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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Council Meeting Minutes

28 Sep 2016 10:12 AM -

The minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting of the 21 September 2016  are now available for viewing.

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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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Election and Far West Initiative Update

19 Sep 2016 9:14 AM -

Final election results were published on the NSW Electoral Commission website on Saturday 17 September at 6.55pm.

The General Manager Peter Kozlowski said that it was his understanding that the official declarations would occur on...

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Business Papers for Ordinary Council Meeting to be Held 21 September 2016

16 Sep 2016 9:43 AM -

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 21 September 2016 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 10.00am. The agenda for th...

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Far West Consultation

14 Sep 2016 5:19 PM -

“The Hon Paul Toole MP Minister for Local government, late on 14 September 2016, provided a schedule of consultation meetings for the Far West Consultation, commencing with the Wentworth Shire on Tuesday 20 September and an accompanying media ...

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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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Far West Heavy Vehicle & Ag Machinery Road Safety Forum

14 Sep 2016 4:15 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council together with the NSW Farmers Association Wentworth Branch extends an invitation to all stakeholders involved in the freight supply chain to register for next month’s Far West Heavy Vehicle ...

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NSW Quad Bike Safety Rebate Commences

13 Sep 2016 3:57 PM -

SafeWork NSW has recently launched a rebate package to help farmers and farm workers adopt a range of safety solutions that will make it safer to use ...

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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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Wentworth Weir Pool Being Lowered

13 Sep 2016 3:33 PM -

The Wentworth Weir pool is being lowered to assist in the water quality of the lower Darling River.

Please see the following media release by the Murray Da...

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Grants Available for Local Sport and Recreation Projects

9 Sep 2016 3:29 PM -

Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli said community groups, sports clubs and councils in the region are encouraged to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project for their communities.

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Polling Places are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday, 10 September 2016.

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Far West Initiative Consultation Papers Released

29 Aug 2016 4:19 PM -

The Minister for Local Government, The Hon Paul Toole MP, released the Far West Initiative Consultation and Background papers online as of 29 August 2016. These are attached and can be downloaded.

Council understands tha...

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August Newsletter

29 Aug 2016 3:26 PM -

The August Shire Newsletter has been released.

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Library Service Survey

25 Aug 2016 10:56 AM - Have Your Say

Council’s Library Service is seeking feedback from the community on its current activities as well as views on the way forward to meet the future needs of our community, focusing on service delivery, social engagement and community space.

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Council Meeting Minutes

22 Aug 2016 11:27 AM - August 2016

The minutes of the Extraordinary Council meeting of the 2 August 2016, and the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting of the 17 Au...

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Wentworth Shire Council Election 10 September 2016

18 Aug 2016 11:51 AM - Electoral Commission NSW

Election of 9 Councillors

You need to be enrolled to vote for the council where you live

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Fire Permits - Quick Facts

17 Aug 2016 12:18 PM -

› Fire Permits are required for burning in the open during the Bush Fire Danger Period

› In NSW, the Statutory Bush Fire Danger Period begins 1 October and runs through u...

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Disruption to Wentworth Library Services

15 Aug 2016 10:13 AM -

Disruption to Service

Due to a scheduled power outage, the Wentworth Library will be open Tuesday 23 August 2016, 10.30am to 5.30pm and closed on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

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Business Papers for Ordinary Council Meeting to be Held 17 August 2016

11 Aug 2016 2:52 PM -

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 17 August 2016 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 10.00am. The agenda for the m...

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Request for Tenders - Water Main Replacement

4 Aug 2016 11:13 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the construction of water main replacement works at Wood Street, Gol Gol.

Tender documents will be available from 15 August 2016.

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Wentworth Shire Election Candidate Session

30 Jul 2016 6:53 PM - Come and talk to councillors about their experience of being a councillor.

Wentworth Shire Council is conducting two candidate sessions for persons who may be interested in becoming a councillor.

One session was conducted in Wentworth on 27 July 2016 and the second one is to be held on Monday 1 August 2016 at the Mi...

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Wentworth 60th Great Flood Rally Swamped with Success

28 Jul 2016 12:12 PM -

The organising committee of the 2016 Great Flood Rally said the weekend was a huge success for both businesses and people visiting Wentworth, with some local businesses commenting that they were just as busy on t...

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Extraordinary Meeting of Council 2 August 2016

28 Jul 2016 10:24 AM -

Residents and ratepayers are advised that an Extraordinary meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday 2 August 2016 commencing at 6.00pm in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the ...

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Junction Island Bridge Project

26 Jul 2016 2:45 PM -

Design Workshop

Residents and interested parties are invited to attend a Design Workshop for the Junction Island Bridge project from 10.00am – 3.00pm on Saturday 13 August 2016. The Workshop will commence with ...

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Candidate Information Sessions

22 Jul 2016 2:09 PM -


Wentworth Shire Council will be conducting Candidate Information Sessions for people considering standing for Council at the upcoming elections on 10 September 2016. ...

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