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Quirindi

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New England/Northwest | North Eastern NSW

Located on the productive Liverpool Plains, fields of sunflowers, sorghum, canola, corn, lucerne and wheat make Quirindi and surrounds a picturesque rural landscape.

RA3 / MM5

Location

Quirindi is located 350 km (4 hr drive) from Sydney, and only 70 km (55 min drive) south of Tamworth.

One of the ways Quirindi celebrates its agricultural heritage is through stock brand tiles along the main street. After 1866 branding of cattle and sheep was required by law, the tiles celebrate the known sheep and cattle runs on the Liverpool Plains.

How to get there

The closest airport to Quirindi is Tamworth Regional Airport, which is a 50 min drive from Quirindi. Qantaslink and Virgin Australia provide regular flights to Sydney, Jetgo provides regular flights to Brisbane.

There is one daily NSW TrainLink return service to and from Sydney which departs from Quirindi Railway Station.

Population

The population of Quirindi is more than 3400 people, their median age is 44 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 12% of the population.

Quirindi is located within the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, this Health Planning Compass provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

Quirindi Hospital offers a range of acute and community-based services including an integrated GP/community health service. The hospital has 20 acute beds, three emergency department beds and an aged care day service. The facility is serviced by GPs, allied health and nursing staff, as well as visiting health care professionals.

The closest major rural referral hospital is Tamworth Hospital, a 50 min drive from Quirindi. Tamworth Hospital is a 275-bed facility with a 24 hour level 5 emergency department and an eight bed intensive care unit.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Quirindi.

Accredited GP practices

  • Quirindi Health Centre
  • Walhallow Aboriginal Corporation

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of Quirindi are: local government administration, hospitals, aged care residential services, and secondary and primary education.
  • Education

Quirindi has two primary and one secondary school: There is a a campus of TAFE New England in Quirindi.
  • Childcare

In Quirindi childcare services include family day care, long day care and pre-school services.
  • Shopping

Quirindi has an IGA, Mitre 10 and Furniture One and a range of specialty stores including a newsagent, bakery and cafes. The nearby major regional centre of Tamworth offers many well-known brands including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Big W, Kmart, Target Country, Harvey Norman and smaller retail outlets.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship in Quirindi include Anglican, Catholic, and Uniting churches. The nearby regional centre of Tamworth offers additional options for worship.
  • Points of interest

Attractions in Quirindi include the Quirindi Village Miniature Railway, Quirindi Rural Heritage Village and Museum, Quirindi Historical Cottage and Museum, and Quirindi cycle path and skate park. For a small town, Quirindi’s event calendar is full of regular events including markets, tractor pulls, the monthly miniature railway trips, race days and annual events such as the Quirindi Military Tattoo, Quirindi Spring Show, Quirindi Rodeo and Quirindi Canter Fun Run and Charity Bike Ride.
  • Sporting activities

There is a range of sporting facilities, sporting clubs and teams in Quirindi including riding, bowls, basketball, swimming, cricket, fishing, bowls, tennis and golf. A listing of groups and their contact details are available at Liverpool Plains Community Directory.
  • Community groups and activities

In Quirindi community groups and volunteer organisations include Quirindi Toastmaster's Club, Quirindi Amateur Dramatic Society and Quirindi Arts and Craft Group, Lions Club of Quirindi. A listing of groups and their contact details are available at Liverpool Plains Community Directory.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Quirindi. Good places to start are the Facebook pages Whats on Quirindi, Visitquirindi Liverpool-Plains, Quirindi/Werris Creek Buy Swap, Sell, Quirindi, Werris Creek and surrounds community noticeboard and Liverpool Plains Shire Council.