Bourke, NSW

Courthouse in Bourke
Photo by Connolyb

Bourke is considered to represent the edge of the settled agricultural districts and the gateway to the 'Outback' which lies north and west of Bourke. This is reflected in a traditional east coast Australian expression 'Back o' Bourke', referring to the Outback. For trivia buffs, the shire of Bourke is 43,117 square kilometres, roughly the same size as the country of Denmark. The Visitor Information Centre is at the northern entrance to Bourke, on the Mitchell Highway, 1 kilometre north of the Kamilaroi Highway turnoff to Brewarrina.

Bourke Visitor Information Centre

Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre,
Kidman Way,
North Bourke NSW 2840

Phone: (02) 6872 1321
Fax: (02) 6872 1395

Map of Bourke

Bourke Photos

This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016