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Moving to Tenterfield

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Living in Tenterfield

You’ll love the country lifestyle the regional New South Wales region of Tenterfield has to offer. Discover great schools, a wide variety of employment and business opportunities, fantastic houses, large blocks of land and a great sense of community. Situated only three hour’s drive from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Byron Bay, Tenterfield is close enough to all the conveniences of the city and the coast, yet residents are still able to enjoy all the country has to offer.

Business and Industry

Tenterfield Shire’s economy is largely based on agriculture — most significantly cattle and sheep farming, and a growing number of horticultural and intensive livestock industries. Agriculture benefits from the region’s favourable climate, reliable water supplies and transport systems. Tourism, retail and hospitality are also important industries that draw visitors from New South Wales and South East Queensland.

The region’s horticultural sector is growing, producing apples, stone fruits, avocados, kiwi fruit, blueberries, tomatoes, vegetables, eggs, pecans, chestnuts, honey, lavender, garlic and herbs, truffles, hemp and nursery plants.

Specialty manufacturing and a growing renewable energy industry also exist. The Tenterfield Industrial Estate provides great value sites for all kinds of business, from local enterprise to freight providers, manufacturing and warehousing. A number of businesses and retail opportunities are
also available to explore in Tenterfield’s main township.

For more information on bringing a business or moving to Tenterfield, contact the Tenterfield Shire Council on 02 6736 6000.

Major Industries of Employment within Tenterfield Shire Include:

  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Agriculture (cattle, sheep and broadacre cropping)
  • Trade & Construction
  • Education & Training
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
  • Retail Trade