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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Festival of the Miners Ghost 2016

Your invited to the Annual Cobar Festival of the Miners Ghost 2016. It will be fun for the whole family. The festival events will kick off on Monday 25 October 2016 and will continue on until Sunday 30 October 2016. There are many events scheduled over the period, including: A Night to Dismember, Peaks of Colour Fun Run, Markets in… Find out more ...

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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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 ...
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Economic Study Surveys

Cobar Shire Council is preparing an Economic Development Action Plan as part of their new economic strategy. To help develop this project, we are looking for residents and businesses to take part in surveys. The information we collect will inform our project of what brought you to Cobar, what do you like about Cobar and what things… 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 ...