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.

Cobar Shire Council are also a member of the Far North West Joint Organisation (FNWJO). The Far North West Joint Organisation comprises the three (3) Shire Councils of Bourke, Cobar and Walgett and was established in July 2019 by proclamation of the NSW Government.

For further information on their activities please see the link below:

Latest News

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Roach baiting underway in Council sewer system

Every year Cobar Shire Council undertakes a program of scheduled pest control in the town's sewerage network. For the past eight weeks Council staff have been systematically treating the sewers to reduce the number of cockroaches. Should you have any questions about the program or any cockroach issues in your area contact Council's… Find out more ...
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Normal operating hours reinstated at Council

Cobar Shire Council's administration building will revert back to normal operating hours from today, Monday 18 January. You can come into the administration building to access a wide range of Council services from 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Customers will still have to sign in upon entry to the building. Council wishes to thank… Find out more ...
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Restrictions to shore up water security

As of Monday 14 December, Cobar Shire Council has reintroduced Level 2 water restrictions in an effort to secure the town's supply under pressure by the ailing Nyngan to Cobar Pipeline. Residents will return to the Odds and Evens system employed through the drought period, meaning homes with even street numbers water on even dates… Find out more ...
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Development Applications Currently Under Assessment

This page has information regarding development applications that are currently under assessment by Cobar Shire Council. For further information on the proposals listed below, please contact Council's Planning & Environmental Services Department on 02 6836 5888. All electronic inquiries can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Find out more ...
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Upcoming Grant Funded Projects by Cobar Shire Council

Cobar Shire Council have a number of grant funded projects coming and you have your say. Cobar Community Hub (Ward Oval) The Cobar Community Hub projects includes a new multipurpose pavilion building and an early learning precinct at Ward Oval. The existing buildings have well exceeded their use by date will be demolished and… Find out more ...