So much to explore in the Far West region
An abundance of natural beauty and wildlife exists in the Far West region along with a rich Indigenous culture and history. This is where the Darling and Murray Rivers meet and where the Great Australian Outback dream begins. Settlers first came into the area in the 1840s and founded Broken Hill in 1883.
Here you’ll enjoy long, lazy summers up the river, fishing, cricket, soccer, bush walking, motorbike riding and star gazing. Besides an enviable lifestyle, the region also has plenty of affordable housing. There are top notch educational facilities, wide employment opportunities and plenty of sporting experiences.
You’ll enjoy exploring Mutawintji National Park, home to 30,000 year old Indigenous rock carvings, learning about the artists who were part of the Brushmen of the Bush: Eric Minchin, Pro Hart, Jack Absalon, John Pickup and Hugh Schulz, taking a tour of White Cliffs’ underground opal mines or visiting the arts and crafts shops of Silverton, a historical one pub mining town.
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Why we live and work in Broken Hill
In this video, staff working for Far West LHD explain why the Broken Hill community is the best place to live and work, and why they love the people and the culture here.