Welcome to Dungog

Life as it should be


Clarence Town Markets


Clarence Town Markets are held on the last Saturday of the month (except December) from 9am to 1pm.

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Peek into the Past



Peek into the Past is when Tocal Homestead comes alive with the sights and sounds (and smells) of yesteryear…

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Welcome To Dungog


Dungog Shire is in the Hunter Region of NSW and is renowned for its forests, mountains and picturesque river villages. Council is committed to the preservation and protection of the Shire’s natural environment and cultural heritage and offers a high quality rural lifestyle within 2.5 hours easy drive of Sydney.


Dungog Shire covers an area of 2248 sq kilometres. It is bordered in the north by the Barrington Tops plateau, which is part of the Great Dividing Range. The Shire consists predominantly of very rugged to hilly country which becomes less rugged from north to south.
The Shire has two principal rivers, the Williams in the east and the Paterson (and its major tributary the Allyn) in the west. Both are tributaries of the Hunter River and contribute over 40 percent of the flow of the Hunter.


The Shire’s economy has traditionally been based on agriculture and timber, with the alluvial river flats suitable for intensive agricultural production. The balance of the rural land has been traditionally used for grazing. Tourism is also a focus of Dungog Shire’s economy with the National Parks, State Forests, Chichester Dam and the river systems as well as the historic and scenic character of the area providing the major focus for attracting visitors.



Places to stay, from budget accommodation and camping, to romantic getaways


An event calendar to suit almost everyone, showcasing our Shire’s towns and villages

Food & Wine

Highlighting local produce, and places to eat to suit a range of tastes

Map Dungog

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