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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Promoting Better Practice Review Report

A Promoting Better Practice Review of Cobar Shire Council was undertaken in February/ March 2013 by the Division of Local Government. The Promoting Better Practice Program aims to assist in strengthening the local government sector by assessing performance and promoting continuous improvement. This report identifies where better… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 1 May 2014. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar: Hand held hoses are permitted at any time. All fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 4pm and 10am daily. No car… Find out more ...
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Cobar Shire Council Submission on the Final Report of the NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel October 2013 - Revitalising Local Government

The NSW Government set up an Independent Review of Local Government in 2012. The Review Panel was tasked with looking at ways to strengthen the effectiveness of local government in NSW. The Review included three rounds of consultation, as well as extensive research into council finances, service delivery, local government boundaries… Find out more ...
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Grant Available to Relocate to Cobar

People wishing to relocate to Cobar from the metropolitan areas of NSW are eligible to receive $7000 from the NSW Government under their Regional Relocation Grant scheme. The scheme will operate for four years commencing 1 July 2011 and will provide eligible applicants a one-off payment to assist them with the cost of relocating… Find out more ...