Tobruk Sydney has over 40,000 years of history being part of the Sydney Basin and lands of the Darug people. After World War Two a returned soldier who fought in the Siege of Tobruk named the property ‘Tobruk’ and established an orchard producing citrus fruit. In 1989 Tobruk was further developed as a working sheep station and tourism attraction. 30 years later the property is still wholly Australian owned and operated by the Cowdroy family. The operation has expanded to include daily shows, wedding, corporate and incentive events, social functions and product launches and is often used for film and television production.

Managing Director – Rod Cowdroy

Operations Manager – Nick Greene

Catering Manager – Armond Abdo

Office Manager – Kellie McCombe

Wedding Co-ordinator – Robyn Mansfield

Jillaroo – Natasha Daly

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What our visitors say about us

‘I have coeiliac disease and cannot eat gluten. Your staff supervising and handing out the food as well as the chefs who prepared the meal with no prior notice was fantastic.’

’Everybody laughed along and looked in awe as one man took all these different people and taught them about the outback and made sure EVERYBODY had a fantastic time.’

‘We that our inner city kids lead such busy crowded lifestyles and are often not exposed to any form of country life so when they are, it is an amazing and new world to them’

– Annandale North Out of School Hours Care

‘Best day of our trip to Sydney! Had a great day out at Tobruk.’ I have done many different tours before and never felt the need to review them but I haven’t stopped talking about Nick the stockman and his fantastic talking dog Bill and Tobruk’
– Trip advisor

‘Tobruk Sydney- you truly made our day so very special, we cannot thank you enough for what you have given us. Our experience with Tobruk, a wedding venue, was close to flawless. From the moment we pulled into the gates on our search for venues, we could feel something special.’
– Hamish and Claire Tait

Tobruk Sydney is proud to support the Bush Children’s Education Foundation (BCEF) which provides financial assistance to needy children living in outback NSW and its border areas.

bcef-logoThe purpose of the Foundation is to enable students who live in remote areas to attend school. Many children from remote areas of New South Wales are not able to attend school because of family circumstances and distance from schools. While excellent distance education facilities now exist, this cannot offer the daily face-to-face teaching, social, recreational and sporting contact which city children take for granted. Assistance is available through the BCEF to subsidise the boarding expenses of secondary school aged children from families with restricted financial resources. Boarding places may be at country boarding schools or community operated hostels. Since 2007, the Foundation extended its support to include young people going on to tertiary study.

The Foundation supports children in a number of boarding facilities schools and hostels in rural New South Wales. These include:


  • Allison House, Broken Hill
  • Pumula Lodge, Dubbo

kinross-wollaroiAgricultural High Schools:

  • Farrer Agricultural High School, Tamworth
  • Yanco Agricultural High School, Yanco
  • Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Glenfield

Comprehensive High Schools:

  • Broken Hill High School, Broken Hill
  • Cobar High School, Cobar
  • Coomealla High School, Dareton
  • Delroy High School, Dubbo
  • Yanco Music Class

yanco-studentsBoarding Schools:

  • All Saints College, Bathurst
  • Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth
  • Kildcare Catholic School, Wagga Wagga
  • Mater Dei, Wagga Wagga
  • McKillop College, Bathurst
  • Kinross-Wollaroi School, Orange
  • New England Girls High School, Armidale
  • Red Bend Catholic College, Forbes
  • St Francis de Sales College, Leeton
  • St Stanislaus College, Bathurst
  • The Armidale School, Armidale
  • The Scots School, Albury

The Bush Children’s Education Foundation relies solely on donations from the public to fund annual bursaries and scholarships for eligible students.

Tobruk Sheep Station donates a small percentage of all on site retail product sales to the Bush Children’s Education Foundation.

Please help us support the Foundation.

Bush Children’s Education Foundation Website