The Gwydir Shire supports its community through services that allow the highest quality of life for all residents. The Council has an impressive range of services for all ages in our community. These services encourage all to participate in the community through learning, volunteering, cultural and recreation activities.
The Warialda community has a willingness to gather around those in need and has often raised large sums of money and volunteered large numbers of hours for charity and community projects. There is a real sense of family within our community and everyone is encouraged to participate as a volunteer or beneficiary.
For the older members of the community, people with disabilities and their carers, there is a range of services available to assist them to live independently, including HACC, Meals on Wheels, transport and housing. Warialda has an aged care home with a new dementia unit completed in April 2015, a 25 bed hospital, modern medical centre, ambulance service and visiting specialists.
Sport has economic as well as social benefits for an area. When competitions or sporting days are presented in rural towns, a large influx of people attends the events and spends money in the area. Local sports create socialising activities for adults as well as helping youth to establish friendships that carry through into high school and create a sense of community.Warialda is well situated on a recognised travel and transort route from north to south and east to west. There are regular coach services connecting with rail and air services from Tamworth. Another coach service runs from Moree through to Inverell and onto the Gold Coast.Warialda has a friendly, enthusiastic community spirit. The community has a willingnesss to gather around those in need and they have raised large sums of money and volunteered large numbers of hours for charity and community projects.