Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Broken Hill along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Broken Hill and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
Broken Hill, the gateway to Outback New South Wales, is a fascinating town dedicated to mining and art.
Its mining history stretches back to the latter years of the 19th century; BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company, has roots in the town. Broken Hill itself was founded in 1883 and several of its street names were inspired by the minerals and resources that were found there – argent, chloride, sulphide and cobalt for example.
At the edge of the Central Business District is the Miner’s Memorial, which commemorates the hundreds of workers who died while working the mine. There are several art galleries for travellers to visit, such as Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Pro Hart and Jack Absalom and the Brushmen of the Bush, along with heritage buildings to see, too. The Silver City Art Centre houses the world’s largest (12m x 100m) (40 feet x 328 feet) acrylic on canvas painting.
Within an hour’s drive of Broken Hill are Silverton (the setting of several movies), Kinchega National Park and the Menindee Lakes.
Broken Hill has a dry climate. Summer (December to February) temperatures reach 40 C (104 F) while winter (June to August) temperatures reach 20 C (68 F). Dust storms are no longer a problem in the city thanks to a reserve that circles the town. Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) temperatures hover around 25 C (77 F).
Broken Hill’s tourist season generally begins mid to late March and runs until the end of October. Peak periods during this time are the school holiday periods, April, July, September and October.
November to February is, in general, low season.