Wentworth is truly one of Australia’s great meeting places.

Wentworth was named after the New South Wales explorer and politician William Charles Wentworth. The area was proclaimed a municipality on January 23, 1879. Wentworth is the region's oldest settlement located at the junction of Australia's two largest rivers, the Murray and the Darling.


Wentworth Shire covers an area of 2,616,926 hectares (26,000 sq km) and has a population of approximately 8,000 people. The southern boundary (along the Murray River) has the greatest population density in the townships of Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga and Gol Gol. Wentworth is situated 1,075 km from Sydney, 585 km from Melbourne and 420 km from Adelaide and is located within New South Wales, on the border of Victoria.

EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF BUNNERUNGEE CREEK BRIDGE SILVER CITY HIGHWAY

24 Oct 2019 11:13 AM -

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on Bunnerungee Creek Bridge, 65 kilometres north of Wentworth.

The Silver City Highway is currently closed between Broken Hill and Wentworth to through traffic. Road closure point...

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Wentworth Shire residents can now opt to receive rate notices by email

23 Aug 2019 1:00 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council ratepayers can now register to receive future rate notices via email instead of post. Wentworth Shire has approximately 4,000 rateable assessments and 90% of these still receive hard copy rate...

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EARLY CLOSURE NOTIFICATION

2 Dec 2019 7:30 AM -

Please be advised that Adelaide and Darling Street Council Offices, Council Depots, Workshop and Landfill sites, Midway Centre, all Libraries and the Visitor Information Centre will be closing at 2pm on Friday 13 Dec...

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WaterNSW - BLUE GREEN ALGAE RED ALERT FOR MILDURA WEIR POOL ON THE MURRAY RIVER

4 Dec 2019 12:00 PM -

The Murray Sunraysia Regional Algal Coordinating Committee today issued a red alert (high alert) warning for blue-green algae in the Murray River at the Mildura Weir Pool (Lock 11 to Bruce’s Bend Boat Ramp). This ...

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PUBLIC NOTICE

9 Nov 2019 8:00 AM - Great Murray Darling Junction Reserve

NOTIFICATION OF TEMPORARY RESERVE CLOSURE

Residents are advised that the reserve known as Great Murray Darling Junction Reserve (Wentworth Ski Reserve) will close for landscaping and infrastructure works effective 18t...

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Public Exhibition of Strategic Planning Documents

23 Nov 2019 7:00 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council Local Strategic Planning Statement

Wentworth Shire Council has prepared a shire wide draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) in collaboration with the Chief P...

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