Inland southern NSW - Parkes area

Elvis Festival. Parkes Council.

Where could you purchase a large four-bedroom family home on a lifestyle block for under $600,000 and still be close enough to work to go home for lunch? The Parkes area is one of the more affordable locations in New South Wales with a median house price of $255,000 while rental accommodation is far less expensive than the state average.

Setting for the famous Australian film, The Dish and home to the annual Elvis festival, Parkes is a thriving community – it’s a great place to live and raise a family. Here, you’ll find first-class health services – including a new hospital – superb educational facilities, a strong sporting culture and excellent community facilities.

Parkes is a progressive regional centre providing a quality lifestyle and robust economy. With a population of around 15,000 and growing, Parkes is a community that is used to welcoming new residents. Be rewarded by teaching at one of the excellent schools in the area and share your professional skills to help students reach their full potential.

Working at a local school you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also be eligible for retention benefits, a rental subsidy of 70 per cent and more.

Living and teaching in Parkes? It’s your move!

Towns include:

'We moved here because we wanted a better and more affordable life. It’s a great place to live and raise a family with affordable housing, modern health services, quality educational facilities, a strong sporting culture and excellent community facilities.'

John.

Parkes area

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Getting there

    Parkes is literally the crossroads of the nation with the Newell Highway connecting Brisbane and Melbourne, and the transcontinental railway linking the eastern seaboard to Perth.

  • By car
  • By air
  • By rail & coach

Schools

Schools in the area offering benefits and incentives include:

Keeping connected

  • Check the availability of the NBN at your address here
  • ADSL2+
  • 3G & 4G Mobile Network
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Shopping and dining

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.

FAQs

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

Contact us

Contact the Human Resources Policy and Compliance team via hrpolicy@det.nsw.edu.au for enquiries relating to the rural and remote benefits and incentives.

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