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New South Wales
The Wobbly Boot Hotel at Boggabilla
Boggabilla is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 28°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
Population 626 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2409
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 2011 census, the town had a population of 626, of which 58% 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.


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. There is also an airport and shuttle services 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. There have been concerns about the health consequences of high levels of violence.[3]


Boggabilla has a school (Boggabilla Central School with Prep, Primary & Secondary) and a TAFE (a campus of New England Institute of TAFE).


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Boggabilla (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Boggabilla". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Heartbroken nurse quits over child abuse Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 2008.

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