Recreation

 Recreational Facilities - each town in the Shire has excellent sporting facilities that cater for the full range of pursuits.

These include:

 

  • Golf Courses
  • Sporting ovals
  • Bowling Greens
  • Tennis Courts
  • Horse Racing Tracks
  • Pistol Club
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor public swimming pools
  • Hot artesian bore baths
  • Outdoor netball/basketball
  • Skate Parks

 

 

Libraries - Walgett Shire has A public library located in Walgett and Lightning Ridge and deposit stations at Burren Junction, Carinda and Collarenebri. A number of programs are offered at our libraries including holiday programs, storytime, travelling exhibitions and Waste to Art, Junior Art Group (Wednesday Afternoons after school), Book Club... Call the Walgett Library for more information 02 68286 103

 

SOCIAL INTERESTS FOR NEW RESIDENTS 

 

Hot Artesian Bore Baths- free entry

Walgett- open from March to October

Lightning Ridge - Open 24/7

Burren Junction- Open 24/7 closes for Summer months

 

 WALGETT

 
Walgett Come-By-Chance B & S Committee
Group organising annual B & S Ball.
Tara Schiller: 0428117371 
walgett_BandS@yahoo.com
 
Walgett Charity Bushman's Carnival Committee
Committee primarily organising annual rodeo and campdraft.
Scott Wickman: 02 6828 1195
Fiona Denyer: 02 6828 1875  0428282748
fiona.denyer@bigpond.com
 
Country Women's Association
Branch of statewide organisation participating in social events and fundraisers.
Carinda:                  Peg Rankmore:          02 6823 2237
Collarenebri:         Marg Bow:                    02 6796 5285
Walgett:                 Jill Friend:                     02 6828 1137
Rowena :               Christine McDonnell   02 6796 5110
Burren Junction    Louise Spiller:             02 6796 1436

 


Walgett Community Promotions including ABC Gardeners
Local organisation working to bring the community together.
John McGovern : 68 281 761
 
Walgett Historical Society
Local group preserving and promoting historical information and artifacts.
President: Marg Bow: 02 6796 5285
Jennifer Colless : 02 68 281 678

Wandering Wildcats
Motorbike touring club that love to ride and party hard.
Kathy Baker: 0409043675
 
Walgett Aero Club
Local group involved in flying and social activities.
Chris Perrin : 0268 281 054
 
Walgett Quoits Club
Social group supporting fundraising and social activities.
Lisa Stackpoole : 02 68 281 394 
 
Walgett Show Society including Walgett Show Women's Auxiliary
Organises an annual show and associated events.
Brennon O'Keeffee: 0427288474  Claire Bergin: 02 6828 2318
 
Walgett Swimming Club
Local swimming enthusiasts who support, train and encourage young swimmers.
Janell Yeomans : 02 68 282 577 
 

Walgett Swimming Pool

Open from October to March

P: 02 6828 3196   F: 02 68 28 3189

 

Walgett Rugby Club
Players participating in the Western Plains Rugby Union competition through the winter months supported by Black & White Committee and other enthusiastic rugby supporters.
Peter Holcombe: 0427519356
walgettrams@yhaoo.com.au

Walgett Black & White Committee
Ladies committee supporting the Walgett Rugby Union Club activities.
Peter Holcombe: 0427519356

walgettrams@yahoo.com.au

 
Walgett Junior Rugby Club
Organisation that supports, trains and encourages young rugby players. 
Ange Corke: 02 6828 8455
a.corke@bigpond.com
 
Walgett Junior Soccer Club
Organisations that supports, trains and encourages young soccer players.
Chris Clemson: 02 6828 3444 0428287222 
chris@clemsonhiscox.net.au 
 
Walgett Pony Club
Youth movement instilling citizenship, sportsmanship and horsemanship which supports, trains and encourages all aspects of riding and horse husbandry.
Nick Deshan: 02 6828 8438  043928438
cathdeshon@bigpond.com
 
Walgett Jockey Club
Organises annual race meeting & Jockey Club Ball
Peta Schiller: 0427934486
peta@clemsonhiscox.net.au
 
Little Athletics
Organisation that supports, trains and encourages young athletes
Karen Ricardo 0488281694
Pete.karo@bigpond.com
 
Walgett Poultry Club
Poultry enthusiasts who conduct an annual show.
Albi Proust : 68 282 148 

Walgett RSL Club
Darts, Housie, Pool, Meat Raffles.
Walgett RSL Sub Branch - Supports war veterans and their families.
Walgett RSL Women's Auxiliary - Supports legacy and the RSL Sub Branch.Phone : 68 281 183 

Walgett District Sporting Club
Golf, Bowls, Tennis, Netball, Pool, Housie (BINGO), Meat Raffles
Phone : 68 281 271 
 
Walgett Quilters Group
Patchwork enthusiasts who meet regularly and hold a bi-annual quilt show.
Coleen Edgar : 0268 281 557
 

St Vincent De Paul- Walgett

P: 02  68 281 094


Walgett Yoga
Robyn Walters 02 68 28 4243  0458284243
 
Aqua Aerobics Group
Meets a couple of days per week at the Walgett Swimming Pool.
Melissa Ozoux : 0428 282 739  

ozoux3074@gmail.com

 

'Heed the Leed' Pet Dog training
Megan Duncan: 02 68 28 1544

Northwest Plains Sustainability Group
Cameron Rowntree: 02 68 28 1620  
camrowntree@bigpond.com

Outback Arts Inc.

