Dubbo has been successful in its bid to host coveted rugby league stoush - Country v City 2014, with the event to be held at Apex Oval in April 2014.

With a crowd of 11,342 at Apex Oval when Dubbo hosted Country v City in 2006, the event is expected to bring in at least $497,000 in direct visitor expenditure.

There will be a week's worth of festivities in the lead up to the clash, with both teams to take part in promotional events, allowing country-based NRL fans in the region a chance to see some of their favourite players in action.

The major event will also support local rugby league teams within the region with Country Rugby League dedicated to supporting local teams through the event both financially and in generating increased interest in the sport and boosting registration numbers.