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.


1 Mar 2018 7:00 AM -

Council continues in its commitment to hold meetings in various locations throughout the Shire. The following is a list of meetings scheduled to be held at venues other than the Council Chambers located in Wentwo...

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2018 Australia Day Award Winners

2 Feb 2018 11:14 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council congratulates each of the Shire’s 2018 Australia Day Award winners, they have shown community spirit and passion in their chosen fields.

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Extreme Weather - Transfer Stations

25 Jan 2018 1:58 PM -

The policy for future extreme weather temperatures:

If the weather forecast is over 40 degrees then all Transfer Stations will be closed.

  • Dareton Transfer Station
  • Pomona Transfer Station

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23 Mar 2018 5:15 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council conducted a public hearing with respect to a Planning Proposal to reclassify Community land to Operational land.

This hearing was held in the Community Meeting Room on 14 February 2018.

A copy of th...

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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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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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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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Revised Submission Period for the Far West Initiative Consultation Paper

7 Oct 2016 5:04 PM -

The Wentworth Shire Council GM has been advised by staff from the Office of Local Government that the deadline for submissions regarding the Far West Initiative Consultation paper, which was originally scheduled for 14 October 2016, has been...

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Far West Initiative Consultation Sessions

23 Sep 2016 9:08 AM -

Council’s representative on the Far West Initiative Advisory Committee, Cr McKinnon, said that each of the meetings was well attended by residents of the Shire.

“Notwithstanding the short notice given to the GM it was clear that the re...

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The Future of the Wentworth Shire – OLG Consultation Begins

14 Sep 2016 4:35 PM -

The Office of Local Government (OLG), on Wednesday this week, confirmed with the General Manager that consultation sessions regarding the future of the Wentworth Shire Council would be held on 20 and 21 September. ...

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Communities Matter Toolkit

13 Sep 2016 3:44 PM -

In December 2014, the NSW Government responded to the reforms contained in the Mental Health Commission's Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024.

Living Well highlights the importance to local commun...

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