.
The major sources of employment in Moree are:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
- Retail Trade
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Education and Training
- Public Administration and Safety
Moree Hospital is a 52 bed hospital and is part of the Moree Plains Health Service that provides a wide range of services, including community health, primary health, aged care, mental health and outreach services. Moree Hospital is serviced by a 24 hour emergency department that is supported by x-ray, ultra-scan and pathology services, dialysis unit, hospice care unit, obstetrics, chemotherapy (2 days per week), oncology unit and an outpatients unit. There is an 8 bed maternity unit and a 6 chair renal unit and the hospital undertakes elective surgery, including ear, nose and throat surgery, eye surgery, general surgery, gynaecology surgery, orthopaedic surgery as well as a day surgery.
The hospital is supported by videoconferencing facilities to Tamworth Hospital and a Community Health centre provides allied Health services.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Moree.
Balo Street Medical Centre
Pius X Aboriginal Medical Service
In Moree there are 2 public primary schools, 1 Catholic school (K-12), 1 Secondary College (7-12) and 1 Christian School (7-12).
For young families the Moree region offers a range of options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school age, for occasional care, long day care, family day care and pre-school. For more information on childcare options, please click here.
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 also boasts a wide variety of unique retail outlets including stylish fashion boutiques, health, beauty and fitness, homewares and footwear.
Moree hosts weekend markets where you can pick up rare and unusual gifts as well as plants and produce or that special gift that is homemade.
Places of worship located in Moree include Anglican, Baptist, Calvary Cristian Centre Pentecostal, Catholic, Jehovah’s Witness, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and Uniting churches.
As a regional centre, there is a lot to offer in Moree ranging from sporting and recreation clubs to shopping, music, art, events and more. Moree boast several Art Galleries and for the motoring enthusiasts, there is the Motor Museum.
Take a walk down memory lane with a guided Heritage and Art Deco Walk around Moree’s central business district area and explore the exquisite Art Deco architecture or stroll along Mary Brand Park, situated along the banks of the Mehi River.
The Euraba Paper Aboriginal Corporation offers specialised hand-made original designed Aboriginal art products, while the Mehi Murri Art Studio offers the opportunity to watch Aboriginal artists at work and hear their stories. Woolaway Wines offers wine tasting, morning and afternoon teas.
The Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre is a popular attraction with its natural artesian hot mineral waters heated naturally at 41 degrees Celsius.