Gilgandra is a suburb located in the local government area of Gilgandra Shire in New South Wales. The town is Gilgandra Shire’s administrative seat and serves as the gateway to natural landmarks such as the Warrumbungle National Park. Gilgandra’s name is taken from an Aboriginal word that means 'long waterhole.’ The town’s post office opened in 1867.
Among the common facilities and amenities in the suburb include a hospital, pharmacy, cafe, supermarket, plaza, museums, antique shops, hardware stores and other shopping centres. The local tourism industry is supported by different attractions such as an observatory, the Rural Museum and river parks.