Dubbo Region New Residents Guide

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welcome home

Dubbo Regional Council would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and play. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging of the Wiradjuri Nation and thank them for their care of the land, water and sky and extend that respect to all other indigenous Australians.

home 4 Our villages 7 Meet the Pahl’s 9 Where we live 11 How we are growing 12 Where we learn 15 How we connect 17 How we keep healthy 19
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Where we work
Doing business
Where we play
We love our hometown heroes
Where we shop
Our Council
Our sport groups
Events in our Region


56 Talbragar Street, Dubbo

(02) 6882 6822 bobberry.com.au

Helping you buy, sell, rent and manage your dream home in Dubbo for nearly 50 years.

217 Brisbane Street, Dubbo

(02) 6885 4564 sjshooter.com.au

Everyone buys, sells and rents for different reasons. As your agent, we’re ready to partner with you to ensure you feel confident with the result of your next move.



Relish the vibrant atmosphere of Dubbo, a regional City with room to live, work and grow. The real heart of New South Wales, Dubbo is a dynamic regional centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. Dubbo is home to ever expanding business and community sectors; enjoy convenient access to all the services you need as well as efficient transport throughout the State and beyond. Dubbo is a true a regional hub, connecting and servicing a catchment population of 123,000 people in the broader Orana Region.


Enjoy the peaceful pace of life in Wellington where unique history and striking natural features combine to create the idyllic country vibe you have been dreaming of. Life in Wellington is your chance to escape the hustle and bustle. This proud and engaged community is nestled in a picturesque valley – a bona fide nature lover’s paradise enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.


If it is a chance to really sit back and enjoy life, perhaps village life is for you. Our charming, close-knit village communities each have their own special story and identity, contributing to the multifaceted makeup of our vibrant Region.

Let us be your guide to life in your new home! Explore all that the Dubbo Region has to offer through these pages or find more information and inspiration at dubbo.com.au.

We are delighted to welcome you into our thriving and dynamic community where you are free to choose the ideal lifestyle for you.
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The Dubbo Region outshines the big cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and enviable commute times – our quality of life is second to none.
OUR Region You will
Join our growing community of over 55,518 people (September 2022) Find the job for you, the Dubbo Region has only a 2.9% unemployment rate and strong industry growth (March 2022) Dubbo Median house price $495,000 (September 2022) Wellington Median house price $250,000 (April 2022) Explore the great outdoors at 24 local parks Find your team at over 100 local sporting clubs Become one of the game’s greats at our 22 sportsgrounds Practice your swing at 2 golf clubs Enjoy a day at the races at 2 race courses Make a splash at 3 public swimming pools Shop til you drop at our 3 shopping malls and 5 neighbourhood shopping precincts Find your faith at 43 places of worship Wellington Median weekly rent $240 Dubbo Median weekly rent $395 Fuel your learning at our 57 educational facilities Ignite your creativity with over 40 arts and culture groups PAGE 6 DUBBO.COM.AU
immediately feel welcome in the very heart of regional New South Wales. Whether you’re building your career, your business or your family you will feel right at home in Dubbo, Wellington or any of our village centres. You will have access to all the servicing of a major city and the heart and soul of regional living.

OUR Villages






Enjoy spectacular views across the hills and the woodlands of the nature reserve and the laid back country lifestyle.


Residents are delighted to play host to annual events for the equestrian enthusiast, including pony club camps, camp drafts, picnic races and the popular rodeo.

• With rolling vistas and unbelievable sunsets Ballimore is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle and instead, make a home where you can unwind and enjoy. Brocklehurst gives you the best of village living and an ideal tree change destination right on the doorstep of a major regional centre.

• Elong Elong is surrounded in a rich variety of farming enterprises including organics, seeds, various studs and even pistachio nuts. Surrounded by spectacular Australian landscapes, Euchareena offers its residents a beautiful country escape.

• Eumungerie is beloved by nature enthusiasts, with the nearby Coolbaggie Nature Reserve abundant in distinctive species of flora and fauna, the village is resplendent in furry and feathered visitors. Geurie boasts Australia’s biggest Fuzzy Box Tree (Eucalyptus Conica) standing at an imposing 15.5 metres high!

• The name ‘Mumbil’ comes from the Aboriginal word for black wattle which was once abundant in the area. This has inspired the name of Mumbil’s major event, The Black Wattle Fair.

• Stuart Town was home to many hoping to find their fortune during the days of the New South Wales gold rush.

• The village of Wongarbon is located only 15km east of Dubbo. Residents of this small centre relish the laid back country lifestyle, with only a short drive to Dubbo for all major services and amenities.



Formally known as Ironbark and referred to in the famous Banjo Paterson poem ‘The Man from Ironbark’.


Enjoy an envious location as the closest centre to the shores of the Region’s largest water sports playground.



If it is an escape to the country you are seeking, look no further than one of our unique village communities.


4 Moran Drive, Dubbo

(02) 5809 9400 sydney.edu.au

Now offering the entire four-year University of Sydney Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Dubbo, building on our long history of delivering medical education in the Central West and Western NSW.


8 George Street, Dubbo

(02) 6882 4216 theacademy.nsw.edu.au

Looking for a school that offers individualised learning, creative thinking, community spirit and the world-class International Baccalaureate? We are different, new and revolutionising regional education. Get in touch today!




One of the first things that struck the Pahl family when they moved from Brisbane to Dubbo in 2021 was how multicultural and friendly it is.

The family’s life-changing adventure landed them in Dubbo just two months before the COVID-19 lockdowns, and whilst it was a big change for everyone during that time, their experience in community has been great.

“We had to adapt to the changes like everyone, but the community was so welcoming and we love the big, open spaces, our huge backyard and the local attractions,’’ Cristina said.

“My husband has started social lawn bowls and I am looking at getting into some sports as well. Our three kids are making lots of friends through school and daycare and they are super excited to all be starting swimming lessons this year.’’

“I am loving my new job and it is challenging me daily, in a good way. I am learning so much and the team environment is really fun and positive.’’

We made the move to Dubbo to pursue a career opportunity and to be closer to family, but the opportunity has been so much more than a job.

The Pahl’s are making the most of their time in Regional NSW –seeking out the many adventures of the Dubbo Region.

“We are loving the adventures we go on, trying new things and getting out of our comfort zones – it’s been such a positive change for our family and we’re doing things we would never have done if we’d stayed in Brisbane.’’


34 White Street, Dubbo

ORISCON 0429 771 116 oriscondubbo@gmail.com

ORISCON Inc is a volunteer based not for profit cultural organisation supporting migrants from the Indian sub continental nations and their wider diaspora. Organising cultural and social events, advocating for migrant families and supporting their integration into the broader Australian community.

Rotary Club of Dubbo Carl Pittman: dubborotaryclub@hotmail.com

Rotary Club of Wellington Jennifer Wykes: jwykes52@gmail.com

Rotary Club of Dubbo West Nicole Shanks: secretary@dubbowest.org.au

Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie Susie Rowley: susierowley62@icloud.com

Rotary Club of Dubbo South Simon Keough: secretary@ rotarydubbosouth.club

“the community was so welcoming and we love the big, open spaces, our huge backyard and the local attractions.”
Dubbo Private Hospital offers a comprehensive range of acute medial and surgical services, and rehabilitation programs, with consulting rooms, on site radiology and pathology services. Visit our website for more information. 3 Moran Drive, Dubbo DUBBO PRIVATE HOSPITAL (02) 6841 8800 dubboprivate.com.au Offering a broad range of high quality music education programs in Dubbo and surrounds, as a member of NSW Regional Conservatoriums. Music tuition, workshops and performance activities for all ages and skill levels. Corner Darling and Bultje Streets, Dubbo MACQUARIE CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC (02) 6884 6686 macqcon.org.au DUBBO.COM.AU PAGE 10



The perfect home is waiting for you in our Region. Whether you want to leave tiny apartments with large mortgages behind, trade up to a fourbedder with room for a dog…or simply down-size, our real estate market has a variety of choice to cater for all ages, tastes, styles and budgets. Our thriving community enjoys the very best of all worlds.


