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.

Wentworth Shire residents can now opt to receive rate notices by email

23 Aug 2019 1:00 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council ratepayers can now register to receive future rate notices via email instead of post. Wentworth Shire has approximately 4,000 rateable assessments and 90% of these still receive hard copy rate...

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Donations, Contributions & Grants - August Recipients Announced

29 Aug 2019 9:20 AM -

Over $26,000.00 has been allocated during the August round of Council’s 2019/20 Donations, Contributions and Grants Program. Successful applicants were:

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Application For Appointment Of Statutory Land Manager Board Members

17 Sep 2019 11:30 AM -

Ross & Faye Wildlife Reserve Land Manager

Ever wondered who is responsible for keeping Crown reserves operating?

Countless facilities lik...

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Women NSW - Are You Work Ready?

4 Mar 2019 9:00 AM -

Receive your FREE tailored resume and strengthen your employment opportunities.

Click on the below link to learn more.

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25 Sep 2019 11:30 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council will undertake a general clean-up at Coomealla Memorial Gardens, Gol Gol, Pooncarie & Wentworth Cemeteries during the month of December 2019.

Memorabilia, plants and flowers that a...

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Council's Donations, Contributions & Grants Funding

- Applications to Access Funding Now Open

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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Australia Day Awards 2020

5 Aug 2019 9:54 AM - Nominations open on 19 August 2019


Wentworth Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals and community organisation or groups within our region.

We want to recognise the outstanding se...

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Heavy Vehicle Forum

12 Sep 2019 3:30 PM -

Free Industry Forum for all Heavy Vehicle operators and organisations.

Event Date: 14 November 2019

Time: 8am till 3pm


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