One of the most famous local Australian painters is John Murray who brings the impressions of the Outback, often in a situation with man or fauna onto the canvas.
Lightning Ridge is an important paleontological site, with fossils dating back to the Cretaceous period, 110 million years ago.
The goat races were accompanied by wheelie-bin races, and horse racing the following day.
The town has a five star Olympic Pool, a diving complex, a rock climbing wall at the pool and Water Theme Park which operates during the summer months.
In 1936, several Indigenous families living at a local government settlement were forced to move to the Brewarrina settlement.