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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Have your say on short-term rental accommodation reforms

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the Department of Customer Service are seeking feedback on the draft instruments and Regulations that will introduce the state-wide planning framework and mandatory Code of Conduct for short-term-rental accommodation (STRA).Feedback is welcomed from the community, government… Find out more ...

Residents invited to view proposal for Great Cobar Water Pipeline Project

Cobar Shire Council has received an integrated development application for the Great Cobar Water Pipeline Project. The application has been registered as 2019/LD-00024. You are invited to make a written submission addressing any concerns or comments you feel require consideration by Council. The application and associated documents… Find out more ...

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 highlighted 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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Council considers application to expand Cobar Mine Workers Village

Cobar Shire Council has received a development application for the Expansion of the Cobar Mine Workers Village at Lot 991 Barrier Highway, Cobar. The application has been registered as 2019/LD-00023. You are invited to make a written submission addressing any concerns or comments you feel require consideration by Council. The… Find out more ...
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STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES FUND – ROUND 3: The Stronger Country Communities Fund aims to provide projects that will improve the lives of people who live in regional areas. Cobar Shire Council is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from incorporated not for profit organisations for project proposals under the funding regime.… 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 ...