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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Media Release

20 Apr 2017 11:22 AM - Wentworth leads the way with Asset Management

WENTWORTH Shire Council has been recognised as a leader in asset management at the New South Wales Local Government Excellence Awards.

Council received a “highly commended” award f...

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ANZAC Day Services

20 Apr 2017 10:49 AM - Tuesday 25 April 2017

Dawn Service – Wentworth – 5.55am – The Wentworth and RSL ANZAC Day Dawn Service will commence at 5.55am at the Cenotaph on the corner of Sandwych and Darling Streets, Wentworth.

Morning Service – C...

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Term 2 - School's Back

19 Apr 2017 11:56 AM - Child Safety Depends On You

As children in the NSW Western Division return to school on Wednesday 26 April 2017, Wentworth Shire Council is reminding motorists that the 40km/h speed limits are back in operation in school zones on gazetted school days.

For more ...

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Community Input Sought on Draft Vision

24 Mar 2017 4:52 PM -

Council is currently in the process of reviewing and updating the 10 year Community Strategic Plan. As a part of ongoing community consultation, Council has endorsed for public exhibition a draft 2027 Vision, which ...

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Draft Wentworth Child Care Study

19 Apr 2017 4:00 PM - Community Consultation

Wentworth Shire Council has conducted a study to determine the demand for child care services in the town of Wentworth.


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Free Cuppa for the Driver

8 Mar 2017 3:15 PM - Launching 7th year of road safety campaigning

The seventh year of the multi-award winning ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ initiative was launched at the Old Dubbo Gaol on Wednesday 1 March and will run through until Wednesday 31 May in a bid to reduce fatigue related crashes on NSW roads.

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James King Park

3 Mar 2017 12:44 PM -

Wentworth Shire Council advises that the construction works at James King Park, Gol Gol will recommence after Easter in mid-late April 2017 and will include the following new facilities for the enjoyment of all users...

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Flood Recovery - Industry & Business Sub-Committees

22 Dec 2016 12:12 PM - Grants Available from both the NSW and Commonwealth Governments

As part of the actions from the Recovery Action Plan for the Industry and Business Recovery Sub-Committees, the following information is provided to increase awareness about general business assistance an...

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NSW Rural Doctors Network Scholarship Experience

21 Feb 2017 3:57 PM -

2017 Bush Bursary

Article provided by David Trench (2017 Scholarship Student)

The Bush Bursary in Wentworth has been a fantastic experience for me. From working with rural practitioners...

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Two Council Meetings Per Month

20 Feb 2017 4:44 PM -

Meetings for the current 2016-17 Council term are as follows:

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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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Make Road Safety Your Resolution for 2017

20 Jan 2017 11:15 AM -

We are all being urged to make road safety our New Year’s resolution with 384 people killed in NSW in 2016, 34 more than last year.

“The increase in the road toll is a tragedy after achieving the lowest road toll on record in 2014 ...

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Med Students to Experience Rural Life

9 Jan 2017 11:35 AM -

Fourteen rural councils along with the Country Women’s Association of NSW are sponsoring medical students to undertake placements in country towns as part of the NSW Rural Doctors Network commitment to attracting and retaining medi...

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Cancer Council Information and Support Services

1 Jan 2017 12:36 PM -

Cancer Council is here to support people this festive season

The holiday season can pose many challenges for peopl...

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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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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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Final Adopted Operational Plan

19 Jul 2016 12:41 PM -

The 2016/17 Operational Plan has been reviewed and updated, in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act.

The Operational Plan also includes the Annual Budget, Annual Statement of Revenue and Annual Fees and Ch...

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Welcome to Wentworth Shire Council’s new Website!

1 Jul 2016 2:00 PM -

Welcome to Wentworth Shire Council’s new website. Updating the website will be an ongoing process, however, if you are experiencing difficulty locating information on the new site please contact Council on (03) 5027 5027 and we will endeavour to a...

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LG Elections 2016 - Candidate Briefing Sessions in Broken Hill

1 Jul 2016 1:34 PM -

Broken Hill City Council will be hosting two information sessions for interested people wishing to learn more about becoming a Councillor in the upcoming LG Elections 2016. Local Government NSW will be facilitating the sessions.


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NSW Council Elections 10 September 2016

30 Jun 2016 2:55 PM -

An election of the Councillors for the Wentworth Shire Council will be held on Saturday, 10 September 2016.

Non-residential Rolls
If you are an owner, rate-paying lessee or occupier of rateable land which is not y...

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Ordinary Council Minutes - 29 June 2016

30 Jun 2016 8:38 AM -

The Minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting of the 29 June 2016 are now available for viewing on the following link:

For further information go to Council Agenda and Minutes

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Business Papers for Ordinary Council Meeting to be held 29 June 2016

24 Jun 2016 10:00 AM -

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 29 June 2016 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 10.00am. The agenda for the meeting is now available for download from today Fri...

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Public Exhibition of Strategic Planning Documents

20 May 2016 4:30 PM -

In accordance with Section 404 and 405 of the Local Government Act, 1993, notice is hereby given that the Shire of Wentworth will be placing its draft Operational Plan and Budget on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. The draft ...

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Temporary Road Closures - Tractor Rally

7 Jul 2016 1:58 PM -


Wentworth Shire Council would like to advise residents and ratepayers of the temporary road closures and interruption to tra...

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