Gateway to the Real Outback
2,720 (ABS 2016-17)
Distance from Sydney 775kms in a north westerly direction.
Summers temperatures average 37.3º to 18.5° and winters 18.5º to 4.2. The mean rainfall is 305mm.
The median price for a three bedroom house in Bourke is $180,000. To rent the same property, the median price is $250.00 per week.
The main industry in Bourke is public administration and safety followed by health care and social assistance, education and training, agriculture, forestry and fishing, retail trade and tourism.
Bourke is situated at the crossroads of the Mitchell and Kamilaroi Highways and the Kidman Way. The township of Bourke is located on the banks of the Darling River and boasts a vibrant lifestyle and plenty of opportunities for employment. Other small villages include Byrock, Enngonia, Fords Bridge, Wanaaring and Louth. Traditionally a wool growing area, Bourke was once the biggest wool railhead in the world.
The Back to Bourke Weekend is held every Easter with many activities in which to participate. The Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre is a huge tourist attraction, together with paddle steamer tours.
There are a number of active sports clubs in Bourke catering for most interests which include cricket, golf, hockey, netball, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, swimming and tennis. There is also a pony club and opportunities for waterskiing and fishing or swimming.
Bourke has a pre-school and day care centre, one public and one Catholic primary school, two K-10 central private schools and one high school. There is also a campus of TAFE in Bourke
Bourke has a Community Health service, several doctors, a pharmacy, an aged care service and a District Hospital which is supported by a network of health services, medical practitioners and visiting specialists.
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Housing Data: Sourced from www.realestate.com.au current as at 7/18.
Careers Data: Sourced from ABS.
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