Elections will be held on Saturday to determine the region's new representative on the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.
Five candidates are standing in the Central region - which covers from Mudgee to Nyngan. From the Dubbo Local Aboriginal Land Council there is Craig Britt, Grace Toomey and Anthony Amatto, while Neville Brown and Barry Smith are from Wellington.
The current representative is Stephen Ryan, who will not be running for the position again.
The NSWALC elections will be on Saturday with 10 polling booths open across the region.
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In Dubbo, voting can be undertaken between 8am and 6pm at Buninyong Public School or the Wesley Centre.
Other polling booths can be found at: Gilgandra Shire Hall, Gulargambone Central School, Mudgee High School, Narromine Public School, Nyngan High School, Trangie Central School, Warren Central School and Wellington Public School.
NSWALC CEO James Christian encouraged the 17,000 eligible voting members to cast their vote and make their mark.
"It's exciting for the candidates, it's exciting for the members, it's important for the community that we participate and use our democratic right to elect who represents us at the state level for the NSW Aboriginal Land Council," Mr Christian said.
There are nine regions across NSW.
The councillors chosen for each region will help set the strategic direction of NSWALC and make decisions on issues affecting Aboriginal people.
"It is Australia's largest Aboriginal representative body, it advocates strongly for the interests and rights of Aboriginal people across a broad range of issues. These roles as councillors aren't easy roles, they're full time," Mr Christian said.
"We have over many years had people representing us on the council who've been of the highest calibre."
Voting in the NSWALC elections is voluntary. The enrollments for the election closed on September 9.
"In this upcoming election on Saturday there are 17,000 eligible individual members, that's up from the previous election four years ago," Mr Christian said.
"We have tried to make it as easy as possible for people to vote because we know they're busy. If they've got postal votes they can still cast those postal votes but they can also turn up at one of the 160 polling booths we have set up on Saturday, November 30."
Postal votes must be received by the NSW Electoral Commission by Wednesday, December 4.
More information on submitting a postal vote is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.
The results for the nine regions are expected to be declared on December 6.