Information for Residents

Welcome to Brewarrina Shire!

May we congratulate you on choosing such a beautiful part of the world to move to. We have no doubt once you begin to familiarise yourself with the Shire, you too will soon discover its many secrets and its welcoming charm. You have joined a community that is generous by nature and always available to lend a hand.

You may also be surprised just how quickly you adapt to our quiet relaxed way of life, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

For any information you may require while you are settling in please contact the Council office during business hours on 02 6830 5100

Some useful information:

Basic facts about Brewarrina Shire:

  • Area:18,874 sq kms (1,887,486 ha)
  • Shire Population: 2193
  • Town Population: 1250
  • State Roads Length: 214kms
  • Regional Roads Length: 250 kms
  • Local Roads Length: 1171 kms
  • Longitude: 146º52’E
  • Latitude: 29º58’S
  • Height above sea level: 115m

Mobile Phones

When visiting the Brewarrina Shire please be aware that Telstra is the only mobile service provider in our area so customers of other service providers such as Optus, Vodafone etc will have to make alternative arrangements during their stay with us.

Brewarrina has 4G mobile service around the township of Brewarrina and 3G mobile phone service across a large percentage of the shire however there are still some areas considered to be "blackspots" that do not receive mobile service. It is because of this that mobile phones with Telstra's "Blue tick" rating are recommended to maximise the available mobile service coverage.

Radio

  • ABC Western plains
  • 2WEB Bourke - 585 AM 
  • 2CUZ FM Bourke - 106.5 FM
  • SBS - 89.7
  • Rebel FM - 104.9

Travel and Transportation

Countrylink runs a bus service to and from Dubbo. Booking can be made via Countrylink 13 22 32 or Dowells Fuel on (02) 68392073.

Monday,  Wednesday, Friday - Departs 9:00am

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday - Due in at 7:00pm

Roads

All major roads are sealed, however driving at night isn't recommended unless you are an experienced driver due to the increased activity of wildlife on or near the roads between sunset and sunrise, most notably Kangaroos. Some people have experienced mild to severe damage to their cars for this reason. All unsealed roads are usually closed after rain. Please contact the Council for the latest road condition information.

Drivers who are unfamiliar with driving in the regional areas of Australia should also be aware of cattle grids that are scattered along country roads.

Frequently asked questions

How do I pronounce Brewarrina?

Brewarrina is pronounced "Bree-wawr-in-uh" although locals usually shorten it to "Bre" when making a reference to Brewarrina.