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.

ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETINGS - CHANGE OF VENUE

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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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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PROPOSED RE-CLASSIFICATION OF RIVERFRONT LANDS

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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