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Peak Hill

New South Wales, Australia

Peak Hill - Church.jpg
Peak Hill Catholic church

Peak Hill is located in New South Wales
Peak Hill
Population: 946 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode: 2869
Elevation: 285 m (935 ft)
  • 409 km (254 mi) W of Sydney
  • 72 km (45 mi) SW of Dubbo
  • 49 km (30 mi) N of Parkes
LGA: Parkes Shire
State District: Dubbo
Federal Division: Calare
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
24.4 °C
76 °F
11.9 °C
53 °F
559.8 mm
22 in

Peak Hill is a town in Parkes Shire in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Peak Hill had a population of 946 people.[1]

It is on the Newell Highway and the Dubbo to Parkes railway line, completed to Peak Hill in 1910. The first public wheat silo built in Australia was constructed at Peak Hill in 1918 after government surveys indicated the district had great potential as a wheat producing region.[2]

The district is also a renowned sheep producing area, particularly medium woolled merinos. There are also four merino studs actively operating in the area, namely Cora Lynn, Genanegie, Towalba, and Westray. Rams from these studs have been sold throughout Australia, and they all have on-property hoggett ram sales in September, supplying commercial sheep breeders with high quality young rams to breed from.

Peak Hill has a catholic primary school St Joseph's, and a public central school.

Peak Hill Post Office opened on 7 November 1889.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Peak Hill (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "A History of Peak Hill and District", published by the Peak Hill Centenary book committee 1989
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 

Coordinates: 32°43′S 148°11′E / -32.717, 148.183

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