Suburb Profile: Singleton NSW

April 12, 2021
Heritage building in Singleton, NSW

Singleton is found in NSW, on the banks of the Hunter River within the Hunter Valley wine region. With a rich colonial history, you can see many of these old buildings throughout the town. With a laid-back country feel Singleton offers fishing, swimming, sailing and water-skiing all within a country setting.

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Top things to do in Singleton

1. Sisters of Mercy Convent

Renowned for its size, grandeur and architectural uniqueness, the history of this convent is well preserved for all to see. Its grounds, buildings and contents show the way of life for the Catholic women who lived here throughout the nineteenth century. Heritage tours for groups are run by trained volunteer guides and cover the full grounds.

visitors sitting inside the sisters of mercy convent, singleton2. Army Infantry Museum

The museum’s collection ranges from Australia’s pre-federation state colonial armies through to today’s twenty first century diggers. Open Wednesday- Sunday each week this piece of Australian history is not to be missed.

Army infantry museum, Singleton NSW3. Singleton Heritage walk

This self-guided walk can be done at your own leisure. Pick up a brochure on the walk from the visitor information centre and amble through the town at your own pace, stopping along the way for a drink or a bite to eat.

Heritage building in Singleton, NSW4. Tour of world heritage wilderness

Guided bushwalks in Mount Royal National Park- part of the Barrington wilderness area in the Hunter Valley – are a great way to see rare wildlife and Aboriginal sites. This unique experience helps you get back to nature with the safety of a guide to answer all your questions.

world heritage wilderness guided walk

Quick stats

  • Postcode–2330
  • Vacancy rate– 7 per cent
  • Median house value– $346,320
  • Median unit value– $245,494
  • Price growth – House prices in Singleton have decreased by 2.78 per cent in the past three years with unit prices also decreasing by 2.86 per cent in the same period
  • Rental returns– The average house in Singleton has a weekly median rent of $340 and average rental returns of 5.11 per cent, while units have a median weekly rent of $270 and average returns of 6.90 per cent
  • Average listing duration– 130 days for houses; 140 days for units
  • Average weekly income– $1,193
grapgh of average weekly income in singleton

  • Dwelling type– The majority of properties are Houses (74 per cent)
swelling type graph singleton

  • Occupation– The majority of residents are Machine Operators/Drivers
  • Ownership– The majority of properties are fully owned or rented (34 per cent) while 30 per cent are being purchased
home ownership in singleton graph

  • Birthplace – 87 per cent of Singleton residents are Australian
  • Age – The majority of residents are aged 0-19 years, closely followed by those in the 40-49 age group
singleton age range graph

Places to eat in Singleton

There is quite the selection of well-known food chains in Singleton including KFC, McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, Dominos, Pizza Hut and Subway. In addition, there are several bakeries, cafes, takeaway shops, a Chinese restaurant and a Hunter Gourmet Pizza store. The Grainery is a good option for a meal, as is Club Singleton and Singleton Diggers.

The Grainery, Singleton
The Grainery. Source: Trip Advisor

Transport in Singleton

Singleton is serviced by public buses and there is also a train station, which can get you to Newcastle and Sydney via train, as well as up north, inland and beyond.

Hospitals and healthcare in Singleton

This suburb has its own public hospital – Singleton District Hospital. There are also several medical centres including Raworth Medical, a skin clinic and services for remedial massage, dental, physio, optical, chiro and imaging.

Education and childcare in Singleton

If you have kids, there are schools and childcare options in the area including Singleton High School, Singleton King Street Public School, Singleton Public School and St Nicholas Early Education. There is also a Singleton TAFE and an Australian Christian College.

Shopping in Singleton

In the centre of town you will find Singleton Square and Singleton Plaza. Your main shopping needs will be covered with a Woolworths, Aldi, IGA, Coles Express and Big W. There are other retailers and and boutiques, such as the charming Worn Out Wares.

Sports and recreation in Singleton

Aside from the picturesque River Walk Track or a jog around Rose Point Park, there are plenty of options for keeping fit here including the local rugby, golf, netball and tennis clubs, an Anytime Fitness, and a gym and swim centre.

Rose Point Park
Rose Point Park. Source: Visit NSW

Entertainment in Singleton

Head to the Majestic Cinemas or check out one of Singleton’s grand old Australian style pubs including The Caledonian, the Criterion Hotel or the Imperial Hotel. Alternatively, you could head to Club Singleton for a bistro style meal, raffles, trivia and events.

The Caledonian, Singleton
The Caledonian

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