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 4,647 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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Legal access routes for Heavy Vehicles through Cobar

Cobar Shire Council has released a Heavy Vehicle Access Route map for trucks exceeding 12 tonnes. The highlight portions of the map outline where it is legal for trucks to pass. Heavy vehicle motorists are urged to contact council on (02) 6836 5888 if they require access into other areas of the township road network. Click here to… Find out more ...
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Construction of Cobar Miners Memorial Project

Construction of Cobar Miners Memorial Project Cobar Shire Council invites suitably qualified companies to submit a tender for Construction of Cobar Miners Memorial Project. RFT documents may be obtained by registering via the E-Tendering Portal: www.tenderlink.com/cobar/ If you experience difficulties accessing the website please… Find out more ...
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Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council draft Code of Conduct Policy

Council’s Draft Code of Conduct Policy is on public exhibition. Pursuant to Section 361 of the NSW Local Government Act 1993, Council advises the draft Code of Conduct Policy will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 1 May 2019 until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Members of the public may view the document at Council’s Administration… Find out more ...
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Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council draft Code of Meeting Practice

Council’s Draft Code of Meeting Practice is on public exhibition. Pursuant to Section 361 of the NSW Local Government Act 1993, Council advises the draft Code of Meeting Practicewill be on public exhibition from Wednesday 1 May 2019 until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Members of the public may view the document at Council’s Administration… Find out more ...
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Planned Water Outage - Wednesday, 29 May 2019 and Thursday, 30 May 2019

Public Notice - Planned Water Outage - Wednesday, 29 May 2019 and Thursday, 30 May 2019: Please be advised that on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 11:00pm, Cobar will experience a town wide planned temporary water outage. The full service to the town water supply is expected to be interrupted until 4:00am on Thursday, 30 May 2019. Cobar… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions Hours Amended - Odds & Evens System - 1 April 2019

Our water supply is currently facing a number of issues, so Council has no choice but to ask our residents and the community to save as much water as possible. This is due to: The severe drought conditions has and will affect the amount of water that we get from the Burrendong Dam. As well as the major pump at Hermidale failing… Find out more ...