Community Profile

Located in Central NSW, Warrumbungle Shire is situated half way between Melbourne and Brisbane, and within 2 hours drive of the regional cities of Dubbo and Tamworth. The Shire (map) covers an area of 12,380 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 9,500 people.

The towns and villages of the shire comprise Coonabarabran, Baradine, Binnaway, Coolah, Dunedoo and Mendooran; all provide wonderful opportunities to experience real country Australian lifestyles. Each of the communities has their own special claim to fame. Bush Poetry Festivals, rivalry over ownership of the name The Black Stump, a Steamrail Village, The Oldest town on the Castlereagh, The Gateway to the mighty Pilliga or the Astronomy Capital of Australia – each of our villages reflects the personalities of its residents and the lifestyles. The communities enjoy the services of quality schools and health services. The shire boasts a broad range of cultural, sporting and recreational activities.

The shire is also a meeting place for the nations of our traditional owners and custodian of the land. The northern part of the shire is home to the Gamilaraay people while the southern part of the shire is home to the Wiradjuri people. Also the nations of the Weilwan and Kawambarai (Werriri) come into the Shire on the western border. The history, traditions and culture are being recognised as an important part of the Shire’s history.

This website presents demographic insights for Warrumbungle Shire. For more information about Warrumbungle's diverse community, please contact Warrumbungle Shire Council, phone: (02) 6849 2000.

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