ARMIDALE

Widely considered the ‘capital’ of the New England High Country, Armidale is centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane. With a cosmopolitan culture, it is a university city that prides itself on being dynamic, progressive and innovative. It enjoys great natural beauty and has a thriving arts and cultural scene.

ARMIDALE

Widely considered the ‘capital’ of the New England high country, Armidale is centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane. With a cosmopolitan culture, it is a university city that prides itself on being dynamic, progressive and innovative. It enjoys great natural beauty and has a thriving arts and cultural scene.

I GET TO DO THE THINGS I WOULD NEVER HAVE DREAMT OF IN SYDNEY

Virginia and Hamish moved to Armidale from Sydney

I've joined an orchestra, I ride my horse every week. We have the time to do things we would never have considered doing in Sydney. 

WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL ARMIDALE

Armidale is a cosmopolitan city that is home to the University of New England and many other fine educational institutions.

Armidale has been acknowledged as one of only 20 cities in Australia with an abundant, long-term water supply, and its cool mountain climate is regarded as a major environmental asset against a backdrop of climate-change issues.

Armidale differs from most regional centres because it has a long established university, transforming it from a rural town to a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city.

Widely considered the ‘capital’ of the New England high country, Armidale is centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane. With a cosmopolitan culture, it is a university city that prides itself on being dynamic, progressive and innovative.

It enjoys great natural beauty and has a thriving arts and cultural scene.

Armidale is known for its diversity of employment and was recently ranked in the top 21 Intelligent Communities of the World. Home to the University of New England (UNE) and other high-quality educational institutions from child-care and pre-school to secondary and tertiary – there is a huge range of employment opportunities in education as well retail, government and construction.

With city amenities and real lifestyle options, Armidale also enjoys very affordable housing. At a median house price of $344,265, you are nearly $700,000 below that of Sydney! Maybe you can buy your home, an investment and still have money over. With excellent capital growth, the choice seems easy!

QUICK FACTS

Housing Prices

Median price $344,265

Key Major Employers

University of New England (UNE); Hunter New England Area Health Service; Armidale Dumaresq Council; The Armidale School; New England Girls School; Presbyterian Ladies College; TAFE New England; New England Community Mutual, Research Organisations, Professional Services (Finance and Law)

Key Business Opportunities

Education, professional and technical services, research services, public administration, boutique retail, hospitality, light manufacturing, land development, medical and dental services

Schools

3 independent day and boarding schools (K-12), 8 public primary schools, 2 public high schools, Catholic primary and high school, Rudolf Steiner School, Montessori School, Minimbah Aboriginal School

Tertiary Education

University of New England (UNE), UNE Partnerships (UNEP), New England Institute of TAFE, University of the Third Age, New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM)

Retail Services

The Armidale Mall, Hanna’s Arcade, Armidale Centro, Armidale Plaza, Richardson’s Arcade, East End Mall, Harvey Norman Centre, Phoenix Centre and Bunnings Warehouse Centre

Leisure and Dining

8 licensed hotels, 4 registered clubs, 18 cafes and many established restaurants

Health

2 major hospitals (Armidale Hospital and Armidale Private Hospital), School of Rural Medicine (UNE), numerous General, Dental and Specialist Medical Services, Ageing & Disability Services, Youth Services, State & Federal Government Services

Climate

Temperature ranges from 12 to 27 degrees in summer; 0 to 16 in winter. Average annual rainfall 800mm

Population

30,311 (ERP) people