‘Moorambilla’ means ‘the place where water naturally finds its most effective path to flow during a flood’
Moorambilla was originally one of the first sheep runs in Coonamble, and the original placement for the town centre. The first fresh water spear was placed in the Castlereagh river for the fledging township of Coonamble here so that the people knew where to dig for fresh water so they could thrive. It has always been a place of natural beauty and renewal. The Castlereagh river is known as an ‘upside down river’ because it flows beneath the sand for most of the year. Only when it is in flood does it become a conventional river – and its mighty power like our voices in song is revealed for all to see.
Covers one third of NSW in the north-west region – an area designated rural, regional and remote Involves around 3,500 children annually from years 3-12 in skills workshops inviting 126 schools across the region including Distance Education Schools
Invites all children to participate with a strong core value of equity of access and equity of opportunity for all children, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike
Over one quarter of participants are Indigenous; have high artistic values in singing, dance and performance
Has been honoured by awards for community cultural development, art music development and contribution to tourism for the region
Has a development program for Youth Leaders and Regional Artists, who grow through the program as it has evolved
What to learn more
Learn more about what we have to offer.