Picture perfect life is within reach in Dubbo, with idyllic and ever expanding estates featuring manicured open spaces, sparkling lakes and gently winding waterways. Our modern estates are designed to complement any lifestyle, with enviable locations within minutes of the CBD, major shopping centers, sporting facilities and schools. With a large choice of affordable house and land packages available – you can find the perfect space to design and build your dream home.


If you yearn for a premium lifestyle in the heart of the country, there are estates with large lifestyle blocks offering plenty of open space to enjoy. Designed to make the most of the great outdoors with cycle ways, waterways and easy access to parks, sporting ovals or golf courses, these premium properties have everything you need in one picturesque location.


The township of Wellington offers you the opportunity to achieve the ultimate tree change that you have been yearning for, without the big price tag! Wellington features magnificent heritage homes, some tastefully restored with all the modern conveniences, others ready and waiting for the keen renovator to truly make it their home. The Wellington valley’s rich soil is home to a thriving and diverse agricultural industry, with established farmland offering an enviable lifestyle overlooking the rivers and rolling hills of the Region.


Dubbo, Wellington and the surrounding villages have acres of land to enjoy. There are enticing opportunities offering value, position and potential. With properties boasting elevated views across stunning rural vistas located only minutes from town centres, you don’t need to look far for your own slice of paradise. Find not only a house, but a home in the Dubbo Region’s welcoming community.


8 Mitchell Street, Dubbo

(02) 6801 4480


Proudly providing quality care, a nurturing environment, attention to family needs and an amazing outdoor learning environment. A not-for-profit providing long day care from 6 weeks to 5 years. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council.


1/27 Bultje Street, Dubbo

(02) 6882 0949


With state of the art facilities, Dubbo Dental offers a range of dental services suitable for all ages. Implants, dentures, orthodontics and general dentistry. Dr. Ryan Heggie, Dr. Sophie Halpin and Dr. Elizabeth Armitage.

You will immediately feel welcome in the very heart of regional New South Wales. Find your ideal home in the Dubbo Region where the great Australian dream of a family home with a big backyard is within your reach.

Dubbo is a region on the rise. Major developments in private industry, housing, mining and renewable energy, coupled with the current construction boom mean that our Region is not slowing down on growth any time soon! Here is a snapshot of just some of the ongoing projects contributing to the growth in industry, services and opportunities for employment in the Dubbo Region:

WE ARE growing
Total Private Investment by 2030: Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone 300 residential apartments being developed in the
CBD $121 MILLION $3.790 BILLION Gross Regional Revenue: Dubbo Region’s Gross Regional Product (GRP) Construction Industry: Gross Regional Revenue (the top industry) $1.176 MILLION Inland Rail: Narromine to Narrabri section to be built 2022-2025 $1.2 BILLION $5 BILLION Dwellings to be built in the next two decades Projected Population: Dubbo + Wellington by 2041 Current total: Australian Strategic Material (ASM) Dubbo Project Dubbo River St Bridge – 2022-2024 $220 MILLION $1.678 BILLION 5,053 66,341 DUBBO.COM.AU PAGE 12

Maas is a diversified property group, with the purpose of creating better and more sustainable regional communities.

Originating in Central West NSW, Maas has grown into one of the most trusted regional estate developers and home builders in the industry.

38 Azure Avenue, Dubbo MAAS GROUP
Tradies In Sight is a Mental Health and Wellbeing organisation in Dubbo set up to support anyone who needs help in getting support for Mental ill health and Wellbeing growth. 11 Welchman Street, Dubbo TRADIES INSIGHT 0423 432 341 tradiesinsight.support PAGE 13 THE DUBBO REGION NEW RESIDENT GUIDE
(02) 6881 9364 maasgroupproperties.com.au


(02) 6801 4510 info@mrl.nsw.gov.au

Street &, Talbragar Street, Dubbo MACQUARIE REGIONAL LIBRARY
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Learn something new with your library. From books for bubs, to wifi and computer access, book club, craft programs and more there is something for the young and old at Dubbo and Wellington branches. DUBBO.COM.AU PAGE 14
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WHERE WE learn


The Dubbo Region is home to a high-quality education network comprising a mix of early childhood, public, independent and tertiary institutions. Whether you are looking for the perfect school for the kids or need to upskill for that next career move, you can discover a world of knowledge in your own backyard in the Dubbo Region.


Get your kids involved in their new community and watch them thrive at one of our 25 primary or secondary schools. If you’re looking for childcare close to home, there is a range of preschool, long and occasional day care, after-school and vacation care services across our neighborhoods. As the Dubbo Region has a high quality education network of over 57 facilities, there is sure to be a caregiver, school, university or college to meet the needs of your family.


Dubbo and Wellington have branches of the Macquarie Regional Library located within the CBD areas giving residents access to a wide range of engaging and informative resources. With Rhymetime, Storytime, school holidays and youth activities on offer – there is plenty of entertainment and stimulation for the young minds of the Region.


The Dubbo Region provides ample opportunities to pursue that desired Degree or you can upskill your way with a variety of institutions and education styles to choose from.


With courses available in Education, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Business, Humanities, Social Work and Human Services, Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, the CSU



8 Tony McGrane Place, Dubbo

(02) 6885 7370 csu.edu.au

You’ve changed your world, now let’s change lives. Join a leading university in Nursing and Social Work. Get realworld practical experience and prepare to make a difference in your community.

Dubbo Campus has been providing the community with tertiary education for almost 30 years. The large Campus offers a range of study options including full time, part time, on-campus and online. It has excellent facilities including a networked library, both a clinical and nursing laboratory, as well as the architectural, prizewinning Interactive Learning Centre featuring a state-of-the-art computing laboratory.

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY – SCHOOL OF RURAL HEALTH Students in years 3 or 4 of the Sydney Medical Program can experience what it is like to live and work in rural and regional New South Wales for at least one year. This gives students an amazing hands-on opportunity to get amongst the community and learn valuable skills whilst continuing their studies.


You have every opportunity to upskill or learn something entirely new at TAFE Western NSW with an extensive range of courses and programs available, including: Agriculture, Heavy and Light Vehicles, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Construction, Nursing, General Education, Building and Construction, Business, Fine Arts, Hospitality, Automotive, Metal Fabrication, Welding, Aged Care, Children’s Services, Welfare, Health, Animal Studies, Conservation, Land Management, Horticulture and Wool Classing. TAFE Western NSW also provides specialised Aboriginal programs such as Performing Arts and Languages.



Western College, a division of VERTO, is a not-for-profit community organisation that offers courses designed to help you get the skills you need to start a job, progress your career or go on to higher education. Western College offers education with a difference, designed to focus on the needs of an individual student away from the traditional institutional environment. The College also provides guidance and contacts for both education and work options beyond Year 10, such as senior school, tertiary education, apprenticeships, traineeships and potential employment.


11 Currawong Road, Dubbo

(02) 6841 6222


Macquarie Anglican Grammar School is a rapidly growing Pre-K – Year 12 independent school. Macquarie has developed an enviable reputation for its standards and achievements, emphasising academic excellence, pastoral care, co-curricular engagement and growth in faith and values.

In the Dubbo Region you are spoilt for choice with the freedom to pursue quality education at all levels for you and your family members.

