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Perry Sandhills. Credit: Destination NSW

Welcome to Wentworth Shire, where history and natural beauty intertwine to create an unparalleled living experience. Positioned at the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, Wentworth offers a diverse array of opportunities for residents to immerse themselves in the region's rich heritage and stunning landscapes. From the iconic Old Wentworth Gaol to the tranquil Perry Sandhills, there's always something to explore and discover.

With a strong sense of community and a vibrant cultural scene, Wentworth provides residents with a unique lifestyle enriched by indigenous culture, local artistry, and a thriving wine industry. Whether you're drawn to outdoor adventures on the rivers, leisurely strolls through the Australian Inland Botanical Gardens, or the serenity of Mungo National Park, Wentworth offers a lifestyle tailored to every taste.

Embrace the beauty and spirit of Wentworth as more than just a destination, but as a place to call home.

Towns & Villages:

Wentworth, Buronga, Dareton, Gol Gol, Pooncarie.

PS Ruby Wentworth. Credit: Destination NSW
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Wentworth Shire Council

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Regional Development Australia - Murray
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Wentworth Shire Council

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Median House Price

Sales Quarter - DEC 22


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Rent Quarter - MAR 23

Distance to Cities




11h 11m

Drive Time




9h 45m

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6h 20m

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Taxi & Bus

Coach and Bus services link the area to Mildura, Melbourne, Sydney via Cootamundar or Albury, Broken Hill and Adelaide.

Bus - Wentworth to Mildura

Taxi from Mildura

Coach stops on route from Cootamundra to Mildura

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Industries & Opportunities

Main Industries

  • Agriculture, Forestry Fishing  including horticulture
  • Mining
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Education and Training

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Aboriginal Culture can be traced back at least 45,000 years and within the Outback NSW many Aboriginal  ‘groups’ can be identified. Within this region, most of these groups lived along the many water courses that make up the Darling Basin and today they live in the towns of the area; no less connected to the area and its geological features as their forbears.

The loargest indigenous group was Barkindji, whose region stretches from Wentworth all the way along the Darling and up to Wilcannia and Tilpa, although their concentration was traditionally greater in the southern regions of the river. The indigenous name for the river which we now know as the Darling is ‘Barka’ and the Barkindji literally means the people of the Barka (the river).

In the late 1880’s, Wentworth was bustling with river trade as Australia’s busiest inland port. Tourism is strong with attractions including the Mungo National Park and the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.

The Old Wharf Wentworth. Credit: Destination NSW
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Murray Darling Junction Wentworth. Credit: Destination NSW
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Recreation & Arts

Wentworth and Surrounds is brimming with heritage and culutre, attractions and family fun, parks and nature, recreation and sports with enticing Bakeries, Cafe and Resturants, Pubs, Hotels and Clubs Wineries and Cellar Doors. There are plenty of excellent ways to explore Wentworth and Surrounds. Whether it's a walking trail, cycling trail, or you prefer to do a regional drive tour,

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