A short guide to Inverell's best features, cultural and sporting activities and phone numbers of interest.
LJ Hooker Inverell is located at 13-15 Byron Street, in the heart of our thriving town.
Approximately 430km south west of Brisbane (5 hours drive), 578km north west of Sydney (7 hours drive).
One for the tourist’s map, Inverell is known as the “Sapphire City” for its sapphire mining history. Situated on the Macintyre River and positioned on the Gwydir Highway, an east-west highway linking the Newell and New England Highways, Inverell is considered a must-visit tourist destination.
Inverell has a waterway which stretches as far as southern Queensland, with everything from fishing, crabbing, canoeing, swimming, recreational boating and waterskiing available for water enthusiasts.
Inverell is blessed with national and state parks, a flourishing local business centre, agricultural and agricultural-based industries and has a vibrant community life. Inverell has grown to a Shire with a population of 16,936. In 2016, Inverell was named one of the fastest growing inland communities in NSW.
Inverell has a rich arts, community and sporting culture, with many annual events, including the Inverell Sapphire City Festival and Grafton to Inverell Cycling Classic attracting many visitors to the area. Other annual events include the Inverell Show, Great Inland Fishing Festival, Sapphire City Festival, Opera in the Paddock, Sapphire City River Run and many more. Our community supports a range of sporting activities and enjoys many competitions ranging from indoor sports to field hockey and touch football, plus many more.
Transportation options are available to explore Inverell, with a local bus service offering low cost travel to and from the town centre. There is also a CountryLink Bus Service from Inverell to Tamworth and Armidale connecting with the rail service to Sydney. Daily flights from Inverell to Brisbane. Daily flights from Armidale to Sydney.
Inverell offers a diverse range of properties and lifestyles from family-orientated areas to relaxed semi-rural communities. Whatever you're looking for Inverell is sure to have an area that suits.
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Local Numbers of Interest:
Inverell Police: 02 6722 0599
Inverell Fire Station: 02 6721 0015
Inverell Shire Council: 02 6728 8288
Inverell District Hospital: 02 6721 9500
Inverell Tourist Information Centre: 02 6728 8161
Inverell Memorial Swimming Pool: 02 6722 3939
Inverell Court House: 02 6721 0203
Inverell Family Youth Support Service: 02 6720 8850
Inverell RSM Club: 02 6722 3066
McLean Care: 1300 791 660
Inverell TAFE College: 1800 448 176
Local Government Schools:
Inverell Public School – Wood Street - 02 6722 3072
Ross Hill Public School – Andrew Street – 02 6722 2475
Inverell High School – Brae Street – 02 6722 3777
Macintyre High School - Swanbrook Road - 02 6722 1555
Gilgai Public School - Gilgai Creek - 02 6723 1309
Gum Flat Public School - Copeton Dam Road - 02 6723 2883
Local Private Schools:
Holy Trinity School – Moore Street – 02 6722 4066
Local Medical Centres:
Inverell Medical Centre – Swanbrook Road – 02 6722 2855
St Elmo Medical Practice – Oliver Street – 02 6722 1999
Macintyre Medical Centre - Otho Street - 02 6722 3377