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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Local Input Sought for Health Needs Survey

Residents of the Cobar Shire will have the opportunity to have their say on local health priorities with the launch of an online health needs survey.Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) in partnership with the Western and Far West Local Health Districts is conducting the comprehensive survey of community views about health… Find out more ...
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Hardship Policy

Notice to Cobar Shire Graziers: Due to the current drought conditions, Cobar Shire Council wishes to advise it has a Hardship Policy which may provide options for local graziers who are having difficulty paying Council rates. Further information is available from Council's Administration Office, 36 Linsley Street Cobar or the… Find out more ...
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Media Release - Cross Border Tourism Promotion

Media Release - Cross Border Tourism Promotion The Mayors and General Managers of the North West New South Wales Councils of Bourke, Cobar Brewarrina and Walgett and South West Queensland Councils of Balonne, Paroo and Bulloo Shires met on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 to gauge the interest in identifying and developing a number of cross… Find out more ...
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Cobar Shire Council Projects Update

Cobar Shire Council - Projects Update Council has been busy progressing a number of projects designed to make Cobar an even better place to live and do business. With rates income of only $3.8 million, we need to work together with government and the community to undertake major capital works projects. CURRENT PROJECTS Drummond Park… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions have changed as of Monday, 16 April 2018. 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: 4:00pm -… Find out more ...
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Media Release - $295,603 to Preserve the Great Cobar Heritage Centre

$295,603 TO PRESERVE THE GREAT COBAR HERITAGE CENTRE Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries with Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall today announced Cobar Shire Council has successfully secured $295,603 in funding as part of the first round of the NSW Government’s $100m Regional Cultural Fund (RCF). Preservation of the… Find out more ...