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.


14 Dec 2018 2:47 PM -

Red Alert extended in the Lower Murray River for the Mildura weir pool and Wentworth weir pool.

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been extended for the Murray River at the Mildura weir pool fr...

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21 Dec 2018 2:00 PM -


Australia Day Breakfast at the Buronga Wetlands 26th January 2019, hosted by the Buronga Gol Gol & District Lions Club. Everyone is welcome to come...

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Extreme Weather - Transfer Stations

25 Jan 2018 1:58 PM -

Waste Transfer Stations - Heat Policy with impending heat conditions

Residents, ratepayers and the general public are advised that the Dareton, Wentworth & Pomona Transfer Stations will be closed from 12 noon on days for...

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Donations, Contributions & Grants

17 Jul 2018 9:20 AM -

Council wishes to advise that the next round of applications to access Council’s Donations, Contributions and Grants funding is now open. Application forms are available from the Council office, the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre, or...

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17 Jan 2019 5:15 PM -

Community Consultation

Local Environment Plan 2011 - Amendment No. 15

In accordance with Sections 56(2)(c) and 57 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Wentworth Shire Cou...

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Management of Fruit Flies in New South Wales

1 Feb 2017 2:10 PM -

Queensland fruit flies (QFF) pose a biosecurity threat to fruit production in New South Wales (NSW). The management of this pest and the related market access is a shared responsibility between growers, packers, local councils, industry groups, st...

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