We moved from Iran to Dubbo! In 2019 first we went to Melbourne, and after a week my husband came to Dubbo and found a job, then my son and I joined him. We settled in Dubbo finding a very calm and nice place to live, with great access to recreational facilities like 10 pin bowling, Inflatable World, gyms and pools, as well as a well a library and cinema. Dubbo has given us the ability to spend time with our family and enjoy the beautiful lifestyle that is on offer here.


WHERE WE connect


You have so many opportunities to connect and get involved in our vibrant community with an abundance of sporting, community, creative and cultural clubs and groups ready to welcome you. Our Region is proud to play host to a medley of faiths and places of worship, giving you an opportunity to follow and practice your chosen faith. Whether you are looking for a support network, a way to influence change or even just meet like-minded residents, there is a great choice of engaging groups to join.


Join a club committed to making the world a better place, or unite and strive towards a common purpose. If you are looking to give back to the community, we have a number of volunteer and charitable organisations to choose from. From assisting the aged, disabled or less fortunate, to helping build and run some of our biggest events – there is something for everyone.


Don’t forget the kids! There are so many opportunities for your children to join a group, learn a new skill or just get out and have fun in the Dubbo Region. We have everything from Girl Guides and Scouts, to circus troops and Army cadets.


Whether you play professionally, passionately or just for fun – there is a sport in the Dubbo Region for you. We are proud of our strong sporting culture and fantastic facilities, with a variety of social and competitive clubs available in our City, towns and villages. Our clubs and community are well catered for, with excellent fields and playing surfaces as well as top notch swimming facilities throughout the Region.


For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the unique features of the Wellington landscape make it the ideal destination for niche and extreme sports. Whether you are a keen runner, mountain biker or water sports enthusiast –you will find the perfect playground in the Dubbo Region.



Cooreena Road, off Mitchell Highway, Dubbo

(02) 6801 4560 dubboairport.com

Stay connected with direct flights linking Dubbo and the Region to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Broken Hill, Cobar, Bourke, Walgett and Lightening Ridge. Secure, undercover parking available 7 days a week. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council.


31-33 Church Street, Dubbo COMMUNITY


Our warm and welcoming community will help you connect with your favourite passion, pursuit or pastime.
The Dubbo Region opens its arms and invites you in. Our people are what really make this such a special place to live.
A community based Not for Profit Organisation providing a variety of community services that assist families, children, youth and older people to achieve better quality of life.
(02) 6883 2300 ccsd.org.au
U3A Dubbo is a not-for-profit, community organisation for mature age, retired or semi-retired people. A variety of courses are available to inspire, entertain and teach members, as life-long learners. PO Box 962, DUBBO
dubbo.u3anet.org.au adm.u3adubbo@gmail.com The Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) identifies and develops talented athletes and coaches from the Central West region of NSW. WRAS programs offer quality support and development opportunities to assist talented young athletes from the region achieve sporting excellence. WESTERN REGION
(02) 6338 4821 wras.org.au


HOW WE KEEP healthy


The Dubbo Region is the envy of regional New South Wales, offering a broad range of important medical and allied health services and facilities. The Dubbo Hospital serves as a base for the Orana Region (an area greater than one-third the size of New South Wales) and offers emergency and acute medical, surgical, obstetric and paediatric care. The Hospital just completed a $150 million redevelopment which will result in a new and state-of-the-art Emergency Department, Renal Dialysis Unit, Critical Care floor and the expansion of the Oncology Unit.


Residents of the Region have ready access to general practitioners, specialists and diagnostic services, as well as an extensive primary and community health network. The Region has scores of dentists, orthodontists, physiotherapists and other professionals providing general and specialised care within offices and surgeries in the City, towns and villages.


Slap on the sunscreen, strap on your walking shoes and enjoy the great outdoors by discovering our Region’s cycleways or bush walking tracks. For those seeking natural and alternative health options, the Dubbo Region has an impressive selection of disciplines including massage, Reiki and meditation masters, naturopaths and kinesiologists – just to name a few.


The Dubbo Region plays an important role in servicing the needs of the aged care sector and retirees. The Region has experienced an upsurge in the development of accommodation for the over 55s; with villages, hostels and specialised care available in Dubbo and Wellington. There are many options for those entering retirement and seeking ‘community style’ living, with estates studded in quality apartments nestled in modern housing estates.


For the treasured elderly members of our community, the Region offers a number of retirement villages and accredited aged care facilities offering clinical care and a high level of safety and comfort.


Mitchell Hwy, 166 Arthur Street, Wellington

(02) 6845 4661 tharpachoeling.org

Everyone is welcome at Wellington Buddhist Centre, with guided classes in Yoga and Tai Chi. The Centre, Community Garden and Gift Shop are open for visitors Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

88 River Street, Dubbo


DCC welcomes cyclists of all abilities throughout our track and road seasons. We have training, racing and special events that cater from tiny-tots through to veteran riders, there is something for everyone.

The Dubbo Region is a hub for health and medical services where major public, private and allied health services are conveniently located and accessible.
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Westhaven is a large Dubbo employer offering diverse career opportunities supporting locals living with disability. Join our incredible team and help our participants live the life they choose.

475 Wheelers Lane, Dubbo WESTHAVEN 1800 246 423 westhaven.org.au/careers Did someone say KFC? Feed your potential and build your resume. Upskill for the next step without having to decide today exactly what you want to be tomorrow. 91-93 Lee Street, Wellington WELLINGTON KFC (02) 6845 4599 careers.kfc.com.au/jobs/2820 DUBBO.COM.AU PAGE 20


Whether you are growing your profession, starting your own business or making that big career shift – Dubbo is a Region of opportunity. With a prosperous economy and attractive prospects for both big and small business, you can find your perfect niche in our beautiful Region.


In the Dubbo Region you have the freedom and available options to choose the work and life balance that is right for you. You will find that opportunities abound with a range of industries working together to create a strong and stable economy and an unemployment rate consistently below the New South Wales average.


With a diverse and strong economy, the Dubbo Region has a broad business base. The main industries we work in are: health, retail, education, government services, tourism, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, business services and transport.

The surrounding Region is also well positioned as an expanding mining and renewable energy services centre, with both established and emerging exploration projects.


Dubbo enjoys a prime position in the Region, located at the intersection of major routes for road, rail and air transport. The City plays a vital role in providing a vibrant service centre to the wider Region that is supported by a thriving retail sector and over 5,143 registered businesses across the Dubbo Regional Local Government Area.

Whether you choose the city-change of Dubbo, or tree-change of Wellington, your opportunities for work mean that your career or business can grow, but never at the expense of family time.

