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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Change of time for the Ordinary Council Meeting

20 Oct 2017 10:38 AM -

Residents and rate payers are advised that the Ordinary Council meeting scheduled for 6.30pm on 15 November 2017 has been brought forward to 5pm. The venue remains at Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth.

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Office Closure

20 Oct 2017 12:00 PM -


Tuesday 7 November 2017

Residents and ratepayers are advised that the Council Office and Depot will be closed from 5pm Monday 6 November and will reope...

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Pink Ribbon Morning Tea fundraiser

6 Oct 2017 4:34 PM -

Come join us at the Wentworth Library

Monday 23rd October at 10.30am for morning tea to support the Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Fundraising.

Wearing pink is acceptable and for catering purposes please book by calling the Lib...

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Donations, Contributions & Grants

25 Sep 2017 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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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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Youth Forum to be Convened

7 Jul 2017 3:30 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council has been meeting with representatives from schools in the Shire to discuss plans to convene a youth forum later this year.

Mayor, Councillor Melisa Hederics, said that she was passionate about youth issues an...

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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:



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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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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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