Dunedoo is a village of 802 inhabitants
situated within the Warrumbungle Shire of
central western New South Wales, Australia.
Dunedoo is well known to Australian travellers
due to its distinctive name (Dunny is a
colloquial Australian word for
a toilet). The name of Dunedoo is actually
derived from a local Aboriginal word meaning
"swan", which are commonly found in the
Dunedoo is located 399 m above sea-level on
the southern bank of the Talbragar River at the
intersection of the Golden and Castlereagh
Highways. It is a relatively isolated township with
the two nearest rural centres of Mudgee and
Dubbo situated approximately to the 60 km
south and 100 km west respectively. It is due to
this isolation that Dunedoo has many facilities
not usually found in villages of this size.
Dunedoo largely functions as a service centre
to the surrounding district which focuses on the
production of wheat, cattle, mixed farming,
timber, fat lambs and wool. As with many
wheat-growing centres of western New South
Wales the village's skyline is dominated by a
large silo. Dunedoo also features a small
hospital (Dunedoo War Memorial Hospital), two
schools (a government administered combined
primary and high school and a catholic primary
school), a licensed hotel, a small commercial
area, a small freight railway station as well
as sporting and special event facilities.
Dunedoo also features Catholic, Anglican
and Presbyterian churches.