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Byrock
New South Wales
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The School
Population 90 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 2831
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Bourke Shire
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
26 °C
79 °F
13 °C
55 °F
404 mm
15.9 in

Byrock is a small village in north western New South Wales, Australia in Bourke Shire. In 2006, Byrock had a population of 90 people.

It is named after a rock hole, called Bai by the Nyammba tribe. This became the Bye Rockhole, then Bye Rock, then Byrock.

Byrock is on the Mitchell Highway roughly halfway between Bourke to north-west and Nyngan to the south-east.

Services

The Mulga Creek Hotel with a caravan and camping ground.

Water

Byrock relies on rainfall for its non potable water supply that is channeled into a large ground tank, settled and then pumped to the historical railway tank. Water is then gravity fed to dwellings. When the ground tank runs dry, emergency water cartage from Bourke is provided by road tanker, as was the case around 2006.

Byrock has one Council maintained bore.

Public transport

NSW TrainLink operate a bus service between Dubbo and Bourke, via Nyngan, four days a week.

Airstrip

Byrock has a gravel airstrip 1067 metres long with no facilities. It is located next to the town on the western side of the Mitchell Highway.

School

In 2006, the school was placed on review because of insufficient enrolments and has since been formally closed. By September 2009, the site of the former Byrock Public School was put up for sale by the NSW Department of Education.

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