About Dunedoo

Welcome to Dunedoo

Many local families have worked on the land here since the district was first settled by white people in the 19th Century. Prior to this, our district was home to the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations, who gave it is name, which means “Place of the black swan”.  Several sites of historical interest are within short travel of the town, and it is well worth visiting the local museum to learn more of our local history. Train travel to Dunedoo began in November, 1910 which opened up the town to further growth and development. Sadly passenger trains do not come this way anymore, but it is still an active goods rail line, from Newcastle to Adelaide.

Our community is supported by the Dunedoo & District Development Group which seeks to ensure the growth of our town through sourcing grants, contributing to local activities and support the community as possible. A major activity of the Group is hosting a Bush Poetry Festival over the first weekend in March of each year.

Dunedoo is home to Dunedoo Central School; St Michael’s School; and, the Dunedoo Preschool. Dunedoo has a branch of the TAFE Western in its midst. The SES and Town fire brigade work with Bush Fire Brigades to safeguard our community in times of flood and fire.
The Westpac Building is the venue for many social activities and meetings in town, including the “Crafty Chicks” Group which meets on Wednesdays.

If you are passing through Dunedoo, take advantage of the beautiful parks on the northern side of Bolaro Street, with well kept amenities and an enclosed children’s play ground. Across the road there are several eat in or take away outlets where the staff will enthusiastically help you. If you would like to stay , we have a wide range of accommodation ranging from Camping, Pub Stay, a motel and bed& breakfast accommodation.

You might also enjoy Bowls at the local Bowling Club (Visitors always welcome) or the Sports Club.(Link here to their pages?)

This web site is a community resource, made possible by the generous donation of funds by the NSW Government through Small Rural Communities Awareness Grants Scheme.
It is envisaged that this site will grow and develop to reflect the changing seasons of all small communities and to encourage all to come and visit Dunedoo in the south of the Warrumbungle Shire.