Wellington, NSW 2820

3.1(8 reviews)

Ranked 4th best suburb by locals in North Western Region, NSW

Great for

  • Lack of traffic
  • Parking
  • Cost of living
  • Parks and recreation
  • Pest-free

Not great for

  • Public transport
  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families With Kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Wellington, NSW

karenm92
karenm92
21st November 2021

"For the love of the Olde Worlde."

We have lived in Wellington for five years now.
We love the old homes and restoring of them.
Wellington Town is worthwhile preserving and people with money would do well to buy up here and bring The Town back to a prosperous and safe place.
The down side is when people/strangers disturb your life, best to not approach police and courts who will only add to your already not deserved fury but to quietly take the matter in your own hands. The justice system here is woeful. One officer or magistrate to the next and to the next and none of them can stay in tune with or connected to your matter.
Buy up and enrich the area.
The wealthy Good can do well for this Town.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
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chrisf57
chrisf57
31st October 2021

"Nice clean town nice and quiet we walked around on a Saturday night no trouble. Lots of nice rivers around the town worth a stop over.. Lots of old buildings"

Nice old country town lots of lovely old buildings and parks nice to walk around at night no trouble even The Bogans in a bed at 9.
I don't know what they go on about.
One daysome hipsters will arrive and take advantage of the lovely old buildings could be a fantastic place just needs some people with get up and go..
maybe if they sold a lot of the old buildings off whoever owns them and give some young people a chance..
Needs new blood in the town.
the Mount Arthur Reserve could be a fantastic bike tracks..
Get the mountain bikers out there...

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ecorigoniv
ecorigoniv
23rd March 2020

"YUCK. A bit of a hole."

Ok, fairs fair, I haven't lived in Wellington personally. However, I've driven through the streets there and stopped multiple times. The town is a total dump from what I've seen. Much worse than dubbo, and dubbo has its fair share of problems. Apparently it has a very high crime rate, mainly due to youths who have nothing to do, fuelled by the towns lack of jobs. A nieghbour of mine has a mother he looks after in Wellington, and has said he hates the place lol. He said it is full of rude people, though there are some nice people in some shops there. Like many country touns you will never really be considered a "local" if you aren't born there, no matter how long you've lived there. I found the exact same thing when my family lived in Orange NSW, and Orange is a MUCH nicer town that wellington is. If you are thinking of moving here, first I'd say think again, but if you are 100% set on it, MAKE VERY SURE you have secure exmployment first.

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samh42
samh42

How can you possibly comment on a town you have never lived in? Wow so you've driven through it - doesnt mean you have any idea of what it is like to live there. What a waste of space you are.

emmagane
emmagane

Agreed in full as been here two years and it's nothing but dramas. By far the worst town I've ever lived in.

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"Worst town"

This town is the worst place to live. The crime rate is high and the police don`t do anything to help. I can`t even walk around the town without getting racial and abusive slurs yelled at me by kids. I`m disgusted that people write good reviews to cover up the fact that this town is not friendly, has limited jobs and is not safe. People that are just visiting don`t really know the town- try living here for a couple years and you will discover the truths. If you think Wellington is a great town, you`re deluded.

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"Just horrific"

Without a doubt, the worst place I've ever lived. Invest on bars on your windows if you don't want them smashed. Dubbo appears cosmopolitan compared to a Wellington, which speaks volumes. Constant loud disputes between neighbours, drunk louts returning late and very noisily on a Friday and Saturday night, violence and theft. The townspeople on the whole are close minded and bigoted. Give it a miss and try Mudgee or Orange instead.

Great for

  • The highway is good.
  • The swimming pool is lovely.
  • Lots of good churches in the area.
  • Cost of Living

Not great for

  • You will feel threatened if you're not from the local area.
  • Schooling opportunities simply frightful.
  • Public transport significantly limited.
  • Perceptions of place - some people live in the past

Who lives here?

