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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Love the Life We Live

A new Website has been established to encourage people to move to the Orana Region and Cobar. We want to encourage people to move to Cobar and Love the Life We Live. Please find the link below for your viewing and for further information: Find out more ...
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Keep Vigiliant for Parthenuim Weed

The weed patches of Parthenium Weed, Parthenium Hysterophorus have been found around Cobar Shire. To be able to overcome this problem weed we need Landholders to be watchful in our Shire. If and when we get rain, Parthenium Weed may emerge and may we need to quickly take action so this weed does not spread. Anyone who is wanting… Find out more ...
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Considering standing for Councillor?

Are you considering standing for Councillor in the upcoming Local Government Elections which will be held on 10 September 2016? Cobar Shire Council will be holding an information session for those who are interested in standing. However, before you start your considerations know your obligations. For more information call 1300 135… Find out more ...
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Cobar Business Awards Now Open

Nominations for the 2016 Great Cobar Business Awards are now open. There are 10 categories aimed at businesses and individuals, including: Execllence in Small Business; Excellence in Business; Business Marketing and Innovation; Tourism and Hospitality; Cobar's Favourite Tradie; Community Spirit; People's Choice for businesses; Young… Find out more ...
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Great Business Training Workshop Opportunities

There are two (2) great training opportunities coming up for Cobar Businesses. Problem Solving - Driving Business Improvement through People Be Chopping from Visual Workplace Australia will be delivering a one day workshop on Wednesday, 27 July 2016. The below form must be completed by 15 July 2016 to confirm a place. The process… Find out more ...
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Miners Memorial - Update

A community committee is working on erecting a miners memorial in Heritage Park. The Cobar Miners Memorial Steering Committee has a concept design which has been drawn up by local artist Pete Rogers. Below are the two drawing concepts of the Miners Memorial and a Feedback form. Designers will be in Cobar this month to prepare… Find out more ...