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 5,120 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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Flood Recovery and Emergency Services Information

As a result of the recent heavy rains and flooding, Cobar Shire and other parts of the Central West have been declared a Natural Disaster Area. If you have been affected by the recent flooding, you may want to investigate some of the services and assistance that have been made available, including: mental health and crisis support… Find out more ...
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Public Exhibition: Disability Inclusion Action Plan - Draft

Pursuant to Section 361 of the NSW Local Government Act 1993, Council advises the draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan will be on public exhibition from Wednesday, 29 March 2017 until Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Members of the public may view the document at Council’s Administration Office, 36 Linsley Street, Cobar, Council… Find out more ...
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Weed Management Legislation is Changing

The NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Biosecurity Act), will come into effect 1 July 2017. It will repeal the NSW Noxious Weeds Act 1993. Priority weeds will no longer be defined as "noxious" and the noxious class listing will no longer apply. Why is Legislation Changing? Weeds, and the risk they pose to agriculture, industry, the… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 2 April 2017. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar: Hand held houses are permitted: 5:00pm - 9:00am daily. All fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between: 6:00pm -… Find out more ...