Situated at the junction of the Newell and Oxley Highways, Coonabarabran is the nearest town to the spectacular Warrumbungle National Park and the Siding Spring Observatory. Coonabarabran is the major commercial centre for a wide and varied primary industry, tourism and retailing.
The Shire also includes the two smaller towns of Baradine and Binnaway. Binnaway is to the south-east of Coonabarabran and is a former rail centre, which now services the local farming industry.
Baradine lies to the north-west of Coonabarabran and also is a service centre for the rural community. In addition, Baradine services the timber industry linked with the nearby Pilliga State Forest. Many residents of these two towns work in Coonabarabran, but prefer to live in these smaller, quieter communities.
The Coonabarabran Shire covers an area of 7674 sq km
Elevation: Coonabarabran 500m, Baradine 300m, Binnaway 400m
Comprehensive Education: The Coonabarabran Shire has excellent education facilities, Coonabarabran High has received the Award of "A Centre for Excellence for Agricultural Studies". All levels of education are well catered for and standards are equal or higher than those of many larger centres.
A Well Serviced Community: The area is highly accessible by air and coach services while car hire and taxis offer transport in and around the Shire of Coonabarabran. Because of the location on two major highways, freight services are no problem.
Affordable Land and Housing: There are several sub-divisions which lend themselves to light industry and housing within the Shire. Houses, flats and units are all available.
Quality Health Care and Services: Coonabarabran's modern hospital is the envy of many other communities. A new multi-purpose centre has been built at Baradine. Other health services available include Radiology, Physiotherapy, Pathology, several general Practitioners, Optometrist, Chiropractor, community Health Nurse and Worker, Naturpath, Masseuse, Dental Clinic, chemists, Aged Nursing Home and Aged Care Hostel
Industry: Primary industries are sheep and wool, beef cattle, wheat and other cereal crops, timber and horticulture and associated service industries.
Forestry: The Pilliga State Forest stretches across 421,000 hectares with a number of sawmills processing cypress pine and hardwood timbers.
Conventions: With its natural attractions and excellent accommodation, Coonabarabran is the ideal place for conventions and conferences. Excellent commercial catering services are also available. Past conferences catered for more than 1200 people.
Sporting Clubs and Facilities: Each of the towns in the Shire has a wide range of excellent sporting facilities and clubs.
Climate: Coonabarabran is a pollution free oasis with warm to hot days, but cool nights in summer and warm days and cold nights in winter. The average rainfall is 700mm.
Why would you look elsewhere to bring up your family, retire to or establish your business?