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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Love the Life We Live

A new Website has been established to encourage people to move to the Orana Region and Cobar. We want to encourage people to move to Cobar and Love the Life We Live. Please find the link below for your viewing and for further information: Find out more ...
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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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Water Quality Presentation

Cobar Shire Council was successful in gaining a grant from Environmental Trust to run an Environmental Education Program on recreational water quality. Cobar Shire Staff organised a field day which was held on Tuesday, 5 April 2016 with school students from Cobar Primary School and Cobar High School. Over 70 students were involved… Find out more ...
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Considering standing for Councillor?

Are you considering standing for Councillor in the upcoming Local Government Elections which are due to be held in September 2016? Cobar Shire Council will be holding an information session for those who are interested in standing. Further information will be released closer to the election date. However, before you start your… Find out more ...

Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council 2016/2017 Annual Operational Plan

Council’s 2016/2017 Draft Annual Operational Plan and Budget is on public exhibition. The Report includes the 2016/ 2017 Annual Operational Plan, Revenue Policy, Fees and Charges and Budget. In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the… 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 ...