Oberon is an isolated but attractive natural setting with a unique combination of national parks, state forests and rolling hills.
Oberon has a population of 3,185 and is comprised of approximately 49.4% females and 50.6% males. It has an indigenous population of 101 (3.2%) and the median age is 40. Oberon is located in the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSWPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the WNSWPHN.
Oberon is located in the central tablelands of New South Wales, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, near Jenolan Caves and the Kanangra-Boyd National Park. It is approximately 40 minutes east of Bathurst. The town usually receives snowfall during the winter months, owing to its high altitude.
The closest regional airport is in Bathurst, which is a 40 minute drive from Oberon, and provides daily flights to Sydney.
The major sources of employment in Oberon are:
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Retail trade
- Public administration and safety
- Health care and social assistance
The Oberon Hospital is a multipurpose facility catering for both acute and aged-care patients.
There are eight acute beds and twelve high-care beds located at the hospital, plus eleven low care and one respite bed located at Hathaway Cottages.
The Oberon Health Service covers the towns of Oberon, Black Springs, Burraga, Rockley, Shooters Hill, Porters Retreat, O’Connell and Hampton and provide the following services:
- 24 hour Emergency Services
- Child and family health
- District nursing services
- Dietary advice, Mental health and Women’s health
- Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Counselling
- Aged care services, Meals on Wheels and Immunisation
Oberon is supported by its own ambulance service.
Oberon offers young families a long day care service.
Oberon has a Foodworks supermarket and a number of boutique retail stores.
It is a 40 minute drive from the major regional town of Bathurst.
There a numerous of places of worship located in Oberon including, but not limited to, Anglican, Catholic, Baptist and Uniting.
The nearest Mosque is 40 minutes away in Bathurst.
Fishing is a pastime possible at Lake Oberon and The Reef Reserve.
Oberon also has a golf club off Hume Street.
Just 40 minutes away is the cultural and regional centre of Bathurst offering an abundance of recreational and entertainment opportunities.