Walgett Shire is located in the far north west of NSW and consists of several larger towns and villages and a large rural population. The Shire is on the productive soil plans of NSW and traditional rural pursuits have been farming and grazing.

The area is renowned for its therapeutic artesian bores and as the gateway to the NSW opal fields, including the black opal mining and fossicking town of Lightning Ridge. The Shire is also an important fossil site.

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