There is a small village in Parkes Shire of the Central West of New South Wales called Bogan Gate.

Never heard of it? Neither had we but according to the sign approximately 200 people live in Bogan Gate. A number that local resident and tour guide, Mitchell Coombs, suspects to be inflated.

Bogan Gate is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning “the birthplace of a notable headman of the local tribe”.[3]

The town boasts tennis courts, a playground, state of the art garbage disposal services and a lagoon [which apparently is French for cask wine… La Goon]. But don’t take it from us.
Let Mitchell take you on the incredibly entertaining and hilarious guided tour of the birthplace of bogans.

Welcome to Bogan Gate.

But wait, there’s more! Mitchell responds to his haters. Hilarious!


Belinda Jennings is a fun-loving mum who’s a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. When she’s not tap, tap, tapping at the keyboard Belinda can be found happily wrangling two small boys and loving on her superstar husband. Good conversation, close friends and fine chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. She believes life’s too short for bad coffee, folding fitted sheets and not wearing your favourite shoes.

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