About Broken Hill and Getting There

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  • Miraculous sunrises and sunsets
  • Mobs of red kangaroos
  • Opal, silver and crystals
  • Tapestry of wildflowers
  • Local larrikins and filmstars
  • Ancient meeting places
  • Ghost town
  • River towns
  • Grand heritage buildings
  • Sculptures and the Living Desert
  • and much more...

What's the weather like?

Warm to hot summer with temperatures climbing to 38C and over about 10 days a year. The average high for summer months is about 32C. A mild winter, about 15-16C. Rainfall averages around 20mm a month. For more detailed weather information click here.

Do you know what the time is?

Broken Hill operates on Central Standard Time. All other towns in our region operate on Eastern Standard time.

How do you get to Broken Hill?

  • By road from Wentworth, Mildura, Sydney and Adelaide.
  • Coach travel is available from Adelaide, Port Augusta and Mildura.
  • By train from Sydney and Adelaide with Countrylink and Great Southern Railways (Indian Pacific or Laser/XPT Sydney-Dubbo-Broken Hill).
  • By air from  Sydney and Adelaide with Rex.
  • A 4WD is suggested for venturing into more remote areas.

Regional Express Airlines
Daily flights from Sydney and Adelaide.

As the official Airline of the Conference Rex Airlines will be offering all conference delegates access to a special conference fare that provides 51% discount off the full economy fare from both Sydney and Adelaide.

To access the conference fare delegates will need to call the Rex Customer Call Centre on
13 17 13 and quote the conference code “REXNILSMC” and the password “Broken Hill”.
The conference fares are available for travel between 30 October and 7 November 2010. Click here for more details.

Buses R Us
Bus connection from Adelaide and Mildura.
Located in the Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre, Corner Blende & Bromide St.
For bookings phone the Broken Hill Office on 08 8088 6900 or the Adelaide Office on 08 8285 6900
Email to service@busesrus.com.au
Check out their website for current time tables: www.busesrus.com.au

Broken Hill Railway Station
Train connection from Sydney and Adelaide.
Located within the CBD in Crystal Street.
Open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.

  • Indian Pacific Adelaide direction - Sydney direction
    Great Southern Railways
    Level 3, Suite 306, 434 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3001
    Phone: 13 21 47

  • Outback Explorer and Laser/XPT from Broken Hill - to Broken Hill
    Timetables and reservations Telephone: 13 22 32

Train/Coach connection from Sydney.
With its network of trains and coaches, CountryLink provides safe and reliable transport from all parts of New South Wales, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.
Timetables and reservations Telephone: 13 22 32

Connections to Mildura

V-Line Coach Service
Phone: 136 196

Hire Car Companies

  • Avis Rent-A-Car
    Located at 195 Argent Street
    Phone: 08 8087 7532 or visit the website: www.avis.com.au
  • Hertz Rental
    Located in the Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre, Corner Blende and Bromide Streets
    Phone: 08 8087 2719 - Fax 08 8087 9759
    Email: sweethire@bigpond.com
  • Thrifty Car Rental
    Located at 190 Argent Street in the CBD
    Phone: 08 8088 1928 or visit the website: www.thrifty.com.au

Other airlines


Broken Hill travel agents

  • Jetset
    380 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
    Phone: 08 8087 3310   Fax: 08 8087 8175 
    Email: jetsetbhq@iinet.net.au
  • Harvey World Travel
    285 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
    Phone: 08 8087 7900   Fax: 08 8087 8580  


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National Indigenous Land and Sea Management Conference
Leading Sustainable Traditions
2 to 5 November 2010, Broken Hill