Werris Creek is a small, friendly town only 35 minutes drive from the regional centre, Tamworth.
The population of Werris Creek is 1,729 of which 49.3% are females and 50.7% are males. The Indigenous population is 263 (15.2%) and the median age is 45.
Werris Creek is located in the Hunter, New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECCPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the HNECCPHN.
The township of Werris Creek is located off the New England Highway 373 km north of Sydney, 44 km south-west of Tamworth, 19 km north of Quirindi.
Werris Creek is now a very proud and historic railway town with street signs shaped like railway signals and a huge and elegant railway station with an important railway museum.
The closest regional airport in Tamworth, just 35 minutes from Werris Creek. Qantaslink provides daily return flights from Tamworth to Sydney, Jetgo provides 8 weekly return flights from Tamworth to Brisbane, except for Tuesday and Saturdays and Virgin Australia also provides daily return flights from Tamworth to Sydney, except for Saturdays.
The daily NSW TrainLink service to and from Sydney amalgamates/divides at Werris Creek station with half the train servicing the Armidale line and the other half servicing the Moree lin. The Armidale/Moree service divides at 3:34pm while the return Sydney service amalgamates at 11:29 am.
The major sources of employment in Werris Creek are:
- Transport, postal and warehousing
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Education and training
Werris Creek Multipurpose Service is a 16 bed hospital, comprised of 12 residential aged care beds and four sub-acute beds. The service provides general medical care, aged care and community health services for the people of Werris Creek and the surrounding district. A day care service for aged and disabled clients operates three days per week.
Support services available include, Aged care assessment and dementia, community nursing, diet and nutrition, occupational therapy, podiatry and foot care, health education and promotion, speech pathology, physiotherapy and women’s health.
The major rural referral hospital is, Tamworth Base Hospital, which is 35 minutes from Werris Creek. Tamworth Hospital is a 275 bed with a 24 hour level 5 emergency department and an eight bed intensive care unit. It has the busiest non-metro emergency department in NSW and conducts over nine thousand surgical procedures per annum.
There are two general practice facilities at Werris Creek.
No accommodation available.
Werris Creek has one public primary school.
Werris Creek Public School
For young families Werris Creek and a limited number of options. For more information on child care facilities, please click here
Werris creek has an IGA and some boutique specialty stores.
The major regional centre Tamworth, just 35 minutes away, is a shopper’s delight with multiple shopping precincts each anchored by major retailers such as Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Target, K-Mart and Big W as well as hundreds of other retailers.
There are many places of worship located in Werris Creek including Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Baptist. Many more options are available in the nearby regional centre of Tamworth.
Werris Creek has a swimming pool, tennis courts, bowling green, active rugby league team and golf club. Further facilities and clubs are available in the nearby regional hub of Tamworth.