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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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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Ellerslie Tip

2 Nov 2016 11:19 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council would like to advise, as from Monday 17 October 2016, the Ellerslie Tip is closed to the general public and open for local Ellerslie ratepayers and residents use only.

For further information please contact Co...

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Council Meeting Minutes

28 Oct 2016 8:55 AM -

The minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting of the 20 October 2016 are now available for ...

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Midway Community Centre Redevelopment

9 Nov 2016 4:00 PM -

Community ‘drop in’ session

Wentworth Shire Council invites you to attend a community drop in session on Wednesda...

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Business Papers for Ordinary Council Meeting to be Held 20 October 2016

20 Oct 2016 10:00 AM -

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Thursday 20 October 2016 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 10.00am. The agenda for the m...

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Temporary Road Closure - Wood Street, Gol Gol

15 Oct 2016 8:00 AM -

Between Bligh Street and Pine Road

From Friday 15 October until Monday 24 October 2016 there will be changed traffic conditions on Wood Street between Bligh Street an...

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Revised Submission Period for the Far West Initiative Consultation Paper

7 Oct 2016 5:04 PM -

The Wentworth Shire Council GM has been advised by staff from the Office of Local Government that the deadline for submissions regarding the Far West Initiative Consultation paper, which was originally scheduled for 14 October 2016, has been...

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NBN network is coming to Wentworth

10 Oct 2016 4:07 PM -

nbn co is designing, building and operating the nbn network in our area.

nbn is planning to build in Wentworth from 10 October 2016.

The nbn™ network is Australia’s ...

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Council Meeting Minutes

21 Sep 2016 4:09 PM -

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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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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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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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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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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