Situated in the Inverell Shire, New South Wales, the suburban community of Auburn Vale is approximately 10 km away from the town of Inverell. Auburn Vale is near several hinterland reserves including Timber Reserve and Copeton State Forest. Lake Copeton Auburn Vale is a fertile agricultural region that produces a wide range of crops including wheat, barley and oats. Copeton Dam and Copeton Lake is in close proximity to Auburn Vale. The dam’s purpose includes hydro-electric power generation, irrigation and water supply. The lake created by the dam offers sailing, boating, fishing and swimming for the New England region of New South Wales.