The highest town in the Blue Mountains region, Oberon offers a range of rural and natural attractions.
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
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Oberon.
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 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.