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New England/Northwest | North Eastern NSW

The small town of Uralla offers country charm, interesting heritage and beautiful surrounds, only 20 minutes from Armidale.

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RA2 / MMM5

Location

Uralla is located within easy reach of two regional centres, it is 25 km (20 min drive) south west of Armidale and 88 km (60 min drive) north east of Tamworth.

Being more than 1000 m above sea level, Uralla has four distinct seasons: mild pleasant summers, vibrant autumns due to the turning leaves, cool to cold winters, and blossoming springtime.

How to get there

The closest airport to Uralla is Armidale Airport, a 15 min drive from Uralla. Armidale Airport is serviced by two airlines: Regional Express (REX) and Qantas who provide regular flights to Sydney.

NSW TrainLink provides daily services from Uralla to Sydney.

Population

The population of Uralla is more than 2700 people, their median age is 45 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 11% of the population.

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.

Healthcare facilities

The nearest hospital to Uralla is Armidale Hospital, a 20 min drive away. It is a 93-bed facility offering a comprehensive range of services. There is also a private hospital in Armidale.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Uralla, it is serviced by ambulance volunteers.

Accredited GP practices

  • Uralla Medical Centre

  • Industry

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

Uralla has two primary schools and one combined primary and secondary school: The nearby centre of Armidale offers a large number of primary, secondary and tertiary education options.
  • Childcare

Uralla offers limited childcare options including a long day care centre and a preschool.
  • Shopping

Uralla has a FoodWorks supermarket and a number of other small retail outlets. The nearby regional centre of Armidale offers a wide range of shopping opportunities including well-known national chains, specialty and boutique stores.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship in Uralla include a Catholic and Anglican churches. There are other options in nearby Armidale, including a mosque and a Buddhist centre.
  • Points of interest

Uralla has more than 50 heritage building that can be explored on the Uralla Heritage Walk. Famed bushranger Captain Thunderbolt features prominently in local museums and memorials. Local national park and recreational areas offer a range of outdoor activities. Cool climate wineries, a boutique brewery and distillery coupled with fresh local produce and cheese make Uralla a delicious destination.
  • Sporting activities

There is a range of sporting facilities, sporting clubs and teams in Uralla including fishing, bowling, golf, tennis, cricket, rugby league and soccer. A listing of groups and their contact details are available at Uralla Community Directory.
  • Community groups and activities

In Uralla community groups and volunteer organisations include the Uralla Lions Club, Uralla Rotary Club, Country Women’s Association, Uralla Arts, Uralla River Care Group, WIRES and Uralla Community Garden. A listing of groups and their contact details are available at Uralla Community Directory.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Tenterfield. Good places to start are the Facebook pages Uralla Shire Council, Uralla, Uralla Community Noticeboard, and Uralla Buy, Swap or Sell.