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you’re welcome We are delighted to welcome you into our thriving and dynamic community where you are free to choose the perfect lifestyle for you. Relish the vibrant atmosphere of Dubbo, a regional city with room to live, work and grow. In Dubbo you can forge a career, study for that long awaited university degree, all while spending quality time with your family. The Dubbo Region outshines the big cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none. 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 truly the hub of the region, connecting and servicing a broad catchment population of 120,000 people. Enjoy the relaxed pace of life in Wellington where unique history and striking natural features combine to create the idyllic country life you have been dreaming of, or take up residence in one of our charming, close-knit village communities. Life in Wellington is your chance to escape the hustle and bustle. This proud and engaged community is nestled in a picturesque valley and is a stone’s throw away from Lake Burrendong, a popular water sports playground for locals and visitors alike. Our villages each have their own special story and vibe contributing to the multifaceted makeup of our vibrant region.

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WELCOME

We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, the traditional custodians of the Wiradjuri Nation, we acknowledge their Elders past, present and future. We also acknowledge peoples from other Nations and Language groups who now have made the Dubbo and Wellington Region their home along with the descendants of the Wiradjuri Nation. Traditional custodians

Wellington

Wirrum Wirrum People of the Wiradjuri Nation Dubbo

Dhubuu-gah, the descendants of the traditional people of Wilay Country where the Wambuul flows

CONTENTS Why we live here 4 Where we work 6 Where we live 8 Where we learn 10 How we connect 14 How we keep healthy 16 Where we play 18 We’re home town heroes 22 Shopping 24 Doing business 26 Our council 28 Village life 30 Events 31

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why we live here

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SARAH FRASER

JULIE & WAYNE SHEPHERD

“We love the opportunities for our kids and the sense of community here. We felt so welcomed at the New Residents’ Night and learned so much about our new home.”

“We were overwhelmed at the generosity and support from the locals and business people. It’s a beautiful town and community to be a part of.”

RIO PAUL

BEN PARDEU

“We relocated to Australia from India and chose to build our first home in Dubbo. We love that the local community has welcomed us with open arms.”

“Relocating to a regional centre has meant I’ve been able to hit the ground running – the opportunities for career and lifestyle have been amazing.”

GWYNN AND BEN SZOKO

KIERAN POTTER

“We relocated for work, came to Dubbo for a week’s visit and fell in love with the region! When the opportunity to move to Dubbo on a permanent basis came up, we jumped at the chance.”

“The move to Wellington has been ideal for our family. We love the balance of affordable living, active lifestyle, business opportunities and employment.”

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Where we work Whether you are growing your profession, starting your own business, or making that big career shift – ours 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 the Dubbo Region.

In our 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 in the Dubbo Region 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, 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 services centre with both established and emerging mining and exploration projects. Dubbo enjoys a prime position in the region, located at the intersection of major routes for road, rail and air transport. Dubbo plays a vital role in providing a vibrant service centre to the wider region that is supported by a thriving retail sector and over 4,550 registered businesses across the Local Government Area. Wellington is the quintessential charming country town, with a laid-back lifestyle, and small business and agriculture as the town’s lifeblood. Wellington is the perfect place to run your small business and carve out your own niche, or make your mark working for one of the many government agencies and large employers. 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.

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For more information on finding a job in the Dubbo Region go to dubbo.com.au


WHERE WE WORK* Public administration and safety 1,892

Health care and social assistance 3,777

Construction 2,135

Education and training 2,207

Retail and trade 2,598

TOP 5 INDUSTRIES $M* Public administration and safety $388.541 M

Construction $1,070.956 M

Health care and social assistance $474.808 M

Rental, hiring and real estate services $657.760 M

Manufacturing $905.299 M

OCCUPATIONS IN THE DUBBO REGION* Not stated 123 Labourers 2,461

Managers 2,955

Machinery operators and drivers 1,246

Sales workers 2,495

Professionals 4,255

Clerical and administrative workers 3,116 Community and personal service workers 3,020

Technicians and trade workers 3,286

*Remplan data correct as at 2018

DUBBO CITY REGIONAL AIRPORT Stay connected with direct flights linking Dubbo and the Region to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Canberra, and Broken Hill. Secure, undercover parking available 7 days a week. Cooreena Road, off Mitchell Highway, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4560 w dubboairport.com f fb.com/DubboAirport

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EVOJOBS Planning a move to the Dubbo Region? Sign up to Evojobs. Connecting job seekers, employers and employment agencies. Browse and apply for local jobs. Regular new job notifications. We’re the home of local information, ready to assist you in making your move. A business unit of Dubbo Regional Council

p (02) 6801 4000 e relocate@dubbo.com.au

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

The perfect home is waiting for you in the Dubbo Region. Whether you want to leave tiny apartments with large mortgages behind, trading up to a four bedder with room for a dog or you’re considering down-sizing, our real estate market has a variety of choice to cater for all ages, tastes, styles and budgets. Our community enjoys the very best of both worlds. Dubbo is in the top 10 for property sales in Australia with great investment growth. Dubbo’s new and modern estates are ever expanding with affordable house and land packages available – giving you the perfect space to design and build your dream home. Picture perfect life is within reach in Dubbo, with idyllic 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 centres, sporting facilities and schools. 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 cycleways, waterways and easy access to parks and sporting ovals or golf courses – these premium properties have everything you need in one picturesque place. Live the luxurious life you are dreaming of in modern, gated estates enjoying secure resort style living within a tight-knit community.