WE work
Construction $1,037 M Manufacturing $888.31 M Rental, hiring and real estate services $677.624 M Health care and social assistance $506.669 M Public administration and safety $369.988 M Sales workers 10.9% Machinery operators and drivers 5.4% Community and personal service workers 13.1% Labourers 10.7% Clerical and administrative workers 13.5% Not stated 0.5% Health care and social assistance 3,777 Retail and trade 2,598 Education and training 2,207 Construction 2,135 Public administration and safety 1,892 WHERE WE WORK TOP 5 INDUSTRIES (OUTPUT*) $M OCCUPATIONS IN THE DUBBO REGION *Output represents the gross revenue generated by businesses in each sector Professionals 18.5% Tradies and Technicians 14.4% Managers 12.9% FIND YOUR PERFECT CAREER > evojobs.com.au PAGE 21 THE DUBBO REGION NEW RESIDENT GUIDE
CONNECTIVITY NBN, road, rail, air, electricity and communication lines INVESTMENT Strong investment returns across the Region for residential and commercial property GROWTH Strong and stable population growth, current construction boom WORKFORCE Low unemployment, highly educated and skilled SERVICE Well established service centre, extensive serviceable area –approximately one third of New South Wales Experience truly local banking with Macquarie Credit Union. Join today to access our full range of banking facilities backed by our local and experienced team. Supporting our community. 165 Brisbane Street, Dubbo MACQUARIE CREDIT UNION 1300 885 480 macquariecu.com.au Shared office space for commercial and succession lawyers, as well as bookkeepers, who want to see Regional NSW thrive. Home of: • C.O.Booth Law & Advisory • J.R.Conn Lawyer & Consultant • EMW Bookkeeping 262 Macquarie Street, Dubbo CHAMBERS 262 (02) 6882 2625 chambers262.com DUBBO.COM.AU PAGE 22

DOING business


Business networking and collaboration is a staple of the Dubbo Region’s community, with a range of networks available to join and collaborate with. From Chambers of Commerce through to young professional’s networks, there is a group for everyone to meet and mingle with. Take the opportunity to seek out specialty peak organisations and like-minded individuals to help settle and grow your business in our Region.


Our business community and Dubbo Regional Council work collectively to deliver destination marketing initiatives to attract visitors, new residents and events to our Region. Each year this partnership drives the Destination Partnership Program, which includes development of printed and digital guides like this one.


Dubbo Regional Council is pleased to welcome you into our business community and we are available to provide a range of assistance to help you get established in our Region or expand your existing business. If you are looking for investment and industry insights, community profile data, or need some help to relocate your business to the Region, make your transition seamless by contacting Council’s Economic Development Team. We can introduce you to local business networks, provide support for business and product development or provide you with contacts to assist with the Development Application process.


In the Dubbo Region, the fantastic transport services and infrastructure available give you an amazing opportunity to build and grow a global business from home.

Dubbo’s convenient position in the Region at the intersection of major routes for road, rail and air transport offers boundless opportunities for commerce and business travel. The Dubbo City Regional Airport is only 7km from Dubbo’s CBD and offers more than 200 direct flights per week.

Pick up our Dubbo Region Investment Guide from the Dubbo or Wellington Visitor Information Centres or view online at dubbo.com.au

It has never been easier to connect your business to others throughout Australia and beyond, as Dubbo is within a one hour direct flight of Sydney and offers direct flights to Ballina, Melbourne, Brisbane and the far West of New South Wales.

Moving to Dubbo from Sydney for a career opportunity, the community has been very welcoming with lots of other newcomers which makes for a nice network of people when settling in.

From a lifestyle perspective, Dubbo has offered me a whole lot more time to do things I never got to do in Sydney as life was always so rushed and busy. Having more time has allowed me to enjoy my weekends more and go out for walks and social sport in the evenings before dark. But what I love most about moving to Dubbo is the people and the friendships I have found, and the laid-back lifestyle.

The Dubbo Region has a strong and supportive business community, perfect for growing your career or establishing a new business and carving out your own individual niche, with the resources, connectivity and time you need to establish and grow your business.



Coronation Drive, Dubbo

(02) 6801 4000 dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Pack a picnic and enjoy the picturesque surrounds of the botanic gardens. Enliven your senses and explore four distinctive garden spaces including the stunning architecture and horticulture of the Shoyoen Japanese Garden. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council.


Warne Street, Wellington

(02) 6801 4706 dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Catch up on your laps in the 8 lane, heated & wheelchair-accessible Olympic size swimming pool, take the tikes to the learn-to-swim or let them explore the splash pad. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council.



Talbragar Street, Dubbo

(02) 6801 4490 dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Your summer oasis, with a 10-lane heated Olympic pool, free BBQ, splashpad, children’s activity pool and giant twin waterslide. Ask about local swimming clubs and learn to swim classes. A facility of Dubbo regional Council.


Ours is a community that loves to get outdoors and explore! With a Region rich in sporting fields, attractive parks, reserves, waterways and natural attractions, there is so much to discover in your own backyard. With both Dubbo and Wellington situated on the banks of the Macquarie River, nature is a way of life in our Region.


Wellington’s Cameron Park has been described as one of the prettiest parks in New South Wales, offering you shady trees to relax under and wile away the day, stroll along the banks of the river or just enjoy the peace and quiet in the well-maintained gardens. Dubbo’s picturesque Victoria Park is a popular gathering place and located in the heart of the City. Many other parks dot our Region, including several dog friendly and leash-free areas for your four-legged friends!


Your kids will go wild at the Dubbo Regional Adventure Playground, with around 40 play elements to explore. Soar on the flying fox, speed down the giant slide and fly high on the basket swing! Experience a taste of Japanese culture at Wellington’s Osawano Garden featuring tranquil waterways, stunning flowers and plants native to Japan. Enliven your senses and explore five distinctive garden spaces at the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden.


If you are looking to explore the great outdoors, there are abundant opportunities for bushwalking and bird watching in our peaceful reserves, gentle strolls along the fertile riverbanks or even the popular Dubbo Parkrun for the fitness enthusiast. If you are a keen cyclist, the Dubbo Region has you covered with well-maintained cycleways in both Dubbo and Wellington, or for the more adventurous among us there are downhill mountain bike tracks throughout the Mount Arthur Reserve at Wellington.


Our Region’s waterways are plentiful and peaceful, with winding river trails offering the perfect escape for an afternoon as you fish, or just explore by canoe or kayak. The Dubbo, Wellington and Geurie aquatic leisure centers offer you the ultimate summer escapes, with cooling waters and facilities for the whole family catering for people of all abilities.


Our active and enthusiastic residents enjoy access to numerous gyms and fitness centers around the Region, offering everything from crossfit to pilates, yoga and group fitness classes. The Dubbo Skate Park caters for all wheel sports and skill levels from beginner to advanced. For those looking to get outdoors and enjoy something a little different, Dubbo boasts one of the best disc golf courses in New South Wales, as well as an exciting paintball facility and an indoor multi sports center home to indoor basketball, netball and cricket.


Dubbo’s international-standard Barden Park Athletics Centre of Excellence and the Region’s all-weather, sand-based football arena lure sporting events of State and national significance.


Elizabeth Park, Dubbo

(02) 6801 4000 dubbo.nsw.gov.au

An elaborate playground perfect for little hands and feet combined with expansive lawn areas, shelters, free electric BBQs and public amenities creating a popular meeting place for locals and tourists. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council.

The Dubbo Region is the ultimate playground! With stunning natural features and wide open spaces, there is no better place to get out, about and stay active.
WE LOVE OUR HOMETOWN heroes The Dubbo and Wellington + Great Western Plains Visitors Guide is a ‘must-have’ on your coffee table at home for when visitors arrive. Collect a copy from the Dubbo or Wellington Visitor Information Centres or view online at dubbo.com.au Come as a visitor and leave as a scientist. Guided tours are offered Daily through two magnificent show caves and the century old Phosphate Mine. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council. Caves Road, Mitchell Highway Wellington WELLINGTON CAVES (02) 6840 6480 wellingtoncaves.com.au Get to know the animals at your local Zoo with discounted rates for residents of Dubbo, Gilgandra, Narromine and Wellington!* Single day Mates Rates tickets and annual passes available. * Conditions apply. Obley Road, Dubbo TARONGA WESTERN PLAINS ZOO 02 6881 1400 taronga.org.au DUBBO.COM.AU PAGE 26

When friends and family visit the Dubbo Region we love to be home town heroes! You can get involved and share the great treasure trove of local gems on offer – from the wide open spaces of Taronga Western Plains Zoo to the underground wonderland of the Wellington Caves, a wealth of adventure is waiting.

