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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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 ...

Changes to Pet Registry set to improve user experience

The State Government is launching a new and improved Pet Registry website to make the experience for people registering cats and dogs a lot easier. Public users of the Registry will soon notice the website has a fresh look, enhanced navigation and a range of great new features. The upgraded website will make it easier to register… Find out more ...

Preparation works underway at hospital redevelopment site

The fences have gone up and the developers have rolled in to start the initial prepatory works for the redeveloped Cobar Multiple Purpose Health Facility in Woodiwiss Avenue. To get the latest news on the redevelopment read the September Newsletter. 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 ...
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Cobar Shire Council Projects Update

Cobar Shire Council - Projects Update Council has been busy progressing a number of projects designed to make Cobar an even better place to live and do business. With rates income of only $3.8 million, we need to work together with government and the community to undertake major capital works projects. CURRENT PROJECTS Drummond Park… Find out more ...
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Annual Street Christmas Parade

SAVE THE DATE!! Council are calling on all community groups and individuals to get into the Christmas spirit and make a float for this years Christmas Parade.. The annual Christmas Gala Night will be held on Thursday, 6 December 2018 along Marshall Street. It is a great opportunity to participate in this event. You can walk, dance,… Find out more ...