Hay, Outback NSW


Hay is a delightful township and home to the spectacular new attraction SHEAR OUTBACK – The Australian Shearers’ Hall of Fame. Set in the heart of the Riverina and on the eastern edge of the New South Wales Outback, Hay is located almost halfway between Sydney and Adelaide and is set beside the Murrumbidgee River at the junction of the Sturt, Cobb and Mid Western Highways.

Hay's history is rich with tales of boom and bust – of isolation and innovation.

Visit Hay's five amazing Museums:

  • Shear Outback - The Australian Shearers Hall of Fame
  • Dunera Museum - Hay Internment and POW Camps Interpretative Centre
  • Bishop's Lodge Historic House & Heritage Rose Garden
  • Hay Gaol Museum
  • Hay War Memorial High School Museum

You can visit the parks with their beautiful rose gardens and BBQ facilities and in the summer the free Olympic swimming pool is open for everyone.

The Murrumbidgee River is a focal point for Hay, ideal for camping, picnics and water sports. Enjoy a day on the river, catching Murray Cod. Spend time in Hay and be amazed by the wildlife, our everlasting sunsets and the 'chandelier of stars' night sky.

You can call into the Hay Visitor Information Centre and go for a ride on our free bikes and admire our beautiful heritage buildings or visit Chris McClelland's Art Gallery who is Hay's famous "Wildlife Artist".


Hay Weather Outlook


Accommodation & Touring:

A perfect halfway stop between Sydney and Adelaide or an experience not to miss on your Outback Adventure. Corynnia Station offers guests two stylishly decorated, 1940's cottages set within glorious homestead gardens
Hay Accommodation


Outback NSW Road Alerts

This traffic region is bounded by Broken Hill and the South Australian border to the west to Mudgee and the Blue Mountains in the east. This region extends as far north as Tibooburra and the Queensland border and as far south as Cowra and Marsden. The region includes the towns of Dubbo, Parkes and Bourke. There are currently 3 hazards in this region.
  • Regional NSW - West
    Central Darling Shire Various Roads
    Started 09/10/2017 9:44am, last checked today 9:55pm
    Advice:Exercise caution
    Other Info:Several roads in the shire are affected by flooding.

    For more information on the condition of roads in the Central Darling Shire, call the 24-hour telephone information line on (08) 8091 5155.

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  • Regional NSW - West
    Coonamble Shire Council Area Unsealed Roads
    Started 09/10/2017 9:02am, last checked today 6:55am
    Advice:Exercise caution
    Other Info:All unsealed roads in the Coonamble Shire are open but motorists are advised to exercise caution. Motorists are reminded to always drive to the conditions.

    For more information, contact Council on (02) 6827 1900.

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  • Regional NSW - West
    Unincorporated Area of the Western Region Silver City Hwy
    Started 09/10/2017 4:19am, last checked 12/10/2017 5:40pm
    Advice:Check signage
    Avoid the area
    Other Info:The following regional roads are open but motorists are advised to exercise caution:
    The Cut Line - Tibooburra to Borrona Downs
    The Cut Line - Borrona Downs to Wanaaring

    There are also changed conditions for several local roads. For a complete list call (08) 8082 6660 for a recorded message.

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