Walgett is an outback town with an Aboriginal name that means ‘where two rivers meet’.
Walgett is approximately 650 kms (8 hr drive) north-west of Sydney. The town is on the banks of the Namoi River close to where it meets the Barwon River.
The town is known for its fertile black soil plains which support farming of cotton and wheat, grazing of cattle and sheep, and wool production.
The Walgett Aerodrome has three flights per week between Walgett and Dubbo with Airlink. The nearest airport is Dubbo Regional Airport which is approximately 3 hrs drive from Walgett. From Dubbo there are daily flights to Sydney with QantasLink or Regional Express (REX), and regular flights to Broken Hill, Cobar, Bourke, Lightning Ridge ,Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Newcastle with REX, FlyPelican, Fly Corporate and Airlink.
A daily TrainLink coach links up with the XPT train service in Dubbo and travels to Lightning Ridge, stopping in Walgett
Walgett Multi Purpose Service is a small public hospital with 28 beds that provides acute services including minor surgical, general medical, aged care, 24-hour emergency and a three-bed high dependency unit.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Walgett.
Accommodation may be available, please contact your Rural Support Officer for more details.