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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Great Murray Darling Junction Reserve Management Plan

2 Jun 2017 5:00 PM - Final Public Exhibition

Wentworth Shire Council welcomes comments on the final draft of the Management Plan for the former Two Rivers Ski and Recreation Reserve. The Management Plan reflects the vision of the Great Murray Darling Junctio...

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Media Release

20 Apr 2017 11:22 AM - Wentworth leads the way with Asset Management

WENTWORTH Shire Council has been recognised as a leader in asset management at the New South Wales Local Government Excellence Awards.

Council received a “highly commended” award f...

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Community Input Sought on Draft Vision

24 Mar 2017 4:52 PM -

Council is currently in the process of reviewing and updating the 10 year Community Strategic Plan. As a part of ongoing community consultation, Council has endorsed for public exhibition a draft 2027 Vision, which ...

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Free Cuppa for the Driver

8 Mar 2017 3:15 PM - Launching 7th year of road safety campaigning

The seventh year of the multi-award winning ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ initiative was launched at the Old Dubbo Gaol on Wednesday 1 March and will run through until Wednesday 31 May in a bid to reduce fatigue related crashes on NSW roads.

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James King Park

3 Mar 2017 12:44 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council advises that the construction works at James King Park, Gol Gol will recommence after Easter in mid-late April 2017 and will include the following new facilities for the enjoyment of all users...

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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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Two Council Meetings Per Month

20 Feb 2017 4:44 PM -

Meetings for the current 2016-17 Council term are as follows:

Day

Date

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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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Child Safety Stars in Latest Car Seat Ratings

20 Jan 2017 11:28 AM -

NSW Centre for Road Safety’s Bernard Carlon has released the performance results of six child car seats to help parents and carers make the safest choices for protecting their little ones.

“Kids are our most vulnerable road users, t...

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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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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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Master Plan for the Buronga Riverfront Area

15 Nov 2016 12:24 PM -

In the 2016/17 Operational Plan Council allocated funding to undertake a Masterplan for the Buronga Riverfront area. Council has worked closely with the community project steering group to develop the draft Mas...

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Business Papers for Ordinary Meeting to be Held 16 November 2016

14 Nov 2016 9:40 AM -

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 16 November 2016 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 10.00am. The agenda for the...

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Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy

11 Nov 2016 9:00 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council is seeking quotations to develop Council’s Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy as per NSW Department of Primary Industries framework.

Quotations are to be submitted prior to 30 November 2016.

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Business Papers for Ordinary Council Meeting to be held 29 June 2016

24 Jun 2016 10:00 AM -

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 29 June 2016 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 10.00am. The agenda for the meeting is now available for download from today Fri...

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Public Exhibition of Strategic Planning Documents

20 May 2016 4:30 PM -

In accordance with Section 404 and 405 of the Local Government Act, 1993, notice is hereby given that the Shire of Wentworth will be placing its draft Operational Plan and Budget on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. The draft ...

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