location 5 Elgin Street, Forbes, NSW 2871 Get directions
(02) 6850 7163
Forbes Hospital is part of the Lachlan Health Service, which also includes Parkes Hospital. It has an emergency department and inpatient beds, as well as community health services.
Health service information
View the Forbes Hospital patient and visitor information guide.
Living and working in Forbes
Architecturally, Forbes is a mix of heritage building and contemporary public art, creating an eclectic streetscape that surround the centrepiece of the town, Lake Forbes.
There is always something to do with key events including Grazing down the Lachlan, Taste On Templar, Frost and Fire celebrating the winter solstice, horse racing, including picnic races in surrounding villages. At any time of year you can follow ‘Sculptures down the Lachlan’ trail towards Condobolin and nature pursuits include bird watching, fishing and swimming in the river.
Lifestyle in Forbes is balance at its best. Forbes offers a variety of schools, and it's just a two minute drive between dance class, football practice and the supermarket. Your commute is minimal so you can relax in a local cafe and enjoy a barista made coffee before arriving at work.
Forbes has a Modified Monash ranking of 4.
Forbes is a vibrant and friendly community focusing on a range of service, sporting, historical, arts, gourmet local fare, nature events and experiences. As with most country towns sport is king, and Forbes has built a reputation as a sporting destination with great opportunities for team sport and sporting carnivals.
Learn more about Forbes.
Forbes is located on the Newell Highway and is 6-hour drive west of Sydney and a 30-minute drive southwest of Parkes.