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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Social Plan

Development Approval for Public Consultation

Cobar Shire Council has received the following development application for referral to the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) for their determination as the Consent Authority. PROPOSAL: New Health Service Facility & Alterations/Additions to Existing Aged Care FacilityPROPERTY: Lilliane Brady Village 2 Nullamutt Street, Cobar NSW… Find out more ...

House Numbering

The Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) have recognised that there are homes in the Shire without adequate numbering. Is your house well numbered? Would the emergency services be able to locate you in an emergency? Could a freight company or business easily make a delivery? Could a friend that is new to town find your house?… Find out more ...
Cobar Sign

Water Treatment Plant Update

Construction on the new Water Treatment Plant has commenced with clearing of the site undertaken. Laurie Curran Water Pty Ltd (the Contractors who have been awarded the project) are on site and the plans are being finalised. The entrance road is currently being constructed. This project is expected to take 18 months to complete.… Find out more ...

Cobar Shire Council Instagram Account

Cobar Shire Council now has a newly created Instagram account. We will be bringing you the absolute best local sights, sounds, personalities and events from our little corner of far western NSW. So please follow us, tag us or use #cobar to show us your adventures. Our Instagram account will be updated regularly, with new and… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 1 September 2017. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar: Hand held houses are permitted at any time. All fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between: 6:00pm - 8:00am… Find out more ...