Aus DayCobar's Australia Day Celebrations will be held on Saturday, 26 January 2018 at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool.

There are a number of activities planned and we would greatly appreciate if you would come and celebrate with us.

We are a nation of stories and each the owner of our own tales. They are formed by our experiences, backgrounds, ancestors and communities.

All our stories are made to be shared amd we weave them together to shape our home, Australia.

Australia Day is an opportunity for Cobar to come together in the spirit of friendship and harmony, showcasing the unique and diverse culture that makes us Australian.

Lets commemorate this Australia Day in a way that reflects our connection with Australia, whether that be as an Indigenous Australian, as a newly immigrated Australian or as an Australian-born citizen. No matter where people come from or their experience in Australia, our national day is a day for everyone. 

We are please to announce that our Australia Day Ambassador is Brad Farmer.

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Needing to give your business a boost? Want your ranking to appear higher in Google search? Then we have something for you.

Cobar Shire Council is preparing it's annual Business Directory and is inviting local business - new or established -  to get onboard.

It's simple to register.

Download the directory listing form, fill in the business details and select which categories you'd like your business to appear in.

Your can then drop your forms in at our Administration Building in Linsley St or send them via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cobar Shire Council has released a Heavy Vehicle Access Route map for trucks exceeding 12 tonnes.

The highlight portions of the map outline where it is legal for trucks to pass.

Heavy vehicle motorists are urged to contact council on (02) 6836 5888 if they require access into other areas of the township road network.

Click here to view the map.

Cobar SignFar North West Joint Organisation - Air Service Tender

ABOUT THE JOINT ORGANISATION: The Far North West Joint Organisation (FNWJO) comprising the Shire Councils of Bourke, Cobar and Walgett was proclaimed by the NSW Government on 12 July 2018. Joint Organisations are new Local Government entities with legal powers to support Councils to work together for better outcomes for rural and regional residents in NSW.

Joint Organisations are an important initiative by the NSW Government to build stronger councils and improve service delivery and infrastructure across rural and regional communities. Joint Organisations will be pivotal in the way that local and state governments work together to plan and deliver important investment in regional services and infrastructure.

ABOUT THE TENDER: In establishing the FNWJO, the NSW Government has provided funding that covers (among other items) the re-establishment of air services to Bourke, Cobar, Walgett and/or Lightning Ridge. The funding for the re-establishment of these critical air services by the NSW Government is acknowledged by the FNWJO.

The FNWJO has now developed a Request for Tender (RFT), opening 18 December 2018, which invites suitably qualified and experienced aviation parties to tender to provide air services to the communities of the Far North West of NSW.

The RFT provides that the successful Tenderer will deliver air services (for specific routes) based on a model involving an underwriting of operational costs, and a ‘profit’ share. Tenderers will be required to submit a Conforming Tender based on this model. However, Tenderers may (and are encouraged to do so) submit Alternative Tenders which may involve different routes and different commercial models. The Board of the Joint Organisation would like to hear innovative ideas from the market to achieve the goal of establishing sustainable long-term Western NSW air services.

RFT DOCUMENTATION AND REGISTRATION: Tender documents can be obtained via the Tenderlink portal for Cobar Shire Council ( and following Tenderlink registration.

ENQUIRIES: Tender enquiries should be made to the Joint Organisation’s Project Officer, Mr Mark Riley via the online Tenderlink forum.

TENDER SUBMISSIONS: Completed responses shall be submitted via the electronic Tender Box All completed submissions lodged in the Electronic Tender Box MUST be submitted as specified within the tender documentation. Tenders that do not follow this requirement will be regarded as non-conforming tenders AND MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED.

BRIEFING SESSION: An optional Briefing Session has been arranged for prospective tenderers in this matter to be held at 10:00am on Tuesday 8 January 2018 in the meeting room at Dubbo City Regional Airport Terminal. There is NO obligation for prospective tenderers to attend this briefing session.

LODGEMENT OF SUBMISSIONS: Respondents will receive a Successful Submission Receipt timed and dated upon completion of an electronic submission through Tenderlink

Should Tenderlink assistance be required please use the online manual on the portal under Support/ Omline Manuals/ Making a Submisison, by contacting Tenderlink Customer Support on 1800 233 533 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLOSING DATE AND TIME: Tenders will be received up to 10:00am on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Submissions must be fully received by this time. The Joint Organisation is not obliged to accept any Tender, even if that Tender has the lowest price. Please refer to the Tender documentation for details. Late, verbal or emailed tenders will not be accepted.

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Our water supply is currently facing a number of issues, so Council has no choice but to ask our residents and the community to save as much water as possible. This is due to:

  • The severe drought conditions has and will affect the amount of water that we get from the Burrendong Dam.
  • As well as the major pump at Hermidale failing (this has been sent off to be repaired). The Cobar Water Board has acted quickly and has leased a large diesel pump in order to keep up with the required flow of water (190L/per second) from Nyngan to Cobar.

With the current drought conditions currently affecting the supply of water from Burrendong Dam to Cobar Shire and significantly high temperatures that we are experiencing, Cobar Shire Council will need to introduce tougher, but necessary water restrictions until further notice as a precautionary measure to conserve water.

From 29 MAY 2019 the 'odds and evens' system will continue. However, with an amended time spans. 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 with reduced time spans.

Watering by handheld hoses ONLY (NO fixed sprinklers or irrigation systems) can occur between 4pm to 8pm ONLY. There should be no outside watering other than during these times.

NO car washing permitted on hard surfaces.

These measures are in order to ensure the water supply to Cobar does not reach critical levels which will require more severe restrictions such as a complete ban on outside watering.

Council appreciates your assistance in this matter. If residents continue to ignore the water restrictions, fines will be issued.


The three Mines have been asked to begin reducing the amount of water they use as well as Council reducing or stopping watering our parks.

The Council together with the Cobar Water Board will keep the community informed on a regular basis on how our water usage and availabilty is going.

Please note: That our previous restrictions were not always followed by some and this time the new restrictions will be enforced.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding the above matters please contact Peter Vlatko or Eric Poga at Council on (02) 6836 5888 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.