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 4,969 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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Survey to Influence Government Business Investment in our Shire

Whilst we know it is a hectic time of year, Council is seeking your support to complete the below survey: The survey results will influence government business investment in our shire. If our needs and priorities are not known, they cannot be funded. The NSW Government is developing the… Find out more ...

Donations Policy

Donations Policy - Call for 2018 Donation Applicants. In accordance with Council's Donations Policy and the Local Government Act 1993, Cobar Shire Council may make available to local service, cultural, sporting groups, charities and non-profit organisations which operate within Cobar Shire, or provide a benefit to the residents of… Find out more ...
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Community Consultation - Upgrade of Dalton Park

Cobar Shire Council are seeking community input into the upgrade of Dalton Park. Council have received grant funding under the Social Housing Improvement Fund ($50K) and Council has contributed ($70K). We want to increase the use of the park, create a family atmosphere and get people in the area. Key features of the upgrade include:… Find out more ...
Aus Day

Australia Day Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards. are now open. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond when representing Cobar, or someone who has spent countless hours helping our community? Nominate them today and make sure Cobar's Aussie Heroes are acknowledged this Australia Day. The theme for the 2018 Australia Day… Find out more ...

Cobar Shire Council Instagram Account

Cobar Shire Council now has a newly created Instagram account. We will be bringing you the absolute best local sights, sounds, personalities and events from our little corner of far western NSW. So please follow us, tag us or use #cobar to show us your adventures. Our Instagram account will be updated regularly, with new and… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 1 September 2017. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar: Hand held houses are permitted at any time. All fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between: 6:00pm - 8:00am… Find out more ...