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New South Wales
Wollar is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°21′0″S 149°57′0″E / 32.35000°S 149.95000°E / -32.35000; 149.95000Coordinates: 32°21′0″S 149°57′0″E / 32.35000°S 149.95000°E / -32.35000; 149.95000
Population 304 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2850
  • 316 km (196 mi) NW of Sydney
  • 48 km (30 mi) NE of Mudgee
LGA(s) Mid-Western Regional Council
State electorate(s) Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s) Parkes

Wollar is a town in New South Wales, Australia. The town is located 316 kilometres (196 mi) north west of the state capital Sydney and 48 kilometres (30 mi) north east of the regional centre of Mudgee, near the Goulburn River National Park. At the 2006 census, Wollar and the surrounding region had a population of 304.[1]

The Wollar townsite is subject to a mining exploration lease owned by United States mining company Peabody Energy, operators of the nearby Wilpinjong open-cut coal mine. Peabody own around 50 houses in the town with only a few town blocks remaining in private hands.[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wollar (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Noone, Richard (20 September 2011). "Thousands to join a wake for the farming town of Wollar". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 

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