Farming Guide

Walgett is famous for the biggest temporary wheat storage silo in the southern hemisphere which are located approximately 3km out of town on the Kamilaroi Highway. The Silo can hold 300,000 mt at full capacity.

The 1998 harvest saw 198,530 tonnes of grain being received at the site from which it is transported primarily by train. 

Harvest time brings an influx of contract harvesters into the Shire who also contribute to the economy of the town.