Dirranbandi

About Dirranbandi


Population: 640

En route to Hebel, stop for a coffee, a shop and a look around Dirranbandi, the town that marks the end of the South West rail line. As you enter town you’ll pass by the levee bank, which is famous for having saved the town from flooding on more than one occasion. Take in the magnitude of Cubbie Station on a four wheel drive guided tour of the farm. If you’re looking for a quiet spot to picnic, throw in a line, or stretch your legs, then head to Jack Dwyer Memorial Park on the edge of town.

On a visit to Railway Park, you’ll find the old waiting room, the original parcels office, and the 1913 Station Master’s residence, which is now the Rural Transaction Centre and provides visitor information. A bronze statue in the centre of town celebrates the remarkable story of Aboriginal man Tom Dancey, the 1910 winner of Australia’s most famous foot race, the Stawell Gift.