Rutherford is a western suburb of the City of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. The New England Highway passes directly through the town.
Consisting of mixed residential development, bulky goods retail including Bunnings and Masters, light industry manufacturing plants, and a small commercial centre, it is serviced by The Rutherford Public School, St Pauls Primary School and the Rutherford Technology High School.
The town has major food retail outlets including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi’s and various café’s and eateries. There are sporting, indoor and outdoor facilities and two significant ovals, the Max McMahon Oval and the Norm Chapman oval.
Fringing the suburb is the Walka Water Works, a popular picnic a...