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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Australia Day 2019 nomination forms out now

Know somebody who embodies community spirit? Do you know a top-notch sportsman or woman, or a volunteer who works tireless in the background? Nominations for the annual Australia Day awards are now open. There are a number of categories including: Citizen of the Year Young Citizen Award Sports Person Award Services to Sports Award… Find out more ...
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Changes to Pet Registry set to improve user experience

The State Government is launching a new and improved Pet Registry website to make the experience for people registering cats and dogs a lot easier. Public users of the Registry will soon notice the website has a fresh look, enhanced navigation and a range of great new features. The upgraded website will make it easier to register… Find out more ...
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Hardship Policy

Notice to Cobar Shire Graziers: Due to the current drought conditions, Cobar Shire Council wishes to advise it has a Hardship Policy which may provide options for local graziers who are having difficulty paying Council rates. Further information is available from Council's Administration Office, 36 Linsley Street Cobar or the… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions - Odds & Evens System - 1 December 2018

Cobar's Water Restrictions will be tightened and will be enforced. With the current drought conditions currently affecting the supply of water from Burrendong Dam to Cobar Shire and temperatures rising, Cobar Shire Council will be commencing tough, but necessary water restrictions over the summer period as a precautionary measure to… Find out more ...