The city of Dubbo is situated at the junction of the busy Mitchell and Newell highways and has been an important centre from the early days of western settlement and a gateway to the vast western plains. Dubbo is a vibrant city filled with culture and impressive infrastructure, a rich agricultural industry including vineyards, pastures and livestock. We encourage guests to develop an understanding and appreciation for the charm and charisma of our beautiful city through its people and products.
Dubbo is located in Wiradjuri country, and its foundation still races through the veins of many local residents. It’s this passion and spirit that saw its growth from a village in 1849, to a village in 1872, to a city in 1966, and the thriving regional hub it is today.
Our region offers such a diverse range of events and attractions for visitors. Dubbo’s biggest tourist attraction is the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Based on 300 hectares of bushland, and home to over 700 animals, the zoo is widely recognised as Australia’s greatest open-range zoo and runs a successful breeding program for a number of endangered species.
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre is located in the central business district of Dubbo in regional New South Wales and overlooks the picturesque Victoria Park. The Joyce Schneider Auditorium is a 500 seat theatre with state-of-the art facilities features a kaleidoscope of entertainment throughout the year including local, national and international touring shows . https://www.drtcc.com.au/whats-on
Upcoming events include:
The heart of culture in the central west is the Western Plains Cultural Centre which includes a Gallery, Museum and Community Art Centre. Presenting cutting edge exhibitions and programs, the Western Plains Cultural Centre aims to challenge, connect and reflect our community and share the culture of Western NSW with our visitors. https://www.westernplainsculturalcentre.org/
Upcoming exhibitions include: