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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Outback Archies Entries Open

Outback Arts would like to invite you to apply for the 2015 Outback Archies Art Prize. Celebrating its 5th year, the Outback Archies is an annual art prize open to applicants in the Outback Arts and Orana Arts Regions. Entries can include, but are not limited to, photography, painting, drawing, print-making and sculpture. The theme… Find out more ...
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Cobar Shire Council Facebook Page

After the adoption of Council's Social Media Policy at our Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 March 2015, Cobar Shire Council wish to advise that we have created a Facebook Page to keep the Community informed of our activities, water supply interruptions, the Staff and general Council Operations. Find us… Find out more ...
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Proposal to Rename Section of Lewis Street

Proposal to rename section of Lewis Street - Closing date for Submissions 10 July 2015. As a result of a request received by Council from the Cobar and District Rugby Union Club, a section of Lewis Street (please refer to map shown) is proposed to be renamed in memory of fallen firefighter Daniel "Howie" Howard. The proposed name… Find out more ...
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Funding Announcement - Fixing Country Roads Program

Cobar Shire Council has been successful with two (2) Fixing Country Roads Program Grant Applications: for works on Whitbarrow Way at the Kangaroo Springs Curve and Causeway and at Acres Billabong on the Tilpa Road. The Whitbarrow Way works involve construction of a new curve and strengthening of a causeway pavement with the $800k… Find out more ...
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Miners Memorial Design and Feedback

The Cobar Miners Memorial Steering Committee has a concept design which has been drawn up by local artist Pete Rogers and they would like your feedback on the proposed design. Below are the two drawing concepts of the Miners Memorial and a Feedback form. A Committee is currently working through options for a new memorial to be… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 7 April 2015. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar, Euabalong and Euabalong West: Hand held hoses, all fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 4pm and 10am daily. No… Find out more ...