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 4,647 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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Legal access routes for Heavy Vehicles through Cobar

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… Find out more ...

Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council 2019/2020 Annual Operational Plan and Budget

Council’s 2019/2020 Draft Annual Operational Plan and Budget is on public exhibition. The Report includes the 2019/ 2020 Annual Operational Plan, Revenue Policy, Fees and Charges and Budget. 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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Notice of Public Meeting - Annual Operational Plan, Revenue Policy, Fees and Charges & Budget

Cobar Shire Council will be holding a Public Meeting on the 2019/2020 Draft Annual Operational Plan, Revenue Policy, Fees and Charges and Budget and we want you to come along and have your say on any concerns that you may. The Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 starting at 6:00pm. The Meeting will be held at the… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions Hours Amended - Odds & Evens System - 29 May 2019

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… Find out more ...