Located on the Fossickers Way touring route, Warialda is a great place for fossicking of sapphires, gold and other gems.
Warialda is located on the Northwest slopes of NSW between the larger centres of Inverell 66 km (50 min drive) and Moree 84 km (60 min drive). It is 600 km (7 hr 20 min drive) from Sydney and 430 km (5 hr drive) from Brisbane.
Warialda is a hub for the surrounding diverse agricultural activities that include summer and winter crops, stock for wool and meat, and newer industries such as aquaculture and olives.
The nearest airport is Moree Regional Airport (60 min drive), direct services to Sydney are available with Qantas.
Warialda is also serviced by NSW TrainLink coach services to Tamworth, connecting with train services to Sydney.
The population of Warialda is more than 1500 people, their median age is 48 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 7% of the population.
Warialda 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.
Warialda Multipurpose Service is 25-bed public hospital. With an emergency department. The service has 15 residential aged care beds and 10 acute care beds. Services provided onsite by Inverell and Tamworth hospitals include X-ray and radiology, pathology and pharmacy. The Gwydir Health Alliance has put together this video Doctors to the Gwydir about working in the area.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Warialda.
Warialda Medical Centre has accommodation that may be available for registrars, please contact your Rural Support Officer for details.