6.0 out of 10

Wellington

Ranked 2nd best suburb in North Western
-32.5660961393999 148.943522811722
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  •  
  •  
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

1/5
Nov 25, 2017

"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.
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • The highway is good.
  • The swimming pool is lovely.
  • Lots of good churches in the area.
  • Cost of Living
Cons
  • 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
Recommended for
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Work
  • Cost of Living
  • Family Friendly
Cons
  • Perceptions of place - some people live in the past
  • Slower pace of life - can be boring for teens
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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.
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
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!!!
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
Add a comment...