Goodooga, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Goodooga is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 29°06′0″S 147°28′0″E / 29.10000°S 147.46667°E / -29.10000; 147.46667Coordinates: 29°06′0″S 147°28′0″E / 29.10000°S 147.46667°E / -29.10000; 147.46667
Population 265 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2838
Elevation 140 m (459 ft)[2]
LGA(s) Brewarrina Shire
County Narran
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.6 °C
82 °F
13.5 °C
56 °F
418.4 mm
16.5 in

Goodooga is a village in the Australian state of New South Wales in Brewarrina Shire on the eastern bank of the Bokhara River. It is near Brewarrina and Lightning Ridge, its closest neighbour. The town lies 20 kilometres south of the Queensland border. Goodooga is an Aboriginal word meaning, according to some "Yam".[3] However it has been proposed that it derives from "guduu+ga", 'at the place of the Murray cod' [guduu], rather than "gudugaa", a species of yam.[4] At the 2006 census, Goodooga had a population of 265, with 81% of the population of Aboriginal descent.[1]

Goodooga's newspaper is the Goodooga Flash.[citation needed]

Goodooga's main sport is Rugby league, the Goodooga Magpies or the Goodooga 'Newtown' Jets. The other sports played in town are Netball, Bowls and Basketball.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Goodooga (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  2. ^ Bureau of Meteorology - Accessed 2007-12-17
  3. ^ "Goodooga". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Ash et al. 2003: 91


  • Anna Ash et al., Gamilaraay, Yuwaalaraay and Yuwaalayaay Dictionary. IAD Press: Alice Springs, 2003.