Where you live and work is just as important to your spouse as it is to you. We are here to help you and your spouse feel welcomed into our community. We will do all we can to help your spouse settle in to the community, to find employment, to find new friends and to find the right information about schools, training, clubs, activities to suit his or her lifestyle.
In considering relocating, the needs of your family or employees and their families need to be taken into consideration. Parkes is a community that is used to welcoming new residents. People from all over Australia and the world come to work at various organisations such as CMOC North Parkes Mine, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope and various other employers. The Parkes Shire also attracts many people who are looking for a “tree change” and a more affordable lifestyle for their families. For information about relocating to Parkes click here. Additionally, Parkes has one of the lowest crime rates in NSW.
Parkes Shire Council has initiated a “Meet and Greet” BBQ for new residents where they can meet representatives from the services clubs, sporting organisations and community groups. The BBQs will be held twice a year with the aim to welcome and help new residents to integrate into the community.
New 2012 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that more people are calling the Parkes Shire home, with the population increasing from 14,895 people in 2006 to 15,148 in 2012. More information about becoming a resident can be found on our New Residents page.
Please speak to Council’s Tourism and Economic Development Manager regarding employment opportunities and contacts to assist your spouse to find the perfect job and lifestyle in Parkes.
Tourism and Economic Development
02 6861 2333