Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Economy | Retail | Tourist Industry

🇦🇺 Dubbo is a city in the Orana Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the largest population centre in the Orana region. The city is located at the intersection of the Newell, Mitchell, and Golden highways. The nearest city, Orange, is about 144 km (89 mi) away. Dubbo is located 303 km (188 mi) north-west of Sydney (400 km (249 mi) by road) and is a major road and rail freight hub to other parts of New South Wales. It is linked by national highways north to Brisbane, south to Melbourne, east to Sydney and Newcastle, and west to Broken Hill and Adelaide.

Economy The city's largest private employer is Fletcher International Exports, which exports lamb and mutton globally. Other local industries reflect the city's status as a regional base for surrounding agricultural regions. A large employer is the Dubbo Base Hospital, with hospitals (excluding psychiatric hospitals) being the area's single largest employer.

Retail Dubbo is also considered a major shopping centre for the surrounding regional areas in the Central and Far Western districts of New South Wales. Dubbo has many shopping districts, including the large and very recently renewed Orana Mall (East Dubbo), Macquarie and Talbragar Streets (City Centre), Centro Dubbo, Riverdale, and Tamworth Street local stores (South Dubbo). Dubbo features many boutiques and unique stores, as well as major national stores including Myer, Big W, Kmart (replaced Target in October 2020), Officeworks, Coles, Woolworths, Mitre 10, Bunnings Warehouse, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Sportsmans Warehouse and The Coffee Club. A new suburban shopping centre in West Dubbo contains a Woolworths supermarket (Dubbo's third) and 15 smaller retail shops.

Tourist Industry Tourism is also a significant local industry. Dubbo features the open-range Taronga Western Plains Zoo, which is home to various species of endangered animals, including the white, black, and Indian rhinoceroses, and runs a successful breeding program for a number of endangered species. The zoo is home to numerous specimens from around the world in spacious open-range moat enclosures, grouped according to their continent of origin. Other town attractions include the historic Dundullimal Homestead and the historic Old Dubbo Gaol in the middle of the commercial centre of Macquarie Street. The Western Plains Cultural Centre includes four gallery exhibition spaces, two museum exhibition spaces, and a community arts centre. The Royal Flying Doctor Service base at Dubbo airport has a large visitor information centre, staffed by volunteers, which features a King Air 200 turboprop aircraft and a variety of touch-screen interactive displays illustrating aspects of RFDS operations.

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Dubbo has a population of over 38,392 people. Dubbo also forms the centre of the wider Orana region which has a population of over 113,824 people.

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Antipodal to Dubbo is: -31.399,32.247

Locations Near: Dubbo 148.601,-32.247

🇦🇺 Orange 149.1,-33.283 d: 124.3  

🇦🇺 Bathurst 149.567,-33.417 d: 158.3  

🇦🇺 Penrith 150.705,-33.758 d: 258.3  

🇦🇺 Tamworth 150.917,-31.083 d: 254.5  

🇦🇺 Fairfield City 150.917,-33.867 d: 281.1  

🇦🇺 Parramatta 151.001,-33.815 d: 283.6  

🇦🇺 City of Auburn 151.033,-33.85 d: 288.3  

🇦🇺 Georges River 150.798,-34.217 d: 299.5  

🇦🇺 Ryde 151.109,-33.814 d: 291.5  

🇦🇺 Gosford 151.342,-33.424 d: 287.6  

Antipodal to: Dubbo -31.399,32.247

🇵🇹 Angra do Heroísmo -27.217,38.65 d: 19208.8  

🇵🇹 Ponta Delgada -25.673,37.736 d: 19212.5  

🇵🇹 Madeira -17,32.75 d: 18664.6  

🇵🇹 Funchal -16.905,32.648 d: 18655.4  

🇧🇷 Greater Vitória -40.308,20.289 d: 18417.6  

🇮🇨 Arona -16.667,28.1 d: 18527.2  

🇮🇨 San Cristóbal de La Laguna -16.314,28.478 d: 18509.8  

🇮🇨 Santa Cruz de Tenerife -16.25,28.467 d: 18503.5  

🇮🇨 San Bartolomé de Tirajana -15.573,27.926 d: 18420.2  

🇮🇨 Santa Lucía de Tirajana -15.533,27.917 d: 18416.3  

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