Coordinates: 28°36′0″S 150°21′0″E / 28.60000°S 150.35000°E / -28.60000; 150.35000
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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; 150.35000
Population529 (2021 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 2021 census, the town had a population of 529, of which 43.5% 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 southern bank of the Macintyre River, north of Moree. The Newell Highway passes through Boggabilla and is met by the Bruxner Way at a junction in the centre of town. Surrounding localities include Toomelah Station 15 km (9.3 mi) to the east, while the larger town of Goondiwindi is 9 km (5.6 mi) northwest, across the border in Queensland.


According to the 2021 census of Population, there were 529 in Boggabilla.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 43.5% of the population.
  • About 63.5% of people were born in Australia and 65.4% of people only spoke English at home.
  • 56.2% identified as Christian and 28.5% identified as having no religious affiliation.[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 TAFE NSW).


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Boggabilla (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 May 2023. 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