Attunga is a small community within the local government area of the Tamworth Regional Council in the New England region of New South Wales. The name “Attunga” comes from the Aboriginal word meaning “a high place.” During the 1940s, a nearby farm operated by John Brown was originally called Attunga. It was a farm that used to be part of a grant to the Australian Agricultural Company. Early settlement in the farming community was slow until the latter part of the 20th century. The major industries in town are sheep and cattle farming and limestone mining. The population of 768 include families of commuters to Tamsworth located approximately 20 km away.