Western NSW - Cobar area

Cobar sign. Destination NSW.

Fast track your teaching career by working in a rural town like Cobar and enjoy not only a more relaxed lifestyle but also the opportunity to make a difference in a welcoming, friendly community.

The area’s prosperity is built around mining and pastoral industries, which are strongly supported by a wide range of activities and attractions, including the iconic Willandra National Park and Ngiyampaa Walking Track.

As the seat of the local government area, Cobar is a thriving town with excellent road, rail and air links to most of Australia's capital cities. Everything you need is at your fingertips, including easy access to quality services and amenities such as child care, health care and sporting facilities.

This area offers employment at a primary or secondary school that have impressive track records of happy, active students achieving their best.

Family friendly, laid back and with a strong focus on community, Cobar is the ideal career destination for those looking to engage, inspire and empower tomorrow’s generation.

Working at one of the schools in the area, you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also receive a rural teacher incentive with a value of $20,000 per annum, be eligible for retention benefits and more.

'If you want a true outback experience, Cobar is the place for you. The blue sky seems to go on forever. The air is clean and fresh and life runs at an easier pace. Generally speaking the community spirit is strong. A great town to both live and work.'


Cobar area


Getting there

Cobar has excellent road, rail and air links to most of Australia's capital cities:


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

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 hrpolicy@det.nsw.edu.au 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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