Dubbo’s economic diversity provides a strong foundation for city development and employment.

The City has around 3,700 businesses. The largest industry employer is the retail sector, followed by healthcare and the social assistance sector and education and training.

Employment growth rates in Dubbo are above the NSW average.


Dubbo is well-equipped to support a ‘knowledge economy’.

The City is supporting increasing demand for skilled labour. Dubbo accommodates the following tertiary institutions:

There are several training, apprenticeships and pathways programs available through private and public organisations.

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce maintains a comprehensive calendar of upcoming business events including Accredited Training Programs, business workshops, networking events and Dubbo Chamber events.

Information for backpackers and working holiday visa holders can be found here

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