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Gunnedah Shire a finalist in NSW Top Tourism Town Awards

13 April, 2022

The Gunnedah Shire has been announced as a finalist in the 2022 NSW Top Tourism Town Awards.

Gunnedah Shire Council’s Tourism Team Leader Nikki Robertson said she was thrilled that the Shire has made the cut, alongside its neighbour Tamworth, in the category for more than 5000 residents.

“It’s fantastic to be in the finals and it shows that we can mix it with well-known destinations,” she said.

“We have quirky and beautiful attractions that reflect Gunnedah and show people what we’re all about.

“We are a destination for events like AgQuip, our wonderful Gunnedah Show, and Weeks of Speed, and we can continue to grow from here.”

The winners will be decided by popular vote and a judging panel, and Ms Robertson is encouraging residents to get on board.

“We now need everybody’s help to vote for us,” she said.

“We’re asking people to show their pride for their Shire and vote for Gunnedah.”

Public voting is open until 5pm, Wednesday 27 April, 2022. To vote, visit

The winners will be announced at the Local Government NSW Destination & Visitor Economy Conference on 17-19 May, 2022. Winners in each category will go on to represent NSW at Australia’s Top Tourism Town Awards to be held later in the year.

Caption: Gunnedah Shire is home to many attractions, including the award-winning Dorothea Mackellar mural painted by street artist Heesco.


For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s media team on (02) 6740 2100.