Western NSW - Sunraysia area

Video Transcript

Picture yourself after a rewarding day’s work drifting aboard a river houseboat as it meanders through quiet country landscape abundant with citrus, grape and grain farms before you wind up in a vineyard at sunset.

Experiences such as these are part of everyday life in the Sunraysia area of western NSW. Renowned for its warm climate, the Sunraysia area is close to the lively Victorian township of Mildura and features easy access to quality services, regional festivals, award-winning restaurants, vibrant shopping and sporting and recreation facilities.

Offering affordable housing, excellent health care and a wide range of educational facilities, the Sunraysia area is the ideal career destination.

Schools in the area pride themselves on the quality of education provided to local students with some enjoying traditions spanning over one hundred and fifty years. For ambitious educators, opportunities for professional development in the Sunraysia area are limitless.

Working at a local school, you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also be eligible for a retention benefit and a rural teacher incentive with a value of $20,000 to $25,000 per annum and more.

If you’re after a great work-life balance, look no further than the Sunraysia area of NSW.

Towns include:

'What I like most about living in Wentworth is that it has all the amenities of a big city but the rural outlook of a small town. We take friends and family to see the Perry Sandhills, the riverfront and the Artback Gallery.'


Sunraysia area


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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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