Diverse Employment Opportunities

The Orange Region offers an incredibly diverse range of employment and career opportunities in health, aged care, education, construction, structural and mechanical engineering and more.


The Orange Region is fortunate to be able to spread its employment opportunities over a multitude of industries. There are growing opportunities in mining and mine construction, housing developments, tourism aswell as accommodation and business to business (B2B) sales and services. 


Health and education are the mainstay employment categories for Orange. Growth sectors include mining and construction given the growing demand for residential homes and commercial premises. Orange is also home to big business opportunities from Newcrest Mining to Department of Industry.

Employment Catchment

Residents of Cabonne and Blayney and Orange are engaged in mining, health, education and training, agriculture, forestry and fishery, electricity, gas, water and waste, construction and administrative, transport, warehousing and support services.

Main Employment Categories in the Orange Region


The Orange Region boasts 2 major tertiary institutions, 7 secondary, 13 public primary and 5 independent schools. This makes Orange a true centre for education excellence and provides broad employment opportunities for quality educators and support staff. It also attracts professional families to the city as they see the benefits of a quality education in a beautiful regional city.



The Orange Region has become a hot spot for mining activity. The Cadia East Mine Development through Newcrest Mining employs more than 900 people, and the newly established Regis Resources in Blayney will further support the region. This doesn’t even include the services that support the mining industry such as construction, engineering, transport, government, health, accommodation and more. 



It is argued the Orange Region is the hub of medical and health expertise outside Sydney. Employment opportunities are numerous and offers incredible diversity in disciplines such as oncology and aged care to interventional cardiology, maternity, paediatric services, rehabilitation, renal dialysis and diagnostic services. In addition, there are major employment opportunities in allied health services.



Both local and state government is well represented in the Orange Region.  On the local government front, Orange City Council employs more than 550 people in a multitude of careers, jobs and work activities. The state government is also firmly entrenched via Department of Primary Industry with more than 700 employees.  If you know and love government employment, the Orange Region may well be the place for you.


Major Employers

Newcrest Mining Ltd

Orange Health Service

Orange City Council

MSM Milling

Nestle Purina

Department of Primary Industries

Manildra Flour Mill

Cabonne Council

Blayney Shire Council


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The Orange Region is situated within the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri Nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodianship of these lands, and pay our respect to the Wiradjuri people for their care and stewardship of these lands for more than 40,000 years and to the Elders of the Wiradjuri Nation past, present and future.