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Broken Hill

Since its birth as a promising little mining village in the 1880s, Broken Hill has gone on to be recognised as the boldest of the Australian outback towns, a reputation that was pressure-cooked through decades of hardship and heroic survival in the isolation of the desert. Stroll the city streets for a real sense of how the ages overlap. You’ll pass palatial Federation and Victorian buildings funded by mining wealth, followed by the curving faces of 1930s art deco, and classic tin cottages.

Broken Hill’s unique architectural range is officially recognised. More than 350 properties are listed as locally significant and many feature on similar state and national lists. The book, Broken Hill – A Guide to the Silver City, provides a fascinating insight into Broken Hill’s architecture and can be purchased at the Visitor Information Centre.

Visit the Travel In website or the Broken Hill City Council website for further information and inspiration.

 

Getting to Broken Hill

Flying: Broken Hill airport is located south of the city approximately 6 km from the CBD. Regional Express Airlines (Rex) has daily flights to and from Adelaide, Dubbo, Melbourne, Mildura and Sydney. To make a booking please call the Rex Customer Service Centre on 13 17 13, book online via Rex or alternatively contact your travel agent.

Driving: Broken Hill is a considerable distance from most major centres and towns, however it makes for a scenic trip in which you get to see some of the beautiful Western region landscape. Distances by road from Broken Hill:

  • Mildura 296 km
  • Cobar 458 km
  • Dubbo 758 km
  • Canberra 964 km
  • Sydney 1150 km

Venue

Broken Hill Civic Centre
60 Chloride St,
Broken Hill NSW 2880

Broken Hill’s premier venue catering for theatrical productions, conferences, trade shows and  weddings.

The Broken Hill Entertainment & Convention Centre is a multi-purpose venue with theatre style seating for 700 people. The venue has trained personnel to assist and help co-ordinate conferences along with technical support staff.

Broken Hill Civic Centre

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