Bathurst, New South Wales
Population: 26,920 *
Dialing Code: 02 (+61 2 from overseas)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10), AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11)
Current Time: 23/05/2013 10:20:54 am
* Source for population data: 2001 census figures
Famous for it's motor racing circuit at Mount Panorama and for being the oldest inland settlement in Australia, Bathrust is an inland city in eastern New South Wales. Founded in 1815 as an administrative centre for the western plains of NSW, the settlement was named after the British colonial secretary Lord Bathurst.
The infamous "Bathurst 1000" 1000-kilometre touring car race held at the circuit at Mt Panorama each October has brought many visitors to the city since it was started in 1963.