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Western NSW

Mudgee’s heritage streetscapes are a picturesque backdrop for the fine food and wine the town is known for.

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Located in the Central West of NSW, 280 km from Sydney, Mudgee is in the broad fertile Cudgegong River valley.

A tourist destination in its own right, it is approximately one and a half hour’s drive from the regional centres of Dubbo and Bathurst.

How to get there

FlyPelican offers daily flights Monday to Friday to Sydney from Mudgee Airport with a Sunday return service.


Mudgee has a population of nearly 11,000 people, the median age of residents is 37 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 6.2% of the population.

Mudgee is located within the Western NSW Primary Health Network this fact sheet provides an overview of community health.

Healthcare facilities

Mudgee Hospital (Mudgee Health Service), is a new public hospital opened in 2020 with 28 beds. The hospital has an emergency department, an inpatient unit, operating theatres, maternity unit, and outpatient services including community health, physiotherapy, mental health, occupational therapy, oral health and renal dialysis and oncology. It also has a CT scanner.

The hospital is staffed by GPs who hold VMO positions to work in emergency, admit patients and in obstetrics and/or anaesthetics. Specialists visit the region on a regular basis for consultations and procedural work.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Mudgee.

Accredited GP practices

  • Mudgee Medical Centre
  • South Mudgee Surgery

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing people living in the Mudgee are: coal mining, supermarket and grocery stores, primary education, aged care residential services and local government administration.
  • Childcare

Mudgee offers young families numerous childcare options for occasional and long day care, family day care, preschool and after school care.
  • Shopping

Mudgee is well placed for shopping, including Coles, Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets, national retailers including Target, Big W, Harvey Norman, and boutique and specialty stores.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship in Mudgee include Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Uniting and Presbyterian churches. The nearest mosques are 90 mins away in the regional centres of Bathurst and Dubbo.
  • Points of interest

Mudgee offers many opportunities to sample great food and wine, as well as enjoying outdoor activities and local heritage. Mudgee hosts many events including the month-long Wine and Food Festival, Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee Bike Muster and Mudgee Running Festival.
  • Sporting activities

Your complete guide to Mudgee lists sporting groups and clubs in Mudgee.
  • Community groups and activities

There are numerous community and service groups in Mudgee, including the Performing Arts Society, Latin Dance, Walking Club, CWA and Rotary, a listing can be found at MudgeeBusiness. What's On — Mudgee Region lists events in Mudgee.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Mudgee. A good place to start are the Facebook pages Mudgee Guardian and Mid-Western Regional Council.