Unincorporated Far West Region

The Unincorporated Far West Region is an unincorporated area in the Far West region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is one of only two areas in New South Wales that are not part of any local government area (the other is Lord Howe Island). The region includes several small towns including Tibooburra, Milparinka and Silverton. Silverton and Tibooburra have village councils. The region surrounds Broken Hill, but does not include it, which is in the separate City of Broken Hill local government area.

Unincorporated Far West Region
New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
 • Density0.01/km2 (0.026/sq mi)
Area93,300.3 km2 (36,023.4 sq mi)
RegionFar West
State electorate(s)Barwon
Federal Division(s)Parkes[3]
LGAs around Unincorporated Far West Region:
South Australia Bulloo (Qld) Paroo (Qld)
Broken Hill Unincorporated Far West Region Bourke
South Australia Wentworth Central Darling

The region has an area of 93,299 square kilometres (36,023 sq mi) which is slightly larger than Hungary or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Indiana. As at the 2016 census, the region had a population of 1056.[1] It has the highest gender ratio in New South Wales, estimated at 115.5 males per 100 females in 2016.[1]


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Unincorporated NSW". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. "Profile of the electoral division of Parkes (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.

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