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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Flood Recovery and Emergency Services Information

As a result of the recent heavy rains and flooding, Cobar Shire and other parts of the Central West have been declared a Natural Disaster Area. If you have been affected by the recent flooding, you may want to investigate some of the services and assistance that have been made available, including: mental health and crisis support… Find out more ...
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Council's Economic Taskforce

Council has appointed ten community representatives to the Economic Taskforce. The Taskforce advises Council on economic development matters and identifies processes and projects that will assist to broaden and improve the economic base of Cobar Shire. Interested members of the community are encouraged to discuss their ideas or seek… Find out more ...
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Australia Day Awards 2017

Entries are now open for the 2017 Cobar Shire Council Australia Day Awards. Cobar Shire Council are encouraging residents to nominate an unsuing hero who makes a valuable contribution to their neighbourhood or local community. We would like to encourage everyone to think about the individuals and groups who make a difference to… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 27 October 2016. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar Hand held hoses at any time, all fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 5pm and 9am daily. No car washing… Find out more ...
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Media Release - Works Being Undertaken on Sewerage Works

The wet season has resulted in the Sewerage Treatment Plant having higher than normal inflow rates over the last couple of months. The high flow rates resulted in the sewer system being washed and flushed out, depositing a large amount of rubbish into the Sewerage Treatment Plant. As a result, oxygen levels within the plant have… Find out more ...