  • Retirees
2
karenm92
karenm92

Hi, We own property in both Wellington and Mudgee and live and lived in both areas, have to say Mudgee is a much more hostile Town than Wellington. Road rage is frequent in Mudgee and bullying cops. Visit Mudgee for a day but don't buy up there. Costly.

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Rentals in Wellington

"Perfectly positioned for work and play."

I lived in Wellington for six years and brought up our two kids in the town before moving back to family in Brisbane. Fantastic for families, great spaces, really friendly, always felt safe, linked by train to Sydney and great roads to get to Dubbo, Orange...etc... Lots and lots of work to be had, tradies in big demand, also lots of opportunities to be an entrepreneur with more cafes needed and possibly even a small cinema.

Great for

  • Work
  • Cost of Living
  • Family Friendly

Not great for

  • Perceptions of place - some people live in the past
  • Slower pace of life - can be boring for teens

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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karenm92
karenm92

I pretty much agree with you and also had given Wellington four stars.

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"Wellington is a great little town."

Wellington is a very pretty country town in a central location close to Parkes, Orange and Dubbo. It has good schools, a hospital, nursing home, gym, police, medical services etc. There is plenty of work for both professional and manual labour positions and tradies. It is friendly, and a great place to bring up kids. There is a need for more tradies in town, so if you live in the city, why not think of moving to this great little town?

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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karenm92
karenm92

You're right on with that, "more local tradies needed".

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"Wellington - Hugh Lake with many water sports"

Located between Orange and Dubbo on the Mitchell Hwy in central NSW, Wellington is a great place to visit or live. There are many natural attractions around the area such as Lake Burrendong which is popular for fishing, water skiing and swimming and the world famous Wellington Cave is a favourite for visitor from across the globe. The view of Wellington from Mt Arthur is not to be missed. Wellington has excellent facilities, sports and recreation, a large number of galleries as well as many historical sites and displays. Health and education here is first rate and home prices and rents are quite affordable. There are great shopping facilities and restaurants and cafes. For the visitor accommodation choices include farm stays, caravan parks, hotels and motels.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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benlauren
benlauren

Who is this blackbird? Seems to pop up with an opinion all over the state. I have worked in Wellington and it is a drug addled, crime ridden town. You wouldn't walk around by yourself at night. No wonder the prices are so cheap.

InTransit
InTransit

Yeah it's a case of "Nice place to visit - but I wouldn't want to live there". Reviews are best done by people who have a more intimate knowledge of the places they write about.

push
push

Why don't you try living here InTransit you would be very surprised at just what a truly wonderful town this is.
benlauren I have no problem walking around by myself at night! Having lived in more than 16 towns I can say that this is without doubt the most giving, interesting and peaceful place to live. I would not move out of this town anytime in the near future. Perhaps you should try living in the areas before you comment!!!

albeitunique
albeitunique

I lived in Wellington for around 16 years and I don't know the Wellington push is talking about. In my experience it is, as benlauren said, an awful, crime ridden town with a major drug problem. When I say major, I mean major. I would never let my child out without supervision because, having gone to primary school and high school there, I know exactly what it's like. You can't even walk around without people screaming at you at night. I wouldn't walk around by myself without a big bloke next to me.

yeshedawa79gmail
yeshedawa79gmail

I have lived in Wellington and in a way both sides of this argument are correct. Yes there is a drug problem there, yes there is an unemployment problem there and a crime problem and the town is shutting down in a way. I personally blame the state government for not increasing the number of police at Wellington station - on a weekend you'll be lucky to wait 1/2 an hour for a wagon to come from Dubbo. I also blame the council. Instead of building tourism based on Wellington's natural beauty and close proximity to Dubbo and the zoo, the council has gone for the fast buck and with the gaol and the new gas power station I can't see Wellington dragging itself out of the slump it has been driven into by a short sighted council made up of graziers whose time has long past.

