Tourist information :
0429915467

UPDATE -- April, 2020

Please feel free to call this number at any time in these difficult situations if you have any doubt at all.

The town is still open, we have fuel and take-a-way food, take-a-way alcohol and we are only too happy to help you in any way we can.

Broken Hill Bus: Still running as usual, Monday to Friday.

Emmdale Roadhouse: Business as usual, with take-a-way food. Truckies can sit in to eat.

Liberty Roadhouse and Motel: Business as usual.

M & J Kitchen: Closed for a short while, then open for take-a-way. To be advised.

Riverside Traders: ATM temporally out of action. Being repaired. To be advised.

Victory Park Caravan Park: Closed till further notice.

Warrawong on the Darling: Closed till further notice.

Wilcannia golf Club: Open 11 AM to 7 PM take a way only.

Wilcannia Motel: Open to all, Pet friendly, “Pop-UP” book shop for exchanging etc.

Wilcannia Post Office: Office open with limited trading -- call 08 80838951 for more details..

Central Darling Shire Council: Office closed, contact by phoning 80838900.

Wilcannia Pharmacy open

Police (08) 8083 8099,
Hospital (08) 8083 8777

Wilcannia Tourism Map

A - Z listing of businesses and services

Post date:
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 9:50am

Good morning all,

Is everybody ready to go? It’s seems to have been a long time but so good that you all can move about our state once again.

And of course ‘we of the outback’ are ready to welcome whoever would like to venture this way. All our far west towns, our Farm stays, our caravan parks from Wentworth to Cameron Corner.

As there are no actual activities as yet, I suggest you stop by, have a yarn to a local, meet a new friend, and I bet you will have the run of the town in next to no time.

Of course, if you are in the ‘inside country’ and plan to do a big circle, what better than to poke down south through some of the fire ravaged areas and help their economy along and encourage them too.

Back in our own little town, we have 2 great caravan parks, (happy hour each night at Warrawong). If you have a pet then De. Will look after you at the Wilcannia Motel, and has a ‘pop up’ book exchange as well. And still leaves for you the Liberty Motel and the Victory Park caravan park right on the river.

You’ll receive the same welcome if you stop off at White Cliffs, Tilpa, Ivanhoe, Menindee etc. Too many to mention!

Make sure you tune in to our friendly radio stations too for all the latest news and happenings, ABC Broken Hill 999, Dubbo 657 and Wilcannia 1584. 2WEB Bourke 585. And  Wilcannia river radio 103.1 FM.

Of course it’s really important now more so than ever, that we stick to the rules and keep our distances, rinse your ’paws’ often, and show respect for others around.

It’s interesting that a few of the parks and attractions out here are already getting phone calls and enquiries. We just have to do the right thing and make sure we don’t have a relapse, don’t want that.

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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.

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 on mob. 0429915467, 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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Wilcannia community Christmas party

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS AT BURKE PARK:

Music and entertainment, games and activities, Fireworks and Food.

All happening at Burke Oval on Friday the 13th. 5 PM to 9 PM.

Bring the family along for a great evening’s entertainment and fun.

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Dee's Happy Little Street Library

Now available - Dee’s Happy Little street Library is located in the Wilcannia Motel.

In area where book shops and libraries are many miles between, we are open to all who share our love of reading and books.

We have children’s and adults books and would love you to pop in & say G’day.

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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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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2019

REMEMBRANCE DAY

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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