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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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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Wentworth Shire Council Australia Day Awards

25 Nov 2016 9:54 AM - Nominate Someone You Know for a Wentworth Shire Australia Day Award


Wentworth Shire Council has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards. We encourage everyone in the community to consider nominating an in...

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Dumping of Storm Related Debris

21 Nov 2016 11:28 AM -


Wentworth Shire Council has recently approved the dumping of storm related debris, free of charge to ratepayers within the Shir...

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Water Quality Information

21 Nov 2016 10:59 AM -


We wish to advise residents living to the West and East of the Wentworth to...

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Murray River Flood Bulletin

31 Dec 2016 9:00 AM - From the Bureau of Meteorology

For the latest Murray River flood bulletin from the Bureau of Meteorology please click here

Filled Sandbags are available at the following locations:


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Applications to Access Council Funding

9 Dec 2016 8:30 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 Counci...

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Sunraysia on Board to Strengthen MDBA Community Links

15 Nov 2016 2:31 PM -

A pilot program to strengthen the connections between the Murray–Darling Basin Authority and regional communities began this month with the appointment of a Regional Engagement Officer hosted by the We...

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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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Far West Heavy Vehicle & Ag Machinery Road Safety Forum

23 Nov 2016 6:30 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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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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Help Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers

16 Nov 2016 6:30 PM - Free Workshop

A free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be held by the Roads and Maritime Services in conjunction with Wentworth Shire Council on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at the Alcheringa Pavilion, Gol Gol.


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Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy

11 Nov 2016 9:00 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council is seeking quotations to develop Council’s Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy as per NSW Department of Primary Industries framework.

Quotations are to be submitted prior to 30 November 2016.


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Presentation of Financial Statements

3 Nov 2016 10:26 AM -

Public Notice – Presentation of Financial Statements

As per Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act.

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Wentworth Shire Council advises that the ordi...

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Update on the Rise of the Murray River

3 Nov 2016 12:49 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council along with NSW State Emergency Services continue to monitor the rise of the Murray River.

Mildura Weir levels may reach 36.30 metres AHD and Wentworth levels may reach 32.28 metres AHD.

The Murray ...

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Celebrating Australia starts with you - join the 2017 Australia Day campaign

2 Nov 2016 10:14 AM -

Each year, Australia Day creates a national dialogue and debate about our country's identity. It's also an opportunity to reinforce that Australia Day is a day for all Australians, no matter where our personal stories began.


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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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