Coonamble Shire

Coonamble Aerial View
Coonamble Plaza Theatre

Coonamble is a determined and dynamic township on the banks of the Castlereagh River. The town of Coonamble,160 km north of Dubbo, is the main service centre of Coonamble Shire, servicing villages such as Gulargambone and Quambone and is home to multipurpose health service that integrates a range of health services; rural support services; shops; as well as

primary and high schools and a TAFE.

It lies at the heart of what is a productive agricultural region based on sustainable dryland livestock grazing and cropping industries. The Shire’s prosperity is built around its diversified agricultural income and rural industries which includes two large beef cattle feedlots. 

Coonamble Shire has a robust and resilient business sector comprising almost 700 small to medium enterprises. Self-employment is a good option for this area with affordable commercial premises, land availability and a supportive business community. New opportunities abound across a variety of business sectors for those with good ideas, sound skills, and a strong work ethic. Opportunities exist in aged care and the development of Coonamble’s cultural and historic character.

Coonamble Shire Population
Population: 3,854
Local Businesses
Local Businesses: 589
Local Jobs
Local Jobs: 1,408 (2.6%)
Climate: 12-40oC
Median Rent
Median Rent: $200pw
Median House Price
Median Property Prices: $103,740

Top Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Education


  • Coonamble Nickname Hall of Fame
  • Macquarie Marshes in Quambone
  • Museum Under the Bridge
  • Nakadoo Shed & Horse-Drawn Tours
  • Outback Arts Gallery
  • Riverwalk
  • The smallest operational library in NSW