Broken Hill is an inland mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. It is near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (A32) and the Silver City Highway (B79), in the Barrier Range. It is 315 m (1,033 ft) above sea level, with a hot desert climate, and an average rainfall of 235 mm (9 in). The closest major city is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500 km (311 mi) to the southwest and linked via route A32.

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Around Broken Hill NSW 2880

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Mutawintji National Park

Broken Hill Musicians Club

Willy Nilly Art

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Mount Gipps Hotel

RedEarth Motel

Comfort Cottage

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The Haven Restaurant

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Junction Hotel

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Location Information 

  • Elevation: 315 m
  • Population: 17,734
  • State electorate(s): Barwon
  • Federal Division(s): Parkes
  • Established (yr): 1883
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

White Cliffs NSW 2836 (239 km, 2 hrs 34 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Broken Hill NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

Wilyakali acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.