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WILCANNIA 2016-2017 Calendar


Wilcannia 2016 - 2017

Call Bill Elliott on mob. 0429 915467 for more details.

Post date:
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:36am

Good morning everyone,

It’s all happening, vans and travellers everywhere, campsites full, pretty well all dirt roads open, sun shining and warm sunny days predicted, what more can you ask for??

I think it’s going to be travelling week this week rather than a good book, so I have attached the Tri State Safari Tour programme just in case you are in or around Broken Hill, lots to see there. And don’t forget while there, drop out to the RFDS base and see what great work they do for our back country. A short trip out to Silverton is always a good idea too, have lunch with Peter and Patsy.

The National Parks always have something to see now the roads are dry, and some have tours to offer as well. Best not call to the White Cliffs Visitor Centre though. I believe it’s closed, Paroo Darling have run out of staff!  Now I hear on good authority that water is running into Peerie Lake, a long way to go I will admit, but the Paroo is on the go again, how good is that.

Haven’t heard of any events coming up in the ‘Corner Country’, but just a trip up there to catch up with Mia, Jacko and Fen is worth every bit of it. Check out the approaches to Tibooburra too, they’re really good they tell me.

Don’t forget also if you are travelling through our little town here. Wilcannia now has a mechanic to fix up that troublesome little mechanical problem. A Tyre Expert to fix that flat tyre you were unlucky to get. And a new shop front where you can top up your dog’s bikkie supply and heaps of other things that travellers need at ‘Riverside Traders’.

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Latest announcements

Road Conditions in the Wilcannia area

Tilpa to Wilcannia road: call 08 80 915 155 (Central Darling Shire)

Tilpa to Louth: call 02 6836 5888, AH 0427 894 843 (Cobar council)

Bourke to Louth: call 02 6830 8000 AH 0419 722 055 (Bourke Council).

From Wilcannia to Tilpa there is a choice of east or west side. On the east side there is a good National Parks camping ground called Horse and Coaches, about 45k's north of Wilcannia. AT Tilpa the only road is on the west side.

in Reid Street, opposite the Radio Station. OPEN EVERY THURSDAY
from 10.00am TO 1.00pm
New stock has arrived
St. John’s Catholic Church Liturgy
Every Sunday at 10.00am
Sister Flo’s Thought of the Week:
 No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, Yield. Life isn't tied with a bow, it is still gift.
Wilcannia Lifeline—Men’s Shed
Wednesday—every second , 72 Woore Street.  Financial and legal services + assistance with other problems including mental health and gambling addictions
It’s time you joined us – out the back.

Journey to the rugged natural beauty of Outback NSW and explore unsealed back roads, wildlife-rich wetlands and ancient stories that stir within the harsh and fragile landscapes of its national parks. Walk in the footsteps of early explorers and the region’s Aboriginal inhabitants to discover inspiring itineraries, deals and offers that will have you wanting to go back for more time and time again.

Share in the remarkable spiritual culture and breathtaking nature experiences of the NSW Outback that has survived an always shifting landscape and join us – out the back. For more information visit NSW National Parks. Read more: National Parks and Wildlifessd

Tennis, every Saturday
Tennis, every Saturday afternoon @ 4.00pm – Golf Club Tennis Courts.

$2.00 ball fee


For latest information on services, roads, tours and events, please call Tourism Association president, Bill Elliott, on mob. 0429 915467, or make an inquiry via the contact form.

National Parks and Wildlife

Paroo-Darling Visitor Centre, White Cliffs Tel: 08 8083 7900

The Coach and Horses campground is open all year round.  This exception is that this area is susceptible to road closures due to flooding and rain.

Coach and horses campground PAROO-DARLING NP

It’s such a pretty spot by the majestic river red gums along the Darling River. We did a bit of fishing, but didn’t manage to catch anything – lucky we brought plenty of supplies with us.”

In a delightful, shady spot next to a bend in the Darling, the Coach and Horses campground offers a bush camp with views up and down the river.

Spend the day exploring the river in a kayak or canoe or enjoy a spot of fishing. If you’re walking along the banks of the river, be sure to keep an eye out for the local birds.

See the Download section for latest tours.

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Warrawong on the Darling

Warrawong on the Darling is located on the Banks of the Darling River & with all new accommodation types from modern cabins, powered caravan sites (water frontage) and bush camping. The high spec amenities block, beautiful scenery & lush grassy sites along the natural lagoon and river provides caravaner’s & campers the comfort they long for. While great for a night stopover to relax and unwind on the banks of the river - be warned, once you have experienced the beauty & peace provided, you won’t want to leave…!

“The middle of nowhere, the center of everywhere”

Warrawong on the Darling offers:

Perfectly located with 12km of Darling River frontage between Cobar & Broken Hill.

Warrawong offers 6 brand new modern cabins, powered & unpowered large grassy sites with water frontage & endless secluded camp sites on the river, lagoon or in the mallee scrub available.

Brand new high spec amenities, laundry block, camp kitchen & BBQ area are provided for guests.

Your Hosts Jenny & Joe will endeavour to make your stay a pleasant experience. They will host a Meet & Greet every afternoon from 5pm to 6pm either in the camp kitchen or around the communal camp fire depending on the weather so please join us for a yarn & a chat!