Building Creative Communities : 02 6822 2484

Susan Lawrance 0407279717

s.l.i.d@bigpond.net.au    

www.outbackarts.com.au

 

Walgett Milo Junior Cricket Club

Jack and Cherin Singh : 026828 2602     0402998464

chezza_25@hotmail.com

 

 

LIGHTNING RIDGE

Lightning Ridge Aero Club

Aerodrome Road P: 02  68 292 363

 

Lightning Ridge Arts and Crafts Association

 P: 0477 810 642

Keith Rizzato 0432793561 , and Helene Buchanan

PO Box 448 Lightning Ridge 2834

lrartsandcraftscouncil@gmail.com 

Open 1st March to End of Nov, each year 10am - 2pm 7 days a week  


Lightning Ridge Bowling Club

P: 02  68 290 408

www.lrbc.com.au   

 

Lightning Ridge Bush Safari

Julie Marshall P: 02 6828 6805

Lightning Ridge Police P: 02 6829 9799

 

Lightning Ridge Historical Society Heritage Cottage & Hospital Gallery

Barbara Moritz  M: 0419639120

barbmiz@lrhs.org.au

open Easter to Oct long weekend

 

Lightning Ridge Mens Shed

P: 02 68 29 4503

 

Lightning Ridge Neighbourhood Centre

Community Technology Centre P: 02 6829 0294 F: 02 6829 0847

Emergency Relief and food for families

P: 02 68 29 4828

lrnc@bigpond.net.au

 

Lightning Ridge Pistol Club

P: 02 6829 0712

gurukangaroo@exemail.com.au

 

Lightning Ridge Pony Club

President: Tammy Mullington M: 0423959909

Secretary: Penny Rohleder M: 0434849644

penelopejean@live.com.au

 

Lightning Ridge Race Club Committee

President: Tony Dowton P: 02 68 290 331

Secretary : Danielle Osborne

 

Lightning Ridge Returned Services League Club

P: 02 68 290 642

 

Lightning Ridge Sporting Complex

P: 02 6829 1146

 

Lightning Ridge Swimming Pool & kids Water Park

P: 02 6829 0150

 

Lightning Ridge Tigers Junior Rugby League Football Club

Neil Macintosh P: 0268 29 1458

 

St Vincent De Paul- Lightning Ridge

P: 02 68 290 392

 

Yuluwirri Art Gallery & Community Art Program

Lightning Ridge RICDO-P:0478411914

 

 

COME-BY-CHANCE

 Come-By-Chance Picnic Races

Race meeting held annually in September

Ken Waterford: 02 68 24 3232  0427243232


Come-By-Chance Camp Draft

Russell Manuel M:0429 609 379



COLLARENEBRI


Collarenebri Club

P: 02 6756 2307 F: 02 6756 2086

collieclub@bigpond.com

 

Collarenebri Jockey Club

Belinda Willis P: 02 67 56 2252 M: 0488581958

Belinda.willis@elders.com.au

 

Collarenebri Pistol Club

Johnny Witts P: 02  67 562 127

 

Collarenebri Red Cross Association

P: 02  67 562 144

 

Collarenebri Pony Club

Caroline Erl P: 02  6756 2221

 

Collarenebri Pool

P: 02 67 56 2380

 

Collarenebri Returned Services League Club

P: 02  67 562 124

 

Lions Club

Collarenebri P: 02 67 562 056

 

 

CARINDA


Carinda Golf Club

P: 02 68 232 257

 

Carinda and District Race Club

Tess Blair  P: 02 6823 2259 

Annie Dayment P: 02 68 23 2317

 

 

BURREN JUNCTION

 

Burren Junction Fishing Club

Greg Lilliebridge P: 02 6795 5138

greglilliebridge@hotmail.com


 

Burren Junction- Gyrocoper get together

Rod MilnesP:02 67 961 302

rodcor@bigpond.com

 

Burren Junction Returned Services League

P: 02 67 961 382 F: 02 67 961 437

retford@northnet.com.au

 

Junction City Hotel

P:02 6796 1440  F: 02 68 292 735

Craig2660@gmail.com



GRAWIN, SHEEPYARDS, GLENGARRY OPAL FIELDS

Glengarry Hilton

P: 02 6829 3983

glengarryhilton@gmail.com

 

Grawin Opal Miners Sports & Recreation Club

P: 02 68 29 3813 F: 02 68 283 813

www.thclubinthescrub.com.au

theclubinthescrub@yahoo.com.au

 

Sheepyard Inn

P/F: 02: 6829 3932

sheepyardinn@hotmail.com


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