Wallerawang is a small township in the western foothills of the Blue Mountains just 40 minutes from the major regional city of Bathurst.
Wallerawang has a population of 1,902 and is comprised of approximately 48.0% females and 52.0% males. It has an indigenous population of 93 (4.9%) and the median age is 39. Wallerawang is located in the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the NBMPHN.
Wallerawang, or Wang as it is commonly referred to by locals, is a small township in the western foothills of the Blue Mountains.
The landscape of Wallerawang is dominated by the Power Stations and the dams that have been built in the area to provide water to them.
It is only 15 minutes from the regional town of Lithgow and 40 minutes from the major regional centre of Bathurst.
The closest regional airport is in Bathurst, which is a 40 minute drive from Wallerawang, and provides daily flights to Sydney.
The major sources of employment in Wallerawang are:
- Health care and social assistance
- Public administration and safety
- Retail trade
- Accommodation and food services
The nearest hospital is Lithgow Hospital and consists of a 46 bed public hospital, a comprehensive community health centre. Also located on the campus are Lithgow Health Service Community Private Hospital, Three Tree Lodge and Lithgow Health Service Specialist Medical Centre.
The Hospital provides 24 hour emergency department supported by on call medical services.
Nepean Hospital at Penrith is the referral centre and is 60 minutes by road.
The nearest Ambulance service is also located 15 minutes away in Lithgow.
There is one general practice facility in Wallerawang.
No accommodation available.
The nearby town of Lithgow offers young families a number of options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged, for occasional care, long day care and pre-school.
Wallerawang has a Friendly Grocer Store and some boutique retail outlets.
It is located just 15 minutes from the nearby town of Lithgow which boasts Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA stores.
Lithgow also has a Target and a number of national retail chains.
The major regional centre of Bathurst is just 40 minutes away.
There are a few places of worship located in Wallerawang including, but not limited to, Anglican, Catholic, Uniting and Presbyterian.
There are many more in the nearby town of Lithgow, with the nearest Mosque in Bathurst.
Wallerawang, in the Lithgow City Council area, is adjacent to a number of national parks and other attractions.
Places to visit include the Zig Zag Railway, Glow Worm Tunnel and Glen Davis in the Capertee Valley, the second largest canyon in the world. It is also close to Jenolan Caves, which are a World Heritage Area.
By far the biggest tourist attraction, in terms of visitor numbers, in Lithgow is Ironfest. This annual cultural heritage event attracts over 10,000 visitors a year. Ironfest hosts the annual St George’s Day Jousting Tournament which involves contestants from all around the World.