Wild Dog Fence

Corner Country History

Its the longest structure in the world, a single fence over more than 5000 kilometres in length.

Originally built in the 1890s to help control the enormous rabbit population which was devastating huge areas of inland and regional Australia, the Wild Dog Fence was converted to a dingo fence in 1914. It stretches from Nambour in the east to the Indian Ocean in the west.

There are several locations where the fence is visible to travellers; Cameron Corner, west of Tiboburra, Warri Gate to the north of Tibooburra, and at various locations south of the Hawker Gate Road. Driving adjacent to most sections of the fence is not possible.

Access roads are for Wild Dog Board staff only.


Food, Fuel and Emergency Services

Outback NSW is very well serviced by food and fuel outlets as well as emergency services but the Corner Country is more remote so good planning is the key to safe outback travel.

The following downloadable file highlights what is available in the Corner Country; download, and even print a copy, as a ready reckoner.

 

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 1 hazards in this region.

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