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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Progress Update on Cobar's Multipurpose Health Service Redevelopment

The application process for the $24 million multipurpose health service upgrade is moving along, with works expected to start in the first half of this year.Health Infrastructure NSW has released the first of it's scheduled community updates citing a number of key developments, including the rezoning of land around the hospital and… Find out more ...
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Water Treatment Plant Update

Construction of the new Water Treatment Plant has commenced.The current works at the site include clearing of the land and a new access road constructed, while the contractor has started pouring tanks.These upgrades are being largely funded by the NSW Government, with $7.8 million coming from the Resources for Regions program and… Find out more ...
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What is Youth Week?

Youth Week began as a NSW Government Inititiative in 1989 and has since grown to be a celebration of young people in every state and territory across the country. It is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across NSW and Australia. Following the success of the NSW Youth Week program, Youth Week became a… 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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Australia Day Award Recipients 2018

Cobar Shire Council are pleased to announce our 2018 Australia Day Award Recipients. The judging panel had a number of strong entries and we wish to congratulate all who were nominated. The categories for the 2018 Australia Day Awards were: Sports Person Award, Services to Sport Award, Community Event of the Year, Bossie Mitchell… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions - Odds & Evens System Introduced

Cobar's Water Restrictions have been tightened and will be enforced. From 10 JANUARY 2018 an 'odds and evens' system is being introduced. If your house number is an even number, you can water on even dates, ie 2nd, 4th, 6th of the month. If your house number is odd, you can water on the odd dates, ie 1st, 3rd, 5th of the month.… Find out more ...