Council has an obligation to protect the privacy of site users. This statement describes what information is collected, and why.

Thank you for visiting the Cobar Shire Council Online site ( and reviewing our privacy statement, provided in accordance with the Guidelines for Government Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner.

Cobar Shire Council respects and protects the privacy of users. This statement tells you how we collect information and how we use it.

Statistical information

If you visit the Cobar Shire Council Online site to read or download information, the following information will be recorded for statistical purposes:

  • Your server's address.
  • The name of the top-level domain from which you access the Internet (for example, .gov, .com, .edu, .org, .au, .nz etc).
  • The type of browser you use.
  • The date and time you accessed our site.
  • The pages you accessed and the documents downloaded.
  • The previous Internet address from which you linked directly to our site.
  • The Internet address to which you link directly from our site.

The above information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, discover what information is most and least used, determine technical design specifications, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.


A cookie is a piece of information that an Internet web site sends to your browser when you access information at that site. The Cobar Shire Council Online site does not use cookies on any public areas of the site. For more information about Cookies and their use, please see the Cookies section on the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner site.
Contacting the Cobar Shire Council online by email

The Cobar Shire Council will only record your e-mail address if you choose to send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it. We will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it without your consent.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. Cobar Shire Council is not responsible for the privacy practice or the content of such websites.

Whilst Cobar Shire Council is committed to a quality service to its members and makes every attempt to ensure accuracy, currency and reliability of the data contained in these documents, changes in circumstances after time of publication may impact on the quality of this information.

It is the responsibility of the user to make his/her own decisions about the correctness of information found. Confirmation of the information may be sought from originating authors or organisations providing the information.

Other sites Cobar Shire Council has no control over the content of material accessible on any site cross-referenced. It accordingly is the responsibility of the Internet user to make their own decisions about the relevance or accuracy, currency and reliability of information found on those sites.

In addition, Cobar Shire Council does not necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information expressed at linked sites. They have been set up as information sources only.

Council reserves Copyright on its publications. The content of this site is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part of any such content may be reproduced, modified, adapted or published in any way for any commercial purposes whatsoever.

Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction and copyright should be addressed in writing to:

General Manager
Cobar Shire Council
PO Box 223

Cobar RacesCobar Shire Council's News & Info section has a variety of information in the areas of employment at Council, access to information, Cobar Shire's community profile, events calendar, local weather and google maps.

All Council's current positions vacant are advertised within Council's Employment section. There is also very detailed information for readers on applying for a job with Council.

Under the new Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 Council is now required to make certain government information publicly available on its website. The Access to Information page provides details on open access information.

Cobar Shire's community profile was a joint project with Dubbo City Council and the councils of the Orana region and is designed to inform readers on statistical data of the Cobar Shire in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary.

The Events Calendar lists all the upcoming events within Cobar and surrounding areas that they are aware of. Readers can click on the title of event to view the full description of events. Anyone wishing to add an event to Council's Events Calendar can do so by calling Council's Customer Service Officer, Ms Gemma Bain on (02) 6836 5888.

An easy to use local weather and google maps page is also included in this section.