Tourist information :

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 12 Noon till 8 PM 7 Days, for take-a-way alcohol, soft drink, snacks, ATM, Cigarettes.etc.

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

Weekly This 'n That:

Roads, rain, fuel and food

Post date:
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 6:27am

Good morning all,

The rain has been great where it has fallen. We really don’t have to worry about wet roads, the travelling population that we were so looking forward to having, have had to return home.

This is still happening to a lesser extent, as they all get to their destination.

There are still the odd traveller going through our little town, and mostly, obviously with good reason.

While I cannot speak for our other outback towns, villages and Farm stays,  Wilcannia is not actually locked down. While we can offer you fuel, food, take-away alcohol and a chemist, we ask in return that you respect the fact that we only have 2 cases of virus in our far west area and hope to keep it that way. So please abide by the laid down rules and we should all have our best chance to remain clear.

In saying that, we have tradesmen who are coming and going, some from far away, locals doing regular trips to Broken Hill, agency personnel doing their important jobs. This isn’t going to stop, and quite frankly can’t. We as a community can only ask you all to abide by the laid down rules, which also apply to all our own residents.

I might also point out that people travelling east or west, travellers, stock transports, (and there will be more of them with this rain), interstate transport, etc. either way they have been travelling 2 or 3 hours, they need a rest stop, etc. It is up to us to respect that and  be accommodating.

Could I also suggest to all, listen in to our radio stations, which are, ABC Broken Hill 999. And Wilcannia 1584. Wilcannia River Radio 101.3 FM. 2WEB Bourke 585. ABC Dubbo 657. For authentic updates of everything in the far west. Social media can be misleading on occasions.

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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


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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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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