Some information about the


Portland is a friendly town located 2 hours and 40 minutes drive from Sydney, close to Lithgow and Bathurst, with Orange and Mudgee only 1.5 hours away. Well serviced with IGA, Pool, Gym, Cafes, Clubs, Pubs, Newsagent, Real Estate, mechanics, Post Office, ATM, Library, Chemist, Medical Centres, Dentist, Aged Care, Galleries, Gift Shops, Sporting Fields, Schools and Pre-School/Childcare Centre. Portland is a town with a rich history and vibrant future.

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Just over two hours drive west of Sydney, Portland is part of the gateway to the Central West and is located between Oberon, Mudgee, Bathurst, Lithgow, and the Blue Mountains. It is a short drive from both the Great Western and Castlereagh Highways. It is accessed from the Great Western Highway via Wallerawang or from Sunny Corner Rd at Meadow Flat. It is accessed from the Castlereagh Highway via Boulder Road at the Mt Piper Power Station.

Climate & Weather

At an altitude of 925 metres above sea level, Portland is the 21st highest town in Australia and classified as a temperate zone. Cool winters and warm summers ensure four distinct seasons and snowfalls each winter.


Well serviced

Recreation Areas

The well serviced town is surrounded by a combination of national parks, crown land, farming areas and forestry, and has many areas that are well known for outdoor recreation. Adjacent to the town is a 650-acre Town Common with the Williwa Creek and flats running through the centre.

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A railway station was opened at Portland with the name “Cullen Siding” in 1887, being renamed to Portland in 1889, the station was relocated in 1911. Passenger rail services ceased when services to Mudgee railway station ceased in 1985. Rail services included the Mudgee Mail in the 1960s, and diesel multiple unit services between Lithgow and Mudgee in the 1970s until closing in 1985.

As of 2022, Lithgow Buslines operates return services from Lithgow, and well as visiting Portland en route between Lithgow and Bathurst. NSW Trainlink also provide coach services between Lithgow and Gulgong via Portland.

Education is important

Schools in Portland

We have to school in Portland, Portland Central School (K-12), and St Joseph’s School (K-6), Portland. We also have a number schools close by including Lithgow Public School, Cooerwull Public School, St Patrick’s Primary School, Lithgow High School, La Salle Academy, Bathurst High School, Kelso High School, All Saints College, Bathurst, The Scots School, MacKillop College & St Stanislaus College.