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.

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's Donations, Contributions & Grants Funding

24 Aug 2016 11:21 AM - 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.

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Wentworth Shire Council Australia Day Awards

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


Wentworth Shire Council would like to urge all residents and ratepayers to nominate a local resident or Community Group to be recognised at next year’s Australia Day Awards.

Each year we discover amazing people who h...

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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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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 -

CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSIONS

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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Manager Works Position Vacant

22 Jul 2016 10:54 AM -

MANAGER WORKS

Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 11 August 2016

Wentworth Shire Council is seeking an experienced, dynamic and articulate leader to fulfil the role of Manager Works. Thi...

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