Celebrating the Centenary of Secondary Public Education

Friday 21 April 2017 - Monday 24 April 2017

This year marks 100 years of secondary public education in Dubbo and to celebrate a committee of ex-students of Dubbo High School and Dubbo College is hosting a "Back to Dubbo" weekend in April. 

Several events are planned for the weekend of Friday 21 - Monday 24 April and anyone who attended a public secondary school in Dubbo in the past 100 years is invited to attend.

View the Back to Dubbo Weekend's Program of Events and get your tickets here

Many events will be held at the award-winning Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre and Western Plains Cultural Centre (home to the former Dubbo High School). 


Helpful information for returning Dubbonians

Welcome home!

We are proud to welcome home hundreds of former Dubbonians drawn from all corners of Australia to celebrate living and learning in Dubbo.

While you're visiting the old school yard and catching up with friends, make sure you take the time to discover “your Dubbo”, how it has changed, yet still remains the same.
  • Dubbo is now serviced by four airlines servicing the Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra routes. You can fly to Dubbo in an hour from all cities.
  • There are more than 4,500 beds available in Dubbo. From 5 stars to 'under the stars', there is an accommodation option to suit you. 
  • Dubbo’s MYER is only 1 of 3 remaining in regional NSW. Rediscover Dubbo's eclectic shopping scene
  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo will celebrate 40 years in Dubbo this year: Visit old favourites and uncover new attractions.
  • International cuisine, modern Australian, tapas, sushi and everyone’s favourite, burgers and schnitzels! Check out where to eat and drink.
  • Our LGA is home to more than 51,000 people. View our New Resident Guide for an insight into why hundreds of people move to Dubbo each year and ex-pats return.

If you still call Dubbo home, and you’re hosting old friends for the weekend, be sure to check out our handy information on hosting visiting friends and family.


Special offers

To welcome you back, 16 local businesses are providing special offers including discounts on accommodation and 50% off admission to Taronga Western Plains Zoo.  Offers can be redeemed via the printed version or by displaying on your hand-held device.  Offers are valid 19 April - 26 April, so why not stay an extra few days!  Click here for special offers.