Sunday, 16 June 2019 Sydney

Visit, Live & Invest in Tenterfield::

About the Shire

Located a comfortable three hours drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Tenterfield & District provides the perfect Gateway to Big Sky Country - New England & North West New South Wales. Presenting four definite seasons against a backdrop of rugged mountain beauty and in contrast to the serenity of rural landscapes, the surrounding bushlands of Tenterfield & District becomes a colourful carpet of wildflowers in spring. Warm summer days are followed by cool evenings then transformed into a blaze of rich colours as tree lined streets change through the autumn hues. Brisk winter nights give way to the welcome warmth of winter sunshine. Tenterfield is truly a town for all seasons.

Further information can be obtained from the Tenterfield and District Visitors Information Centre -

Address: 157 Rouse Street, Tenterfield NSW 2372
Telephone: (02) 67 361 082
Fax: (02) 67 363 388
web site:




What Does Tenterfield
Shire Offer?


The Shire of Tenterfield sites astride the Great Dividing Range at the northn end of the New England Tableland amid a contrast of rugged mountain beauty and the serenity of rural landscapes.

  • Population (town of Tenterfield) - 3,100
  • Population (whole of Shire) - 6,811
  • Located 770 km north of Sydney and 270 km south of Brisbane on the junction of New England & Bruxner Highways and Mount Lindesay Road
  • Villages within the Shire are Drake, Jennings, Legume, Liston and Urbenville
  • Area - 728,890 hectares
  • Tourist Information Centre is able to provide visitors with information on the attractions of the Shire


Tenterfield is famous for:

  • Sir Henry Parkes Federation Speech 1889 - "Birthplace of the Nation"
  • Entertainer Peter Allen - "Tenterfield Saddler"


Economic Development


It is with pleasure that I am able to recommend the Tenterfield Economic Development Strategy to you. As you will see the Tenterfield LGA is a strong and resilient area with a “Can Do” attitude and I invite you to give strong consideration to our district if you are looking to relocate your business or starting a whole new venture.

Our Council has an “open door” policy to help facilitate your development needs. So please, accept my invitation as Mayor of the Tenterfield District to visit and discuss with our staff your future development needs.

Peter Petty Mayor

Economic Development Strategy 2013-2017 (PDF) (1.15 MIB)


Should you require further information, please contact the Senior Economic Development Officer, Mr Harry Bolton on 0411 221 024 or email


TADBA (Tenterfield & District Business Association)

Contact: Rebecca Carpenter   Chairperson   Sales TenFM email or phone 02 6736 3444


Contact: Ben Silver  Public Officer  email or phone 02 6736 1855

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