Warialda is a town in the Northwest Slopes
region of New South Wales, Australia, in Gwydir
Shire. Situated on the banks of Warialda Creek,
the town's name means "Place of Wild Honey."
At the 2015 census, Warialda had a population
The Gwydir Highway runs through town and,
along with Stephen Street, is considered
one of the town's two main streets.
Warialda is serviced by daily NSW TrainLink
coach services (excluding Tuesdays) to Inverell
and Tamworth, connecting with train services
to Sydney. Additionally, there are three weekly
coach services each to Grafton (connecting
with XPT train services to and from Brisbane)
and Moree on alternating days (excluding
Sundays). The NSW TrainLink coach stop is
located outside the tourist information centre.
Warialda is the service centre for the local
agricultural sector. Farms around Warialda
produce wheat, sorghum, barley, sheep, beef
cattle. Some of the locals also earn a dollar or
two hunting wild pigs, which are exported,
mainly to Germany, where there are demands
for wild boar which are not present in the
Warialda serves as an education precinct for
local families with a strong base of excellent
education facilities including preschools, public
schools, catholic schools, TAFE outreach
centres and vocational education programs.
Agriculture, health and education are the
primary industries providing support for a small
but thriving business sector. Some of the
local businesses include a supermarket,
hardware store, cafes, service stations,
butcher, bakery, pubs and a golf & bowling club
along with other small businesses providing a
cross-section of goods & services.