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Cobar's Water Restrictions will be tightened and will be enforced. With the current drought conditions currently affecting the supply of water from Burrendong Dam to Cobar Shire and temperatures rising, Cobar Shire Council will be commencing tough, but necessary water restrictions over the summer period as a precautionary measure to conserve water. Burrendong Dam, which is where our water comes from, is currently at 19.4% and falling.

 From 1 DECEMBER 2018 an 'odds and evens' system is being introduced. 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 (all handheld hoses, fixed sprinklers and irrigation systems) can occur between 6am and 9am and 6pm to 9pm 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.


If you have any questions or enquiries regarding the above matters please contact Kym Miller 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.



Know somebody who embodies community spirit? Do you know a top-notch sportsman or woman, or a volunteer who works tireless in the background?

Nominations for the annual Australia Day awards are now open.

There are a number of categories including:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen Award
  • Sports Person Award
  • Services to Sports Award
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Bossie Mitchell Service to the Community Award; and the
  • Kerrigundi Award.

Nominations close Friday, 18 January.

To nominate you can download the forms or drop into the Council Administration Building in Linsley St.

Council MeetingCobar Shire Council will be holding a By-Election on Saturday, 8 December 2018 to fill the casual Councillor vacancy following the resignation of Councillor Greg Martin.

It is compulsory for Australian citizens who are residents in the Cobar local government area, 18 years of age or older to enrol and vote. The penalty for not voting is $55.

Voting will take place on Saturday, 8 December 2018 between the hours of 8am and 6pm.

Polling Places:

Cobar - Cobar Public School - 6-8 Blakey Street, Cobar

Euabalong - Euabalong Community Centre - 29 Lachlan Street, Euabalong

Murryn Bridge - Murrin Bridge Pre-School - Riverside Drive, Murrin Bridge

Pre-polling and postal voting options are also available.

Cobar Shire Council have had three (3) candidates nominate:

- Ben Hewlett;

- Kate Winders;

- John Stingemore.

If you require further information on the By-Election please visit the NSW Electoral Commissions website:


Street ParadeSAVE THE DATE!!

Council are calling on all community groups and individuals to get into the Christmas spirit and make a float for this years Christmas Parade..

The annual Christmas Gala Night will be held on Thursday, 6 December 2018 along Marshall Street.

It is a great opportunity to participate in this event. You can walk, dance, ride or create a float.

You can promote your group and have fun at the same time. 

There will be markets, food stalls, entertainment and Santa photos.

It will be a great night. We hope to see you all there.

For further information contact Council's Manager Tourism and Public Relations, John Martin on 6836 5888.

pdf_logo  Christmas Parade Entry Form and Guidelines


The State Government is launching a new and improved Pet Registry website to make the experience for people registering cats and dogs a lot easier.

Public users of the Registry will soon notice the website has a fresh look, enhanced navigation and a range of great new features.

The upgraded website will make it easier to register pets, return lost animals to their owners and improve animal welfare outcomes in line with recent changes to Companion Animals legislation.

To find out more check out the details attached or watch the YouTube video or check out the latest newsletter.