Uralla is a charming town with four distinct seasons and is famous for the laid back village life and unique history.
The population of Uralla is 2,754 of which 52.3% are females and 47.7% are males. The Indigenous population of Uralla is 267 (9.7%) and the median age is 43.
Uralla 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.
Uralla is a small town on the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, and is located at the intersection of the New England Highway and Thunderbolts Way, 20 minutes south west of Armidale and an hour north east of Tamworth. At more than 1,000 metres above sea level, Uralla’s high altitude makes for cool to cold winters and mild summers.
Uralla is well known for the infamous bushranger Captain Thunderbolt (Frederick Ward) who was shot and killed near Uralla by Constable Alexander Walker during a highway robbery.
The closest airport to Uralla is in Armidale, which is a 20 minute drive from Uralla.
Armidale has an airport which is serviced by two airlines. Qantaslink and Regional Airlines (REX) both offer daily return flights from Armidale to Sydney.
NSW TrainLink provides one return service daily from Uralla to Sydney
The major sources of employment in Uralla are:
- Education and Training
- Retail Trade
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Public Administration and Safety
- Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry
Armidale Rural Referral Hospital is a 20 minute drive from Uralla and offers 93 acute care beds, 6 emergency department beds plus 2 resuscitation bays. Services provided include anaesthetics, psychiatry, general medicine, surgery, day surgery, elective surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, rehabilitation gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool, intensive are and emergency.
Armidale Private Hospital is a 30 bed facility owned by Ramsey Health Care. Armidale Private Hospital offers medical and surgical services, all of which are supported by a full range of support services including radiology, pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social worker, aged care assessment, pharmacy and dietetics.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Uralla, it is serviced by ambulance volunteers.
Uralla offers long day care and pre-school services.
Uralla has a FoodWorks supermarket and a number of other boutique retail outlets.
The nearby regional centre of Armidale (20 minutes away) features two large shopping precincts and offers most of the well-known national chains including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Big W, Kmart, Target Country, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Spotlight and numerous other retail outlets.
Uralla is quickly becoming somewhat of a foodie destination, home to boutique wineries, local markets, cafes and restaurants.
The Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve is located 25 kilometres north west of Uralla along Thunderbolt’s Way. The reserve sits within the traditional lands of the Anaiwan people, the main Aboriginal tribe of the New England High Country, and protects an Aboriginal rock art site.
There are numerous arts, cultural, sporting, entertainment and dining options in the nearby regional centre of Armidale.