A small scenic country town with valleys and rivers just under 40 minutes from the major regional centre of Dubbo.
The population of Wellington is 4,066 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males. Wellington has a population of 1073 (26.4%) indigenous people. The median/average age of the people in Wellington is 42 years of age.
Wellington is a town in inland New South Wales, Australia located at the junction of the Macquarie and Bell Rivers. It is about 256km from NSW’s capital city of Sydney.
Wellington is the second oldest New South Wales settlement west of the Blue Mountains.
The closest commercial airport is that of Dubbo (60kms). The airport is serviced three-five times daily from Sydney.
Wellington station is served by a daily NSW TrainLink XPT service which runs between Sydney and Dubbo.
Countrylink offers a daily coach service that connects Lithgow to Wellington. There is also a return bus service to Dubbo.
The main industries in Wellington are:
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Public administration and safety
- Accommodation and food services
- Education and training
Wellington District Hospital has less than 30 beds. It has an emergency department.
Wellington is supported by an ambulance service.
There are two general practice facilities in Wellington.
No accommodation available.
Wellington has public and private schools for primary and high school. There are also surrounding villages that have other schools.
- Wellington Public School
- Wellington Christian School (K-6)
- Wellington High School
- St Marys Catholic School Wellington (K-10)
There is also a campus of TAFE at Wellington.
For young families Wellington has long day care and preschool.
Wellington has Woolworths, Coles, and Country Target.
The major regional centre of Dubbo is just under 40 minutes away and offers a wide range of shopping options.
In Wellington there are places of worship for Anglican, Catholic, Baptist, Assembly of God, Uniting, Aboriginal, and other.
Lake Burrendong, a man-made lake is located 30 kilometres south of the town. It is a popular spot for anglers, sailors and water skiers.
The nearby Wellington Caves are one of the Dubbo region’s most popular attractions.
The Wellington Boot, a country racing festival is held in March and April annually and the Bell River Wine Estate is nearby.