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 ...

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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Far North West Joint Organisation – Air Services Tender

Far North West Joint Organisation - Air Service Tender ABOUT THE JOINT ORGANISATION: The Far North West Joint Organisation (FNWJO) comprising the Shire Councils of Bourke, Cobar and Walgett was proclaimed by the NSW Government on 12 July 2018. Joint Organisations are new Local Government entities with legal powers to support… 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 ...

Public Exhibition of Cobar Active Transport Plan

Council’s Active Transport plan is on public exhibition. Pursuant to Section 253 of the NSW Local Government Act 1993, Council advises that the Active Transport will be on public exhibition from Friday, 04 January 2019 until Thursday, 31 January 2019. Members of the public may view the document at Council’s Administration Office, 36… 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 ...