Home of the Elvis Festival and the Dish
14,920 (ABS 2016/17)
The median price for a three bedroom house in Parkes is $252,500. To rent the same property, the median price is $270.00 per week.
Distance from Sydney 365km in a westerly direction.
Summer temperatures average 32.7 to 17.9 degrees and winter average is 17.4 to 4. The mean annual rainfall is 585( BOM Data)
The Parkes Shire’s major employer is in the health care and social assistance sphere followed by agriculture, forestry and fishing, retail trade, education and training, mining, accommodation and food services and public administration and safety.
Parkes is a vibrant centre large enough to provide quality education, employment and investment opportunities while still small enough for a short drive home for lunch. Other towns and villages in the Shire are Peak Hill, Alectown, Bogan Gate, Trundle and Tullamore.
The region with its iconic events and attractions including world famous CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope (and the catalyst for the iconic film The Dish) and internationally renowned Parkes Elvis Festival make Parkes an amazing town in which to live.
Almost any sport one can think of is available in Parkes. Some of them are AFL, archery, athletics, basketball, bowls, cricket, dragon boating, football, golf, hockey, karate, little athletics, netball, rugby league, rugby union, skateboarding, soccer, squash, swimming and tennis.
Parkes has pre-schools, child care centres and family day care option, There are also three public and one Catholic primary school plus a public high school, a Christian school K-12 and a Catholic College Yr 7-12. In Peak Hill and Trundle, there is a Catholic primary school and a Central School (K-12). In Bogan Gate there is a primary school. Parkes also has a campus of TAFE Western.
Parkes Shire is proud to have a new state of the art hospital. The hospital can cater for accidents and emergencies, elective surgery as well as obstetrics. It also has three Medical Centres, several dentists, physiotherapists and chiropractors, an imaging and radiography service and a strong community health unit, which includes speech therapists, community nurses, social workers, dieticians and mental health professionals. Parkes also has nursing home facilities.
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Housing Data: Sourced from www.realestate.com.au current as at 7/18.
Careers Data: Sourced from ABS.
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