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Western NSW

A rural town in the Orana region of NSW, Narromine is the gliding capital of Australia.

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Narromine is only 45 km (35 min drive) from Dubbo, and it is 440 km (5 hr 30 min drive) from Sydney.

The Macquarie River passes through the town, providing opportunities for outdoor activities. However, it is the skies above Narromine that make it famous as a gliding destination. Narromine has some of the world’s best thermal winds.

How to get there

The closest airport for commercial flights is Dubbo Regional Airport, a 30 min drive from Narromine. Flights are available to numerous destinations with Qantas, Regional Express (REX),  FlyPelican and Link Airways.

Dubbo station is the terminus for a daily NSW TrainLink XPT service from Sydney. A TrainLink coach links up with the XPT train at Dubbo and travels to Narromine.


Narromine has a population of nearly 5000 people, the median age of residents is 41 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 21.1% of the population.

Narromine is located within the Western NSW Primary Health Network, this fact sheet provides an overview of community health.

Healthcare facilities

Narromine Health Service is a small rural public hospital and health service, with less than 50 beds, that provides emergency care, acute and sub-acute inpatient services, post-natal care, residential aged care and a range of primary and community health services.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Narromine.

Accredited GP practices

  • Narromine Shire Family Health Centre

Doctor accommodation

Assistance may be available to find accommodation, please contact your Rural Support Officer for details.

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing people living in the Narromine Shire are: grain growing, primary education, hospitals, local government administration, and grain-sheep or grain-beef cattle farming.
  • Education

Narromine has four schools : Dubbo also has a well-established and expanding education network including tertiary institutions and schools. Dubbo schools are serviced by a school bus route between Narromine and Dubbo.
  • Childcare

For young families, Narromine provides family daycare, long day care and preschool. Other options are available in nearby Dubbo.
  • Shopping

Narromine’s shopping precinct is in its main street. There is a Coles supermarket, banks, butcher and various other small stores. The nearby regional city of Dubbo offers extensive shopping options.
  • Places of worship

In Narromine there are Baptist, Catholic, Anglican and Generocity churches. The closest Greek Orthodox church, mosque and the Baha’i Community is in nearby Dubbo.
  • Points of interest

Narromine Aerodrome is home to the Narromine Aviation Museum, glider flights and lessons are also available at the aerodrome. You can experience Narromine’s culture at the Narromine Local Aboriginal Land Council Keeping Place, Narromine Museum and Meeting Place and Narromine War Memorial Cemetery.
  • Sporting activities

Narromine has produced many sporting heroes, and the town is proud of its sports fields and facilities. Narromine Shire Council lists sporting and recreational facilities, and sports clubs.
  • Community groups and activities

Community and service groups in Narromine include Rotary Club, Lions Club, Garden Club and CWA. An events calendar for local events is available at Narromine Shire Council.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Narromine. A good place to start is the Facebook page Narromine News.