Inland northern NSW - Glen Innes area

Glen Innes autumn. Nick Rains. Destination NSW.

The Ngarabal people gave the name to the Glen Innes area as Gindaaydjin, meaning “plenty of big round stones on clear plains.”

The many Scottish settlers who subsequently became part of Glen Innes’s proud heritage are immortalised in the Australian Standing Stones, the man-made, megalithic array that has become the official national monument to all Australia’s Celtic pioneers. Today, the love of Celtic history, music and culture remains strong among Glen Innes residents with festivals such as the Australian Celtic Festival celebrating this rich tradition.

Much of its pioneering spirit is preserved – the Glen Innes town centre contains over 50 heritage-listed buildings. Yet, here you’ll also find modern services and amenities designed for easy living.

Forget about being stuck in traffic jams on your daily commute. Instead, enjoy more time with your family appreciating spectacular scenery, bushwalking, fishing, hiking, fossicking for minerals or simply relaxing together.

Working at one of the local schools, you’ll enhance your career as an educator and you could also be eligible for a rural teacher incentive with a value of $20,000 per annum and a retention benefit.

Make the move to Glen Innes for the perfect career destination.

Towns include:

'Apart from the gorgeous countryside and great community, what I like most as a teacher living here in Emmaville is receiving a generous rental subsidy, which really helps to make things affordable.'


Glen Innes area


Getting there

Glen Innes is located at the junction of the Gwydir and New England Highways, four hours from Brisbane and seven hours from Sydney.


Schools in the area offering incentives and benefits include:

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

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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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