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For more information on residential properties for sale or for rent go to dubbo.com.au


Wellington offers you the opportunity to achieve the ultimate tree change that you have been yearning for, without the big price tag!

51,429* Population

The township of 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. In search of your own slice of paradise? Look no further than Wellington, with properties boasting elevated views across stunning rural vistas located only minutes from town. With acres of land to enjoy, there are enticing opportunities offering value, position and potential.

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Median house $361,500*

Median rental $330*

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The Wellington valley’s rich soil is home to a thriving and diverse agricultural industry, with established farmland offering endless space and an enviable lifestyle overlooking the rivers and rolling hills of the region. Find not only a house, but a home in the Dubbo Region’s welcoming community.

Median house $149,000*

Median rental $240*

Average summer temperature 17°C to 31°C Average winter temperature 3°C to 16°C *Core Logic – October 2017

DUBBO BUILDING AND RENOVATION CENTRE Want to make a mark on your new home? We have a range of indoor and outdoor products to do just that. Drop in and speak to our experienced team.

GRAB A MAP OF OUR REGION Collect a copy of the Dubbo and Wellington street map from one of our Visitor Information Centres.

13 Victoria Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 0955 e bcpdubbo@bcpbuildingproducts. com.au w ambertiles.com.au

Dubbo: Corner of Macquarie Street and Newell Highway Wellington: Nanima Crescent, Cameron Park

MARANATHA HOUSE

LASER ELECTRICAL DUBBO

We are at the forefront of intergenerational care and learning. Our residents continue to live their lives, sharing everyday experiences with family, making it their own and maintaining an active and rewarding lifestyle.

With over 20 years’ experience, Laser Electrical delivers dependable service to all our customers, with highly skilled, locally-based electricians that are committed to meet and exceed your expectations.

127-137 Whiteley Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 3088 w maranathahouse.com.au

2/55 Douglas Mawson Road, Dubbo p (02) 6885 1477 e dubbo@laserelectrical.com.au f fb.com/LaserElectricalDubbo

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Where we learn From tots to tertiary, the sky’s the limit! In the Dubbo Region you are spoilt for choice with the freedom to pursue quality education or achieve that desired degree.

The Dubbo Region is home to a high quality education network comprising of 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. The region has a high quality education network with a caregiver, school, university or college to meet the needs of you and your family. 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 neighbourhoods.

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY – DUBBO CAMPUS With courses available in Education, Nursing and Social Work, the Charles Sturt University Campus in Dubbo has been providing the community with tertiary education for over 25 years. The Dubbo Campus offers a range of study options including full time, part time, on campus and online. With excellent facilities including a networked library, both a clinical and nursing laboratory, as well as the architectural prize-winning 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.

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For a list of education facilities in the Dubbo Region go to dubbo.com.au


TAFE WESTERN – DUBBO AND WELLINGTON CAMPUS You have every opportunity to upskill or learn something entirely new at TAFE Western 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 also provides specialised Aboriginal programs such as performing arts and languages.

WESTERN COLLEGE – DUBBO Western College is a not-for-profit community organisation that offers courses designed to help you get the skills you need to start a job, progress in 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.

57 education facilities 11 playgroups 16 preschools/daycare centres 15 public schools 10 independent schools 2 university campuses 2 TAFE colleges 1 independent college 1 university of the third age

DUBBO WEST PRESCHOOL

WESTERN COLLEGE Western College is a not-for-profit community-based organisation contributing to the well-being of the community through the creation of opportunities for lifelong learning and vocational education. The College offers accredited vocational training and non-accredited general education courses. 37 Cobbora Road, Dubbo p (02) 6884 2899

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DUBBO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Established in 1983, Dubbo Christian School offers Bible based, Christ centred schooling. Our school is a caring community with wonderful facilities set in beautiful grounds. We enrol all year round and welcome your enquiry. 141 Sheraton Road, Dubbo p (02) 6882 0044 e enrolments@dubbocs.edu.au w dubbocs.edu.au

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Dubbo West Preschool believes that high quality early childhood education is achieved through combinations of play-based learning and intentional teaching of structured school readiness programs that replicate a school day. 66 Baird Drive, Dubbo p (02) 6882 7144 e admin@dubbowestpreschool.com w dubbowestpreschool.com

MACQUARIE CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC 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 p (02) 6884 6686 e info@macqcon.org.au w macqcon.org.au

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MATT WRIGHT I wouldn’t want to live any place other than Dubbo. It’s a wonderful city to live, work and raise a family. I grew up in the town of Forbes and have worked in a number of other regional towns for more than 10 years. I found the Dubbo Region to be the perfect place to start and expand my own business. I’ve always embraced the opportunities that have come my way and it is fantastic to be a part of such a dynamic and thriving business community. With extensive strong transport links to several major east coast capital cities, as well as NBN connectivity, there is no reason why a business in a capital city can’t operate just as well in the CBD of Dubbo. There’s an overall positive vibe in and around the region and there’s so much on offer for the communities surrounding Dubbo – many of which see the city as their main service centre. Within the region, there’s also a lot of new construction and land development occurring and with an entry price so much lower than larger city markets, we found it so much more affordable to enter the market and own our own home. I’ve met people who have relocated to Dubbo from all parts of Australia and overseas. Dubbo is a unique region where you can meet people from many backgrounds and walks of life, and as the population grows opportunities will continue to open up for the community.

