Welcome to Jerilderie
Discover Jerilderie, rich in history and opportunities.
Jerilderie is known in history as the only place in New South Wales to be visited by the Ned Kelly Gang, and is the origin of Ned’s Jerilderie Letter.
Established in 1859, Jerilderie is nestled on the banks of Australia’s longest creek, the Billabong Creek, and is located on the Newell Highway, which is the main inland route linking Melbourne and Brisbane and is on the shortest route from Adelaide to Sydney. It is also the commencement of the Kidman Way, the now completed all weather road linking the southern states of Australia with the Northern Territory.
Jerilderie has much to offer in country charm and hospitality. Establish yourself and your family in our safe and welcoming community. Take advantage of the lower cost of living, laid back lifestyle and enjoy quality family time in this unspoiled country location.
The town offers a wide range of services for all ages, including excellent schools, medical facilities, a sporting precinct, shopping centre, and magnificent Lake Jerilderie.
The Jerilderie area is responsible for a large contribution to Australia’s fresh produce industry including olives, tomatoes, rice, organic wines, cotton and cereal cropping and has much to offer to facilitate the establishment and success of a wide range of industries.
Whether you are looking to break a long journey; to relax
and soak up some unique Australian history and experience country lifestyle; or
looking for a “sea change” –Jerilderie has plenty to offer in country charm and
Although only a relatively small community in terms of population, the town of Jerilderie retains its place in Australian History and today provides and enjoys many facilities and amenities not found in towns of a similar size.
It caters well for the recreational needs of the community with an 18 hole grass green golf course, bowling greens, a lake for water sports, six tennis courts, a modern indoor sports complex and swimming pool, ample park land and a turf track race course.
Other major service facilities include a hospital, Pharmacy, a pre-school/community centre, Balmeringa units for the aged, two primary schools, police station, an ambulance station and a medical centre. The entertainment needs of the community are covered by the three hotels and Sports Club. Accommodation is also catered for by the three motels, hotels, caravan park as well as two Bed & Breakfasts.
The Jerilderie Visitors Centre is located at 63 Jerilderie Street within the Sticky Fingers Candy Shop, where you can pick up maps and information, as well as some souvenirs. Several of the local businesses also provide several local brochures and maps.
You can access a number of online resources to find out more about tourism, tourist attractions, accommodation and general tourist information in our area by following the link below. This will give you direct access to the Tourism NSW gateway for our region and surrounding areas. This online service offers a wide range of information on events, accommodation, attractions and tours. Please note that this link will take you away from the Council website and onto the Tourism NSW website.
Jerilderie Town Map
The route taken by Ned Kelly and his gang from the Victorian border to Jerilderie, and return. February 1879...
Several of the articles below have been researched and written by our local unofficial Historian, Councillor Laurie Henery...
Make The Most Of Your Stay In Jerilderie Although only a relatively small community in terms of population, the town of Jerilderie retains its place...