Muswellbrook is a vibrant country town surrounded by vineyards and horse studs.
Muswellbrook islocated in the Upper Hunter Region of NSW, 243km (3 hr drive) north of Sydney and 127 km (90 min drive) north-west of Newcastle.
Muswellbrook has many faces, it is known for being the art hub of the Hunter, it continues to support a coal mining industry, and is famed for thoroughbred horse breeding. It has also developed a reputation for gourmet food and wine production.
The closest airport to Muswellbrook is Newcastle Airport which is a 90 min drive. Jetstar, Virgin Australia, QantasLink, FlyPelican and Regional Express provide services including to: Canberra, Ballina/Byron Bay, Dubbo, Taree, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, and Auckland (NZ).
Muswellbrook Railway Station, is serviced by local and long-distance rail services, interstate coaches and local bus services including the North West XPT.
Muswellbrook is home to more than 10,000 people, the median age of residents is 35 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 9% of the population.
Muswellbrook is in the Hunter, New England, & Central Coast Primary Health Network, this fact sheet provides an overview of population health for the region.
Muswellbrook District Hospital is a medium sized hospital with an emergency department and offers services, such as, general surgery, palliative care, general medicine, physiotherapy, renal dialysis, maternity, ophthalmology, radiology, pathology and chemotherapy unit. The hospital is also a Baby Friendly Accredited Hospital, the maternity unit has nine beds and two birthing rooms.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Muswellbrook.