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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Australia Day Awards 2020

5 Aug 2019 9:54 AM - Nominations open on 19 August 2019

AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

Wentworth Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals and community organisation or groups within our region.

We want to recognise the outstanding se...

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Donations, Contributions & Grants - August Recipients Announced

29 Aug 2019 9:20 AM -

Over $26,000.00 has been allocated during the August round of Council’s 2019/20 Donations, Contributions and Grants Program. Successful applicants were:

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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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CEMETERIES CLEANUP

25 Sep 2019 11:30 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council will undertake a general clean-up at Coomealla Memorial Gardens, Gol Gol, Pooncarie & Wentworth Cemeteries during the month of December 2019.

Memorabilia, plants and flowers that a...

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