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Oberon

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Western NSW | Western NSW

The highest town in the Blue Mountains region, Oberon offers a range of rural and natural attractions.

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Location

Oberon is located in the central tablelands of NSW, it is almost 50km (40 min drive) east of Bathurst and about 280 km (2 hr 45 min drive) west of Sydney.

Oberon is surrounded by hills, open ranges and wilderness, nearby Jenolan Caves and Kanangra-Boyd National Park are great for exploring. The town usually receives snowfall during the winter months, owing to its high altitude.

How to get there

The closest airport is Bathurst Airport, a 40 min drive from Oberon, Regional Express Airlines (REX) provides daily flights to Sydney

Population

Oberon has a population of just over 3000 people, the median age of residents is 45 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 3.4% of the population.

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

Healthcare facilities

The Oberon Multi Purpose Service is a public hospital with an emergency department. It caters 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.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Oberon.

Accredited GP practices

  • Oberon Medical Centre

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing people living in the Oberon Council area include: log sawmilling, beef cattle farming, sheep-beef cattle farming, local government administration and road freight transport.
  • Education

There are two primary schools, and one high school in Oberon:
  • Childcare

For young families there is one long day care service in Oberon.
  • Shopping

Oberon has an IGA and Foodworks supermarkets, numerous cafes and small retail stores. Nearby Bathurst, 40 min drive from Oberon, offers specialty stores and major retailers including Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Target, Big W and Harvey Norman.
  • Places of worship

There are numerous of places of worship located in Oberon including Anglican, Catholic, Baptist and Uniting churches. The nearest mosque is in Bathurst a 40 min drive from Oberon.
  • Points of interest

Outdoor activities are popular past times around Oberon including trail riding, bush walking, fossicking and four-wheel driving. Nearby Bathurst offers additional recreational and entertainment opportunities.
  • Sporting activities

Sporting teams in Oberon include: rugby league, soccer, golf, squash, darts, tennis, netball, hockey, touch football, fishing, lawn bowls, swimming, and cycling. Oberon also holds a rodeo and campdraft.
  • Community groups and activities

Oberon Council provides a community directory including community and service groups, including Oberon Apex Club, SES and Oberon Lions Club.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Oberon. A good place to start is the Facebook page Oberon Review.