Parkes Shire provides a laid-back and affordable lifestyle, making it an appealing destination for retirees.

Whether you want to downsize, are looking for extra space for when your family comes to visit or seek a village lifestyle, Parkes has various housing options to ensure your move will be all the more comfortable.

With great volunteering and community groups to join, such as Rotary and Lions clubs, Painters and potters groups, and hockey and netball associations, you can fill your calendar with social outings if that’s what you fancy.

For those who want to spend their golden years exploring further afar, Parkes is a desirable location. Day trips to Forbes, Condobolin, Narromine, Orange and Dubbo or mid-week visits to Canberra and Sydney.

Parkes Shire provides residents with a certainty of emergency healthcare services through the Parkes Hospital and Peak Hill Multipurpose Service. Additionally, Parkes General Practice, Orchre Medical Centre and Currajong medical centre can accommodate any regular health check-ins.