Dungog Shire offers prospective residents and investors all the convenience of a local community combined with quality of life being kept a close secret and not easily found today. With a steadily growing population of around 8,400 people, the Shire supports a thriving commercial community including local supermarkets, full banking facilities, pharmacies, cafes, craft stores, hotels, licensed clubs, rural suppliers, and full health services including a hospital, ambulance and nursing home facilities.
City Rail train services run daily to Maitland and Newcastle providing links to Sydney, and Country Link XPT services between Sydney and Brisbane stop daily at Dungog. Our infrastructure provides an effective road network with easy access to the F3 Freeway, Pacific and New England Highways and proximity to the corresponding markets. The Shire offers a diverse skills base in trades and professional services with recent business studies revealing that key industry sectors in the shire attract greater than 80% of their workforce locally.
Council encourages new businesses and investors to the area and endeavours to provide support to strengthen its growing economic base. There is a wide range of retail, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and land opportunities for prospective business operators to consider if relocation or a “tree change” is on your agenda. Council encourages a diverse range of businesses to complement its existing economic base and prides itself on offering a range of services from solicitors, accountants and business services to assist various industry sectors. Dungog Shire ... Life As It Should Be .... The Place to do Business .