Less than 3 hours from Sydney, Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. It is often referred to as the Gold Country as it was the site of the first gold discovery and where the first gold rush occurred in Australia.


Bathurst has a cool temperate climate, with mild to warm summers and cool to cold winters. Average summer day time  temperatures are 27°C and winter highs of 13°C.

Things to do

Bathurst may be the heartland of motor racing in Australia, but the famed Mount Panorama-Wahluu circuit isn’t the only drawcard of this thriving regional centre. A rich goldfields history, spectacular limestone caves and a year-long program of events and festivals.


Whether you are a family with school-aged students, are looking to study at university or TAFE, or are a teacher looking for your next career move, Bathurst has over 55 educational institutions which make this city a regional education hub.