Community Profile

Muswellbrook Shire (map) covers 3,402km², of which 1,455km (43%) is national parks. The Shire is centrally located in the Upper Hunter Valley and is located approximately 130km north-west of Newcastle. Lake Liddell delineates the Muswellbrook Shire boundaries to the east, Wollemi National Park to the west, Aberdeen to the north and Coricudgy State Forest to the south.

With a population of approximately 16,850 people, Muswellbrook Shire is a welcoming community offering all the great facilities that you would expect to find in a city. Muswellbrook Shire consists of 2 larger towns, Muswellbrook and Denman, as well as a number of outlining rural communities including Sandy Hollow, Wybong, Baerami, Martindale, McCullys Gap, Widden and Muscle Creek.

This website provides demographic insights for the Muswellbrook Shire region. For further information about living, working and playing in Muswellbrook, please contact the Muswellbrook Shire Council Community Development Team.

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