Duri is a small suburban town located in the local government area of the Tamworth Regional Council in the state of New South Wales. One of the historic establishments in the suburb was a rail station that used to be there from 1879 to 1985. Duri is part of the Western Rural region. Historical records show that the earliest settlement happened in the area in the 1830s. Much of the land was used for sheep raising during that time up until today. Other sources of livelihood have emerged through the years, including cattle and sheep grazing, limestone mining and crop production. Although a remote area, the town is just a short distance away from urban areas such as the Tamworth district.