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New South Wales
The Wobbly Boot Hotel at Boggabilla
Boggabilla is located in New South Wales
Coordinates28°36′0″S 150°21′0″E / 28.60000°S 150.35000°E / -28.60000; 150.35000Coordinates: 28°36′0″S 150°21′0″E / 28.60000°S 150.35000°E / -28.60000; 150.35000
Population551 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Moree Plains Shire
State electorate(s)Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s)Parkes

Boggabilla /ˈbɒɡəbɪlə/ is a small town in the far north of inland New South Wales, Australia in Moree Plains Shire. At the 2016 census, the town had a population of 551, of which 63% identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.[1]

The name Boggabilla comes from Gamilaraay bagaaybila, literally "full of creeks".[2] The same "creek" element is found in the name of Boggabri.


Boggabilla is located on the Newell Highway north of Moree. Toomelah Station is within the locality and the town of Goondiwindi is nearby, across the border in Queensland.


According to the 2016 census of Population, 551 people were in Boggabilla.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 62.7% of the population.
  • About 91.3% of people were born in Australia and 89.5% of people only spoke English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion were Anglican 52.7% and no religion 22.2%.[1]


Boggabilla used to have a railway service, but this has been cut back to North Star, New South Wales, where the last silo is located. Also, an airport and shuttle services are available to Sydney from Moree located 110 km south of Boggabilla. Daily bus services run both north and south.


The nurses at Boggabilla Health Centre provide services such as preschool screening and immunisation. [3]


Boggabilla has a school (Boggabilla Central School with preparatory, primary, and secondary grades) and a TAFE (a campus of New England Institute of TAFE).


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Boggabilla (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Boggabilla". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 June 2009. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Heartbroken nurse quits over child abuse Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 2008.

External links[edit]

Boggabilla travel guide from Wikivoyage

Preceding station Former Services Following station
Terminus Boggabilla Line Wearne
towards Camurra