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Hunter, Manning & Central Coast

Singleton is a vibrant and diverse riverside town, located at the centre of the Hunter Valley wine region.

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Location

Singleton is 200 km (2 hr 20 min drive) north of Sydney and  77 km (60 min drive) from Newcastle.

This former mining town is known for its historic buildings, boutique wineries and grand old pubs.

How to get there

The closest airport to Singleton is Newcastle Airport (60 min drive from Singleton). The airport is serviced by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, QantasLink, FlyPelican and Regional Express, offering flights to destinations including Canberra, Ballina/Byron Bay, Dubbo, Taree, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, and Auckland (NZ).

Singleton lies on the Main North railway line and is serviced by a passenger train service made up of a daily NSW TrainLink train to Sydney and regular NSW TrainLink services to Newcastle.

Population

Singleton is home to more than 13,000 people, the median age of residents is 35 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up nearly 7% of the population.

Singleton is in the Hunter, New England, & Central Coast Primary Health Network, this fact sheet provides a health profile for the area.

Healthcare facilities

Singleton Health Service includes a 72-bed hospital providing 24-hour emergency services, day surgery, inpatient surgery, medicine, obstetrics and antenatal shared care, palliative care, dialysis, imaging, and outreach specialists.

Singleton Community Health Service provides a range of clinics including: asthma, audiometry, child health school screening, continence, diabetic – type 2, foot care for the elderly, immunisation, mental health and new parents group.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Singleton.

 

Accredited GP practices

  • Burdekin Park Medical Centre
  • Raworth Medical
  • Singleton Heights Medical Practice

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Singleton are: coal mining, takeaway food services, defence, cafes and restaurants and primary education.
  • Education

Singleton has three public primary schools, one Christian secondary college (K-10), one Catholic secondary college (K-12) and one public high school (7-12). There is also Hunter TAFE, Singleton Campus.
  • Childcare

Singleton offers young families a wide variety of options suitable for children from six weeks to school aged, for family day care, occasional care, long day care and preschool.
  • Shopping

Singleton has two shopping precincts featuring Woolworths, Coles and IGA supermarkets, a range of well known national chain stores, numerous specialty and boutique stores, cafes and eateries.
  • Places of worship

There are numerous places of worship located in Singleton including Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Uniting and Presbyterian churches. The nearest mosque is in Newcastle.  
  • Points of interest

Singleton is a vibrant town with an interesting history on display including the Heritage Walk, Singleton Historical Society Museum, the impressive Australian Army Infantry Museum at Lone Pine Barracks, and Sacred Spaces within the grounds of the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Lake St Clair is a popular spot for boating and camping, nearby are Wollemi, Yengo and Barrington Tops national parks. Singleton is also home to the largest sundial in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Sporting activities

There is a large range of sporting facilities, sporting clubs and teams in Singleton including baseball, cricket, netball, rugby league, soccer, AFL, swimming, gymnastics, tennis and touch football. A listing of facilities is available from Singleton Council.  
  • Community groups and activities

A listing of community groups in Singleton including arts and book clubs, service groups and theatre and music groups is available in the new residents guide on the Singleton Council website.
  • Social media groups

There are social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Singleton. A good place to start are the Facebook pages Singleton Council, The Singleton Argus, and Singleton Buy Swap and Sell.