Dubbo Region

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Safari
Wellington Mount Arthur Hike

Dubbo has long been known as the ‘hub of the west’ because of its geographical location as a service centre for the Orana region. The region offers diversity and opportunity, combining the attributes of a larger centre with the familiarity and generosity of spirit typical of rural communities in western NSW.

The region’s economic strength lies heavily in the diversity of industries, including a thriving retail sector and more than 4,500 registered businesses. It is also well-positioned as a transport, agriculture and mining services centre.

Exploration projects are flourishing across the surrounding region and major works for significant rail infrastructure and maintenance facilities are underway. The LGA is also home to several large-scale renewable energy projects and is seeing greater integration and development of smart technology and supporting infrastructure.

Dubbo Region Population
Population: 54,044
Local Businesses
Local Businesses: 5,593
Local Jobs
Local Jobs: 26,650 (48.6%)
Climate: 3-35oC
Median Rent
Median Rent: $390pw
Median House Price
Median Property Prices: $430,000

Top Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Retail


  • Dubbo Observatory
  • Dundullimal Homestead
  • Lake Burrendong
  • Old Dubbo Gaol
  • Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Experience
  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo
  • Terramungamine Reserve
  • Wellington Caves
  • Western Plains Cultural Centre