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 2015

Your invited to the Annual Cobar Festival of the Miners Ghost 2015. The festival events will kick off on Monday 19 October 2015 and will continue on until Sunday 25 October 2015. There are many events scheduled over the period, including: The Peaks of Colour Fun Run, Markets in Drummond Park, Hospital Bed Races, plus much more.… Find out more ...
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Cobar Shire Council Facebook Page

After the adoption of Council's Social Media Policy at our Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 March 2015, Cobar Shire Council wish to advise that we have created a Facebook Page to keep the Community informed of our activities, water supply interruptions, the Staff and general Council Operations. Find us… Find out more ...
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Miners Memorial Design and Feedback

The Cobar Miners Memorial Steering Committee has a concept design which has been drawn up by local artist Pete Rogers and they would like your feedback on the proposed design. Below are the two drawing concepts of the Miners Memorial and a Feedback form. A Committee is currently working through options for a new memorial to be… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 5 October 2015. 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 6pm and… Find out more ...