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Armidale Regional Council


The Armidale Dumaresq Council area is located in the New England Region of New South Wales. The Council area encompasses a total land area of about 4,200 square kilometres, of which a significant proportion is National Park, State Forest and nature reserves. The Armidale Dumaresq Council area is predominantly rural, with a township at Armidale, and small villages at Ebor, Hillgrove and Wollomombi. Rural land is used largely for sheep and cattle grazing, with some fruit growing, viticulture and tourism.

Key employment sectors in the Armidale Dumaresq Council area include education and training, health care and social assistance, and retail trade. Educational facilities in Armidale Dumaresq include the University of New England (Academic, Bellevue and CB Newling Campuses), TAFE New England (Armidale Campus), New England Conservatorium of Music and numerous public and private schools. The main public health care facility in the area is Armidale Hospital, with one small private hospital (Armidale Private Hospital). The major retail area is the Armidale CBD, which includes Armidale Plaza, Armidale Central, Armidale Mall and East End Mall.

Land use
Land use Transport: 0.0% Residential: 0.3% Parkland: 23.3% Industrial: 0.0% Hospital/Medical: 0.0% Education: 0.1% Commercial: 0.0% Agricultural: 76.2%

NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • New England Highway
  • Waterfall Way
  • Armidale Airport
  • North western railway line


  • Sydney CBD 500km
  • Brisbane CBD 500km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Acacia Park Industrial Estate
  • West Armidale