An outback NSW town with an Aboriginal name that means 'where two rivers meet'.
The population of Walgett is 2,267 and is comprised of approximately 48.9% females and 51.1% males. Walgett has a population of 1,004 (44.3%) indigenous people and the median age is 32.
Walgett is approximately 651 km, north-west from Sydney. It is situated on the Namoi River near the junction of the Barwon River. The town’s fertile black soil plains support farming and grazing of wool, cotton, wheat and sheep.
The closest regional airport is Dubbo which is approximately three hours from Walgett. Dubbo has daily flights to Sydney and return.
A daily TrainLink coach links up with the XPT train at Dubbo to travel to Walgett, and all the way on to Lightning Ridge. There is a daily coach from Walgett to Dubbo and return to Walgett.
The main industries people from Walgett work in are:
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Public administration and safety
- Health care and social assistance
- Education and training
- Accommodation and food services
- Retail trade
Walgett District Hospital is a 28 bed facility providing acute services including minor surgical, general medical, aged care, 24 hour emergency and a three bed high dependency unit.
Walgett is supported by an ambulance service at Lightning Ridge and Collarenebri.
There are two general practices, including an AMS in Walgett.
No accommodation available.
For young families Walgett has long day care, preschool, before and after school care and vacation care.
The primary shopping precinct in Walgett is the main street. There are boutique stores as well as a NAB, Commonwealth Bank and IGA supermarket.
In Walgett there is a Catholic and Anglican church.
Have a coffee and peruse antiques, jewellery and giftware in boutique stores or have a boutique beer or a delicious cocktail at the Fox Wine Bar. The Walgett and District Sporting Club provides facilities for tennis, golf and lawn bowls.