COVID-19 Update

Travelling to QLD after your time in Tenterfield? You’ll need to complete a QLD Border Declaration Pass for the journey across the border.

If you have any flu-like symptoms, please do not visit our region, as you may put our community at risk. When you visit, please ensure you adhere to all NSW Health advice regarding physical distancing and hygiene.

Famous Faces

Famous Faces

For a small regional town in the middle of the bush, Tenterfield has been home to a number of well-known Australians.

Australia’s favourite entertainer, Peter Allen was born in Tenterfield and made the town famous with his song Tenterfield Saddler, about his grandfather, George Woolnough.

Another of Australia’s favourite sons, Banjo Paterson, also lived in Tenterfield for a short time in the early 1900s.

Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous Federation Speech to the people of Tenterfield in 1889, and, in doing so he won immortality as the ‘Father of Federation’.


Opening Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed - phone calls will be answered

The Tenterfield Visitor Information Centre has reopened following closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The centre will be operating via a window service for the time being, and is staffed Monday to Saturday. Phone calls will be answered on Sunday.