I’ve met many people who have relocated to Dubbo from all parts of Australia and overseas. Dubbo is a unique region where you can meet people from so many backgrounds and walks of life, and as the population grows opportunities will continue to open up for the community.

My family of five has really found our home here in Dubbo. We are able to get amongst the booming sporting community and we are keen supporters, participants and volunteers for several local clubs. We also love how easy it is to get out and about in the great outdoors. Along with everything else that the City has to offer, where else do you have such great fishing spots, nature walks and parks right on your doorstep? The local education options also give confidence for us in raising the next generation in Dubbo. We want the best for our kids and by living in Dubbo we know we can give them that.

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How we connect 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.

MEET, MINGLE AND GET INVOLVED! The Dubbo Region’s people are what really make this such a special place to live. You have so many opportunities to connect and get involved in our vibrant community, with an abundance of clubs and groups ready to welcome you. Meet new people, hone new skills or support the community you now call home. 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. 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. Take a peek into the fascinating past and rich culture of your new home by joining one of our historical societies or many multicultural groups. Join a club committed to making the world a better place, or unite and strive towards a common purpose. There are groups for all stages of life, from youth support to senior citizens clubs, catering to all interests from gaming, to knitting, art and agriculture. 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. Don’t forget the kids, there are so many opportunities for them to join a group, learn a new skill or just get out and have fun in the Dubbo Region. We have everything from guides and scouts, to circus troops and army cadets.

SPORTING STARS AND BUDDING BEGINNERS Whether you play professionally, passionately or just for social 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, town and villages. The Dubbo Region has everything from camp draft to cycling, dance to disc golf, soccer to softball and so many more!

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For links to community groups and sporting organisations in the Dubbo Region go to dubbo.com.au


Our clubs and community are well catered for, with excellent fields and playing surfaces, as well as top notch swimming facilities throughout the region. Or 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.

18 Service clubs 3 mens’ sheds 6 arts and culture facilities 2 neighbourhood centres 43 places of worship More than 50 support groups More than 30 arts/culture groups

THE WESTHAVEN ASSOCIATION

OGDEN’S COACHES PTY LTD Ogden’s Coaches Townlink allows residents in Wellington, Dubbo or Narromine the ability to leave the car at home and catch the bus between the neighbouring towns, multiple times a day. 130 Thorton Street, Wellington e wello@ogdenscoaches.com.au p (02) 6845 2800 w ogdenscoaches.com.au

DUBBO FAMILY DAY CARE

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32 Hawthorn Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4111 e hradmin@westhavendubbo.com.au w westhavendubbo.com.au/careers

RAINBOW COTTAGE CHILD CARE CENTRE

Providing accredited, quality child care in a secure and safe home environment for children aged birth to 13 years. Licensed educators available to meet your care needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Colleen Montgomery Cottage, Victoria Park, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4470 e fdc@dubbo.nsw.gov.au w dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Westhaven offers rewarding career opportunities working with children and adults with disabilities. We have been delivering a variety of support services in Dubbo for over 60 years. Visit our website: westhavendubbo.com.au/careers.

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

Mitchell Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4480 w rainbowcottagedubbo.com.au

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How we keep healthy The Dubbo Region is a hub for health and medical services, where major public, private and allied health services are conveniently located and accessible.

HEALTH SERVICES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS The Dubbo Region is the envy of regional New South Wales offering a broad range of 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 is currently undertaking a $150 million redevelopment which will result in a new emergency department, a new renal dialysis unit, a new 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’s hospitals are licensed to provide a variety of services including surgery, medicine, and rehabilitation, obstetric and neonatal care. 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. For those seeking alternative health options the Dubbo Region has an impressive selection of massage therapists, reiki and meditation masters and naturopaths. Be sure to slap on the sunscreen, strap on your walking shoes and enjoy the great outdoors on one of our region’s cycleways or bush walking tracks.

LIFESTYLE FOR OVER 55’S The Dubbo Region plays an important role in servicing the needs of aged care 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 ‘communitystyle’ living with estates studded with quality apartments nestled in modern

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For contact numbers of key medical and health services in the Dubbo Region go to dubbo.com.au


housing estates. These estates are home to social and recreational programs, and frequent catch-ups over a shared cheese platter by the pool! For the precious aged and frail members of our community, the region offers a number of retirement villages and facilities offering clinical care and a high level of safety and comfort.

