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New South Wales
Mingoola is located in New South Wales
Coordinates29°00′24″S 151°32′32″E / 29.00667°S 151.54222°E / -29.00667; 151.54222Coordinates: 29°00′24″S 151°32′32″E / 29.00667°S 151.54222°E / -29.00667; 151.54222
Population56 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Tenterfield Shire
State electorate(s)Lismore
Federal Division(s)New England

Mingoola is a locality in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. The locality is in the Tenterfield Shire local government area, on the Bruxner Highway and Mole River 714 kilometres (444 mi) north west of the state capital, Sydney. At the 2016 census, Mingoola had a population of 18.[1]

In 2016, Mingoola was the site for a pioneering refugee resettlement program. The program involved the resettlement of refugees from Africa to live and work in Mingoola. The program has been seen as an opportunity for refugees and small rural communities alike.[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mingoola". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 August 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Hassall, Greg (7 November 2016). "African refugees reinvigorating rural Mingoola in social experiment to boost ageing community". Australian Story. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 August 2018.