- Postcode: 2866
- Population: 3093
- Distance from Sydney: 291km (4 hours)
If you're sick of the hustle and bustle of city life and are looking for somewhere a bit more laid back, then Molong is the place for you. Molong was a hive of activity during the mid to late 1800's after the first copper mine in NSW was opened but the area was, and still is, best known for it's rich agricultural land. Just over 3000 people call the area home, while the township itself has a little over 1500 people, however the friendly community always welcomes newcomers with open arms.
There is something about a relaxed lifestyle that draws people away from the city. Low traffic, friendly neighbours and fresh air certainly attracts metro residents to the country. Molong has a strong mix of residents of all ages and offers a time-rich lifestyle that you won't find in many other areas. Whether you enjoy sports, spending time in the outdoors, arts and crafts or are fascinated with history, Molong can take care of your every need.
One of the best things about Molong is the ability to pursue a career despite living in a small, country town. It is just a short 30 minute drive to Orange, while other regional centres including Parkes and Forbes are about an hours drive. The unemployment rate of Molong is just 3.4 per cent which is half the national average. Whether you are a tradie or a farmer or your experience lies in sales or administration, Molong is the place to be, especially given the options or part time and casual employment which offer you a relaxed lifestyle.
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Molong is a quaint town, with a diverse mix of young and old who are exceptionally friendly.Barbara Strong, Yarn Market Association
From heritage listed town buildings, complete with original verandahs and iron-lace balconies to amazing art and craftworks, Molong has a vibrant past and a bright future. The area is home to the people of the Wiradjuri tribe and the word Molong itself means "all rocks". History buffs will appreciate a stop at the gravesite of Yuranigh, a Wiradjuri Aboriginal who was the invaluable right-hand man of explorer and surveyor Sir Thomas Mitchell and was celebrated as a man of special honour.