Life in Broken Hill
Life in Broken Hill
Welcome to Broken Hill. We know you are going to love living in Broken Hill and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Broken Hill a good place to live?
Yes, Broken Hill is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Broken Hill will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.
Visas required to live in Broken Hill
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Broken Hill, you are going to need a visa to do so. Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Broken Hill. Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.
If you are moving to Broken Hill and want to find a job in Broken Hill we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Broken Hill for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
Map of Broken Hill
Weather in Broken Hill
Broken Hill is an inland mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. It is near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (A32) and the Silver City Highway (B79), in the Barrier Range. It is 315m above sea level, with a hot desert climate, and an average rainfall of 235mm The closest major city is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500km to the southwest and linked via route A32.
The town is prominent in Australia’s mining, industrial relations and economic history after the discovery of silver ore led to the opening of various mines, thus establishing Broken Hill’s recognition as a prosperous mining town well into the 1990s. Despite experiencing a slowing economic situation into the late 1990s and 2000s, Broken Hill itself was listed on the National Heritage List in 2015 and remains Australia’s longest running mining town.
Broken Hill, historically considered one of Australia’s boomtowns, has been referred to as “The Silver City”, and less commonly as the “Oasis of the West”, and the “Capital of the Outback”. Although over 1100km west of Sydney and surrounded by desert, the town has prominent park and garden displays and offers a number of attractions, such as the Living Desert Sculptures. The town has a high potential for solar power, given its extensive daylight hours of sunshine. The Broken Hill Solar Plant, which was completed in 2015, is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
In the Broken Hill region the major Aboriginal language groups are the Paakantji, Mayyankapa, and Nyiimpaa.
Hotels and Accommodation in Broken Hill
There are all types of accommodation available in Broken Hill. The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.
Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.
Broken Hill is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
Accountants in Broken Hill
Banks in Broken Hill
Cafes in Broken Hill
Carpet Cleaners in Broken Hill
Dentists in Broken Hill
Doctors and Medical clinics in Broken Hill
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
Contact one of the Broken Hill Electricians below
Hospitals in Broken Hill
Mechanics in Broken Hill
Newspapers in Broken Hill
Pest Control in Broken Hill
Plumbers in Broken Hill
Real Estate Agents in Broken Hill
Restaurants in Broken Hill
Schools in Broken Hill
Solicitors in Broken Hill
Supermarkets in Broken Hill
Vets in Broken Hill
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