Gunnedah Shire is a Local Government Area (LGA) in the Australian state of New South Wales. The area is 4,994 square kilometers and has about 12,000 inhabitants. Gunnedah is located in the northeast of the country about 450 kilometers north of Sydney and 650 km south-west of Brisbane. The area includes 37 districts and towns, including Breeza, Carroll, Carroll Gap, Coocooboonah, Curlewis, Emerald Hill, Gunnedah, Kelvin, sea mouth Mullaley, Piallaway, Tambar Springs. The seat of the Shire Council is in Gunnedah in the center of the LGA, where about 8,000 people live.