About Tamworth

Tamworth Region is one of the most progressive and exciting places in inland Australia. It combines country living with city style, history, sport and culture.

Tamworth is the major business centre of the North West and New England Region of NSW. The City of Tamworth covers 184 sq km and is home to over 50,000 people. It is widely known as the Country Music Capital of Australia, and attracts some 50,000 visitors every January to the festival. Throughout the year Tamworth thrives with cultural activities offering Art Galleries, Museums, a Conservatorium of Music, Libraries and the Capitol Theatre Tamworth. In 2008, Tamworth opened its doors to a $30 million world-class Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) which now attracts some of Australia’s most action packed equine events.

The Tamworth Region also has a high quality reputation for its education with 35 schools and open learning, TAFE and university campuses.

Many may be surprised to learn that Tamworth is actually one of the primary pilot-screening and training facilities in Australia, with students from across the nation (as well as Singapore) sent to Tamworth to learn how to be Defence Force Pilots. With more than 250 personnel in town continuously rotated over two-week periods you can be guaranteed there is always a pilot or two in town!

For more information on Tamworth and its history we recommend you visit Tamworth Regional Council http://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au