Oberon is a thriving rural hamlet nestled in the high country of the greater Blue Mountains, just 2.5 hours from Sydney and thirty-five minutes from the major inland city of Bathurst.
Oberon has the lowest unemployment rates in the region and relative to its size contributes considerably to the regional economy. Investment has almost doubled in recent years, reflecting the attractiveness of the area.
Oberon’s economy is dominated by the timber industry, including the growing and processing of timber, which underpins the large manufacturing sector in the region.
Agriculture has historically been the focus of the economy with strengths in not only timber but prime lamb and beef cattle, horticulture and nut trees. The economy today still maintains a strength in agriculture, which is complemented by a strong manufacturing sector.
Oberon has an active cultural community embracing the arts, crafts, music, drama, and events. Several well-known artists and craftspeople have studios in the district.
Incentives for health professionals
Oberon is classified as MMM5 under the Department of Health’s new “Modified Monash Model” classification system that categorises areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size. The system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities. Medical professionals moving from major city areas to Oberon may be entitled to relocation and retention benefits from the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
Click here for more information on the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
Community Services Coordinator
02 6329 8156
0403 220 502