Outback Towns

Broken Hill

About Broken Hill

The Silver City

Broken Hill, in the Far West of NSW, is a town of about 21,000. At its peak in 1952, mining silver, lead and zinc, the Broken Hill mining industry employed 6500 people, which gave the town its name of ‘Silver City'. Mining has been a part of Broken Hill since 1883 when the first sign of wealth was discovered by Charles Rasp, who then set up the BHP mine.

Broken Hill is a ‘living museum’. There are underground experiences for the adventurer and above ground mines to visit and explore. There are several mines and mining museums that you can visit, where you really get to experience what mining life is like.

Art Centre – Pro Hart

Broken Hill is one of the nation’s most exciting art centres and has captured the imagination of visitors enabling them to truly see the region’s spectacular scenery through the eyes of its artists. Pro Hart, the creator of the quintessential Australian image blazed a path which enabled other artists to shine and capture their time in the sun

Broken Hill - Party Time!

Of an evening, Broken Hill is the place to party. The pubs, clubs and restaurants around the city offer great food and atmosphere, and some include the famous Two-Up gambling experience.