Goodooga, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Goodooga is located in New South Wales
Coordinates29°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
Population247 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation140 m (459 ft)[2]
LGA(s)Brewarrina Shire
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]

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.


According to the 2016 census of Population, here were 247 people in Goodooga.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 74.4% of the population.
  • 94.6% of people were born in Australia and 84.7% of people only spoke English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion was were Catholic at 44.7%.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Goodooga (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  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.