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 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, May 25, 2020 - 6:11am

Good morning to you all,

Things are looking better aren’t they?? One more week, and we people out here in the far west will be ready to welcome anyone who is looking to see something different.

Our caravan parks, motels and farm stays will make your stay memorable.

Was listening to our local ABC the other morning, Andrew doesn’t do a bad job on air. But he actually came up with a brilliant idea, on air too! If all of us ‘bushies’ out here in the west were to invite a relative or a friend out to see us, we would end up with 20,000 visitors to boost our outback trade! Don’t know how we’d handle them Andrew but up top for thinking!

I think there will be a lot of Clubs, Pubs and restaurants that may refrain from opening till there is no restrictions on numbers. Imagine if there were 30 in a club and you were next?  You wouldn’t be happy.

However all towns out here, you can get take a way, so for instance, grab a bottle of wine or 6 pack from the Club, sit round the camp fire at Warrawong and enjoy happy hour, or wherever you bed down.

I haven’t checked yet, but as I said, after next Monday, I’m sure there will be Rob’s river cruises starting to happen in Menindee, Rob Dyson will be getting ready to show you round White Cliffs. Things will be ramping up in Bourke I’m sure.

Those girls at the Wentworth VIC will be in full flight! So, we are all waiting to welcome you.

Interesting to hear from Michael in Broken Hill, he’s starting to get inquiries already, as is Warrawong.

Have you flipped through the latest “Outback Magazine”? Well done Mia and Arn at the “Packsaddle Roadhouse”, a really good article Mia, you deserve credit.

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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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