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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Hopes for a Wellness Centre in Cobar

As our population ages, the burden on the health system increases. However, in Cobar we are hoping to turn this around. The Community Services Forum Team are keen to establish a Wellness Clinic in Cobar - a 'one stop shop' that brings together Allied Health Professionals and complimentary Health Practioners who can work alongside… Find out more ...

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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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 ...

Australia Day Nomination Forms

Council is calling for nominations for the annual Australia Day Awards in the areas of: sport, community service, Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. This is a great way to recognise the outstanding efforts of those within our community. On 26 January 2016 make sure that the people you think deserve to win are… 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 ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 5 October 2015. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar, Euabalong and Euabalong West: Hand held hoses at any time, all fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 6pm and… Find out more ...