Renowned for its fresh local produce and wines, Orange is a bustling regional city in the Central West of NSW.
Orange is about 260 km (3 hr 40 min drive) west of Sydney. It is 55 km (45 min drive) from Bathurst.
Orange is a well-known agricultural and fruit growing district. With about 40 cellar doors in the surrounding area, Orange has become a tourist destination for fine food and wines.
Orange Regional Airport is a key transport hub for the Central West, Regional Express Airlines (REX) provides daily passenger services to Sydney. Fly Corporate provides daily, return weekday flights between Orange, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Orange has two railway stations. The main station, on the Main Western Line to Bourke, is served by the daily NSW TrainLink Central West XPT service between Sydney and Dubbo and the weekly Outback Xplorer service between Sydney and Broken Hill. The Orange East Fork station, lies on the branch line to Broken Hill and is served by the weekly Indian Pacific service to Perth.
NSW TrainLink operates several coach services with connecting train services from Lithgow to Sydney. Australia Wide Coaches operate a daily coach service to Bathurst and Sydney.
The city of Orange has a population of just over 38,000 people, the median age of residents is 37 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 6.5% of the population.
Orange Health Service is a major rural referral health service providing a range of services. It provides a wide range of general, surgical and specialist services. It is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Sydney and has an emergency department.
Dudley Private Hospital is a 57-bed facility that provides a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, rehabilitation and psychiatric services.
Orange Surgery Centre provides surgical services for both adults and children including ophthalmology, plastic surgery, endoscopy, maxillo-facial surgery, general surgery and colo-rectal surgery. It has two operating theatres, six first-stage recovery beds, eight second-stage recovery recliners and seven overnight beds..
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Orange.