Place To Live

A good place to visit ... a great place to live

The Shire boasts scenic country roads and a stunning rural backdrop.

With a population base of 8,700, Dungog Shire encompasses the township of Dungog and the villages of Clarence Town, Gresford, Vacy, Martins Creek and Paterson. All are vibrant communities and offer a range of benefits including flowing rivers, parks, country cafes and local vineyards.

The Shire of Dungog is one of Australia's best kept secrets. As well as offering a great lifestyle and a strong sense of community, it boasts excellent health and educational facilities with its own hospital and one of the Hunter's best achieving high schools.

Housing remains affordable and there is an abundance of land whether you're seeking rural lifestyle living or good sized residential blocks in the townships.

For recreation, breathtaking National Parks, State Forests and mountain vistas are just the beginning. Dungog Shire has a wide range of facilities: golf courses, bowling clubs, tennis courts, two swimming pools and the oldest operating cinema in Australia.

The essence of Dungog Shire, with its magnificent rural and mountain backdrop, is the beauty of its natural environment and its sense of belonging. Dungog Shire is the Place to Live ... with endless lifestyle benefits.

Dungog Shire is within close proximity to the major markets of Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Maitland. Nestled between the Pacific and New England Highways, Dungog Shire is an easy hour's drive from Newcastle, The Great Lakes, Hunter Wine Country or Port Stephens and 2 hours from Sydney's northern suburbs via the M1 freeway.