Over 170 beds Dubbo Hospital

17 general practices 41 specialist practices More than 15 retirement villages/aged care facilities

DUBBO MEDICAL AND ALLIED HEALTH GROUP

WESTFUND HEALTH INSURANCE

Highly trained health professionals and staff to give you the best and most reassuring health care available. Mon to Fri 8.30am – 6pm Saturdays 8.30am – 5pm Sundays at Delroy 9am – 1pm.

Westfund Health Insurance is an Australian-owned and regionally based not-for-profit health fund.

42 Bultje Street, Dubbo p (02) 6815 9900

186B Macquarie Street, Dubbo e dubbo@westfund.com.au p (02) 6354 1264 w westfund.com.au

Delroy Shopping Centre, Baird Drive, Dubbo

WINGEWARRA DENTAL

HARDNOX GYM

Our quality services include all preventive and restorative dental procedures for the whole family.

Join the friendly team at HARDNOX GYM for a variety of classes, impressive weights floor, your choice of cardio machines and a state-of-the-art infrared sauna. Seven day swipe card access for members with no lock in contracts.

91 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 9555 e wingewarradental@gmail.com

20 Mitchell Hwy, Wellington p 0400 390 279 e hardnoxboxing@gmail.com.au w hardnox.com.au

Wingewarra Dental provides excellence in dental care in our state-of-the-art clinic.

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Where we play 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.

Ours is a community that loves to get outdoors and explore! With a region rich in sporting fields, attractive parks, reserves 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 the Dubbo 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 for locals. Located in the heart of the City, it features several play areas including Livvi’s Place which caters for children of all ages and abilities. Many other parks dot our region, including several dog friendly and leash-free areas for your four legged friends! Experience a taste of Japanese culture in Dubbo’s Shoyoen Gardens and Wellington’s Osawano Gardens, both feature tranquil waterways, stunning flowers and plants native to Japan. If you are looking to explore the great outdoors there is no better place than your new home. With opportunities for bushwalking and bird watching on 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. Our region’s waterways are plentiful and peaceful, with winding river trails offering the perfect escape to wile away an afternoon as you explore by canoe or kayak.

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For a list of parks, gardens and recreation areas in the Dubbo Region go to dubbo.com.au


The Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre and Wellington Pool offer you the ultimate summer escape, with sparkling waters and facilities for the whole family and all ability levels. Our active and enthusiastic residents enjoy access to numerous gyms and fitness centres around the region. Offering everything from crossfit to pilates, yoga and group fitness classes. The young and the young at heart relish the challenge of tackling the Dubbo and Wellington skate parks. 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 centre home to basketball, indoor netball and indoor cricket. Dubbo’s international-standard athletic facility and its all-weather sand-based football arena lure sporting events of state and national significance.

More than 100 sporting clubs

22 sportsgrounds 3 public swimming pools 15 gyms 2 golf clubs 2 race courses 5 bowling clubs Indoor multi-sports centres Outdoor gyms

DUBBO AQUATIC LEISURE CENTRE Your summer oasis. • 10-lane, heated Olympic pool • Plenty of shade and free BBQs • Children’s activity pool • Giant twin waterslide Open September to April. Ask us about local swimming clubs and learn to swim classes. Talbragar Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4490 w dubbo.nsw.gov.au

MARKET FITNESS Market Fitness 24/7. 1500m2 of fitness facility incorporating gym, group classes, yoga, gentle exercises, personal training, strength, conditioning and squash. Recent refurbishment has made Market Fitness bigger and better servicing Wellington for over a decade. 75 Arthur Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 1716 e marketfitness@bigpond.com w marketfitness.com.au

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ELSTON WATER PARK Located in the heart of Dubbo, Elston Water Park is designed for little hands and feet. The site includes a playground, expansive lawn areas, shelters, free electric BBQs and public amenities. Free admission. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council

Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4000

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CAMERON PARK Pack a picnic and enjoy some family time within the picturesque surrounds of Cameron Park. The Park is a popular meeting place for locals and hosts community events and markets. Nanima Crescent, Wellington p (02) 6801 4000

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KALEY BULLOCK My husband grew up on a property near Neurea a little outside of Wellington and I grew up just down the road at Parkes. We met at Charles Sturt University in Dubbo when we were both studying to be teachers. During my final year of study I decided to pursue a teaching job in Wellington and I have loved being part of the school community at Wellington Public School for the past 10 years. I always knew the country life was for me and after my first few years living in Wellington I knew it would be the perfect place to raise a family. We have always enjoyed plenty of support from the community and there is always someone ready to lend a helping hand when you need it. I am excited by the positive energy and vibe you feel around Wellington. With the expansion of the Wellington Correctional Centre, the beautification of the CBD and upgrade of facilities at the Wellington Caves the town is abuzz and upbeat for the future. It was a real thrill to see Wellington featured recently on Channel 9’s Today Show! Balancing work and family life is easy in Wellington, it takes me only five minutes to get to work each day, five minutes to head to the shops and we love being able to participate in a variety of sports groups. My husband is a loyal supporter of the Wellington Golf Club and is heavily involved in the local Rugby Union football clubs, my two eldest boys are excited to be old enough to join the junior soccer teams and Little Athletics this coming year. We are so lucky to have some of the country’s natural beauties right on our doorstep and we love exploring our home town. Joining in the Mount Arthur Challenge, a day

