Portland is a historic mining town and the gateway to the Central West, just two and a half hours from Sydney.
There are 2,307 people living in Portland. 49.3% are male and 50.7% are female. Portland has a population of 124 (5.4%) indigenous people. The median age of the people in Portland is 43.
Portland is located in the Nepean Blue Mountains NSW Primary Health Network (PHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the Nepean Blue Mountains PHN.
Portland is approximately two and a half hours west of Sydney. It is situated in the gateway to the Central West and is ideally located between Oberon, Mudgee, Bathurst and Lithgow and the Blue Mountains.
The closest airport is Bathurst Regional Airport, just over half an hour to the west. Regional Express Airlines provides three daily return passenger services to Sydney.
The closest railway station is Lithgow Railway Station. It is approximately 25 minutes away. It is serviced by daily trains and buses to Sydney Central, Bathurst, Dubbo, Broken Hill, and Perth.
The main industries people from Portland work in are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Electricity, gas, water and waste services
- Public administration and safety
- Accommodation and food services
Portland Tabulam Health Centre Services provides residential aged care to 22 residents, 4 sub-acute care beds, general medicine, community health services including chronic and complex care, and a range of visiting allied health services outreached from Lithgow Health Service. There is also a co-located GP practice.
Lithgow District Hospital (has an emergency department)
Lithgow Community Private Hospital
Portland is supported by an ambulance service at Lithgow.
There is one general practice in Portland:
For young families Portland has long day care for pre-school aged children
Portland has a Foodworks Supermarket and a variety of other boutique retail stores. The nearby city of Bathurst has far more extensive shopping options including Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, IGA, Target, Big W, Harvey Norman and many other major retailers.
Portland has a Catholic Church. Many additional places of worship are available in the nearby towns of Lithgow and Bathurst, each only around 30 minutes from Portland.
Portland is a historic mining town featuring Australia’s first cement works. It is well serviced town, surrounded by a rich and diverse natural environment with many areas that are well known for outdoor recreation and popular with 4WD and dirt bike enthusiasts.
The nearby city of Bathurst offers many great dining experiences and entertainment opportunities including Bathurst Metro, a five theatre cinema showing the latest release movies.