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.

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Proposed Changes to the Boundaries of the Curlwaa and Coomealla Localities

18 Jan 2017 10:32 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council has resolved to review the boundaries of the Curlwaa and Coomealla localities.

Maps showing the proposed change are available to view here or in person at t...

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Community Kitchen Grant

13 Jan 2017 4:00 PM -

Does your Community Kitchen need a facelift?

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is giving rural and regional NSW comm...

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Total Fire Ban

12 Jan 2017 4:42 PM -

The NSW Rural Fire Service have advised there is a TOTAL FIRE BAN for FRIDAY 13th JANUARY 2017 for the South Western Forecast Area/Lower Western District, Wentworth...

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Business Papers for Ordinary Council Meeting to be held 18 January 2017

12 Jan 2017 3:46 PM -

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 18 January 2017 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 10.00am. The agenda and

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Med Students to Experience Rural Life

9 Jan 2017 11:35 AM -

Fourteen rural councils along with the Country Women’s Association of NSW are sponsoring medical students to undertake placements in country towns as part of the NSW Rural Doctors Network commitment to attracting and retaining medi...

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Cancer Council Information and Support Services

1 Jan 2017 12:36 PM -

Cancer Council is here to support people this festive season

The holiday season can pose many challenges for peopl...

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Flood Recovery - Industry & Business Sub-Committees

22 Dec 2016 12:12 PM - Grants Available from both the NSW and Commonwealth Governments

As part of the actions from the Recovery Action Plan for the Industry and Business Recovery Sub-Committees, the following information is provided to increase awareness about general business assistance an...

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Flood Recovery - Landholder Information

22 Dec 2016 12:04 PM -

The spring 2016 floods in the Riverina-Murray region were one of the most protracted and widespread flood events on record. The prolonged inundation and flooding impacted agricultural businesses across most industries, some significantly. ...

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Council's Submission to Office of Local Government

16 Dec 2016 4:18 PM -

Submission to Office of Local Government on the Far West Initiative Consultation Paper
“Improving Outcomes for the People of Far Western NSW” 16 December 2016

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Waste Facilities – Alterations to Opening Hours During Christmas Break

15 Dec 2016 5:02 PM -

Residents, ratepayers and the general public are advised that the Wentworth Shire Council Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed on 25 December, 26 December, 27 December and 1 January 2017.

Normal opening times will apply on ...

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Early Closure Office and Depot

16 Dec 2016 2:00 PM -


Please be advised that the Wentworth Shire Council Office and Depot will be closing at 2.00 pm on Friday 16 December for an All Staff Meet...

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Farmers Urged to Report Storm Damage

1 Dec 2016 9:01 AM -

Member for Murray, Adrian Piccoli, is urging primary producers, including horticulturalists, to report any damage caused by the series of recent severe storms.

Mr Piccoli said ...

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Council Meeting Minutes

22 Aug 2016 11:27 AM - August 2016

The minutes of the Extraordinary Council meeting of the 2 August 2016, and the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting of the 17 Au...

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Wentworth Shire Council Election 10 September 2016

18 Aug 2016 11:51 AM - Electoral Commission NSW

Election of 9 Councillors

You need to be enrolled to vote for the council where you live

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Fire Permits - Quick Facts

17 Aug 2016 12:18 PM -

› Fire Permits are required for burning in the open during the Bush Fire Danger Period

› In NSW, the Statutory Bush Fire Danger Period begins 1 October and runs through u...

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Disruption to Wentworth Library Services

15 Aug 2016 10:13 AM -

Disruption to Service

Due to a scheduled power outage, the Wentworth Library will be open Tuesday 23 August 2016, 10.30am to 5.30pm and closed on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

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Business Papers for Ordinary Council Meeting to be Held 17 August 2016

11 Aug 2016 2:52 PM -

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 17 August 2016 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 10.00am. The agenda for the m...

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Request for Tenders - Water Main Replacement

4 Aug 2016 11:13 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the construction of water main replacement works at Wood Street, Gol Gol.

Tender documents will be available from 15 August 2016.

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Wentworth Shire Election Candidate Session

30 Jul 2016 6:53 PM - Come and talk to councillors about their experience of being a councillor.

Wentworth Shire Council is conducting two candidate sessions for persons who may be interested in becoming a councillor.

One session was conducted in Wentworth on 27 July 2016 and the second one is to be held on Monday 1 August 2016 at the Mi...

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Wentworth 60th Great Flood Rally Swamped with Success

28 Jul 2016 12:12 PM -

The organising committee of the 2016 Great Flood Rally said the weekend was a huge success for both businesses and people visiting Wentworth, with some local businesses commenting that they were just as busy on t...

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Extraordinary Meeting of Council 2 August 2016

28 Jul 2016 10:24 AM -

Residents and ratepayers are advised that an Extraordinary meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday 2 August 2016 commencing at 6.00pm in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the ...

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Junction Island Bridge Project

26 Jul 2016 2:45 PM -

Design Workshop

Residents and interested parties are invited to attend a Design Workshop for the Junction Island Bridge project from 10.00am – 3.00pm on Saturday 13 August 2016. The Workshop will commence with ...

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Candidate Information Sessions

22 Jul 2016 2:09 PM -


Wentworth Shire Council will be conducting Candidate Information Sessions for people considering standing for Council at the upcoming elections on 10 September 2016. ...

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