Walcha has something for everyone, it’s a gateway to World Heritage wilderness, offers fine local produce and wine, and boasts the most public art per head of population in Australia.
Walcha is located in close proximity to the two largest regional centres in the New England region: Armidale 66 km (50 min drive) away and Tamworth 91 km (70 min drive).
The Walcha area is a trout fishing mecca with more than 1500 km of streams home to rainbow and brown trout.
The closest airport to Walcha, is 45 min to the north in Armidale. Qantaslink and Regional Express Airlines (REX) offer regular flights to Sydney.
NSW Trainlink provides daily return services from Sydney to Walcha Road station, a bus meets the train to take passengers into Walcha.
The population of Walcha is more than 2500 people, their median age is 47 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 6% of the population.
Walcha 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.
Walcha Multi-Purpose Service is a small public hospital with fewer than 50 beds. It has an emergency department, provides aged care services and community health services.
Armidale Hospital, a 50 min drive from Walcha. 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 Walcha.
There may be accommodation available for registrars, please contact your Rural Support Officer for details.