A number of attractions and activities are ready to reward you for being a home-town Ambassador – which includes showcasing our Region to your visiting family and friends –by offering local residents free or discounted entry.


Explore Taronga Western Plains Zoo, home to hundreds of animals from around the world with a 6km circuit that you can drive, cycle, run or walk through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits.


The Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine will transport you back millions of years in time as you journey through two stunning limestone caves and the beautifully preserved mine. While there, enjoy the new Visitor Experience Centre and a walk through the amazing Field of Fossils.


The history buffs among us love the Old Dubbo Gaol, a State Heritage listed must-see. This remarkably complete and intact Gaol operated for 119 years from 1847 to 1966 and is still nestled in the main street of Dubbo.


Celebrate the longest living culture by learning about Dubbo’s traditional owners, the Tubba-gah People of the Wiradjuri Nation. See the traditions of the first Australians at the Terramungamine Reserve, including examples of Aboriginal grinding grooves used by the Tubba-gah People to sharpen tools. Visit the bronze statue of Aboriginal rights activist William ‘Bill’ Ferguson, who was instrumental in the development of the Aborigine’s Progress Association. Williams’s statue takes pride and place at the rotunda in Dubbo’s main street. Continue to the public art mural of Pearl Gibbs, the organising secretary of the Council of Aboriginal Rights, and the first and only female member of the NSW Aborigine’s Welfare Board who founded the Aboriginal Australian Fellowship.

Explorer John Oxley passed through the Dubbo Region during his 1817 and 1818 expeditions and noted the rich potential for grazing and agriculture. You can almost step back through time in the our Region, with many fine examples of heritage architecture including the National Trust’s Dundullimal Homestead built in the early 1840s – believed to be Australia’s oldest timber slab homestead and Dubbo’s oldest building open to the public.


Enjoy world-class touring and in-house exhibitions at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, the largest gallery space west of the Blue Mountains and one of the few regional galleries to regularly host The Archibald.

Wellington offers a passionate community and a thriving arts scene. The annual Arts and Sculpture Festival, annual cultural event Fong Lees Lane and other events provide loads of opportunities to be involved in rich and diverse cultural pursuits. Sit back and relax as you watch the latest international touring show in one of our theatres; or take in a local pub gig or warm up those pipes for one of the Region’s regular ‘muso’s nights’. Cultivate your own creative talents and join one of the Region’s cultural organisations.


You will love getting lost in the beauty of nature at Burrendong’s Botanic Garden and Arboretum which houses one of the largest collections of Australian plants in cultivation. Over 50,000 flowering plants, shrubs and trees from more than 2,000 species are growing on 164 hectares overlooking the beautiful Lake Burrendong. A favourite of many residents is the lush, simulated rainforest known as Fern Gully.

Thrill seekers and leisure lovers alike flock to the Lake Burrendong Sport and Recreation Centre just outside of Stuart Town. With a capacity three times that of Sydney Harbour, this picturesque water playground is a haven for fishing, water sports, camping and relaxation year-round.


90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo

(02) 6801 4460


Take a step back in time at Old Dubbo Gaol. A state Heritage listed site which remains intact and restored, forming a pocket in time and extracting powerful, dark moments in Australian prison history. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council.


76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo

(02) 6801 4130 westernplainsculturalcentre.org

Home of art, history and creativity. Our gallery, museum and community arts centre host touring shows, locally curated exhibitions and an abundance of culturally diverse events. Café open daily.

We’re an award winning 4th generation family bakery, open from 6am daily. Dine-in for breakfast or lunch. Enjoy our freshly baked pastries, pies or artisan sourdoughs. Open 7 days. 113A Darling Street, Dubbo VILLAGE BAKEHOUSE DUBBO (02) 6884 5454 villagebakehouse.com.au A collective of shops and café with garden courtyard. Looking to establish a business in Geurie? Get in touch 55 Buckenbah Street, Geurie, Mitchell HWY BUCKENBAH COLLECTIVE 0423 507 006 buckenbah.com.au MYDUBBO REGION Shopping CARD Redeemable at over 130 business! Available at the visitor information centres in Dubbo and Wellington. DUBBO.COM.AU PAGE 28


Shop big or shop small, the Dubbo Region has it all. From locally made lovelies to one-of-a-kind finds, or even that perfect piece to complete your latest look. Shop small and make a big difference to the local businesses in our community and delight in the variety available at major retailers. The Dubbo Region is a shopping beacon for more than 200,000 people drawn from an area one third the size of New South Wales.


Whether you prefer to enjoy the hustle and bustle of vibrant city streets or slow down, take a breath, check out local artworks, history trails and unwind as you meander through boutiques and cafes, the CBDs of Dubbo and Wellington are your destinations of choice for shopping, dining and entertainment.


Whether you are after fresh paddock to plate produce, farm fresh eggs and veggies grown just down the road or the regular milk and cereal to feed the family the Dubbo Region has everything to dress your dining table. Neighbourhoods are serviced by independent grocers and well serviced shopping centres and big brands like Coles, Woolworths and Aldi are all represented and well stocked with all your favourites!


A forever changing canvas, the Region’s CBDs are also home to a diverse blend of cultural and entertainment options. Explore the laneways and discover hidden gems Dubbo or the talent of local artists along the iconic Fong Lees Lane, Wellington. Delve into the past by following the Dubbo History Trail or go to the dark-side with a familyfriendly Twilight Tour or the adults-only Beyond the Grave Tour at the Old Dubbo Gaol.


If you are looking to immerse yourself in your new community, there is ample opportunity at one of our markets held in the picturesque parks of Dubbo, Wellington and the villages. There are markets held every month, so check the event calendar for details and make a date to catch up with family and friends whilst enjoying the freshest produce and most unique products that our Region has to offer.

SHOP LOCAL: myDubbo Region Card

Support your new community and buy local with the myDubbo Region card. Take the hassle out of shopping or gift buying with this local shopping card, redeemable at over 150 Dubbo and Wellington stores. The shopping card is an EFTPOS-based gift card that works like any other gift card or voucher-based system, the only difference is the money can only be spent in Dubbo or Wellington at participating businesses. Simply visit a load-up store to collect a card and decide how much money you load onto it. The cards cannot be redeemed outside of the participating store network.

Whether you’re soaking up Dubbo’s cosmopolitan vibe or indulging in Wellington’s country hospitality, shopping locally at your fingertips with over 1,550 free car parking spaces all within comfortable walking distance of our CBDs.

After 10 years in the rat race of Sydney, we decided that something had to change. Moving to a regional city was a positive experience for so many reasons, including how easy it has been to make connections with the people who live here and how it feels like home in a way that Sydney never did.

We made a list of the things we wanted from the move and Dubbo came out on top. The move to Dubbo has been great for our lifestyle because we aren’t spending up to six hours a day in a car or on a train. Our experience has been so incredibly positive that we’re constantly trying to convince our friends from Sydney to come out west and join us!

OUR Council (02) 6801 4000 Corner of Church and Darling Streets, Dubbo Corner of Nanima Crescent and Warne Street, Wellington PO BOX 81, Dubbo NSW 2830 dubbo.nsw.gov.au DUBBO.COM.AU PAGE 30

Council is committed to making our community a great place to live, work and play. We are dedicated to providing first-rate support to the wider community via economic, environmental and social services.

1. How do I contact Council?

Your first point of call for any enquiry is Council’s Customer Experience Centre. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, however you can contact us at any time on (02) 6801 4000 or at DRC&ME.

