Community Profile

Moving your family or business to Forbes (map) offers great lifestyle and economic benefits. Forbes offers all the advantages of a country lifestyle with all the convenience, services and opportunities of a main centre. Forbes is located on the banks of the Lachlan River, in the heart of the rich Lachlan Valley.

Residents enjoy quality health care with a hospital and full range of general practice services together with disability services, aged care and visiting specialists. Educational opportunities are also available with five primary schools and two high schools, including a secondary co-educational boarding and day school.

Employment is diverse and stable in Forbes with people working across a range of occupations and industries. With access to a pool of skilled and semi-skilled workers, Forbes is a great place to run your business.

Forbes Shire Council advocates for and encourages liveable and welcoming communities and places, promoting health and wellbeing, recreational opportunities and social inclusiveness. Forbes is a safe place to live with a strong sense of community with over 90 social clubs and associations including five service clubs and an active Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about Forbes Shire and the opportunities for new businesses or residents, please contact Forbes Shire Council – telephone 02 6850 2300.

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