“I am excited by the positive energy and vibe you feel around Wellington. With the expansion of the Wellington Correctional Centre, the beautification of the CBD and upgrade of facilities at the Wellington Caves the town is abuzz and upbeat for the future. It was a real thrill to see Wellington featured recently on Channel 9’s Today Show!

out at the Wellington Boot, or wandering through the Wellington Caves and Japanese Gardens are always highlights for our family of five. Our perfect day in Wellington would be a family picnic on the Macquarie River along with a spot of fishing or kayaking. I would absolutely recommend life in Wellington to anyone, you can’t go past the fresh country air and serenity that country living has to offer. I just love the community spirit that you find alive and thriving in small country towns. Since settling down in Wellington we have never looked back.

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We’re home town heroes When friends and family visit we love to share the exciting things to see and do in our region. Explore your new home and be a home town hero!

In 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 and showcasing our region to your visiting friends and family by offering local residents free or discounted entry. Take a walk on the wild side and 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. Discover an underground wonderland at the Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine! You will be transported back millions of years in time as you journey through two limestone show caves and the beautifully preserved mine. 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. You will love getting lost in the beauty of nature at Burrendong 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 Lake Burrendong just outside of Mumbil. 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.

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UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVE SOUL 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, Springfest and Music In Between Festival 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 regions regular ‘muso’s nights’. Cultivate your own creative talents and join one of the region’s cultural organisations. There is a diverse range of hobby groups to suit all tastes including writers groups, theatre companies, dance troupes, arts and crafts societies, music bands and more.

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 centre or view online at dubbo.com.au and visitwellington.com.au DVG_INT_2017_F

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UNEARTH OUR HISTORY Explorer John Oxley passed through the 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 Dubbo region, with many fine examples of heritage architecture including the National Trust’s Dundullimal Homestead, built in the early 1840s and believed to be Australia’s oldest timber slab homestead and Dubbo’s oldest building open to the public.

Rates for mates! We love rewarding our local residents for their support of our amazing local attractions, so some of the best of the best have special deals for residents of the Dubbo Local Government Area*. Old Dubbo Gaol – Pay nothing and head straight to Gaol! If you are a local then your admission into the Gaol during the day is free! Wellington Caves – Enjoy 50% off all tour ticket prices for the two stunning show caves or the unmissable Phosphate Mine if you are a local resident.

TARONGA WESTERN PLAINS ZOO Discount rates for locals! Get to know the animals at your local Zoo with discounted Zoo entry for Dubbo residents!* There are single day Mates Rates tickets and Zoo Friends annual passes available. For information visit taronga.org.au/locals. Obley Road, Dubbo p (02) 6881 1400

e twpz@zoo.nsw.gov.au w taronga.org.au/locals

Conditions apply.

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OLD DUBBO GAOL

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* Photo ID is required to access special rates. Valid for postcodes 2818, 2820, 2821, 2822, 2823, 2827, 2830, 2831, 2842, 2868, 2869.

WELLINGTON CAVES AND HOLIDAY COMPLEX

Discover another world and take a step back in time at Old Dubbo Gaol. A State Heritage listed site which remains intact and restored, creating a pocket in time and unearthing powerful, dark moments in Australian prison history. 90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4460 w olddubbogaol.com.au f fb.com/olddubbogaol

Taronga Western Plains Zoo – As a local resident, you can access discounted Taronga Western Plains Zoo entry or if you plan to visit more regularly invest in a Zoo Friends annual pass.

Come as a visitor and leave as a scientist. Guided tours are offered daily through two magnificent show caves, the Cathedral and Gaden Cave. Be amazed by 15m tall crystal formations and intricate cave corals.

A facility of Dubbo Regional Council

Caves Road, Wellington p (02) 6845 2970 e enquiries@wellingtoncaves.com.au w wellingtoncaves.com.au

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shopping Whether you are popping out to pick up groceries, or searching for that special something – look no further than the many shops and centres of the Dubbo Region. Browse through popular fashion, food and retail chains, as well as exclusive boutiques you won’t find anywhere else.

Scratch that ‘retail itch’ in one of our eclectic boutiques, expansive malls or homegrown speciality stores. The Dubbo Region is a beacon for more than 200,000 people drawn from an area onethird the size of New South Wales. Dubbo and Wellington offer a healthy dose of retail therapy. With a broad mix of major retailers and a range of specialist boutique stores, the choice of fashion, homewares and special gifts is endless. With so much variety, why not make a day of it? Take your time browsing, take a break for lunch or a quick coffee to refuel before continuing your shopping expedition. From riverside markets and expansive malls in Dubbo to quirky boutiques and major retailers in both Dubbo and Wellington, the options in fashion, home décor, furniture and gifts are extensive. You can also take your time browsing for a pre-loved bargain or step back in time for a unique antique find. Grab your style squad and check out the main stream retailers in Dubbo’s modern shopping centres, where you can explore the range of on-trend fashion, homewares and electrical goods in air-conditioned comfort. Unearth a gem in one of the region’s smart and sassy boutiques. Local shop owners with an artful eye and a talent for styling keep our boutiques brimming with on-trend fashion and homewares.

