Home to the coo-ee, Gilgandra is an agricultural town in the Central West, only 45 minutes north of the regional centre of Dubbo
Located on the banks of the Castlereagh River, Gilgandra is 430 km (nearly 6 hr drive) north-west of Sydney and 68 km (45 min drive) from Dubbo.
Known for its windmills, that until the late 1960s were used to access water, and the Coo-ee March that saw recruits set out from Gilgandra in 1915 to join the war effort, shouting coo-ee at towns along the way.
The closest regional airport is 45 mins away in Dubbo. Regular flights are available to destinations including Sydney with Qantas, Regional Express, JetGo and FlyPelican.
The town of Gilgandra has a population of just over 3000 people, the median age of residents is 46 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 17.2% of the population.
Gilgandra Multipurpose Service is a small regional hospital of less than 50 beds. Services include an emergency department, domiciliary care unit and nursing home care unit.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Gilgandra staffed by full time paramedics and volunteers.