​​​​​​Living in the Region

Hunter New England is a large, diverse area and is about the size of England. This beautiful area has appealed to many an urban professional seeking a more relaxed lifestyle and to indulge a passion for the great outdoors, while still maintaining a fulfilling career.

Hunter New England (HNE) Health is the largest employer in the region, providing health services in a range of rural, regional and metropolitan settings.

HNE Health also offers a wonderful family environment with excellent public and private schools, two first-class universities (Newcastle and Armidale) and Hunter Medical Research Institute the only regional medical research institute in Australia.  Health professionals across HNE Health are involved in extensive clinical and laboratory research programs, many of them in conjunction with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

The Hunter New England Region is a vibrant area filled with heritage, culture, natural beauty and gourmet living.  From gold rush towns and historical museums to pristine waterways and beaches, there are always exciting new places to see and things to do. Hunter New England really is the place where career and lifestyle meets.  Why not let your career take you on an unforgettable journey?

​Greater Newcastle

Newcastle and the Hunter

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​Hunter Valley



Upper Hunter

​Lower Hunter


Kurri Kurri




Liverpool Plains

​Lower Mid-North Coast

Manning Valley




Glen Innes