Bingara is nestled in the Gwydir River valley on the western edge of the New England Tablelands. It is in the geographic region known as the North West Slopes.

Bingara is central within the Region, surrounded by larger towns, Inverell, Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Moree, and nearly midway between the major east coast capitals, Brisbane and Sydney.

From colonial streetscapes to antique shops, and right back up to bespoke cafes, Braidwood is a town brimming with things to see and do.  

Situated a short drive from our nation's capital Canberra, and not too far from beautiful Batemans Bay, Braidwood is nestled close to the Monga National Park, which stretches from Braidwood towards the south coast of NSW.


Living in Braidwood provides doctors and health professionals with access to world-leading NSW public school education system at Braidwood Central School which caters to students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

There is also the option of sending their children to board during the week or for the term at the prestigious Frensham Boarding School, or Snowy Mountains Grammar School providing a pathway to some of the world's leading universities located in Australia.

Braidwood is around three hours’ drive southwest of Sydney and just over an hour from Canberra.


The current population is around 1700. Braidwood is a service town for the surrounding district which is based on sheep and cattle grazing, and forestry operations.

From bushwalking and birdwatching to dining out and gallery hopping, Braidwood is a popular place for adventure. This historic gold mining town is also close to the beautiful ancient rainforest walk along the Penance Grove Track.

Truffle hunting is a popular pastime in this beautiful NSW village area.  Visit the award-winning Terra Preta Truffle Farm and go truffle hunting with their dogs!

For artisans and enthusiasts of all things quirky, Braidwood offers an eclectic mix of things to see, do and try in its buzzing hub.

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In Braidwood your dollar goes a lot further, giving you greater flexibility to continue your education, send your children to the top schools and universities, and take regular holidays.

Braidwood is a high demand market for health and medical services. This means that doctors can earn as much, if not more, income compared to highly competitive and over-supplied city locations.

But it is a low-cost market for housing, with the median price around $447,500 compared to a median price in Sydney of $1.2 million.  This grand house (opposite) sold for just $725K in May 2019.  Highly-paid doctors have the option to live in some of the most prestigious housing in town at an affordable price. For more information click here.

Talking about great holidays ...


Feel like getting away for the weekend, or attend a conference?

Braidwood has you covered!

Located just an hour by car from the airport at Canberra, there are regular flights to the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane just on your doorstep. Jump on a flight and you are in some of Australia's most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in no time.

Or maybe you want to spend a week at the beach?  Braidwood has that covered too!  A scenic drive east and you will be at some of Australia's most pristine and premier beach locations including Batemans Bay and the Sapphire Coast.


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We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future from the lands and waters where RARMS works and that it serves.  We acknowledge the Wiradjuri (Gilgandra, Warren, Orange), Gamilaraay (Walgett, Collarenebri, Lightning Ridge, Goodooga, Inverell), Ngarabal (Tenterfield), Awabakal (Hamilton), Eora (Sydney) and Ngunawal (Braidwood) as the historic sovereigns and traditional owners of the land and water on which we work, and the Barundji, Wongaibon, Wailwan, Barranbinya, Muruwari, Barindji, Gunu, Nganyaywaa, Gundungarra, Ngarigo, Wandjiwalgu, Bandjigali, Bundjalong and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who use our health and social services.


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