Quirindi is a small, quaint town, one hour's drive from the regional centre, Tamworth.
The population of Quirindi is 3,523 of which 50.9% are females and 49.1% are males. The Indigenous population of Quirindi is 369 (10.4%) and the median age is 43.
Quirindi is located in the Hunter, New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECCPHN)
This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the HNECCPHN.
Quirindi is a small town in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales about an hour south of Tamworth.
Quirindi is famous for its vast fields of sunflowers that erupt in a blaze of colour from December to March as well as being the hometown of the world famous Falcons Cricket Club.
The closest airport to Quirindi is Tamworth Regional Airport, which is a 50 minute drive from Quirindi.
Qantaslink provides daily return flights from Tamworth to Sydney, Jetgo provides 8 weekly return flights from Tamworth to Brisbane, except for Tuesday and Saturdays and Virgin Australia also provides daily return flights from Tamworth to Sydney, except for Saturdays.
There is one daily NSW TrainLink return service to and from Sydney which departs from Quirindi Railway Station
The major sources of employment in Quirindi are:
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail Trade
- Education and Training
Quirindi Hospital and Health Service has 20 acute beds and three emergency department beds and also has an aged day care building on campus that operates three days a week.
A range of acute and community based services are available to all members of the community and includes an integrated General Practitioner (GP)/community health service. The facility has 14 clinical rooms, an imaging department, and is serviced by three GPs, a range of allied health and nursing staff, as well as a variety of visiting health care professionals.
The closest major rural referral hospital is Tamworth Base Hospital, which is a 50 minute drive from Quirindi. Tamworth Hospital is a 275 bed facility with a 24 hour level 5 emergency department and an 8 bed intensive care unit.
Quirindi is supported by NSW Ambulance Service.
There is one general practice training facility and one Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) in Quirindi.
Quirindi offers long day care, family day care and pre-school services.
Quirindi has an IGA and some boutique specialty and retail stores.
The nearby major regional centre of Tamworth is the largest and main retail centre for the New England and North West Slopes regions of New South Wales. It features multiple shopping precincts and offers most of the well-known national chains including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Big W, Kmart, Target Country, Harvey Norman and numerous other retail outlets
Places of worship in Quirindi include Anglican, Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist and Uniting churches. The nearby regional centre of Tamworth offers a wide variety of additional options.
Quirindi has excellent sporting facilities, with several sporting ovals catering for athletics, cricket, both codes of rugby, soccer, basketball and netball. Other sporting complexes include the racecourse, better known as “The Randwick of the North”, polo grounds, rodeo, campdrafting, a 9 hole Golf Course, two Tennis Clubs, three Bowling greens, gun club and swimming complex.
The Quirindi Rural Heritage Village showcases the development of rural Australia and the rich farming district of the Liverpool Plains in particular. Its 2,000 plus exhibits from Aboriginal artefacts through to the explorer’s early settlers demonstrates the trials and tribulations faced by the pioneers of this vast country.
Tamworth is only a 50 minute drive from Quirindi and offers a range of entertainment and dining options. It also has museums, art galleries, theatres, ten pin bowling and sporting and recreations clubs.