DRC&ME is Council’s online platform that allows you to lodge requests and track them online 24/7. In addition to lodging requests, you can pay rates, submit a range of applications and much more – all at the click of a button. Please register for DRC&ME here: https://eservice.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/eservice/start.do

2. How are my rates calculated?

Council determines the combination of rates, charges, fees and pricing policies needed to fund the services it provides to the community. This is called a Revenue Policy. The Policy contains a rating structure that determines which rates and charges you have to pay and how they will be calculated. You can view the Revenue Policy on Council’s website.

3. When are Council meetings held?

Council generally meets on a monthly cycle on the fourth Thursday of the month (except January) from 5.30pm at the Civic Administration Building in Church St, Dubbo. In December, meetings are brought forward to the second Thursday due to end of year breaks. Extraordinary meetings are called when needed. All meetings are livestreamed at webcast.dubbo.nsw.gov.au

4. Where do I take stray animals?

The Dubbo City Animal Shelter is located on Boothenba Road and can be contacted on (02) 6801 4640. The Shelter is a safehaven for lost and stray cats and dogs, keeping them protected until their owner (or a new owner) can be found. Fees apply for the release of impounded animals. Suitable unclaimed animals are re-homed through sales at the shelter. The Wellington Pound is located at the rear of the Wellington Works Depot on Amaroo Drive, and is also available to provide refuge to lost or stray animals. If access is required, please call the Ranger on (02) 6801 4000, 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday.

5. What do I do if I think there is a leak on my property?

Take a reading after the last person has gone to the toilet or brushed their teeth at night. Take a second reading before anyone uses any water in the morning. If no one has used any water overnight and the reading has changed, then you know there is a leak. Contact a plumber to locate and repair the leak.

6. What do I do if my water supply is interrupted?

Council provides a 24-hour emergency after hour’s service.

For water pressure, breaks and repairs call Council’s Customer Experience Centre on (02) 6801 4000. Residents will be connected to Council’s after hour’s service provider. The operator will ask questions such as the nature of the problem and the address to expedite dispatch of a service crew as soon as possible.

7. Is recycling available?

For households within the kerbside collection area, your green waste and general waste bins are serviced weekly and your recycling bins are serviced fortnightly on the same day of the week. A map of collection days and a list of recyclables and green

waste can be viewed on Council’s website. Recyclable drop-off centers where you can leave your recyclables free of charge are also available at: Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre, JR Richards and Sons in North Dubbo as well as transfer stations in the villages of Wongarbon, Ballimore and Eumungerie.

8. What do I do if I miss a bin collection?

You can drop domestic waste at the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre on Cooba Road for a charge per utility or small trailer. The Centre operates 8.00am to 4.45pm weekdays and 9.00am to 4.45pm on weekends and can be contacted on (02) 6801 4900.

9. Who do I contact if a tree needs to be maintained on my street or a park needs to be mowed?

Council protects and maintains thousands of street trees in the Region’s urban areas and manages hundreds of hectares of parkland throughout Dubbo and Wellington. If you have a request for mowing, planting, pruning or removal of trees on Council lands, please contact Council’s Customer Experience Centre. The area will be assessed and any necessary work will be carried out by staff.

10. What do I do if there is a sewage overflow?

Council maintains and repairs the treatment plants, pipes and pumping stations that supply water to and take sewage from households in the urban areas of Dubbo and Wellington. Council is responsible for the sewage pipes up to the first pipe joint within your property. If you notice a sewage overflow, please contact Council’s Customer Experience Centre.

11. Who do I report road, footpath, lighting and cycleway repairs to?

For road, footpath and cycleway maintenance repairs, please contact Council’s Customer Experience Centre. To report street lighting outages or faults, contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80 or for traffic light faults contact Roads and Maritime Services Transport Management Centre on 131 700.

12. Who do I report pollution to?

Concerns about pollution should be reported to Council’s Customer Experience Centre, or in the case of an emergency the Fire Brigade on 000.

13. Is Council responsible for inspecting public premises?

Council is responsible for ensuring food outlets, beauty salons, pools and other registered public premises comply with statutory requirements to ensure health and safety standards are upheld at all times. For further information visit Council’s website.

14. What about lodging a Development Application (DA)?

For comprehensive information on the process of lodging a DA and whether it is required, visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Duty Planner between 1.00pm to 5.00pm via Council’s Customer Experience Centre.

15. How do I get the latest news and updates from Council?

News, information and updates are regularly made available on Council’s website dubbo.nsw.gov.au, as well as in regular Council columns in the local newspaper and on the Dubbo Regional Council social media accounts.

Dubbo Regional Council is passionate about serving our community and creating a great place for all residents to live. We strive to be open, honest and approachable for anyone seeking support or assistance.

AKC Hwarang Taekwondo

sport groups

Martial Arts http://akchwarangtkd.com/

Central West Rugby Union Rugby Union https://www.centralwestrugby.com.au/

Dubbo & District Football Association Inc Football www.dubbofootball.com.au

Dubbo & District Junior Cricket Association Cricket http://ddjca.nsw.cricket.com.au/

Dubbo & District Senior Cricket Association Cricket http://ddca.nsw.cricket.com.au/

Dubbo and District Soccer Association Soccer www.dubbosoccer.com.au

Dubbo Athletics Club Athletics www.dubboathletics.org.au

Dubbo Athletics Club Inc Athletics http://dubboathletics.org.au/

Dubbo Ballet Studio Dance http://www.dubboballetstudio.com.au/

Dubbo Basketball Association Basketball http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-9053-0-0-0

Dubbo Basketball Association Basketball Sheraton Road, Dubbo New South Wales 2830

Dubbo BMX Club BMX http://www.bmxnsw.com.au/dubbo/clubhome.aspx

Dubbo Canoe Club Canoeing http://dubbocanoeclub-com2.webs.com/

Dubbo Cheer Academy Cheer Leading http://dubbocheeracademy.weebly.com/about.html

Dubbo City BJP Physie Culture Club Physical Culture http://physicalculture.com.au/find-a-club/nsw/dubbo-city-club/

Dubbo City Bowling Club Lawn Bowls http://www.dcbc.com.au/bowls.html

Dubbo City Croquet Club Croquet "https://www/facebook.com/CroquetDubbo/

Dubbo City Performing Arts Studio Dance http://www.dubbocitydance.com/

Dubbo City Softball Association Soft Ball http://www.dubbo.softball.org.au/

Dubbo City Swimtech Swimming Club Swimming http://dubbocity.swimming.org.au

Dubbo Cycle Club Inc Cycling (Track & Road) www.dubbocycleclub.com.au

Dubbo CYMS Cricket Club Cricket http://www.dubbocyms.nsw.cricket.com.au/

Dubbo CYMS Rugby League Football Club Rugby League www.dubbocyms.com.au

Dubbo Demons Australian Rules Football Club Australian Rules www.dubbodemons.com.au

Dubbo Dirt Bike Club Motocross "https://www.facebook.com/Dubbodirtbikes/ Dubbo Disc Golf Disc Golf https://www.australiandiscgolf.com/

Dubbo District Cricket Association Cricket ddca.nsw.cricket.com.au

Dubbo District Junior Cricket Association Cricket www.ddjca.nsw.cricket.com.au

Dubbo District Junior Rugby League

Rugby League Victoria Park Oval No. 2 & 3, Dubbo New South Wales 2830

Dubbo Eventing and Showjumping Association Horse Sports http://www.dubboeventingshowjumpingassoci.epage.at/

Dubbo Field and Game – Tantitha Springs Sporting Clays Shooting http://www.dubbofieldandgame.com.au/about-us

Dubbo Golf Club Golf http://www.dubbogolfclub.com.au/

Dubbo Gun Club Shooting http://www.claytarget.com.au/component/contact/51-new-south-wales-contacts/35-dubbogun-club

