January 2012

Essential information

Essential Information


Phone No.s

For all Emergencies including Fire and Ambulance, Ring 000 or Text 106  
Garbage day: Every Wednesday. Collections start in Woore Street ataround 7.45am. 1 Wheelie bin per resident. No reclycling bins
Council Garbage Depot: at the far end of Hood Street. Open ever day except Tues & Wed open 9.00a –12.00p
08 80 838 900
Central Darling Shire Council—main office crn Reid Street and Bryne St. Mon—Fri 8.45am to 5.00pm
Works Depot—Myers St (broken Hill end of town)
08 80 838 900


Wilcannia (historic) Post OfficeWelcome to the Wilcannia Tourism Association's website.

Wilcannia offers a stunning display of beautiful heritage building, including the local hospital, (old) post office, council chambers, police station and courhouse, to name a few.

Wilcannia wildlife is also rich and diverse, particularly the birdlife.

On a technical note, this website has been designed for the benefit of visitors and tourists, in that it is "mobile ready" (except for browsers that aren't standards-compliant)

White Archibald submission"Mobile ready"1 will be particularly beneficial for anyone seeking useful information using a mobile phone or tablet2 - with information being presented at standard font-sizes, with content and text wrapping and stacking verticaly.

Wilcannia - Facts and Figures

Wilcannia was first settled by Europeans following the exploration of the Darling by Major Thomas Mitchell. The rest stop on the Barrier Highway on the Cobar side of town, commemorates one of his survey points.

The original settlers were pastoralists who took up “runs” that were millions of acres in size. Wilcannia is in the area that is the homeland of the Barkindji people. “Barka” being their word for river.

The Barkindji was a group of tribes that ran the length of the Darling River from Bourke to Wentworth.

A shepherds hut and a woolshed, which were part of the Mt. Murchison run stood where Wilcannia now is.