Brewarrina Ngemba Billabong Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) covers 261 hectares and was dedicated in 2010. Located on the Barwon River and a section of the Murray-Darling Basin, its wetlands provide a refuge to wildlife, particularly in times of drought.
Brewarrina was an important tribal meeting place and old camp sites, scar trees and fish traps are still visible. More recently Ngemba Billabong was the site of the Brewarrina Mission, which was set up for local Aboriginal people whose land was taken for grazing.
In recognition of its past, the property is listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register.