Why invest in Bathurst?


Bathurst offers affordable property, sound infrastructure, a sustainable water supply, a skilled workforce, and a resident population that is one of the fastest growing in regional NSW. 


The best of both worlds: a beautiful country lifestyle just two and a half hours from Sydney. Effective transport links to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. There is no shortage of things to see and do in the region. 


Schools - Bathurst is a centre for educational excellence. Non-government high schools offer boarding facilities for international students. Bathurst boasts 19 primary schools, 8 independent non-government schools, 6 secondary schools (2 public and 4 private), and special care schools. Pre-school, day care, and family day care schemes are also available.


Tertiary education - Charles Sturt University is one of Australia's leading regional universities, and offers an excellent range of learning facilities. Western Institute of TAFE and other adult education opportunities are also available.


Education in Bathurst 

Charles Sturt University

TAFE Western NSW

All Saints' College

Scots School

Mackillop College

St. Stanislaus College



Key employment prospects - Education, manufacturing, retail, trade and health sectors as well as mining support services, and distribution businesses.


Key business opportunities - Engineering, health and social service and tradesperson sectors, specialist medical services, industrial development and food manufacturing.


Retail services - 7 shopping centres.


Leisure and dining - 24 licensed hotels/clubs, 32 restaurants and 20 cafes.


Community infrastructure - A first class Entertainment Centre, art gallery, library, indoor aquatic centre and regional sporting fields. The area is serviced by three major highways, trains, and regional airport. 


Support services - Bathurst Base Hospital is state of the art, and private day surgery operating as well. Aged care services and support facilities. Dedicated specialist services including surgical, obstetrics, radiology, cardiology, physiotherapy and much more. 


Climate - Summer temperature average is 12 - 27 degrees, Winter 1 - 12 degrees. Average annual rainfall is 638 mm. 


Population - approximately 41,000. 


Helpful links:


Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst Evocity

Visit Bathurst

Bathurst Base Hospital

Bathurst Private Hospital 

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

Bathurst Aquatic Centre