Inland northern NSW - Brewarrina area

Since time immemorial, the Brewarrina area on the Barwon-Darling River has held great significance for Aboriginal history and culture. Brewarrina is home to the Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps – an ancient arrangement of rocks used to corral fish and estimated to be around 40,000 years old.

Today, around 68 per cent of the local population identify as Aboriginal. The river is central to the town’s activities with an abundance of water sports on offer, including swimming, water skiing and canoeing. The area is also an irresistible drawcard for fishing enthusiasts from across Australia.

Brewarrina’s appeal lies in its typically rural, laid back lifestyle and friendly community. A wide main street, old style pubs, beautiful riverside parks and an historic courthouse are some of its charming features.

Brewarrina is an area that’s great for sports enthusiasts with a local rugby union club and team, netball, bowls, shooting and tennis.

Schools in the area take pride in delivering excellent education and students are encouraged to reach their full potential. Working at one of these schools, you’ll not only have the opportunity to enhance your career but you could also be eligible for a rural teacher incentive with a value of $25,000 to $30,000 per annum plus additional training and development days and more.

Help make a difference as an educator and experience a warm welcome in the Brewarrina area.

'For us the benefits of living here are financial – it’s also family, the freedom to do what you want and the relaxed lifestyle suits me to a tee.'


Brewarrina area



Schools in the area offering incentives and benefits include:

Keeping connected

Telstra is the only mobile service provider in the area.

  • Check the availability of the NBN at your address here
  • 4G mobile service around township of Brewarrina
  • 3G mobile phone service across large percentage of shire.

Shopping and dining

Brewarrina’s main street has a pharmacy, hardware store, Commonwealth Bank and an IGA supermarket.

Health services

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Family services

Benefits and incentives

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Contact us

Contact the Human Resources Policy and Compliance team via for enquiries relating to the rural and remote benefits and incentives. Existing employees of the department can contact EdConnect on 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online query.

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