Wilcannia - NSW



DEG: -31.56031 143.377045
DMS: 31º 33' 37.12" S 143º 22' 37.36" E
UTM: 54 J 6505848mN 725619mE
Altitude: 81.92m


Place Type

Population - Town


581.13kms NorthEast of Adelaide - Driving 713 km (7 hours 47 mins)
675.49kms NorthWest of Canberra - Driving 913 km (9 hours 46 mins)
708.78kms North of Melbourne - Driving 814 km (10 hours 12 mins)

Address & Contact

45-61 Reid St
Wilcannia NSW 2836
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Wilcannia is a small town with a population of 688, located within the Central Darling Shire in north western New South Wales. If there is one great, and largely undisturbed, port on the mighty Darling River - it is Wilcannia. Cross the bridge driving from Sydney to Broken Hill and turn either to your right or left when you enter the town and you will be amazed at the richness of the architecture.

Here are the remnants of a once-important inland port. Some of the town's historic treasures include the old centre-lift bridge which was built in 1896 and is now classified by the National Trust, the beautiful 1880 post office and its attached residence, the Athenaeum Library (1883) and the impressive courthouse (1880), police station (1881), and the police residence (1880), which were all built of locally quarried sandstone and designed by James Barnet. In the right seasons the area near the bridge is ideal for picnics.

Wilcannia is located 965 km northwest of Sydney via the Great Western, Mitchell and Barrier Highways. It is on the very edge of the New South Wales desert experiencing only 252 mm of rainfall per annum and often much of that rain will fall in violent, if short, desert storms.
Text courtesy of Outback NSW Tourism
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Closest Weather Station

Wilcannia Airport at 26/03:00am EST
Distance from Wilcannia 4.61km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Wilcannia (Reid St)
Distance from Wilcannia 0.38km SW
Mean Max. °C35.434.631.326.221.217.717.119.523.527.431.233.9
Mean Min. °C19.919.316.
Mean Rain mm25.926.524.617.023.622.418.417.515.925.220.926.0

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