Wednesday, 20 February 2019 Sydney

Visit, Live & Invest in Brewarrina Shire ::

Brewarrina is a small town in North West New South Wales, on the banks of the Darling/Barwon River in Brewarrina Shire. Other towns and villages in the Brewarrina district include; Goodooga, Gongolgon, Weilmoringle and Angledool.

The fish traps in Brewarrina are the towns’ most significant feature. The fish traps are believed to be thousands of years old, possibly being the oldest surviving human-made structure. Consisting of river stones arranged to form small channels, the traps directed fish into small areas from which they could be readily plucked. The ready availability of fish made Brewarrina one of the great inter-tribal meeting places of pre-European eastern Australia.


Interesting Facts:


1)      1121 people (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2007)

2)      Established in 1863

3)      Elevation is 115 metres

4)      787 km North West of Sydney, 378km North West of Dubbo and 96km East of Bourke.

5)      Average Maximum Temperature is 27.6 °C

6)      Average Minimum Temperature is 12.6 °C

7)      Annual Rainfall is 407.1mm

Brewarrina is also host to one of the most famous Rodeos in the far west of New South Wales, the 'Barwon River Rodeo', which is usually held on the New South Wales Easter long weekend. Brewarrina is also well known for its annual 'Festival of the Fisheries', which celebrates Brewarrina's Aboriginal and European History.

Other annual events include the local agricultural show, and the ‘Bre Races’. Especially noteworthy is the Brewarrina 'Surfboat Classic', the only one of its type, in which canoes are raced up the Barwon River. This event usually attracts hundreds of spectators from neighbouring communities and even from the east of the state.



Brewarrina offers a range of businesses that services local residents and visitors.

The Australian Government understands how crucial small businesses are to our country and the vital part they play in our economy. Business grants can be accessed by start up businesses and for business expansion.

This vital assistance can be used for advertising, purchasing equipment, trade visits, renovations, and much more. More information is available on the Business Aid Center website.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a free online education program for small businesses to help them learn about their rights and obligations under Australian competition and consumer laws.The free online education program for small business is available at

Please find below a list of the businesses provided in Brewarrina.

Note:Brewarrina Shire Council strives to keep information about the businesses up to date, but does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information.

Wulf's Service Station
Trinity Accounting Practice
Muddy Waters Cafe
South Brewarrina Butchery
Royal Hotel
Brewarrina Friendly Grocer
Riteway Supermarket
Ocker's Mechanical
Brewarrina Newsagency
McKenzie Stock and Station Agency