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Cameron Corner

Visit the one of the remotest stores in the Australian Outback


Cameron Corner is the northwestern most point of New South Wales where the borders of three Australian states meet, Queensland, South Australia and NSW.

State border marker
State border monument at Cameron Corner

Charles Sturt on his expedition to search for the Australian inland sea was the first European who explored the corner country.
A few decades later, the "corner" was named after John Cameron who led a party to survey the NSW / Qld border between 1879 and 1881. On his arrival on the intersection of the South Australian border in September 1880, he errected a wooden post. The pole was marked with "LAT 29" and "Cameron". It is on display at the National Park & Wildlife Office in Tibooburra.

It is a remote place, far away from anywhere. However, in recent years Cameron Corner has become busier and busier. Especially since the late Sandy Nall opened the Corner Store in 1989 to offer meals, drinks, fuel and accommodation for the weary travellers.

Today Cheryl and Fenn Miller welcome travellers who come to enjoy the rugged country, beautiful landscapes and historical attractions of the corner country.

Finally I had the chance to travel to Cameron Corner in October 2010. Despite the unusual amount of rain the Australian Outback received this year, the roads where not as bad as expected. It was wonderful to see so much fresh green and lots of wildflowers.

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Enjoy the pictures and travel tips to help you plan your journey to the corner country.

Location and Quick Facts

  • Cameron Corner is located the intersection of longitude 141┬░east and latitude 29┬░south at an elevation of 112m.
  • The Corner store is on the Queenland side and belongs to the Bullo Shire. However, the area code for phone calls is the 08 of South Australia.
  • The famous Dog Fence follows the SA/NSW and NSW/Qld borders closely.
  • Best time to travel is from March to October. From December to February it is pretty hot, these are the months with the most amount of rain.
  • Time Zones: Three states, two time zones Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), during summer even three zones because Qld doesn't have daylight saving.

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Facilities

  • The Corner store is open 7 days a week and offers meals & snacks, drinks and souvenirs. The rolls and pies were delicious.
  • Airconditioned rooms with linen and shared bathrooms, camping, camp kitchen.
  • Airstrip for light planes.
  • Fuel (unleaded and diesel) and minor repairs.

Colourful Outback Pub

Driving Distances from and to Cameron Corner

Coming from Broken Hill / Tibooburra you drive through Sturt National Park and finally arrive at a gate in the dog fence. Remember, this gate must be shut all times. So please close it after you've passed.

  • From Broken Hill 476km via Silver City Highway
  • From Tibooburra 139km along Cameron Corner Road
  • From the Strzelecki Track in South Australia 119km along Merty Merty Road
  • From Innamincka (SA) 274km via the new Strzelecki Track
  • From Noccundra in Queensland 242km

Road conditions

All roads to the corner are unsealed, road conditions can change from one day to the other. You can make it with a normal car (if it is not a hired car) with care in dry weather. Trailers and vans should have a strong suspension and you should have experience towing on rough roads.

This is remote country, be well prepared, take a lot of water, some tools and a spare tyre. Check the road conditions for South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland before you go.



Cameron Corner has an unique and relaxed atmosphere. Sip a drink on the verandah, chat with other travellers and enjoy the beauty of the Australian Outback.

Gate at the state border
Keep the border gate closed
Memorial at Cameron Corner
Memorial dedicated to Sandy Nall
The Corner Store
Corner Store
Dingo fence at Cameron Corner
Galahs sitting on the dog fence
The road from Tibooburra
Road from Tibooburra

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