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 ...
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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 ...

We have a Winner - Council's Road Works Manager, Adrienne Pierini

Congratulations to Council's Road Works Manager, Adrienne Pierini. On Thursday 6 June 2019 the Office of Local Government hosted their 12th annual Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government. The awards were established in 2008 to recognise the outstanding efforts of women at the grassroots level of government in metropolitan… Find out more ...
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Water Update

Water Treatment Plant Commissioning and acceptance testing of the new water treatment plant is currently being undertaken. The results of testing of the filtered water by the NSW Health laboratory are expected to be received by week ending 5 July 2019. Subject to satisfactory test results the new water treatment plant will then be… Find out more ...
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Festival of the Miners Ghost and Festival Update

Festival of the Miners Ghost and Festival Updates The Festival of the Miners Ghost is going to continue as normal this year. We are looking at making changes to the Festival next year and revamping it. At this stage revamping it, could include: a name change and making it more of a mining festival. We plan to use the 150 Year… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions Hours Amended - Odds & Evens System - 29 May 2019

Our water supply is currently facing a number of issues, so Council has no choice but to ask our residents and the community to save as much water as possible. This is due to: The severe drought conditions has and will affect the amount of water that we get from the Burrendong Dam. As well as the major pump at Hermidale failing… Find out more ...