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Living and working in healthcare jobs in Tumut, Southern Highlands and Snowy Mountains NSW
Tumut is a postcard town situated in the Riverina region of NSW, perched on the north-west foothills of the Snowy Mountains, on the banks of the Tumut River. The wider Tumut region is known for its evergreen beauty – stands of Poplars, Elms and Willows that create a riot of autumn hues, vibrant summers along sparkling waterways, lush springtime enveloped in a sea of blossoms and crisp mountainside winters with their panoramic vistas.
Tumut is positioned 410 kilometres south-west of Sydney, 525 kilometres north-east of Melbourne and shares connectivity with Canberra through secondary routes. The Tumut region lies geographically close to the wine country region of Southern Highlands on the Great Dividing Range, located 110 km south-west of Sydney.
Tumut is the centre of softwood industry. Tourism, horticulture, agriculture and retail are the major industries besides timber. The Southern Highlands with their deep volcanic soils support a range of produce, from dairy, beef to succulent truffles. The Visy pulp and paper mill located north of the Snowy Mountains Highway at Gadara is one of the biggest wood mills in Australia. Education, health and transport are important drivers of the economy offering employment and support to the community.
The region offers numerous reputed schools and colleges, an award-winning TAFE college, community education programs and access to world-class universities. Tumut is charming with historic buildings, churches and a Courthouse. The calendar is busy with a plethora of events throughout the year. The annual ‘Tulip Time Festival’ at Southern Highlands, is a sensational experience.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Careers in Tumut, Southern Highlands and Snowy Mountains NSW
The region is covered by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District and the Murrumbidgee Private Health Network (PHN). Tumut Hospital is a small hospital with an emergency department, located here. The Tumut District Hospital and the Tumut Community Health Service provide a range of services including Aboriginal health, aged care, allied health, mental health, maternity and child care.
Situated on the Snowy Mountains Highway, Tumut is also well connected by a network of minor roads. The Southern Highlands too are an easy drive from Sydney. The Tumut airport is a small facility catering to general aviation. Flying out from the airport, it would take two hours to reach Sydney and Melbourne and 30 minutes to Canberra.
With a variety of rural delights on offer, the region is idyllic for the young as well as the retired. And affordable housing at Tumut, with median housing price of only $270,000 and median weekly rent of $180, make it a great alternative to the metropolitan bustle.
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