Singleton is a vibrant and diverse regional town, located at the centre of the Hunter Valley, 200km North West of Sydney and 75km from Newcastle.
Singleton has a population of 4,667 and is comprised of approximately 49.8% females and 50.2% males. It has an indigenous population of 231 (4.9%) and the median age is 31.
Singleton 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 Singleton Local Government Area.
Singleton is a town on the banks of the Hunter River and is a vibrant and diverse regional town, located at the centre of the Hunter Valley, NSW’s premier wine country. Singleton is located 200km north west of Sydney and 75km from Newcastle and 47km south east of Muswellbrook.
The closest airport to Singleton is Newcastle, which is one hour east of Singleton. Newcastle Airport is serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX) providing daily return flights to Sydney, Virgin Australia and Jetstar providing return flights to Brisbane and Melbourne and Air Pelican providing flights to Ballina and Canberra.
Singleton lies on the Main North railway line, and is served by a passenger train service made up of a daily NSW TrainLink train to Sydney and local regular NSW TrainLink services to Newcastle.
The major sources of employment in Singleton are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Other services
- Accommodation and food services
Singleton District Hospital (https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/nswgovdirectory/singleton-district-hospital) has 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 the following clinics, which are, asthma, audiometry (over 3 years old), child health school screening, continence, diabetic – type 2, foot care for the elderly, immunisation, mental health, new parents group and smoking cessation clinic.
Singleton is supported by NSW ambulance service.
There are five general practice facilities in Singleton.
No accommodation available.
Singleton has 3 public primary schools, 1 Christian secondary college (K-10), 1 Catholic secondary college (K-12) and 1 public secondary high school
- Singleton Public School
- Singleton King Street Public School
- Singleton Heights Public School
- Australian Christian College Singleton (K-10)
- St Catherine’s Catholic College (K-12)
- Singleton High School
- Hunter TAFE, Singleton Campus
For further information regarding education in the Hunter and Central Coast area, please click here.
Singleton offers young families a wide variety of options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged, for family day care, occasional care, long day care and preschool.
As a regional centre Singleton has two shopping precincts, Singleton Plaza and Singleton Square featuring Big W, Flight Centre, Hello World travel, Michael Hill jewellers, Katies, My House, OPSM, IGA supermarket, Sanity music, Strandbags, The Reject Shop, Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, plus a smorgasbord of cafes and eateries as well as a range of smaller national retail stores and numerous boutique retail stores.
Singleton also offers a shopping mall where you will be able to find a variety of men’s, women’s and children’s stylish clothing stores, surf wear, jewellers, communications and electronics, homeware and gifts, footwear, optical, pharmacies, and cafes, eateries and restaurants, just to name a few.
Singleton offer weekend markets where you can pick up homemade goods, fresh food and produce and may be that rare and unusual gift.
There are a number of places of worship located in Singleton including, but not limited to, Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Uniting and Presbyterian.
The nearest Mosque is 45 minutes away on the western outskirts of Newcastle.
Singleton is a historic Hunter Valley town where you’ll find a relaxing mix of country hospitality, nature-based activities, plus great food and wine. Being located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Singleton has ready access to NSW’s premier wine region.
There are fabulous restaurants at Lovedale and Rothbury, a hub of great wineries and cellar doors centred around Pokolbin, fantastic local produce in Broke-Fordwich as well as true-blue Aussie hospitality in Wollombi.
If you enjoy the outdoors then a visit to Lake St Clair, which is an artificial lake located to the north of the town, with facilities for boating and camping or visit Wollemi and Yengo National Parks are located south of the town via the Putty Road. Barrington Tops National Park borders the north of the shire.
Singleton is home to the largest sun dial, and there are three main museums, the Singleton Historic Society Museum in Burdekin Park, the Royal Australian Infantry Corps Museum at the nearby barracks and the Mercy Convent Museum ‘Sacred Spaces’ within the grounds of the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy (Singleton).
The Singleton Arts Festival is a biennial event that celebrates the art and culture of the area, while the Spring Festival of Flowers will delight gardening aficionados.