Orange, NSW


  • City Info
    City of Orange, NSW

    The site of town of Orange was an area called Blackman's Swamp, and it was proclaimed a village and named Orange by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1846 in honor of Prince William of Orange.

    Location

    Located 254 kms West of Sydney

    Orange, NSW CBD

    Orange has a vibrant shopping and business CBD

    Seasons

    Winter
    Jun to Aug
    10°C - 22°C

    Spring
    Sep to Nov
    13°C - 25°C

    Summer
    Dec to Feb
    18°C - 30°C

    Autumn
    Mar to May
    15°C - 25°C

    Time

    Eastern Daylight Time: GMT +11hours. Daylight Saving Time ends April 1st, starts October 7th

    No Smoking

    Smoking is not permitted in NSW within 5 metres of non-residential entrances, and between 5 to 10 metres at beaches, sporting stadiums, near children's playgrounds, at restaurants, bars or clubs either indoor or outdoors $220 on-the-spot fines apply for breaches.

    Post Office

    Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    * Some Open Saturday: 9:00 am – 12 noon

    Population

    40,000 people

    Money

    Notes or Bills
    $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

    Coins
    5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1, $2 (odd cents rounded to the nearest 5¢)

    Education providers

    CRICOS registered institutions for international students: 2 Public Universities, 1 Vocational Colleges, 1 English Language Centres

    Electricity

    240/250volts/50Hz

    Weather

    Continental Climate

    Shopping

    Mon-Wed: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thu (suburbs) & Fri (CBD): 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Banks

    Mon-Thu: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Fridays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Some bank branches open Saturday morning: 9:30 am – 12 noon

  • Explore

    EXPLORE ORANGE

    Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. It is 254 kilometres west of the state capital, Sydney. Orange is the birthplace of world champion tenpin bowler, Jason Belmonte and of poets Banjo Paterson and Kenneth Slessor, although Paterson lived in Orange for only a short time as an infant. Walter W. Stone, book publisher and passionate supporter of Australian literature, was also born in Orange. The first Australian Touring Car Championship, known today as V8 Supercar Championship Series, was held at the Gnoo Blas Motor Racing Circuit in 1960.

    Main attractions include:

    • Orange Botanical Gardens
    • Cook Park
    • Lake Canobolas
    • Orange Regional Gallery
    • Phillip Shaw Wines
    • Orange Adventure Playground
    • Weekly markets selling quality fashion, art, handcrafts, fresh produce, etc.

    (Courtesy of Wikipedia & Google)

    EXPERIENCE THE LIFESTYLE IN ORANGE

    www.visitorange.com.au/

    www.kidsafensw.org/

    www.volunteeringaustralia.org

  • Transport

    Orange Airport

    Getting around

    It is important to learn about all the public transport modes around Orange The cheapest and more convenient way to go around is by bus see www.buslinesgroup.com.au/orange. You can purchase a ticket when boarding the bus. The closer your destination, the cheaper the fare is.

    Useful tips

    • Students doing VET (Vocational programs) and Higher Education (University courses) can obtain discount in public transport. See www.buslinesgroup.com.au/orange-concession-passes. If you are entitled to Student discount, carry your student ID card with you at all times.
    • If you are travelling late at night on weekends, find out if there is a night route that goes near your destination as some routes are not scheduled on weekends.
    • Disabled and elderly people as well as pregnant women have priority seating.
    • Do not eat, drink or smoke in public transport or in taxis.
    • Always make sure that you have your Discount Card topped up.
    WALKING

    is a healthy alternative for transport. When crossing a street, wait for the green pedestrian icon. Do not walk or run over a red pedestrian light.

    BUSES

    Make sure you hail the bus so the driver stops to pick you up! Always touch on at the beginning of the trip and then off at the end of trip before you leave the bus. The fare you pay for the trip depends on how far you travel (zones) and also the time of the day. Always keep a bus/train time table in your wallet. Or go to www.buslinesgroup.com.au/orange-maps-timetables. Remember that times for the above services change on weekends and designated holidays.

    RIDE A BIKE

    To cycle you must wear a helmet at all times and follow the road rules.

    RIDING A MOTORCYCLE

    Always wear a helmet. It is now required by law to have a special motorcycle license for models of a certain size. Check with Roads and Maritime Services at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/rider/index.html.

    DRIVING

    We drive on the left side of the road. To drive in Australia, you need an English translation of your driver’s license. To learn the road rules in New South Wales, check this link http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/road-rules/. If you are going to drink alcohol, do not drive.

    TAXIS

    A safe mode of transportation in particular if you have been drinking after a party. You can pay the taxi fare with your credit card if you do not carry cash. Always ask for a receipt.

  • Hospitals

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    International Students must go to Public Hospitals as their Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) does not cover expenses in private hospitals.

    Seeking Medical Assistance

    • Carry your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card with you at all times.
    • When visting the doctor, you will need to pay for their services (some doctors may bulk bill at no cost to you).
    • Keep all receipts so you can obtain reimbursement later.
    • All medical emergencies are covered by your Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC).
    • If you are unable to attend classes due to being sick, you should obtain a medical certificate from your doctor.
    Orange Health Service

    (02) 6369 3000
    1502 Forest Road,Orange, NSW 2800

  • Government Offices
    State Library

    N/A

    City Library

    Website
    https://www.orange.nsw.gov.au/

    Australian Taxation Office

    Website
    https://www.ato.gov.au

    Residential Tenancy Authority

    Website
    https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/

    Dept. of Immigration & Citizenship

    Website
    https://www.border.gov.au

    Fair Work Ombudsman

    Address
    21-29 William Street, Orange

    Opening hours
    By appointment only

  • Directory Assistance

    How to make an International call:
    0011 + Country Code + City Code + Number
    If you don't know your country code, call 1225

    National Phone Codes

    (02) Sydney (NSW) & Canberra (ACT)

    (07) Brisbane & Gold Coast (QLD)

    (08) Perth (WA), Adelaide (SA) & Darwin (NT)

    (04) Mobile (Australia wide)

    (03) Melbourne (VIC) & Hobart (TAS)

    (13 or 1300) Local calls

  • Student Services Directory

    There are no Education providers yet in orange

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