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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Development Applications Currently Under Assessment

This page has information regarding development applications that are currently under assessment by Cobar Shire Council. For further information on the proposals listed below, please contact Council's Planning & Environmental Services Department on 02 6836 5888. All electronic inquiries can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Find out more ...
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COVID-19 Update: Service Closures

Cobar Shire Council COVID-19 Update: Service Closures In accordance with directives from the Government, the Cobar Youth and Fitness Centre, Great Cobar Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre are now all closed and the Cobar Shire & TAFE Library will reopen on 1 June for limited opening hours. The Council Administration… Find out more ...
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Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Council’s Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2020-2024 is on public exhibition. Pursuant to Section 361 of the NSW Local Government Act 1993, Council advises the draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2020-2024 will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 3 June 2019 until Wednesday 1 July 2020. Members of the public may view the… Find out more ...
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Upcoming Grant Funded Projects by Cobar Shire Council

Cobar Shire Council have a number of grant funded projects coming and you have your say. Ward Oval Infrastructure Upgrade Works to be completed in 2020. This project has been jointly funded by the Cobar Shire Council and the NSW Growing Local Economies Funding Drought Stimulus Package. Concept Plans - Ward Oval 998 KB Ward Oval - 3D… Find out more ...
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Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council 2020/2021 Annual Operational Plan and Budget

Council’s 2020/2021 Draft Annual Operational Plan and Budget is on public exhibition. The Report includes the 2020/2021 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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Notice of Public Meeting - Annual Operational Plan, Revenue Policy, Fees and Charges & Budget

Cobar Shire Council will be holding a Public Meeting on the 2020/2021 Draft Annual Operational Plan, Revenue Policy, Fees and Charges and Budget and we want you to have your say on any concerns that you may have. The Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 starting at 6:00pm. The Meeting will be held at the Cobar… Find out more ...