The benefits of a country lifestyle with all the convenience, services and opportunities of a major centre, Forbes has a strong sense of community and is a safe place to live and work. Churches, Social clubs and associations, Service Clubs and an active Business Chamber.
Forbes is situated about 400 km inland on the Newell Highway, which is the main inland direct road link from Victoria to Queensland. It is 245 m above sea-level and 386 km west of Sydney on the Newell Highway - between West Wyalong and Parkes.
The price of homes and land in Forbes is a pleasant surprise and you'll find owning your own home easier. Stable employment is available in a wide range of professions - professional, clerical, sales, service, management and administration, labourers, tradespeople and production and transport workers.
Forbes is also a great place to build your own business - affordable industrial land, electricity, natural gas and alternate energies and a good water supply, The local and surrounding areas provide plenty of workers, there is efficient road and rail links and daily flights available in Parkes 30km away. A 12 hour transport trip will reach 80% of the Australian population.
Quality Healthcare and Education is available - A Hospital, full range general practice services, disability services, aged care, visiting specialists. There are five primary schools, two high schools including a secondary co-educational boarding and day school.
Great reasons for considering a move to Forbes -
to find out more please contact the Forbes Shire Council on 02 6850 2300 or visit the council website - www.forbes.nsw.gov.au