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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Flood Recovery and Emergency Services Information

As a result of the recent heavy rains and flooding, Cobar Shire and other parts of the Central West have been declared a Natural Disaster Area. If you have been affected by the recent flooding, you may want to investigate some of the services and assistance that have been made available, including: mental health and crisis support… Find out more ...
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Council's Economic Taskforce

Council has appointed ten community representatives to the Economic Taskforce. The Taskforce advises Council on economic development matters and identifies processes and projects that will assist to broaden and improve the economic base of Cobar Shire. Interested members of the community are encouraged to discuss their ideas or seek… Find out more ...
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Australia Day Awards 2017

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Australia Day Awards. The categories for the 2017 Australia Day Awards were: Sports Person Award, Services to Sport Award, Community Event of the Year, Bossie Mitchell Service to the Community Award, Kerrigundi Award, Citizen Award and Young Citizen Award. The Sports Person of the Year… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 13 February 2017. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar An "odds and evens' system has been introduced: If your house is an even number, you can water on even dates, ie 2nd, 4th, 6th of the… Find out more ...
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Media Release - Water Restrictions

Cobar's Water Restrictions have been tightened and will be enforced. From 13 February 2017 an 'odds and evens' system is being introduced. If your house number is an even number, you can water on even dates, ie 2nd, 4th, 6th of the month. If your house number is odd, you can water on the odd dates, ie 1st, 3rd,5th of the month.… Find out more ...