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

Historical

Historical attractions, heritage buildings

There are many businesses and government services in Wilcannia that are located in historical buildings.

Some are not so obvious -- such as the Wilcannia Golf Club which today partly comprises the original Resche's Brewery, the first beer brewery the Resche brothers built in Australia.

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Wilcannia - historical 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.

Picnics and parks

There are many beautiful picnic areas along the Darling River, in and around Wilcannia

Included in the gallery below are some photos taken in Reconciliation Park (opposite Wilcannia Hospital, in Ross Street)

Details and photos of other parks will be posted soon.

Wilcannia Post Office

Addr.:

Corner Reid Street and the Barrier Highway

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Wilcannia Post Office - Full postal service, agent for RMS, driver testing, licence tests, payment of some accounts, Post Office Shop, agent for most banks and Credit unions, friendly service. Run by Central Darling Shire.

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Welcome

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)

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Wilcannia Golf Club

Addr.:

Ross Street
Wilcannia NSW 2836

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Hours:
Mon. 12noon - 10 pm
Tues. 12noon - 10 pm
Wed. 11 am - 11 pm
Thurs. 11 am - 11 pm
Friday. 11 am - 11 pm
Saturday 10 am - 11 pm
Sun. 11 am - 10 pm

Including gaming, gambling, beer, wine and spirits

Please note:

Alcohol Accord applies in Wilcannia.

No full strength take-aways until 2.00pm daily

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Central Darling Shire Council

Addr.:

Head office: 21 Reid Street
Wilcannia NSW 2836

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Administration: (08) 8083 8900

24Hr Road Cond: (08) 8091 5155

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Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm

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