Dubbo Hockey Association Hockey http://www.dubbohockey.com.au/

Dubbo Horse and Pony Club Horse Sports https://www.facebook.com/people/Dubbo-Horse-Pony-Club/100058870486171/

Dubbo Junior Kanagroos Rugby Club

Rugby Union www.dubbojuniorrugby.com.au

Dubbo Junior Rugby Club Rugby Union www.dubbojuniorrugbyclub.com

Dubbo Kanagroos Rugby Club

Rugby Union www.dubborugbyclub.com.au

Dubbo Kart Club Go-Kart https://dubbokartclub.com.au/

Dubbo Macquarie Raiders Rugby League Football Club Rugby League www.macquarieRaidersRLFC.com.au

Dubbo Mountain Bike Club Mountain Bike http://dubbomtb.org.au/index.php/

Dubbo Netball Association Netball https://www.dubbonetballassociation.com/

Dubbo Outback Dragon Boats Canoeing http://outbackdragonsdubbo.com/membership.html

Dubbo Oz Tag Oz Tag https://oztag.com.au/ao/


Dubbo PCYC – Volleyball

Volleyball http://www.pcycnsw.org/club_dubbo_act

Dubbo PCYC Archery Archery

Dubbo PCYC Baton Twirlers Baton Twirling

Dubbo PCYC Gymnastics Gymnastics

Dubbo PCYC Judo Martial Arts

Dubbo PCYC Trampoline Sports Gymnastics

Dubbo Pistol Club Shooting http://dubbopistol.club/

Dubbo Railway Bowling Club Lawn Bowls http://dubborailwaybowlingclub.com.au/bowls.html

Dubbo Rhinos Rugby Union Football Club Rugby Union www.dubborhinos.com.au

Dubbo Roos Rugby Club Rugby Union www.dubborugbyclub.com.au

Dubbo RSL Club indoor bowls

Lawn Bowls http://www.dubborsl.com.au/club/services/sports-and-social-club.html

Dubbo RSL Ducks Swimming Club Swimming

Dubbo RSL Squash Club Squash

Dubbo RSL Tennis Club Tennis

Dubbo RSL Youth Club – Swimming Swimming

Dubbo RSL Youth Club – Tennis Tennis

Dubbo RSL Youth Club Gymnastics Gymnastics

Dubbo RSL Youth Club Line Dancing Dance

Dubbo RSL Youth Club Physical Culture Physical Culture

Dubbo Rugby Cricket Club Cricket http://www.dubborugbycc.nsw.cricket.com.au/

Dubbo Sports World – Floorball Floor Ball http://www.dubbosportsworld.com.au/indoor-sports

Dubbo Sports World – Indoor Cricket Cricket http://www.dubbosportsworld.com.au/home

Dubbo Sports World – Indoor Netball Netball

Dubbo Sports World – Indoor Soccer Soccer

Dubbo Sports World – Rebound Volleyball Volleyball

Dubbo Sports World – Table Tennis Table Tennis

Dubbo Ten Pin Bowl Ten Pin Bowling http://www.dubbotenpinbowl.com.au/

Dubbo Touch Association Touch Football http://www.dubbotouch.com/

Dubbo Triathlon Club Triathlon www.dubbotriathlonclub.com.au

Dubbo Ultimate Frisbee Federation Inc Frisbee and Disc Golf http://dubbo.ultimatecentral.com/

Dubbo Water Polo Club Water Polo https://www.facebook.com/dubbowaterpolo

Eumungerie Tennis Club Tennis https://www.facebook.com/EumungerieTennis/ Fantasy Dance Sport Dance http://www.fantasydubbodancesport.com.au/

Kaishin Taekwondo Martial Arts http://www.kaishinfitness.com/

Kumiai-Ryu Martial Arts system Martial Arts http://www.krmas.com.au/ Macquarie Club Lawn Bowls http://www.macquarieclub.com.au/

Muller Park Tennis Tennis https://www.tennis.com.au/mullerparktennisclub/ Newtown Cricket Club Cricket http://www.newtownccdubbo.nsw.cricket.com.au/

Orana Aquatic Swimming Club INC Swimming http://orana.swimming.org.au

Orana Veterans Cycling Club Cycling http://oranavets.org.au/ Paramount Tennis Club Tennis www.tennis.com.au/paramounttennis

PCYC Dubbo – Dance Studio Dance http://www.pcycnsw.org/club_dubbo_act

Pollets Martial Arts Centre Martial Arts http://www.pollets.com.au/

RSL Colts Cricket Club Cricket www.rslcoltscc.nsw.cricket.com.au

South Dubbo Cricket Club Cricket https://www.playhq.com/cricket-australia/org/south-dubbo-cricket-club/56d650b1/register

South Dubbo Junior Cricket Club (U8's – U16's) Cricket https://www.playhq.com/cricket-australia/org/south-dubbo-junior-cricket-club/5b583c43/ register

South Dubbo Raiders Junior Rugby League https://www.facebook.com/South-Dubbo-Raiders-JRL-1688737251394541/

St John's JRL Rugby League https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsdubbojrlfc/

Stepping Out Dance Factory Dance http://www.steppingoutdance.com.au/

Subak Martial Arts Martial Arts http://www.subak-martialarts.com/page8.htm

Te Ashi Kai Shin Australasian Karate Martial Arts http://takskarate.com/index.html

Wellington Amateur Swimming Club Swimming www.wellington.swimming.org.au

Wellington Cowboys Rugby League Club Rugby League https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCowboys2820/?ref=page_internal

Wellington Cricket Association Cricket http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/entitydetails. aspx?entityid=12827&save=0

Wellington Junior Rugby Union Club Rugby Union https://wellingtonjuniorrugby.teamapp.com/?_webpage=v1

Wellington Little Athletics Club Athletics https://lansw.com.au/wellington/

Wellington Netball Association Netball https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonnetball/

Wellington Redbacks Rugby Union Club Rugby Union https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonredbacksrufc/

Wellington Touch Association Touch https://www.facebook.com/wellingtontouchassociation/?ref=page_internal

Wellington Warriors FC Incorporated Soccer www.wellingtonsoccer.com.au

West Dubbo Bowling Club Lawn Bowls http://www.westdubbobowlingclub.com.au/Bowls/Bowls.html




Bob Berry Real Estate 56 Talbragar Street, Dubbo bobberry.com.au

Buckenbah Collective 55-64 Buckenbah Street, Geurie buckenbah.com.au

Chambers 262 262 Macquarie Street, Dubbo chambers262.com

CAF AUSTRALIA 152 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo caf.net/en

Central West Leadership Academy 8 George Street, Dubbo theacademy.nsw.edu.au

Charles Sturt University

8 Tony McGrane Place, Dubbo csu.edu.au

Connecting Community Services 31-33 Church Street, Dubbo ccsd.org.au

Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre Talbragar Street, Dubbo dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Dubbo Cycle Club 88 River Street, Dubbo dubbocycleclub.com.au

Dubbo Dental 1/27 Bultje Street, Dubbo dubbodental.com.au

Dubbo Farmers Markets Cnr Macquarie Street & Newell Hwy, Dubbo dubbofarmersmarket.org.au

Dubbo Private Hospital 3 Moran Drive, Dubbo dubboprivate.com.au

Dubbo Regional Adventure Playground

Elizabeth Park, Dubbo dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden Coronation Drive, Dubbo dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre 155 Darling Street, Dubbo drtcc.com.au

Dubbo City Regional Airport Cooreena Road, off Mitchell Highway, Dubbo dubboairport.com

