Description

Forbes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong. At the 2016 census, Forbes had a population of 8,432. Forbes is probably named after Sir Francis Forbes, first Chief Justice of NSW.

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Around Forbes NSW 2871


Our Picks on what to Do in Forbes NSW

Forbes and District Historical Society Museum

Forbes Platypus Gallery

Gum Swamp And Bird Hide - Forbes NSW

Forbes Golf Club

Forbes Heritage Walk

Mcfeeters Motor Museum - Forbes NSW

Our Picks on where to Stay in Forbes NSW

A Sunset View Bed and Breakfast

Appleyard Bed and Breakfast

Town and Country Motor Inn Forbes

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Forbes NSW

Forbes Garden Chinese Restaurant

Cafe Aglio & Olio

Ben Hall Beau Thai

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Community Services  


Forbes Visitor Information Centre
Railway Station, Union Street,
FORBES NSW 2871

Forbes Shire Council
2 Court Street,
FORBES NSW 2871

Forbes Police Station
6 Victoria Line,
FORBES NSW 2871

Lachlan Health Service - Forbes NSW
Elgin Street,
FORBES NSW 2871

Forbes Literary Institute Library NSW
2 Victoria Line,
FORBES NSW 2871

Forbes Olympic Pool NSW
Lawler Street,
FORBES NSW 2871

Location Information 

  • Population: 8,432
  • State electorate(s): Orange
  • Federal Division(s): Riverina
  • Established (yr): 1861
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Parkes NSW 2870 (33.3 km, 26 mins)
West Wyalong NSW 2671 (106 km, 1 hr 10 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Forbes NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

poidb.com 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.