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 4,969 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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Swimming Pool Splash Park

New BBQ and Picnic Areas for the Pool

Council has applied for funding to construct two new picnic areas at the pool. In recent seasons, families have wanted to hold parties near the slide so that they can watch their kids on the slide from the party. Consequently, we're proposing to build a new shade structure to the north of the slide (6m*8m). The existing barbeque at… Find out more ...

Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council Liquid Trade Waste Policy

Council’s Liquid Trade Waste Policy is on public exhibition. The Policy will be on puclic exhibition for 28 days following the Council Resolution at its September Ordinary Council Meeting. In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the… Find out more ...
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Festival of the Miners Ghost

Festival of the Miners Ghost 2017 The program for the Festival of the Miners Ghost has just been released and there is a great array of events for you to get involved with. Festival events will run from Monday, 24 October 2017 until Sunday, 29 October 2017. There is something for the whole family. The Festival will kick off with the… Find out more ...
Council Meeting

Guidelines for Speaking at Council Meetings

Council at its June Ordinary Council Meeting adopted the Guidelines for Speaking at Council Meetings and Request to Address Council Form. Any member of the public can request to address the Council either in relation to an agenda or any other item. Members of the public may view the document at Council’s Administration Office, 36… Find out more ...
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Cobar Airport Master Plan Information Sessions

Cobar Airport Master Plan - Have your say on the Future of Cobar Regional Airport. Cobar Shire Council strives to operate the Cobar Airport at a high standard, we need to ensure that it delivers maximum benefits to our community and is viable into the future. Council is developing and Airport Master Plan to determine the long-term… 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 September 2017. 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: 6:00pm - 8:00am… Find out more ...