New South Wales
New South Wales
NSW is the most populous and heavily industrialised state in Australia with a highly urbanised population. The service industry in NSW is among the best in the world, the most prominent sectors being business and financial services, along with information and communication technology. Minerals production, agriculture and manufacturing are also prominent economy drivers in regional areas, while new industries such as biotechnology and aquaculture are also flourishing. NSW lies in the temperate zone so generally the climate is free from extreme hot and cold temperatures – the annual average being between 12°C and 21°C, with a rainfall average of 1,138mm..
See: Images of regional NSW
What is available on the NSW Government website?
The NSW Government website provides regional information about
• Communities, area health services, family and health issues
• Educational issues, public school districts, non-government schools, universities
• News services including libraries, radio, television, weather
• Transport, community transport, air and rail transport
See: NSW Government website NSW Department of State and Regional Development
Where will my child go to school?
You can send your child/children to public (state government) or private (also known as independent) schools. There are over 2,200 primary and secondary schools in the NSW government school system. Most public schools are co-educational, with girls and boys encouraged to participate equally in class. Many private schools are either exclusively all boy or all girl schools. For more information on government and non-government schools go to the relevant website below. See: State and Territory government school education Non-government education authorities Everyday Life in Australia
What health services are available?
New South Wales public health is made up of rural and metropolitan Area Health Services. Hospitals, rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals, dental clinics, emergency transport, community health centres, and community support programs are the responsibility of these Area Health Services. District or base hospitals in regional areas provide medical, obstetric, paediatric, surgical, and rehabilitation services. Private hospitals also service regional areas. These hospitals provide psychiatric services, private elective surgery, rehabilitation, and long-term care. See: NSW Area Health Services Everyday Life in Australia