Outback NSW

Corner Country & the Darling River


Welcome to Outback New South Wales, one of the most popular outback regions of Australia for the outback traveller. It starts at the Darling River and spans west to the Corner Country and the border with South Australia, and along the river from Walgett in the central north down to Wentworth where it meets the Murray River.

Within this outback region of New South Wales, there are two very distinct and complementary sub-regions; the Darling River area to the east, and the Corner Country in the west.

Anyone who travels though Outback New South Wales will understand the deep historical and cultural connections between the two areas, with experiences ranging from Indigenous heritage and culture, pastoral history, ethereal parks, iconic towns and legendary waterways, as well as shared natural heritage. It is just one of those places.

So, what makes Outback NSW unique?

  • Easy accessibility from major east coast capital cities
  • Unique outback towns like Lightning Ridge, Bourke & Milparinka
  • Iconic regions like the Corner Country
  • Home of our majestic Darling River
  • Rich Indigenous and European history
  • A diversely rich natural heritage, unique wild life, birds and flora. 



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.

    Location:View on map
  • 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.

    Location:View on map
  • 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.

    Location:View on map

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