It's estimated a cost of around half-a-million dollars is required to stage a NRL game in regional NSW.
Dubbo Regional Council estimates more than $500,000 would be spent on attracting a top flight rugby league match to the city.
Council has been looking into the idea of hosting an NRL match between 2021 and 2023 as a way to stimulate the economy.
The estimated cost is $568,000. It includes $300,000 for the appearance fees; $69,300 for accommodation, meals and travel; plus $199,300 for the event delivery, including site preparation and traffic management plans.
However, it's believed the event could bring between $700,000 and $900,000 to Dubbo.
In a report to council on the proposal, manager regional events Kim Hague says the NRL match could draw between 7000 and 11,000 people to the city.
Council has also started making contact with clubs for an indication of their interest.
Ms Hague said the Cronulla Sharks and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have both responded positively.
Meanwhile, the South Sydney Rabbitohs are considering new contracts for 2022, including a possible move for the Charity Shield which has been staged at Mudgee's Glen Willow each of the last three pre-seasons.
"In addition, in mid-June council staff have been in contact with NRL senior manager, government relations who is assisting council with information, club contacts and has been involved in the discussions with the deputy premier's office regarding NRL games in the region," Ms Hague said.
"It is understood that the Charity Shield match between St George Illawarra and South Sydney is contracted until 2021 and there may be an opportunity for council to bid for the next three year contract from 2022."
The issue is on the agenda for discussion at the Dubbo Regional Council committee meetings on Monday night.
Council has recommended spending no more than $370,100 on attracting the match.
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