Local Information


Wee Waa is Australia's Cotton Capital and the place Daft Punk selected to launch it's album Random Access Memories in 2013, a dynamic rural community situated in the rich agricultural heartland of the Lower Namoi Valley in North West NSW. The town of Wee Waa has a population of 2,080 which has fluctuated over the years, (according to the Census 2006 1,689, 2011 Census 2,433, and 2016 Census 2,080) and services a far greater rural community as well as the villages of Merah North, Spring Plains, Burren Junction, Pilliga and Gwabegar. The majority of this area is rich fertile country well suited to the agricultural pursuits that sustain the district and provide its people with a quality way of life.

The main street of the town is flourishing with a row of jacaranda's making up an anzac memorial down the centre of the town to the memorial clock tower cross street. it features bench seats for visitors to enjoy the uniqueness of the town.

The town is situated on the namoi river and has a levee around it to protect it from flooding.  wee waa is the oldest town on the namoi and was established as the first place of government.  the name comes from an aboriginal meaning "fire for roasting".  More information can be found by visiting the wee waa website