COVID-19 ALERT: Forbes Shire Council remains committed to the safety and peace of mind of its residents and visitors in regards to Covid-19.

In light of the advice of PM Scott Morrison and NSW Health to close all non-essential services, Forbes Shire Council made the decision to close the Forbes Visitor Information Centre until further notice to assist in slowing the spread of this virus.
Please cancel all non-essential travel and stay home to assist efforts to slow the spread to regional communities.

We look forward to welcoming you to amazing Forbes when the time is right.

In the meantime, you can plan ahead for your visit to Forbes in the future, by visiting

Welcome to Amazing Forbes! We invite you to come and experience our country hospitality, heritage, beautiful natural environment and distinctive local attractions. History will come alive as you explore our town and learn of its gold rush past. Experience Lake Forbes and the Lachlan River or a spectacular sunrise or sunset at the acclaimed Gum Swamp Wildlife Refuge. You will love our boutique and specialty stores and our distinctive local dining. Come and experience Forbes and you'll be left with a lasting impression until next you return.

Forbes Visitor Information Centre Contact Details

Forbes Visitor Information Centre

Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; 10am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

Open every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Closed half day ANZAC Day. 

Address: Railway Station, Union Street, Forbes

Phone: 02 6852 4155



Download a Forbes Visitor Guide to help plan your stay!
Head over to our tourism website today.