If you're sick of the hustle and bustle of city life and are looking for somewhere a bit more laid back, then Gulgong is the place for you.
Located 295km from Sydney, Gulgong was a hive of activity during the late 1800's after gold was discovered, with the town swelling to a population of over 20,000.
These days the town itself has a little over 2500 people but the friendly community still welcomes newcomers with open arms.
There is something about a relaxed lifestyle that draws people away from the city. Low traffic, friendly neighbours and fresh air certainly attracts metro residents to the country.
With a population of 3543, Gulgong has a strong mix of residents of all ages and offers a time-rich lifestyle that you won't find in many other areas.
Whether you enjoy sports, spending time in the outdoors, arts and crafts or are fascinated with history, Gulgong can take care of your every need.
There is plenty of chances for employment in and around Gulgong if you're willing to look or try your hand at something new.
For those with a background in mining, agriculture or aged care, Gulgong is the place to be and with Mudgee just 30 minutes away, there are plenty of part time and casual jobs available, offering you a rewarding lifestyle.
More than 25,000 people call the Mid-Western region home, and we welcome those wishing to trade city life for the joys of country living."Mayor Des Kennedy, Mid-Western Regional Council
From heritage listed town buildings, complete with original verandahs and iron-lace balconies to amazing craftworks, Gulgong is rich in it focus on history and the arts.
The town is home to Australia's oldest performing arts venue still in use, the Prince of Wales Opera House, where Dame Nellie Melba once performed.
There are plenty of attractions to keep you busy throughout the year including the Henry Lawson Festival, Pioneer Museum and the Gulgong Gold Experience.
But perhaps the greatest culture in Gulgong is that of their strong community spirit.