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Renowned for its fresh local produce and wines, Orange is a bustling regional city in the Central West of NSW.

C Grouping
RA2 / MMM3

Location

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.

How to get there

Orange Regional Airport is a key transport hub for the Central West, Regional Express Airlines (REX) provides daily passenger services to Sydney.

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.

Population

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

Healthcare facilities

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 has two operating theatres and is currently undergoing renovations to convert the facility to a private hospital offering an increased range of procedures.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Orange.

Accredited GP practices

  • 76 Prince Street Medical
  • Anson Medical Centre
  • Apple City Family Medicine
  • Colour City Medical Practice - Dalton Street
  • Dr David Howe
  • Orange Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Orange Family Medical Centre
  • The Wellness House

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing people living in Orange are: hospitals, gold ore mining, state government administration, social assistance services and retail.
  • Education

Orange has a range of public and private schools with 11 primary schools, three secondary schools and three combined primary/secondary schools. Orange is home to a campus of Charles Sturt University and TAFE Western Orange College operates out of three sites within the city.
  • Childcare

For young families there is a selection of family day care and childcare centres (community and private) that cater for occasional care, long day care and preschool. Out of school care is also available.
  • Shopping

A variety of shopping experiences are catered for in Orange including supermarkets (Woolworths, Coles and IGA), department stores (Myer, Big W and Country Target) as well as Harvey Norman and Bunnings and a range of specialty shops and boutique traders.
  • Places of worship

There are a range of churches in Orange including Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Slavic Pentecostal and Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The nearest mosque is located in nearby Bathurst.
  • Points of interest

Orange has a vibrant cultural scene, it is home to a regional art gallery and many historic buildings and houses. There are several music clubs which meet regularly including the Orange Blues Club and Orange Jazz Club.Visit Orange lists the many events happening in and around Orange. Orange’s heritage can be viewed by following the Orange Heritage Trail.
  • Sporting activities

Orange caters for many sports including swimming, horse riding, golf, athletics, tennis, bowls, BMX, bowling, sailing, rugby league, soccer, rugby union, softball, and cricket. Bushwalking, swimming, fishing, canoeing or sailing can be enjoyed at Lake Canobolas.
  • Community groups and activities

The Orange Community Guide details contact information for a wide range of organisations, groups and clubs in the Orange community.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Orange. A good place to start are the Facebook pages Central Western Daily and Orange Young Professionals.