Why Choose Bathurst?
Future focused. Close to metro markets. Affordable.
The Bathurst Region offers new and established businesses a strong and dynamic economic environment to support prosperity and growth.
Over 3,500 businesses call the Bathurst Region home, taking advantage of a wide range of transport options, easy access to Sydney and Canberra, and all the benefits of an attractive, vibrant lifestyle in an engaging, forward-thinking community.
A combination of low business costs, a diverse workforce, strong digital and physical connectivity, and a supportive business environment provides the setting needed for business success. The region’s proximity to Sydney, strong business networks and transport infrastructure also make Bathurst the ideal growth centre.
Bathurst is located in the Central West Region of New South Wales, approximately 200km west of Sydney’s Central Business District.
Bathurst is a transport axis in regional New South Wales. The Great Western Highway, Mid-Western Highway and Mitchell Highway all connect through the city, linking Bathurst to Sydney, Canberra, Orange, and Dubbo. The Main Western Railway line runs through Bathurst and offers a twice daily commuter service to Sydney and a daily service further west.
The central location of Bathurst allows the city to serve a much larger market, with a total catchment area of over 135,000 persons.
The Bathurst Region is home to over 44,000 people and is one of fastest growing regional centres in New South Wales.
The region is forecast to be one of the largest population centres in the Central West Region by 2041, with a population of 58,600 projected. This represents an average annual growth rate of 1.3%.
Bathurst is part of an interconnected workforce that includes the nearby government areas of Orange, Lithgow, Oberon, Blayney and Cabonne, resulting in a total employment catchment of over 75,000 workers.
Bathurst enjoys a rich diverse economy, anchored on a range of resilient industries. The Gross Regional Product for the Bathurst LGA, at $2.55 billion, has experienced average annual growth of 1.1% per annum since 2015.
Manufacturing, construction and property, education and training, and health are the biggest contributors to the local economy. In addition to these well-established sectors, the Bathurst Region is increasingly being seen as a home for the technology sector. The region’s strong digital and physical connectivity combined with the close proximity to a leading education facility makes Bathurst the perfect location for this growing sector.