Sports & Recreation

Gilgandra Shire recognise the important role recreation and leisure play in a happy and effective community. There is a wide array of sporting and recreational activities available from being a spectator to being a team player.

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Spectator Sports

Gilgandra Jockey Club

The Gilgandra Racecourse is located just off the Newell Highway on racecourse rd and provides a beautiful, shady environment to enjoy the atmosphere and thrill of country race meetings.


Enjoy the thrills and spills of the speedway in Gilgandra monthly between October and June. The speedway is located on the Newell Highway and always provides the crowd with a great night of entertainment.

Rugby League and Rugby Union

Gilgandra has teams in both sports and during winter the local games draw a great crowd and are followed by a night of entertainment.

Sporting Groups

Gilgandra boasts excellent facilities for all popular sports and the excellent climate allows outdoor activities to be enjoyed all year round. All sports including netball, tennis, basketball, squash, football, cricket, swimming, golf, touch football, and many more have very strong clubs with various competitions throughout the year. New members and teammates are always welcome at all of these clubs.


There are three licensed clubs and three licensed hotels, providing entertainment on a regular basis. Gilgandra has an active Arts Council and a local entertainment group which produces top-class amateur performances and arranges visits from Australian and international artists. With Dubbo only being 45 minutes away there are opportunities to access other specialist sporting and cultural experiences.