The Tamworth region has all the elements of a thriving, modern, regional city but with a grounded and welcoming country spirit at its heart.

We have stunning natural outdoor spaces, year-round events, experiences for all ages, eateries showcasing quality local produce, a diverse retail offering, award-winning playgrounds, galleries, museums, quality education choices, walking and biking tracks, sporting facilities and a range of health services with highly skilled health professionals.

The Tamworth Local Government Area has a steadily growing population of more than 62,500 residents with a strong local economy which is trending upward. It’s easy to see the are many reasons why people are making the move here and it’s great you are among them! On behalf of our community, I would like to extend best wishes to you as you settle in to your new home and new life in this fantastic region.

Community Directory

An essential guide to the community resources available in the Tamworth Region

New Residents Guide

A snapshot of services, facilities, events and community information for new residents.

Towns & Villages

The Tamworth region includes many towns, villages and localities each with their own unique character.


Tamworth serves 200,000 residents in NSW’s New England/North West, boasting 60+ education providers, employing 2,500+. Higher education includes TAFE Western, University of Newcastle’s Dept. of Rural Health, University of New England, and more. 8 private schools, 30 public schools, 20+ early childhood centers cater to diverse needs.


The Tamworth region hosts 29,586 jobs across various sectors like Health Care, Retail, Manufacturing, Education, and Construction. Its diversified economy mitigates risks of industry fluctuations, fostering sustained growth. Key industries: Health (4,482 jobs), Retail (2,939), Manufacturing (3,169).


Tamworth is part of Hunter New England Local Health District, offers public health services at the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital as well as Tamara Private Hospital. There are also a range of medical centers and General Practices.

For any emergencies, dial 000.


Tamworth enjoys a wide and very affordable range of housing with sales prices well below NSW valuations. The current median house price is $430,000 and $262,500 for units/ townhouses (Dec 2021 – economy id). Rental costs are also consistently lower in Tamworth than NSW, with the median rental price of $380/wk for a house and $280/wk for a unit.


There is a significant and unspoken confidence in the Tamworth region as an economic powerhouse for the New England and North West regions. Over $300 million of development has been approved in the previous two financial years, which is reflected in the thriving construction industry and contribution to the region’s Gross Regional Product.

These public and private sector developments extend across new tourism infrastructure, residential and industrial subdivisions, to major expansions of existing industrial and commercial premises. A “can do” attitude is the cornerstone of the Tamworth region which will drive economic growth into the future.

Tamworth Regional Council is a leader in economic development, is focused on harnessing the knowledge that exists in the region, facilitating development and investment and initiating collaboration on projects and initiatives that enable a high quality of living for its residents. The positive spirit of stakeholders to collaborate and execute on vision is a distinguishable feature that sets the region apart.


Tamworth Regional Airport, located 10km west of the city, is one of the largest of the secure regional airports in Australia and capable of operations for aircraft as large as B737/A320 series.

The service from Tamworth to Sydney is provided my NSW TrainLink. NSW TrainLink are also running various coach services from Tamworth to other locations in NSW. 

There are many bus companies within the Tamworth area that provide transport to local schools and throughout the area. The main providers are Tamworth Buslines and Macphersons Coaches.

Tamworth has a secure night taxi rank located near the corner of Brisbane St & Peel St. For bookings call Tamworth Radio Cabs on 131 008 or 13cabs on 132 227. Tamworth is now also serviced by Uber.