Far West

The Far West Region of NSW encompasses the semi-arid lands of western NSW and is known for the Barrier Ranges, and the Darling River which flows through western NSW to join the Murray River at Wentworth. The Far West embodies the dream of the Great Australian Outback with wide open spaces, untouched natural beauty, spectacular National Parks, red desert and rolling sand dunes, the mighty Darling River, rich Indigenous culture and history and an abundance of wildlife.
With a population of 20,013 the region comprises of 2 Local Government (LGA) areas, Broken Hill City and Central Darling Shire, and along with the unincorporated area of NSW covers an area of approx. 147,000 sq. km. To read the latest RDA Far West prospectus, click here.

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147,000 km²

7,425 total jobs with GRP of $1.4B
Source: AEC (2022) Group DataAu 2020-21

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Lake Pamamaroo Far West NSW © Ilya Genkin Photography
Broken Hill © RDA Far West
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The data on this page is indicative of the region and subject to change.