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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»

News

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS [11/12/14]
Residents and ratepayers are advised that the Council offices will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.
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Early Closure [11/12/14]
Please be advised that the Wentworth Shire Council Office and Depot will be closing at 2.
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STORM DAMAGE - REQUEST FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION [05/12/14]

Advice has been received advising that Sussan Ley has written to the NSW Police Minister asking for special consideration for Category C Disaster Declaration.
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GROWERS STORM RECOVERY GATHERINGS [05/12/14]

Health Far West local Health District NSW, Department of Primary Industries NSW, and Local Land Services Western NSW in partnership with the Wentworth Shire Disaster Recovery Committee are conducting three planned gatherings for growers to support each other and hear about support available in a social setting.
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GREAT RACING AT THE JUNCTION [30/11/14]
Great day of racing at the Junction on Saturday.
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