Inland southern NSW - Snowy Mountains area

Friends enjoying bushwalk by Thredbo River, Kosciuszko National Park. Destination NSW.

Think snow and the Snowy Mountains with its world renowned ski resorts springs to mind. However, the area offers so much more – the Snowy Mountains region is an iconic Australian treasure with a diverse climate, history, flora and fauna. Home to Mt Kosciuszko, this beautiful alpine region is the backdrop for acclaimed poet Banjo Paterson’s 1890 epic, The Man from Snowy River.

Living in the Snowy Mountains has many advantages. The area embraces a number of communities, each offering unique lifestyle benefits. The largest town and “capital” of the Snowy Mountains region, Cooma, features services and amenities expected of a much larger town. Sporting, cultural, business and service clubs play a large part in the life of this active community.

If you’re seeking the ideal career/lifestyle destination, the Snowy Mountains area is a great place to buy your own home. Whether renting or buying, you'll find housing options are affordable so you can improve your cost of living, enhance the household budget and provide more lifestyle opportunities for your family.

Local schools strive to achieve educational excellence in environments where teachers and students share close bonds, reflecting the nurturing spirit of the community. Teaching in the Snowy Mountains area offers exceptional personal and professional opportunities.

Working at a local school, you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also be eligible for additional personal leave days and a rental subsidy of 50 per cent.

'You couldn’t get a cleaner, healthier environment than here. There’s everything you need from great schools, medical services, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and major shopping chains in all the major centres. There are also clubs, pubs, numerous art galleries and regional sporting teams. Snowy towns host festivals and events throughout the year.'


Snowy Mountains area



Schools in the area offering benefits and incentives include:

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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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