Gilgandra is a rural service centre located on the Castlereagh River at the junction of the Newell, Oxley and Castlereagh Highways. It services a mixed farming district notable for its grain cropping, sheep and cattle. The town's "claim to fame" is the Coo-ee March in 1915 when patriotic men from the community marched nearly 500 km to Sydney during World War I to draw attention to the need for recruitment. 

Gilgandra is located 436 km north-west of Sydney and 280 m above sea-level. The word "gilgandra" either comes from "gilgal" meaning "waterhole" or "kalagandra" meaning "long waterhole". It is generally accepted to be a Wiradjuri word meaning "long waterhole".

Living in Gilgandra provides doctors and health professionals with access to world leading NSW public school education system at Gilgandra Primary School and Gilgandra High School. 

There is also the St Joseph's Catholic Primary School which provides educational programs from kindergarten to year 6.

In Gilgandra 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.

Gilgandra 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 $154,000 compared to a median price in Sydney of $1.2 million.  This house (opposite) is on the market for just $410K.  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.

A 45 minute drive to Dubbo Airport offers regular flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.  

From Sydney you can head to holiday at Bondi Beach, or fly to any destination in the world.  Fly to Brisbane and head to the Gold Coast, or enjoy international shopping in Melbourne. 

Gilgandra gives you the opportunity to belong to a thriving community with modern medical facilities with the convenience of accessing Australia's cosmopolitan centres.

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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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Hamilton NSW 2303


Tel: 02 4062 8900


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