Inverell is situated on the Macintyre River in the central New England Tablelands, on the Gwydir Highway, which connects western New South Wales with the eastern seaboard.

The Shire boasts rich farm and grazing land, including large mineral deposits, particularly tin and sapphires, with the area producing the majority of the world’s sapphires.

The Shire features diverse retail, manufacturing, professional services, construction and agricultural sectors which are all major contributors to the local economy. Tourism, in particular, is a growing industry in the Shire.

Data for this website has been sourced from Council’s financial statements, Council’s annual report and Council’s data returns. The website also refers to data from a number of agencies and entities. Please refer to the data page of this website for links to definitions, information on performance measures, benchmarks, OLG Groups and the data sources that have been used.

Please contact Council if you would like any further details or explanations regarding individual results and any differences between your Council’s performance and that of another council.