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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Changes to Pet Registry set to improve user experience

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… 7033897853


The fences have gone up and the developers have rolled in to start the initial prepatory works for the redeveloped Cobar Multiple Purpose Health Facility in Woodiwiss Avenue. To get the latest news on the redevelopment read the September Newsletter. 803-594-8208

Notice of Proposed Development

Notice of Proposed Development - Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 Section 79A Cobar Shire Council has received the following integrated development application for determination as the local Consent Authority. The application was received by Council on 19 September 2018. PROPOSAL: Tailings Storage Facility Wall… Find out more ...
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Hardship Policy

Notice to Cobar Shire Graziers: Due to the current drought conditions, Cobar Shire Council wishes to advise it has a Hardship Policy which may provide options for local graziers who are having difficulty paying Council rates. Further information is available from Council's Administration Office, 36 Linsley Street Cobar or the… Find out more ...


Cobar Shire Council - Projects Update Council has been busy progressing a number of projects designed to make Cobar an even better place to live and do business. With rates income of only $3.8 million, we need to work together with government and the community to undertake major capital works projects. CURRENT PROJECTS Drummond Park… Find out more ...
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Playground Update - Dalton Park Playground

Playground Update: Dalton Park Playground Work will start next week on the Dalton Park Playground upgrade with the paths and electricals going in. The final design is now available, although inclusion of all elements will be determined by how far the budget can be stretched (the hit up wall may not get built this time around, but it… Find out more ...