Sit & watch the amazing variety of birds & ever changing colours of the lagoon & trees as the sun moves across the clear vast outback sky, or cast a line in & sit under the shade of your annex.

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The Wilcannia Community Tourism Association is proud to present this year’s Field and Fun Day to celebrate the 150 year milestone of Wilcannia being gazetted as a town in June 1866.

Our Field Day is being held on Sunday the 12th. of the June long weekend.

It will welcome back 3 old Wilcannia identities:

Vice Admiral Ian Knox, retired Admiral of the Australian Navy. Terry Collins, retired Deputy Commissioner, NSW Police Force. John Leggett, retired Major General, Australian Infantry Forces. These 3 gentlemen were born and started their schooling in Wilcannia.

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Dawn Service: 6.15am, at the War Memorial, War Memorial, Baker Park, Reid St, on the banks of the Darling River

Members of the Light Horse Association will form Guard of Honour
Followed by breakfast

Guest Speaker: Denis Connell, ex RAAF

Those wishing to march are asked to meet at the Post Office  by 10.50am

The 11.00am service will be followed by morning tea in the park
Please bring a plate—tea, coffee and cordial supplied


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The usual group gathered at Reconciliation Park on Sunday 29th March to give the somewhat neglected area a bit of attention.

Our youngest participant was Harrison Cain, who thought the street should not just be litter free but gravel free as well, while a couple of our well known senior citizens were true to form and used a fire stick to get rid of large piles of sticks and leaves.

By midday the length of Ross Street had been picked free of litter, the park was litter free, trip hazards around the tables removed, trees pruned, grass mowed and trimmed and a leaky tap repaired.

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5 Rivers Outback Festival 2014

Friday 10th October, 2014

9.00am (All day): On Market Street
LOCAL RETAILERS FAIR and celebrations of the 90th Anniversary of local Retailer LV Bodinnar with LIVE RADIO BROADCAST
10.00am: @ The Gallery, 51 Mayall Street ART EXHIBITION
Winners of the “Pics & Pieces” Art Competition will be announced at the Opening on Thursday 9th October at 6.30pm @ The Gallery EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN ALL WEEKEND
4.00pm: @ In The Garden, 101 Market Street
WOOL FASHION PARADE Featuring beautiful woollen fashion garments & accessories
5.30pm: Commencing @ In the Garden, 101 Market Street
PROGRESSIVE DINNER “Tastes of the 5 Rivers” 7 Courses & 7 Cuisines. Commencing @ In The Garden with nibbles.
8.00pm: @ The Balranald Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 116 Market Street
GOODS & SERVICES AUCTION: Great night of fun and entertainment! All welcomed!
9.00pm: @ Homebush Pub, Balranald Rd, Penarie
LIVE BAND : Bus Pickup from Balranald Tourist Info Centre. Departing @ 6.30pm. $10 Bus fare. Contact Alan or Sandy on 5020 6803 for booking details.

Saturday 11th October, 2014

RIVERBANK BASH @ The Balranald Caravan Park, 52 Court Street (BYO Chairs) ENTRY FEE: $30pp (12yrs & Under Free) Purchase your tickets on the Festival website or at Gate Entry on the day.

8.30am: “CARPATHON” Fishing Competition
Registrations will take place at the at the park’s Gazebo. register & details on the Festival’s website or on the day.
8.30am: POETS BREAKFAST @ food court. Poetry Competition winners announced along with reading of winning poems & WELCOME TO COUNTRY @ 10.00am
8.30am: YANGA NATIONAL PARK MORNING TOUR with Outback Geo Adventures. Pick up from Caravan Park. Register & get details on the Festival website or contact Outback Geo Adventures on 0407 267 087

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Western Landcare Forum

Registration: Friday 15 th August at 8.30am for a 9am start (White Cliffs Community Hall)Western Landcare Forum
Theme:          “Something for Everyone”
Keynote Speakers:      Angus Gidley-Baird (Rabo Bank) • Julie Petty (MLA) • Jen Quely (Landcare NSW) • Cathy Waters/Peter Fleming/Trudie Atkinson (NSW DPI)
Forum Topics:   

  • Focus for Goat Industry (MLA)
  • Stock Health
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Climate Variability
  • “Crowd Funding” to Finance projects
  • Cultural Heritage on Property
  • Vertebrate Pest behaviour and Biology
  • Improving ground cover
  •  Rangelands Assessment Program (RAP) and whatit can tell us
  • Pasture Condition Assessment and Plant ID.

Forum Dinner:     ‘Cocktail’ - Friday night (no charge). Guest Speaker is Sandra Martin “Communication on the Station”. Entertainment provided.

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Wilcannia Gift:


Mens: James McClure 11.05 mins

Tristan Naylor 12.50

Keeta 13.38

Jaimen Jones 14.30


Ladies : Stacey Cupples 14.43

Karina 16.08

Francis Cohen-Lawson 16.24


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Biggest Morning Tea -- Wilcannia raises a cup

Around 30 people, a mixture of hospital staff and residents, attended the 2014 Biggest Morning Tea held last Wednesday.. As well as raising $197.40 for the Cancer Council, the informal,  come and go nature of the event was an opportunity for a catch up for a number of locals.

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BURKE PARK 10am-4pm

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