Orange is a major provincial centre in NSW just 3.5 hours drive from Sydney. Orange supports and services key industries that include agriculture, mining, health services, hospitality and tourism, public sector administration, retail and education.
Well-known for its beautiful parks, manicured and exquisite gardens and historic streetscapes, the things that make Orange a popular tourist destination also make it the perfect city to bring up a family. With regular seasonal food, wine and arts festivals, there is always something to do and see in our welcoming city.
Orange is fast becoming known as one of Australia's best wine districts, with local wines regularly winning national and international awards. This wine industry growth, in tandem with the continuing development of Orange’s already highly regarded gourmet restaurant and cafe culture, has bolstered the city's reputation and the region’s growing status as a ‘food capital’. View some videos on moving to Orange, visiting Orange and employment in Orange on the Orange Business website.
In 2012 FOOD Week celebrated its twentieth year and commenced Friday, 13 April, and ran until Sunday, 22 April. Over 123 food events were held across Orange and its villages ranging from the Night Markets in Robertson Park, Orange to the 100 mile dinner in Canowindra.
Orange is home to large industry investment, and on 17 March 2011, opened the doors to the new Orange Health Service facility, Bloomfield Campus. The facility features a new 300 bed hospital and a 100 bed mental health unit. The hospital will be the medical hub for the region. In addition, big business operators such as Newcrest Mining and Electrolux operate here, with the NSW government agency NSW Industry & Investment housing its Head Office here. We are privileged to have the Schools of Agriculture and Health of Charles Sturt University in the community providing higher education opportunities and excellent employment prospects. Our schooling and tertiary education system offers a wide variety of schools and colleges from independent to public - the choice is yours.
The National Broadband Network will soon be rolled out across the region ensuring the Orange business community continues to innovate and develop strong, sustainable businesses and initiatives. In addition, with over $5 billion in future investment for regional Australia announced by Simon Crean, Minister for Regional Australia in March 2011, Orange are poised to experience a significant increase in funding opportunities to develop industry initiatives, education and health offerings, and infrastructure development across the region, benefiting all in the community.