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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Love the Life We Live

A new Website has been established to encourage people to move to the Orana Region and Cobar. We want to encourage people to move to Cobar and Love the Life We Live. Please find the link below for your viewing and for further information: Find out more ...
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Update on NBN Service - Cobar

The planning phase to bring the NBN to Cobar is due to commence in February 2016, with representatives coming to Cobar to talk to Council and the Community. The planning process takes around 12 months before construction can commence in the first quarter of 2017. The NBN will provide Council with quarterly updates and these will be… Find out more ...
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Keep Vigiliant for Parthenuim Weed

The weed patches of Parthenium Weed, Parthenium Hysterophorus have been found around Cobar Shire. To be able to overcome this problem weed we need Landholders to be watchful in our Shire. If and when we get rain, Parthenium Weed may emerge and may we need to quickly take action so this weed does not spread. Anyone who is wanting… Find out more ...

Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council 2016/2017 Annual Operational Plan

Council’s 2016/2017 Draft Annual Operational Plan and Budget is on public exhibition. The Report includes the 2016/ 2017 Annual Operational Plan, Revenue Policy, Fees and Charges and Budget. In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the… Find out more ...
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Miners Memorial - Update

A community committee is working on erecting a miners memorial in Heritage Park. The Cobar Miners Memorial Steering Committee has a concept design which has been drawn up by local artist Pete Rogers. Below are the two drawing concepts of the Miners Memorial and a Feedback form. Designers will be in Cobar this month to prepare… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 29 April 2016. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar, Euabalong and Euabalong West: Hand held hoses at any time, all fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 4pm and… Find out more ...