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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Keep Vigiliant for Parthenuim Weed

The weed patches of Parthenium Weed, Parthenium Hysterophorus have been found around Cobar Shire. To be able to overcome this problem weed we need Landholders to be watchful in our Shire. If and when we get rain, Parthenium Weed may emerge and may we need to quickly take action so this weed does not spread. Anyone who is wanting… Find out more ...
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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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Cobar Quids Promotion - Shop Locally this Christmas

Shop Locally this Christmas. Shop in Cobar this Christmas and you could win $1,000. The Cobar Business Association are running their "Shop Locally" Christmas Promotion and you have until 16 December 2016 to make a purchase (in one of the participating local retailers) and you will receive an entry to go into the draw. First prize:… Find out more ...
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Miners Memorial - Update

A community committee is working on erecting a miners memorial in Heritage Park. The Cobar Miners Memorial Steering Committee has a concept design which has been drawn up by local artist Pete Rogers. Below are the two drawing concepts of the Miners Memorial and a Feedback form. Designers will be in Cobar this month to prepare… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 27 October 2016. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar Hand held hoses at any time, all fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 5pm and 9am daily. No car washing… Find out more ...
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Media Release - Water Odour

Council wishes to advise that the water being received at the Cobar Water Treatment Plant for processing is high in organic levels due to the ongoing flooding of the Bogan River. High organic levels are common in the river system at times of high flow rates. High organic levels result in water having an odour (the common ‘river… Find out more ...