Living and working in Regional NSW
New South Wales is a vibrant and diverse state where you can enjoy sun-drenched beaches, rolling green tablelands, part of the great Australian outback and the country's largest ski fields. You will find welcoming communities in major regional cities, lively country towns and picturesque coastal areas, which include an array of rich cultural, commercial, shopping and dining destinations.
The Central Coast is one of NSW's beautiful beachside havens. It is home to regional surfing towns with lively cafes, bars and restaurants. The area is surrounded by heritage-listed national parks.
Central West and Orana
The Central West and Orana regions abound in natural wonders from hot artesian springs to subterranean caves. Vibrant and cultured regional centres offer charming and affordable housing within reach of vast national parks.
The Far West is the gateway to the outback. Visitors can experience authentic Aboriginal art and culture and stay in historic mining towns in stunning semi-arid locations or visit outback stations and farms.
The Hunter region is NSW's wine country, famous for its vineyards, welcoming cellar doors and delicious local produce. Newcastle is the region's major city, and sports a thriving beach culture, dining scene and shops as well as short- and long-stay accommodation options in apartments, houses and hotels.
The Illawarra-Shoalhaven region is home to Wollongong, a major coastal city and home to Wollongong University. It has a strong beach culture, thriving commercial, shopping and hospitality hubs and plentiful temporary and permanent accommodation. Further inland, the Illawarra is rich with rainforests and other natural wonders.
New England–North West
This fertile farming region of New England–North West boasts a strong mining history and abounds in stunning national parks and adventure-filled outdoor recreational activities. Farm stays are a popular short-term accommodation option in this region, offering the chance to experience life on the land.
The sub-tropical North Coast is the jewel in NSW's coastal crown. It is home to rainforests, sun-drenched beaches and leading tourist destinations including the famous seaside town of Byron Bay, which offers hotels, houses and apartments for temporary and permanent stays.
This region is named after the mighty Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers, which flow through the area and offer outstanding natural attractions and plentiful water-based recreational activities. The towns and villages in this region offer charming houses and hotels for short stays and long visits.
South East and Tablelands
Australia's largest snowfields are found in the South East and Tablelands region. Visitors can stay in snow-covered chalets, hotels or self-serviced apartments. The area also houses the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands and the quaint historic country towns of Berrima and Bowral, which offer charming accommodation in houses and hotels.