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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What is Youth Week?

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… 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 ...
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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 ...
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Water Restrictions - Odds & Evens System being 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 ...