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.

WENTWORTH SHIRE COUNCIL 2020 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

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CITIZEN OF THE YEAR - Ted O’Shannessy

YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR - Lucy Cullinan

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD - Bob Jolley

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR - Neomai Burton

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JAMES KING PARK PUBLIC TOILET CLOSURE

7 Feb 2020 1:30 PM -

As part of the Stronger Country Community Funding projects, Council will be undertaking building and facility upgrades at the James King Park public toilet. The facility will be fenced and closed off to the public s...

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BLUE-GREEN ALGAE UPDATE

4 Feb 2020 12:30 PM -

A red alert level warning (high alert) has been issued on the Darling River at Burtundy and Ellerslie.

A red alert level warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they may be coming into direct c...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC EXHIBITION

22 Feb 2020 10:00 AM - Classification of Land

In accordance with Section 34 of the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA) Wentworth Shire Council hereby gives notice of a proposed resolution to classify the land described in the following schedule as Operational, pursu...

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NIGHT WORK ON ABBOTSFORD BRIDGE BETWEEN TUESDAY 16 MARCH AND 8 MAY 2020

22 Feb 2020 11:00 AM - 11.00PM - 6.00AM

Essential maintenance work is being carried out on Abbotsford Bridge over the Murray River to provide a safer road surface for all road users.

What are we doing?

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