The Warren Shire, situated on the banks of the Macquarie River and located on the Oxley Highway 120kms north west of Dubbo, is Australia’s wool and cotton capital.
Warren Shire has a population of 2,758 people (2011 census) of whom 13.3% (358) identified themselves Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
The Macquarie Marshes, undoubtedly the most significant wetland complex in Australia, are located 50 km north of Warren, and are listed on the Ramsar Convention as a wetland area of international importance. The area is extremely flat except for occasional granite outcrops, the largest being Mt Foster (250m) and Mt Harris (240m).
Warren, the wool and cotton capital of Australia, is located on the Oxley highway, situated on the banks of the Macquarie River and by road 120kms north west of Dubbo.