MAAS Property Group 38 Azure Ave, Dubbo maasgroupproperties.com.au

Macquarie Anglican Grammar School 11 Currawong Road, Dubbo mags.nsw.edu.au/


Macquarie Conservatorium of Music Corner Darling and Bultje Streets, Dubbo macqcon.org.au

Macquarie Credit Union 165 Brisbane Street, Dubbo macquariecu.com.au

Macquarie Regional Library Corner Macquarie and Talbragar Streets, Dubbo mrl.nsw.gov.au/

Old Dubbo Gaol 90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo olddubbogaol.com.au/

ORISCON 34 White Street, Dubbo –

Rainbow Cottage 8 Mitchell Street, Dubbo rainbowcottagedubbo.com.au

Rotary Clubs of Dubbo –

SJ Shooter Real Estate 217 Brisbane Street, Dubbo sjshooter.com.au

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Obley Road, Dubbo taronga.org.au

Tharpa Choeling Buddhist Centre Mitchell Hwy, 166 Arthur Street, Wellington tharpachoeling.org

Tradies Insight 11 Welchman Street, Dubbo tradiesinsight.support

The University of Sydney 4 Moran Drive, Dubbo sydney.edu.au

U3A Dubbo Chapter PO Box 962, Dubbo NSW 2830 dubbo.u3anet.org.au

Village Bakehouse Dubbo 113A Darling Street, Dubbo villagebakehouse.com.au

Wellington Aquatic and Leisure Centre Warne Street, Wellington dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Wellington Caves Caves Road, Mitchell Highway, Wellington wellingtoncaves.com.au

Wellington KFC 91-93 Lee Street, Wellington careers.kfc.com.au/jobs/2820

Western Plains Cultural Centre 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo westernplainsculturalcentre.org

Western Region Academy of Sport Charles Sturt University, Panorama Ave wras.org.au

Westhaven 32 Hawthorn Street, Dubbo westhaven.org.au/careers.html


With strong growth in the construction, manufacturing and mining sectors in the Dubbo Region, skilled workers and supply chain businesses to service these industries are in high demand.

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have seen many metro-dwellers make the decision to better their lifestyle, without impacting their career capacity, by making the move to the Dubbo Region. Dubbo Region Skills is a Council-driven initiative that connects skilled labour to #TradeUp to employers seeking skilled staff.




Level 20, 321 Kent Street, Sydney

(02) 8084 5119 caf.net/en

Global leader across the rail manufacturing and services industry. Provides rolling stock and rail systems in NSW and the rest of Australia. 100+ years experience manufacturing trains. Sustainable mobility for everybody!


(02) 6801 4000 dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Council offers a wide variety of jobs and careers that include great benefits, flexible work options and opportunities for career progression.

All current job vacancies are listed on the Dubbo Regional Council website.


• Australia Day celebrations

• Athletics NSW Country Championships, Dubbo

• Cricket NSW State Challenge U14

• Western Area Swimming Championships, Dubbo


• Wellington Boot Racing Carnival

• Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic

• Anzac Day services

• Stuart Town’s Man from Ironbark Festival

• Speedway Easter Showdown


• Wellington Eisteddfod

• Wellington Annual Pony Camp


• DREAM Festival, Dubbo

• Geurie Rodeo

• Fong Lees Lane, Wellington

• Dubbo Sixes Soccer Tournament

• Zoocoustic, Dubbo


• Geurie Picnic Races

• Little Athletics NSW


• Wellington Show

• Dubbo Show

• Michael Egan Memorial Book Fair, Dubbo

• Dubbo Motorbike Rally



• National Shorthorn Show and Sale, Dubbo

• Herefords Australia National Show and Sale, Dubbo

• Lazy River Estate Winter Markets, Dubbo

• Dubbo Eisteddfod

• Dubbo Winter Whisky Festival


• Dubbo Stampede Running Festival

• Dubbo Vintage Truck, Tractor and Quilt Show

• National Merino Ram Sale, Dubbo


• Derby Day Racing Carnival, Dubbo

• Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival, Dubbo

• WOMDOMNOM 3 Day River Paddle

• National Indigenous Touch Football Knockout, Dubbo

• Under Western Skies Music Festival, Dubbo


• Wellington Arts and Sculpture Festival

• Geurie Campdraft

• Waratahs Rugby League Knockout, Dubbo

• Dubbo Motor Fest

• Cross Cultural Carnivale, Dubbo

• Orana Caravan, Camping 4WD & Fish Show


• Christmas celebrations

• Lazy River Estate Christmas Markets, Dubbo

• South Dubbo Rotary Christmas Fair

• Boxing Day Racing Carnival, Wellington

• New Years Eve Fireworks, Dubbo

The Dubbo Region is an epicentre for events, from community celebrations that have stood the test of time, to new exciting festivals showcasing local musicians and locally harvested produce. Events may be subject to change. Go to dubbo.com.au for the latest information regarding events in the Dubbo Region.

3 Championships, Dubbo
2023 Junior State Cup, Northern Conference
Titan Macquarie Mud Run, Dubbo
Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet
the Bush,
Music Festival
The Stock Route Country
Dog Ride 1 Dayer Keep an eye on our online calendar on dubbo.com.au for event details and as new events are listed regularly. Monthly markets include Dubbo Farmers Market, Dubbo Rotunda Market, Wellington Rotary Market and Geurie Lions Markets. View the event calendar for dates. Markets Events Calendar This award-winning facility hosts a variety of local, national and international touring shows. Become a Season Subscriber to receive discounted ticket prices and exclusive offers. View opening times and book online. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council. 155 Darling Street, Dubbo DUBBO REGIONAL THEATRE AND CONVENTION CENTRE 02 6801 4378 drtcc.com.au On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month – rain, hail or shine locals and visitors alike gather together to enjoy and appreciate the feast of fresher, tastier produce from your local producers. Cnr Macquarie Street & Newell Hwy, Dubbo DUBBO FARMERS MARKETS 0488 685 006 dubbofarmersmarket.org.au
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With a welcoming smile and a wealth of information, the teams at the Region’s Visitor Information Centres have everything you need to know about your new home. Our friendly staff at Dubbo and Wellington are always happy to point you in the right direction and share some local secrets! If you are planning to move to the Dubbo Region we want you to feel at ease; our team is ready to assist you through all the unknowns of moving to your new home. All you have to do is get in touch.

Our welcome services include hosting New Resident Events in Dubbo and Wellington to give you an opportunity

to meet other new residents and members of the community in a friendly, social atmosphere. These events are free and family friendly, so be sure to bring the children along! You’ll be officially welcomed by our Mayor and have the opportunity to meet with representatives of Dubbo’s community organisations including service clubs, volunteer groups and sporting clubs.

If you are thinking about making the move and want more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team by calling one of our Visitor Information Centres or email relocate@dubbo.com.au.

Produced and published in November 2022 by Dubbo Regional Council’s Economic Development Team, PO Box 81, Dubbo NSW 2830. Phone (02) 6801 4000. Fax (02) 6801 4259. Email marketing@dubbo.nsw.gov.au. Information contained in this Guide is supplied by individual operators as at October 2019. Information is correct at time of printing but is subject to change without notice. Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure absolute accuracy of information, Dubbo Regional Council cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from misdescription or inadvertent errors contained therein including advertisements, contact details and statistics. All data sourced from Remplan unless otherwise stated, and is correct at the time of printing.

TO THE DUBBO REGION DUBBO VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE WELLINGTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Corner of Macquarie street and Newell Highway, Dubbo 1800 674 443 Open 7 days 9.00am – 5.00pm (closed Christmas Day) Corner of Nanima Crescent and Warne Street, Wellington 1800 621 614 Open 7 days 9.00am – 5.00pm (closed Christmas Day)
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