Browse a selection of 5,000 items telling the story of Dubbo and its people and view a Dendroglyph (carved tree), an immensely important Aboriginal artefact at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.
Discover the City's Aboriginal culture on a First Lesson Cultural Tour and be awe-struck by 150 carved rock grooves at Terramungamine Reserve.
Or relax in a 500-seat tiered theatre and take in an international touring show at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre.
Did you know that Dubbo was amongst the first places in Australia to use fingerprints to catch crooks? Or that Australia’s worst serial killer once roamed its streets? That the underworld queen Kate Leigh was Dubbo born and bred? Or that the bushranger John Dunn was caught while trying to break in to Dubbo Gaol? Discover these and other fascinating stories as you explore the murky underbelly of Dubbo’s past. Pick up a map from the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre.
Did you know that if it weren’t for a wealthy businessman and his complicated love life Dubbo might not have gotten its first hospital? Did you know that the flood in 1955 left 4,000 people homeless and that emergency supplies had to be parachuted in by the air force? Learn how a village overcame its many obstacles to become a city as you retrace important moments of Dubbo’s past. Pick up a map from the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre.
Walk in the footsteps of our pioneers. Dubbo has an intriguing past. From bushrangers and underworld figures, to renowned architects and ornate buildings, Dubbo is steeped in history. Proclaimed a village in 1849 and a town by 1872, Dubbo officially became a City in 1966. The Dubbo Heritage Walk begins at the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre on the corner of Macquarie and Erskine streets.Dubbo Heritage Tour
This state-of-the art venue is the ideal setting for a range of events and performances. Housing a 500 seat tiered theatre and 750 seat auditorium, enjoy local performances and some of the best national touring shows.
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Nationally acclaimed, award-winning artist, Brett Mon Garling invites you to his studio. Garling Gallery, a converted 125 year-old shop front, features exquisite sculptures and breathtaking plein-air landscape paintings.
Western Plains Cultural Centre, a state-of-the-art facility boasting a gallery, museum and modern café, is Dubbo's creative soul. The Centre offers a rich program of high quality exhibitions and installations by local and visiting artists.