Meeting Community Needs
4,256 (ABS 2016-17)
Distance from Sydney 436kms in a north westerly direction.
Summer temperatures average 33.1° to 18.1° and winters from 2.5 to 15.6° . The mean annual rainfall is 562mm. (BOM data)
The median price for a three bedroom house in Gilgandra is $152,000.
Employment is predominantly in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector followed by healthcare and social assistance, education and training, retail trade, public administration and safety and accommodation and food services being the main employers.
The Shire is in the Orana region of NSW and takes in the township of Gilgandra together with the villages of Tooraweenah and Armatree. Gilgandra is a riverside oasis in a vast agricultural landscape.
Gilgandra is the home of the Coo-ee, a World War 1 march which started in Gilgandra with 35 men and by the time it reached Sydney, there were 263 men enlisted. That event is celebrated with the Coo-ee Festival held annually on the October long weekend. The Gilgandra Cup is held in January each year. There are other attractions including the Windmill Walk and the Gilgandra Rural Museum. A number of smaller exhibitions are housed in the Coo-ee Heritage and Visitor Information Centre.
There are a number of sporting activities in town. There is a swimming pool with adjacent tennis courts. A youth club houses squash and basketball courts and a Fitness Centre. Other sports played are cricket, rugby league, football and Little Athletics. There is also a Golf course.
Education is available with daycare and pre-schools, one public and one Catholic primary school and a high school in Gilgandra. There is a primary school in Tooraweenah. In the tertiary sector, Gilgandra College is the home of TAFE Western.
There are three medical practices in Gilgandra as well as the local hospital. There are also 2 dental practices, a pharmacy and a community care centre.
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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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