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Hungerford is located 164 kilometres south of Thargomindah, near the Paroo River on the Queensland /New South Wales Border, and still has a Border Gate, which doubles as the Wild Dog/Dingo Barrier Fence. The population of Hungerford fluctuates, however the town currently has approximately ten (10) residents.

The town gets its name from Irish pioneer pastoralist, Thomas Hungerford who settled the area. The Royal Mail Hotel is still in operation today, and is the focal point of the town. It was established in 1873, and from 1875 was a Staging Post for Cobb and Co Coaches.


Accommodation is available at the Royal Mail Hotel, and the town also has a Caravan Park and a sealed Airstrip. Hungerford holds an Annual Sports Day in October, which features a Horse and Motor Bike Gymkhana, and a Bull Ride, and also hosts a Biennial Field Day.