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Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:12am

Hello everyone,

It’s getting harder to present an optimistic road ahead. But then if you visualise the handful of willing workers in each of our outback towns and villages who put in tireless hours to make entertainment of all sorts happen for us, then isn’t it fantastic to think we still have those sort of people. They make us proud.

It’s those handful who are making the following events possible for you and I.

Next weekend is of course Easter. Now you can take your pick of “The Wentworth Mounted Games 20/21st. The big Wentworth Easter Garage Sale on Sunday. Or you can toodle on to Broken Hill for the Easter Sunday Market Day at Memorial Oval. OR, you can keep careering up the Silver City highway to the Packsaddle Gymkhana and Bikehana, it’s on both days 20/21st.

What a weekend. And if you pass through our little town, the Wilcannia Tourism Association is running the Driver Reviver Caravan for a break and cuppa for you on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday. We’ll be there from 10 in the morning till 4 each afternoon. Also, close to our site is the caravan dumping site as we are an RV Friendly town. And don’t forget we have 2 really great caravan parks for you, and I hear a whisper  we soon will have a “Pop up” buy or swap book shop! More on that soon. 

In between the weekend festivities, if you’re near Bourke, Jenny is opening the “Back O Bourke Gallery on the 19th. See the flyer attached and go on in and support her.

Next cab off the rank of course is Anzac Day, Thursday week. We here in Wilcannia will have an ex resident to pipe the march to the cenotaph for the 11 o’clock service. And please feel welcome to join in the service at any of our outback towns, we will always welcome you all.

Would you believe, the next week end is quite active too. We have a big Gun Shoot at Pooncarie over 2 days, 26/27th. Even if you’ve never shot a gun you’ll meet a heap of wonderful people.

And the same weekend is the White Cliffs Rodeo and Gymkhana, they’re having an event almost every week at White Cliffs so they know how to look after you.

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Latest announcements: Fire Alerts

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.  Read more: National Parks and Wildlifessd

RV: Grey and Black Water Disposal
Situated on the Barrier highway, adjacent to the football oval, on the Broken Hill side of the town, easy access. Also on Cobar side as well.rv-waste-disposal-1.jpg


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

national-parks-and-wildlife.pngParoo-Darling Visitor Centre Tel: (08) 8080 3200

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 Relevant National Parks links (section, below)

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Warrawong on the Darling

Warrawong on the Darling is located on the banks of the Darling River and offers modern cabins, powered caravan sites (some with water frontage) and bush camping. The modern amenities block, beautiful scenery and lush grassy sites along the natural lagoon and river provides travellers the comfort they long for.

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2019 Australia Day Family Fun

The usual Family Fun afternoon at the swimming Pool held on Australia Day, Saturday the 26th. Jan. Sponsored by the Wilcannia Tourism Association and the Central Darling Shire.

This incorporates the feature event “Annual Throwing of the Gum Boot Competition”, all ages.

A substantial Gate Prize is up for grabs. Cold drinks, icy poles etc. available.

This will be followed by the presentation of the Australia Day Awards for the town presented by the Shire at 6pm.

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Monday 11 November 2019

The service will start at 10.45am at the Cenotaph in Baker Park, Reid St.

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Wilcannia REMEMBRANCE DAY 2017

11.00am 11th November

Memorial Service will be held at the Baker Park Memorial

Please assemble before 10.45am

This year we will be unveiling a plaque in honour of Trooper A M Campbell
3rd Regiment, NSW Mounted Rifles
killed in South Africa on the 21 st May 1901

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Wilcannia Field and Fun Day POSTPONED

As per heading the Fun and Field Day has been POSTPONED until further notice.

More details soon

Entries for the photo competition (see attached docx document) will be taken up until 11.00am on the day, this allows for visitors to bring theirs on the day.

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WILCANNIA ANZAC DAY 2017 Tuesday 25th April

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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