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Parkes, NSW

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Parkes Statistics

Location Details
  • Region

    Central NSW
  • Population

  • Nearest Capital

  • Nearest Airport

    Parkes 7km
  • Median House Price

  • March Temp °C
    28 / 15

Known near and far as the home of “The Dish” and “The Parkes Elvis Festival”. Parkes has more to offer than a couple of world-class events. Located in the Central West Region of New South Wales, Parkes is well positioned for a relaxed lifestyle with plenty to do.


Industry has been a cornerstone of the town’s growth, beginning as a gold rush ‘canvas’ town. The focus changed to farming in the 1900s, which has not slowed down. As the town has grown, so has its importance in domestic and international trade, quickly becoming a hub for freight and logistics, resource recovery, value-added agriculture and renewable energy. Today, canola fields can be seen flowering in magnificent blankets of yellow during late August/ September, and mining continues to play a role in the local economy.


With one of the most substantial sporting communities in the central west, it would be hard to find a day of the week where you could not participate in a team sport. For those who enjoy setting their own pace, Parkes has ample space to get outdoors with walking and cycling tracks spread across the town and fifty separate parks, reserves and ovals to enjoy along the way.

Parkes prides itself on welcoming people seeking a tree change; it is a progressive and caring community that also possesses a beautiful sense of fun and inclusiveness. Housing is available at a fraction of the NSW median house price, giving locals, new and old, the opportunity to spend more on the things they love.


Living in regional Australia gives you access to a wealth of community services, such as hospitals, libraries, bars and eateries.

Data source: Department of Health Commonwealth declared hospitals [2021], Australia Post. Google [2021]

Amenities within 50km of Parkes

Doctors & Allied Health
Post Office
Bars & Eateries
Groceries & Convenience


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Property in Parkes

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Median House Price


Rental House Median Price Per Month


Attached Dwelling Median Price


Data source: ABS, [2019, 2020], LGA updated [2021]

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    Jobs in Parkes

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    Number of Institutions


    Data sources:

    Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, Wikipedia, 4icu.

    Schools And Universities in Parkes

    Education within 25KM of Parkes

    7 Childcare Centres
    central west family day care
    parkes early childhood centre
    pcyc- out of school hours parkes public
    community kids parkes early education centre
    parkes middleton preschool
    pcyc- out of school hours parkes
    victoria street children's centre
    5 Primary Schools
    holy family parish school
    parkes public school
    middleton public school
    parkes east public school
    parkes christian school
    2 High Schools
    parkes high school
    parkes christian school

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