IGNITE The region’s two CBDs are the heart and soul of our communities, offering exciting community events and space for locals to meet. Our local cafes and restaurants are often showing off their culinary flair with ever evolving menus and specials, performance art and musical experiences. The hub of Dubbo’s retail district is a bustling place of activity and entertainment. Explore the exciting mix of big brand stores and fashion boutiques, catch a movie or

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take a step back in time at the Old Dubbo Gaol. After all the excitement, take some time out at one of over 100 places to eat all within comfortable walking distance of 1,550 free parking spaces. Beyond the retail scene, Dubbo’s CBD is also home to an impressive BOOMDUBBO Art Trail featuring famous faces of locals and well-known characters. The Dubbo Heritage Trail dotted throughout Macquarie and Talbragar streets provides an insight into our history. If you are looking to immerse yourself in your new community there is ample opportunity at one of our markets held in the CBD of Dubbo and Wellington. The markets are held every month and are popular meeting places for locals and visiting friends and relatives.

3 shopping malls More than 4 neighbourhood shopping centres Hundreds of specialty stores Over 50 boutique and lifestyle stores 4 homemaker precincts

Wellington’s main street is lined by the beauty and tranquillity of Cameron Park, the best spot in town to enjoy a picnic, laze under the leafy trees or just take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque gardens. Busking is popular in the Dubbo Region so keep an eye out for that next big name in music!

SHOP LOCAL Support Dubbo, buy local, shop with myDubbo. Take the hassle out of shopping or gift buying with the myDubbo shopping card, redeemable at over 70 Dubbo stores. The myDubbo 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 at participating businesses. Simply visit a Load Up Store to collect a card and decide how much money to load onto it. You can then use the card to purchase goods and services at any participating business. The cards cannot be redeemed outside of the participating store network.

IGNITE Dubbo Regional Council’s Ignite Program is specially designed to support commercial and social activation across the Dubbo and Wellington CBD’s. Contact Council’s Economic Development Services Team to get involved in programs from ‘Pop Ups’ to Placemaking. p (02) 6801 4000 e dubboignite@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

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A great way to support local business

myDubbo shopping card

Take the hassle out of shopping with the myDubbo shopping card, redeemable at over 70 Dubbo stores. dubbo.com/shop An initiative of Dubbo Regional Council

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Doing business Our region’s business community is strong and supportive. With opportunities abounding for operations both big and small, our city, towns and villages are the prime location for you to build and grow your business dreams.

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. The Dubbo Region offers the resources, connectivity and time you need to establish and grow your business.

KEY BUSINESS NETWORKS Business networking and collaboration is a staple of the Dubbo Region’s community, with a range of networks available to join and cooperate with, from chambers of commerce through to young professional’s networks, there is a group for everyone to meet and mingle. Take the opportunity to seek out speciality peak organisations and like-minded individuals to help settle your business in our region.

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

WE’RE HERE TO HELP 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 and Marketing Branch. 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.

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I was born and educated in Dubbo and simply love the place! Whilst living here I’ve been able to advance my career, build a business and still spend cherished time with my family and friends. I’m in great company! There are many of us Dubbo-locals who after only an hour in the air from Sydney or Melbourne are back home, feeling relaxed and grateful to be living in regional Australia. JULIET DUFFY Founding Director, Regional EnviroScience Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 Companies 2017 Dual finalist – NSW Women of the Year Awards 2018

EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS NEAR AND FAR 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 180 direct flights per week. It has never been easier to connect your business to others throughout Australia and beyond, as Dubbo is within a onehour direct flight of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra.

Our region’s Top 5 CONNECTIVITY: NBN, road, rail, air, electricity and communication lines

SERVICE: Well established service centre, large serviceable area approximately 1⁄3 New South Wales WORKFORCE: Low unemployment, highly educated and skilled

GROWTH: Strong and stable population growth, current construction boom

INVESTMENT: Strong investment returns across the region for residential and commercial property

CBM COMPUTERS CBM Computers is your total IT solution provider. • Professional repairs and on-site support • Nationwide insurance assessor for IT products • Repair smartphone and iPad screens • Authorised warranty repair centre for Acer computers and Epson printers. 111 Talbragar Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 4600 e sales@cbmcomputers.com.au w cbmcomputers.com.au

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MACQUARIE CREDIT UNION Macquarie Credit Union offers a full range of banking facilities. Local staff, local Board and local decisions – an alternative to the big banks. Become a member today and experience the Macquarie Credit Union difference. 165 Brisbane Street, Dubbo p 1300 885 480

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Our council Our 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.

