Inland northern NSW - Bourke

North Bourke Bridge. Robbi Newman. Destination NSW.

If you’re looking for an authentic experience, the Bourke area of NSW perfectly encapsulates the rugged appeal of outback Australia. The township emanates old world charm, featuring fine heritage buildings yet it is also a place with a youthful population with sport central to many activities. Modern day Bourke offers abundant natural attractions and warm outback hospitality.

Located on the banks of the Darling River, this former port town was once an important trading centre and transportation hub.

Today, the Bourke area offers quality services and amenities and is home to an excellent network of health services and facilities. Bourke is the major service centre in the Far West with many government departments based here.

The area also offers a range of schools delivering quality education. Working at one of these schools, you’ll not only have the opportunity to enhance your career but you could also be eligible for a rural teacher incentive with a value of $25,000 per annum and more.

If you’re considering a move to a great career destination, the Bourke area is a wonderful place to raise a family. You’re sure to receive a warm welcome.

'I feel lucky to live here – you can look out and see the sunrise, a roo, an emu. It’s a place of great natural beauty but it’s close to everything.'


Bourke area


Getting there

Bourke sits at the junction of three highways: the Kidman Way, Mitchell Highway and Kamilaroi Highway.

Keeping connected

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Benefits and incentives

Learn more about the specific financial benefits available across a range of rural and remote NSW destinations.

Be inspired

Hear from teachers who have chosen careers in rural and remote destinations.


Get answers to your questions about teaching in rural and remote schools.

Contact us

Contact the Human Resources Policy and Compliance team via for enquiries relating to the rural and remote benefits and incentives. Existing employees of the department can contact EdConnect on 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online query.

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