Silverton’s Visitor Information Centre located at Beyond 39 Dips.
19 Stirling Street,
Phone: 08 80887566
Trading Hours: Daily 8.30am to 4.30pm
Temperatures for Silverton
Silverton has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Silverton is approximately 31 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 19 °c.
Silverton has mild winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Silverton is approximately 15 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 7 °c.
Getting to Silverton – planning a trip
The trip to Silverton from Broken Hill is scenic, taking you through gently rolling hills and typical outback country. One thing that everyone comments on is the many “dips” in the road, some saying they feel like they’ve just ridden the longest (gentle) roller coaster ever! But please don’t be too hard on our road the dips have a very important purpose. Each one is a small creek which flows across the road in times of heavy rain. Each of these creeks flows into Umberumberka Creek (the big one you get a glimpse of in the paddocks on your right as you travel out here). This eventually flows into Umberumberka Reservoir and becomes our water supply. This water also services Broken Hill, so you see our dips in the road are precious to us. You may also see plenty of wildlife. Kangaroos are fairly abundant, so drive carefully at dawn, dusk and after dark. Emus are pretty prolific too….and they are not known for their road sense, so again, drive carefully.
Silverton Municipal Chambers -Visitor’s Area at Rear
The Silverton Municipal Chambers building is an important part of our history. At the rear of the building is a visitor’s rest area which you are invited to use. The area is sheltered and includes picnic tables, story boards depicting some of Silverton’s fascinating history and interesting people, community notice board, public toilets, a map of the Village and Heritage Walking Trail and rain water tanks.
Feel free to use the rain water, but please use it wisely and consider the needs of the local community and other travellers. Water is a very precious resource around here!!
Please note: camping is not permitted in this area or in the Village. Penrose Park has excellent facilities.
The Silverton Common
The Silverton Common is all the vacant land you see around Silverton starting at the cattle grid and has existed for over 115 years. It was originally much larger than its’ current 12,000 acres. It was established for the keeping of residents milking cows and goats and also for teams of bullocks and donkeys which were regularly used as transport for goods to and from the area. The Common is still home to stock today, with each owner (Silverton Residents) paying a small fee per head of cattle, horses or camels. Stock roams freely, so keep an eye on the road while driving!
The Common is a Crown Reserve Trust, managed by the Silverton Temporary Common Trust. Fees from keeping stock on the Common are used to maintain fences, cattle yards and watering points. Musters are held regularly to keep a check on the numbers and condition of stock. Stock numbers are reduced in times of drought or adverse conditions.
Camping is not permitted on the Common. Visitors are encouraged to use the facilities at Penrose Park.
Removal of Firewood is not permitted from the Silverton Common.
Broken Hill City Sights Tours
51 William St Broken Hill 2880
(08) 8087 2484
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Cnr Blende & Bromide Street
Broken Hill 2880
(08) 8088 9700
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170 Crystal St
Broken Hill NSW 2880
ph: (08) 8087 7800