On the other hand, even the druggies are pretty friendly. In fact, I haven't met a friendlier community for a long time. In contrast to where I live now which is the fastest growing economy in NSW and only an hour from Wellington, in many ways for a sense of community I prefer Wellington. Even though where I am now (Mudgee) is affluent and full of cosmo types, Mudgee now a very busy place with unfriendly people. Middle class and very white to its detriment, I feel that at least in Wellington most people are either on drugs or glad you are not on drugs that they are happy to have you around.

Crime is everywhere, drugs are everywhere and there are some pros and cons about living in Wellington like everywhere else.

shanew6
shanew6

Is it Ok for a retiree who does not go out at night? Are there bad streets or areas to avoid if i was to move there? Shane

jennifer-smithj
jennifer-smithj

The jail in Wellington was supposed to bring work to to the town ,but has brought nothing but a bad element only adding to the crime an drug problem there so sad was a great little place once upon a time

shanew8
shanew8

So is the problem mostly at night? Is it safe to go to the shops etc during the day?

sandyd1
sandyd1

Yes I lived in Mudgee too and it is a very unfriendly place. Shanew8 no I wouldn't walk around at night. Why do you think the houses are so cheap?

shanew8
shanew8

What about during the day?

jennifer-smithj
jennifer-smithj

I known locals that have lived there all there life an they say it's not safe at any time of the day besides there's no shops there anymore just two super markets Kentucky subway an dominos you can't buy a pair of shoes I wouldn't live there for free rent but hey all the small towns are dying an the drug problem is not just in Wellington it's everywhere every grandparent I know are now raising there grannies because mum an dad are on drugs or in gaol with no support when does it stop ??? Hundreds of them I feel so worried for my grand children growing up now

sandyd1
sandyd1

Not just wellington, but it was bad in 2004. Probably worse now with ice.

jennifer-smithj
jennifer-smithj

Yes let's get the ones selling it they don't care if they sell to kids either so many deaths lately young people because of drugs Wellington cemetery full of young people I know because I know there parents

db7
db7

Hi Shanew8, ir relation to you question. Yes, it is safe to shop during the day. Most people in town are very friendly. You wouldn't go out at night anyways because everthing is close after 5pm. (like I'm most towns)
Local pubs are fine. And most of them are family friendly. If you want to go out at night with some friends. (fetheral hotel, cow& caf and lion of Waterloo)
Moved from Western Sydney and I've been living in Wellington for the past 6months.
Wellington nsw is much safer than any wester Sydney suburb at night (like Liverpool, Parramatta, Blacktown, etc.
Most people in regional areas don't realise how safer their towns are comperd to Sydney. (in Sydney is not just drug but random stabbings at pretty much every train station and terrorism)
Overall not a bad place to live if you want to live among the gum trees. Lol when compared to Sydney and others city's.

shanew8
shanew8

Hi db7
Thanks so much for shedding some light, I am from Western Sydney (Blacktown) and I know what you mean. Been here for 30 years. I rarely go out at nights and not a Pub goer anymore. I am looking for a quiet retirement so when/if I move to Wellington I will now feel a whole lot more comfortable with my decision. Apart from shopping or going to the shops i am a home body. thank you.

jodib7
jodib7

Shanew8 did you end up moving to Wellington? Im thinking of also moving there in the near future.

shanew8
shanew8

No not yet due to work committments but will get there one day. Cheers.

briandirou
briandirou

Are there bad parts of the town ? If so where, what about north of the bridge at Montefiores ? I'm retiring soon & want to cash in so I can afford to live. Cheers

robertj17
robertj17

Looking to relocate from western sydney metro granny flat heaven in my 50s please enlighten me !

robertj17
robertj17

Jodib7 ?

angeleenh
angeleenh

Oops .. new on this post.
Shanew8 I meant to say - Im based in Blacktown and looking to go to Wellington temporarily.

abdulgranzooy
abdulgranzooy

This is just my opinion but if the goverment realy wants to wipe out the dealers in such a small town not hard but i dont think they care.

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