Cobar Shire is situated in the centre of New South Wales at the crossroads of the Barrier Highway and the Kidman Way and has excellent road, rail and air links to most of Australia's capital cities. With an area of 45,609 square kilometres, the Shire is approximately two-thirds the size of Tasmania.  It is home to approximately 4,969 people. The Shire's prosperity is built around the thriving mining - copper, lead, silver, zinc, gold - and pastoral industries, which are strongly supported by a wide range of attractions and activities, that make it a major tourist destination.

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Swimming Pool Splash Park

New BBQ and Picnic Areas for the Pool

Council has applied for funding to construct two new picnic areas at the pool. In recent seasons, families have wanted to hold parties near the slide so that they can watch their kids on the slide from the party. Consequently, we're proposing to build a new shade structure to the north of the slide (6m*8m). The existing barbeque at… Find out more ...
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FREE - Online Food Safety Training

Cobar Shire Council takes food hygiene within our Shire very seriously. All food businesses have obligations and Cobar Shire Council is assisting food businesses to meet these obligations by providing FREE access to this exciting new training tool. There is a high demand for training within the food sector. This free training will… Find out more ...

Cobar Exposed Photo Competition

Cobar exposed is an opportunity for photographers to capture our landscape, culture and attractions for use on our new tourism website, Destination Cobar. The competition will be running from Tuesday, 5 September 2017 until Friday, 6 October 2017. Entry forms can be downloaded from the below link or can be collected from Council's… Find out more ...
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Festival of the Miners Ghost

Festival of the Miners Ghost The team is currently organising this years festival and are hard at work to create some new and exciting events to form part of the Festival, but we are always looking for new ideas and suggestions. We also welcome any volunteers to help in the organisation of events. The Festival will kick off on… Find out more ...
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Guidelines for Speaking at Council Meetings

Council at its June Ordinary Council Meeting adopted the Guidelines for Speaking at Council Meetings and Request to Address Council Form. Any member of the public can request to address the Council either in relation to an agenda or any other item. Members of the public may view the document at Council’s Administration Office, 36… Find out more ...
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Library Arcade Project - Update

Works are nearing completion on the Library Arcade Project. The conversion of the back room of the Optemetrist (previously used by the Genealogy Group) into an arts and crafts room and the enclosure of the arcade opposite the Library to convert the area to a community meeting room are nearing completion. With all services installed,… Find out more ...