Dubbo Regional Council is committed to making our community a great place to live, work and play. Council is dedicated to providing first-rate support to the wider community via economic, environmental and social services. 1. 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 revenue 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. 2. When are Council meetings? Council generally meets on a monthly cycle on Mondays (except January). Extraordinary meetings are called when needed. Council meetings start at 5.30pm in the Civic Administration Building, Church Street, Dubbo; or Corner of Nanima Crescent and Warne Street, Wellington. Meetings are held on an alternate basis and live streamed at webcast.dubbo.nsw.gov.au. 3. Where do I take stray animals? The Dubbo City Animal Shelter is located on Boothenba Road and can be contacted on 6882 1934. The Shelter is a safe haven 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 also available to provide refuge to lost or stray animals. The Pound is not manned on a continuous basis. If access is required please call the Ranger on 6801 4000 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Saturday. 4. 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

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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.

Council lands contact Council’s Customer Service Centre. The

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

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

Council provides a 24-hour emergency paging service. For water pressure, breaks and repairs call Council’s Customer Service Centre. Residents will be connected to Council’s pager service contractor. 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.

Council maintains and repairs the treatment plants, pipes

6. Is recycling available?

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

For households within the kerbside collection area, your garbage bins are serviced weekly and in the City of Dubbo your recycling bins are serviced fortnightly on the same day of the week as your bin. A map of collection days and a list of recyclables can be viewed on Council’s website. Recyclable drop-off centres 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 centres in the villages of Wongarbon, Ballimore, Eumungerie and at the Wambangalang Field Studies Centre.

For road, footpath and cycleway maintenance repairs please

7. What do I do if I miss bin collection?

emergency the Fire Brigade on 000.

You can drop your recycling for free to Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre on Cooba Road and JR Richards and Sons on Fitzroy Street in Dubbo. There are also recycling drop off points in Wongarbon, Ballimore and Eumungerie. 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 8am to 5pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends and can be contacted on (02) 6887 3382.

12. Is Council responsible for inspecting public premises?

8. 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

area will be assessed and any necessary work will be carried out by staff.

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 contact Council’s Customer Service Centre.

contact Council’s Customer Service Centre. To report street lighting outages or faults contact Essential Energy on 13 23 91 or for traffic light faults contact Roads and Maritime Services Transport Management Centre on 131 700. 11. Who do I report pollution to? Concerns about pollution should be reported to Council’s Customer Service Centre, the Environment Protection Authority Pollution Hotline on 131 555 or in the case of an

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. 13. How do I arrange a burial plot? To make a booking or to enquire about an existing grave site contact Council’s Customer Service Centre. 14. What about lodging a development application? For comprehensive information on the process of lodging a development application and whether a DA is required visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Duty Planner between 1pm-4pm via Council’s Customer Service Centre.

DUBBO CITY ANIMAL SHELTER • • • •

Lost and found cats and dogs Dog adoptions Microchipping and registration Open 11.30am – 1.30pm Monday to Saturday.

*All dogs and cats are required to be microchipped and lifetime registered in NSW. A facility of Dubbo Regional Council.

p (02) 6801 4640 (02) 6801 4000 – Ranger Services w dubbo.nsw.gov.au f fb.com/Dubbocityanimalshelter

(02) 6801 4000 • Cnr Church and Darling streets, Dubbo • Cnr Nanima Crescent and Warne Street, Wellington PO Box 81, Dubbo NSW 2830 dubbo.nsw.gov.au

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Village life BALLIMORE

GEURIE

The rural community of Ballimore offers residents the epitome of quiet country living. 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.

Situated between Wellington and Dubbo along the Mitchell Highway is the quaint village of Geurie. Residents are delighted to play host to a collection of annual events that appeal to the equestrian enthusiast, including pony club camps, camp drafts, picnic races and the popular rodeo.

BROCKLEHURST

MUMBIL

Located a convenient drive from Dubbo, the village of Brocklehurst gives you the best of village living right on the doorstep of a major regional centre. Surrounded by prosperous farming land and close to the Mogriguy National Park, Brocklehurst is the ideal tree change destination.

The village of Mumbil enjoys an enviable location as the closest centre to the shores of the region’s water sports playground – Lake Burrendong. 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 held each year.

ELONG ELONG Locals affectionately joke that the village of Elong Elong is simply so good that it was named twice! The surrounding area is rich in a wide variety of farming enterprises including organics, seeds, various studs and even pistachio nuts.

EUCHAREENA Euchareena is a village where history and community run deep. Though small in size, Euchareena has its own unique claims to fame like in 1926 when a crop of ‘Boomey Variety’ wheat from Euchareena won the World Wide Wheat Championship in Regina, Canada. Surrounded by spectacular Australian landscapes, Euchareena offers its residents a beautiful country escape.

EUMUNGERIE Eumungerie offers a quaint, low key escape for its residents. This village 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.

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STUART TOWN Formally known as Ironbark and referred to in the famous Banjo Paterson poem “The Man from Ironbark”, the village of Stuart Town was home to many hoping to find their fortune during the days of the New South Wales gold rush. The town takes great pride in its heritage and history and enjoys celebrating the Man from Ironbark Festival every year on Easter Saturday.

