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Where is the Mudgee Region, and what is it known for?

Just 3.5 hours from Sydney and Newcastle by car, the Mudgee Region is located in the NSW Central Tablelands and is the gateway to the NSW Central West. Renowned for its elegant country charm, fine wine, café culture, delectable food, farmer’s markets, picturesque views and a real country community with heart and soul, the Mudgee Region is welcoming, friendly, easily accessible and centrally located to other major NSW regional centres. The close proximity of the region to Sydney (just a 45 minute flight from Mudgee) means a weekend away in the city or a visit to family and friends is easy and convenient.

Mudgee Region towns

Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos and Rylstone:

The vibrant lifestyle available to the region’s residents is second to none with a wide and diverse range of services, facilities and employment opportunities in the charming towns of Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos, Rylstone, and surrounding villages. All of the region’s towns have beautiful historical buildings and town centres, well-presented main streets and stunning natural beauty.

Mudgee Region populations

As of 2019, Mudgee’s population was estimated at over 12,500 people. As at the 2016 census, Gulgong’s population was just under 2,000 people, Kandos’ population was over 1,200 people, and Rylstone’s population was almost 650 people.

Mudgee Region community and lifestyle

The Mudgee Region is home to vibrant, energetic, artistic and intelligent people with well-established cultural traditions. The famous local markets celebrate the region’s gastronomy and showcases the products of the talented local community. The Region offers the best of metropolitan conveniences, whilst maintaining the safe, clean, affordable, and convenient lifestyle of a friendly country community.

Mudgee Region medical facilities and services

Each of the region’s major towns offer medical centres which provide local doctors and visiting specialists. The brand new $70m state-of-the-art Mudgee Hospital which includes an emergency department, Inpatient Unit (IPU), CT scanner, operating theatres, maternity unit and outpatient services including Community Health, Physiotherapy, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Oral Health (dental clinic), and Renal Dialysis and Oncology. There are also multi-purpose hospital facilities located in Gulgong and Rylstone.

Mudgee Region employment and connectivity

The Mudgee Region offers a diverse range of flexible employment opportunities. Businesses can easily operate remotely from residential homes due to access to the region’s high-speed NBN. Professionals can conduct business both in and from the stunning Mudgee Region in the comfort and convenience of their own home.

Mudgee Region land and housing options

Average residential blocks in the Mudgee Region are approximately 1,000 square metres in size, providing large back yards and plenty of room for pools and entertaining. There are also a range of lifestyle blocks approximately one to two acres in size located on the outskirts of the region’s towns. The sky is also the limit with many large properties within a 10 to 15 minute drive of each of the region’s major. The Mudgee Region offers a range of housing options to suit all tastes, budgets and family types.

Mudgee Region housing and rental prices

As at June 2020, the median housing and weekly rental prices in the Mudgee Region’s four main towns were:

MEDIAN HOUSING

MEDIAN WEEKLY RENTAL

Mudgee

$441,500

$400

Gulgong

$337,500

$350

Rylstone

$325,500

$290

Kandos

$183,000

$240

A place for families: Mudgee Region school and education facilities

The Mudgee Region is the perfect place to live and raise a family as the region has a strong family-friendly focus with 26% of the population under 19 years of age. The Region offers exceptional educational facilities including 11 schools, a TAFE campus, and a full range of sports, dance, music and cultural activities which children and families can participate in.

Family-friendly town centres are alive with open spaces, parks and sporting facilities where a large number of outdoor community activities, entertainment, and events are held each year. Families can spend more time together as the travel time within and around the Mudgee Region are small. Working parents can easily fit in morning school drop-offs before work.


Want more information on living in the Mudgee Region?

For more information on the region’s schools, sporting groups, local interest groups, housing prices, rental prices and more, view the publications below.