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Gilgandra is located in the Central West of New South Wales approximately half way between Melbourne and Brisbane and 45 minutes North of the regional centre of Dubbo. Gilgandra has a population of 3129 people with 4309 living in Gilgandra Shire. 

Gilgandra Shire is predominantly an agricultural area with sheep, beef cattle and winter cereal cropping the main enterprises. The local economy also relies on the business that the traffic on the Newell highway provides. We are an ideal place to stop on your journey with plenty of clean and affordable Motels, caravan parks, pubs, clubs and cafes.

The strength of Gilgandra is the people. The community has services that you would not expect to find in a community of of this size. This is largely due to the great community spirit, pride and participation that make it a great place to live, work and enjoy a relaxed country lifestyle but with the advantage of being close to a major regional centre.

A great place to base yourself to make day trips around the region.  

Travelling along the Newell? View the Travel Oz Series on the Newell Highway (about 6.30 minutes in!).