Information on Muswellbrook
Muswellbrook is a town in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wale.
The area is predominantly known for coal mining and horse breeding, but has also developed a reputation for gourmet food and wine production. Located to the south of the Muswellbrook township are two coal fuelled power stations, Liddell and Bayswater. They were commissioned in 1973 and mid 1980s respectively and employ approximately 500 people from the area.
At the 2011 census, Muswellbrook had a population of 11,420. The current population of the district, including Denman, is about 15,420. Geologically, Muswellbrook is situated in the northern parts of the Sydney basin, bordering the New England region.
Muswellbrook railway station, is serviced by local and long-distance rail services, interstate coaches and local bus services.
There is also a taxi service available in Muswellbrook.
Local Annual Events
- Blue Heeler Film Festival
- Muswellbrook Carnivale
- Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Eisteddfod
- Muswellbrook Creative Arts Fair
- NAIDOC Week Art Awards
- St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days