WONGARBON 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. Many properties in Wongarbon enjoy spectacular views across the hills and the woodlands of the nature reserve. Wongarbon is home to well know artist, Brett ‘Mon’ Garling.


events

From festivals and fun runs through to agricultural shows and street parades the choice of events 365 days a year is endless! JANUARY Australia Day Celebrations Music In Between Festival

FEBRUARY Banjo Paterson Festival Geurie Picnic Races Wine and Nourishment

MARCH

Prada’s Priscillas Rotary Book Fair Wellington Show Yeoval Show

JUNE Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee Live Herefords Australia National Show and Sale Winter Pop-Up Markets

Alice in Wonderland Flavours on the Farm Gluttony Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic Man from Ironbark Festival Titan Macquarie Mud Run Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet

JULY

APRIL Annual Toyota Nationals Red Hot Summer Tour Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine You Got It! A Salute to Roy Orbison Wellington Boot Racing Carnival

Dubbo Stampede Lions Swap Meet Madame Butterfly Rumble in Mumbil Car Show Ultimate Rock Sports Supercrawl Australia Vintage Truck, Tractor and Quilt Show

MAY

SEPTEMBER

9 to 5 the Musical Dubbo Eisteddfod Dubbo Show

Around the World in 80 Days Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Mount Arthur Challenge Wellington Eisteddfod

AUGUST

Circus Oz presents Model Citizens Dubbo Gold Cup Race Day Geurie Campdraft

DUBBO REGIONAL THEATRE AND CONVENTION CENTRE

Julius Caesar Mumbil Black Wattle Fair Orana Caravan and Camping Show Riverfest Food, Wine and Music Festival Wellington Arts and Sculpture Festival Wellington Springfest

Christmas Pop-Up Markets Dubbo Rotary Twilight Christmas Fair New Year’s Eve Fireworks Wellington Boxing Day Races

OCTOBER Best Kept Secret DREAM Festival Flavours on the Farm Geurie Rodeo Professional Bull Riding Championships Sculptures by the River Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Wambuul Dreaming Festival

NOVEMBER COB Loaf Festival Derby Day Dubbo Show Horse Championships Melbourne Cup Spirit of the Planet WOMDOMNOM

DECEMBER Carols by Candlelight Carols in the Caves

The Dubbo Region is home to a number of locally grown markets, including: Dubbo Farmers Market Dubbo Rotunda Market Dubbo Riverside Market Wellington Rotary Market Boehme’s Hall Market Geurie Market For more information go to dubbo.com.au

DUBBO GOLF CLUB

This state-of-the-art facility hosts a variety of local, national and international touring shows. Become a Season Subscriber to receive discounted ticket prices and exclusive offers. Book online and view opening times at drtcc.com.au.

Offering the only 27-hole golf course layout in the Central West. Whether it’s for competition, a day out with friends, or nine holes with the kids; we offer a range of memberships to suit your golfing needs.

155 Darling Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4378 e info@drtcc.com.au w drtcc.com.au

Newell Highway, Dubbo p (02) 6882 1255 e admin@dubbogolfclub.com.au w dubbogolfclub.com.au

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WELCOME TO THE DUBBO REGION 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. As a proud member of Evocities, our friendly staff at Dubbo and Wellington are always happy to point you in the right direction and share some local secrets!

DUBBO VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Corner of Macquarie Street and Newell Highway, Dubbo 1800 674 443 dubbo.com.au FB.COM/DUBBOCITY

If you are planning to move to the Dubbo Region we want you to feel at ease, our relocation officer is ready to assist you through all the unknowns of moving to your new home, all you have to do is get in touch.

@DUBBOCITY OR SHARE YOUR PHOTOS #SMILEDUBBO

Our welcome services includes 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.

@DUBBOCITY TWEET #SMILEDUBBO

Who knows? You may share a coffee, take the kids to the park, have a game of tennis or catch up for a Friday night refreshment with someone you meet at one of our welcome events. 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. Our New Resident Events are free and family friendly, so be sure to bring the children along! To get in touch with our relocation officer, call 6801 4000 or email relocate@dubbo.com.au

WELLINGTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Nanima Crescent, Cameron Park, Wellington 1800 621 614 visitwellington.com.au FB.COM/WELLINGTONNSW @WELLINGTONNSW OR SHARE YOUR PHOTOS #SCENEINWELLO

Printed in Australia by Blue Star Print. Circulation 10,000. This Guide is printed on paper certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) meaning that it originates from well managed forest and other controlled sources. Our printers – Blue Star Print have a comprehensive environmental system in place and a proven track record of measurable achievements in the area of resource management and waste minimisation. Produced and published in February 2018 by Dubbo Regional Council’s City Development and Communications Services Branch, PO Box 81, Dubbo 2830. Phone (02) 6801 4000. Fax (02) 6801 4259. Email citypromotions@dubbo.nsw.gov.au. Information contained in this Guide is supplied by individual operators as at February 2018. Pricing 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.

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Dubbo & Wellington New Residents Guide 2018  

Just moved, or considering relocating to Dubbo or Wellington NSW, read our ultimate guide on our region.

Dubbo & Wellington New Residents Guide 2018  

Just moved, or considering relocating to Dubbo or Wellington NSW, read our ultimate guide on our region.