Narrabri Shire Council

Introduction to Narrabri Shire

 Narrabri Shire is full of surprises and can cater for all of your business and individual requirements. Narrabri Shire is conveniently located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney. It is two and a half hours from the Queensland border and is well serviced by road, rail and air. The Shire’s largest town of Narrabri is positioned on the crossroads of the Newell and Kamilaroi Highways.

Narrabri Shire has a population of some 14,000 residents and covers an area of around 13,000 square kilometres. It is located in the heart of the Namoi Valley in the North West slopes and plains of New South Wales. The town of Narrabri is the administrative centre of the Shire. Set against the backdrop of the Nandewar Ranges and on the banks of the Namoi River

Regardless of whether you are passing through, staying for a short break or looking to relocate your business or family – Narrabri Shire is exactly what you are looking for. Narrabri Shire is an exciting area of regional New South Wales with plenty to offer anyone wishing to pursue a vibrant and busy country lifestyle. The expansive blue sky, stunning mountain ranges, scenic water ways and fresh air will encourage you to explore and share your experiences from this diverse area.

You will find the conveniences of city living within Narrabri Shire. There are modern cafés and restaurants as well as a state-of-the-art theatre complex bringing the latest movies and live performances to the community. There is a growing appreciation within the conference market of Narrabri Shire’s facilities offering professional convention and workshop services to local, national and international businesses.

A range of outdoor festivals are celebrated throughout the year. There are a wide range of social, cultural and sporting events to keep people of all ages and tastes entertained. Narrabri Shire residents are never bored with the amount of activities available for the whole family.

Narrabri Shire is a modern regional growth centre encompassing a strong business community without the stresses and pressures of a city environment. The area has diversified from its traditional agricultural base of grain, cotton, wool, beef and prime lamb production to coal mining & gas extraction and exploration. The advent of these new resource based industries in conjunction with ancillary business is providing a breadth and depth of job opportunities for the Shire.

The retail sector in each town continues to strengthen and diversify, creating dynamic shopping experiences, bringing city pleasures to the country.

The topography of the area varies from fertile river plains through to rugged mountain ranges. As the lifeblood of the Shire, the Namoi River meanders through the vast plains.

People who enjoy the outdoors will not be disappointed with the range of activities and sights within the Shire.

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