Singleton is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. The Hunter Expressway directly links Singleton with Sydney, a two-and-a-half hour drive. On leaving Sydney, Singleton is the first town you will drive to via the Expressway. Likewise, the trip from Newcastle to Singleton is an easy drive, just 45 minutes, making it ideally located for those wanting a country lifestyle with ease of access to these cities.
- Population: 22,987 (2016 Census). Just over 12,000 people live in the township while the rural areas of Broke, Bulga, Jerrys Plains, Belford, Goorangoola, Lambs Valley, Putty and a number of other village and rural areas are home to the remainder of the population.
- Location: 197km NNW of Sydney and 80km NW of Newcastle
- Elevation: 40 metres
- Gazetted: 1841
- Main industries: Coal mining, power generation, beef production, vineron, tourism, Australian School of Infantry, equine interests.
- Sport: Lake St Clair is one of the country’s most popular inland waterways said to offer some of the best bass fishing anywhere. The local pool features an outdoor 50m pool, an adjacent children’s pool, an indoor 25 metre heated pool, a hydrotherapy pool and spa plus a fully equipped gym and access to a creche. Singleton people enjoy their opportunities to improve their health and this gym is one of a number of gyms in town. Singleton’s sporting facilities are second to none with turf and synthetic cricket wickets, quality league, union and AFL fields, a nine-hole golf course (18-hole courses are located in the nearby vineyard region), synthetic and grass tennis courts and bowling greens and an impressive netball complex featuring 12 recently updated all-weather courts. Then there is squash, basketball, volleyball, badminton competitions and a very active horse sports community. Off-road racing and motocross enthusiasts can also pursue their interests in Singleton.