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Welcome to the Shire of Wentworth

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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. More»


Wentworth Celebrates Australia Day [01/02/16]
The Wentworth Shire Council has this year announced joint recipients for its Citizen of the Year Award awarding both David Dawes and Audrey McPherson wit the top honour.

Extraordinary Meeting of Council [18/12/15]
There will be an extraordinary meeting of Council on Tuesday 22 December 2015 commencing at 5.

Early Closure - Shire Office and Depot [18/12/15]

Please be advised that the Wentworth Shire Council Office and Depot will be closing at 2.

2014-2015 Annual Report to the Community [30/11/15]
The 2014-2015 Annual Report to the Community has been uploaded to the website.

Council business papers uploaded [13/11/15]

The next Council meeting is to be held on Wednesday 18 November commencing at 10.

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