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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Community Kitchen Grant

13 Jan 2017 4:00 PM -

Does your Community Kitchen need a facelift?

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is giving rural and regional NSW comm...

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Total Fire Ban

12 Jan 2017 4:42 PM -

The NSW Rural Fire Service have advised there is a TOTAL FIRE BAN for FRIDAY 13th JANUARY 2017 for the South Western Forecast Area/Lower Western District, Wentworth...

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Business Papers for Ordinary Council Meeting to be held 18 January 2017

12 Jan 2017 3:46 PM -

The next Ordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Wednesday 18 January 2017 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 10.00am. The agenda and

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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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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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Flood Recovery - Landholder Information

22 Dec 2016 12:04 PM -

The spring 2016 floods in the Riverina-Murray region were one of the most protracted and widespread flood events on record. The prolonged inundation and flooding impacted agricultural businesses across most industries, some significantly. ...

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Council's Submission to Office of Local Government

16 Dec 2016 4:18 PM -

Submission to Office of Local Government on the Far West Initiative Consultation Paper
“Improving Outcomes for the People of Far Western NSW” 16 December 2016

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Waste Facilities – Alterations to Opening Hours During Christmas Break

15 Dec 2016 5:02 PM -

Residents, ratepayers and the general public are advised that the Wentworth Shire Council Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed on 25 December, 26 December, 27 December and 1 January 2017.

Normal opening times will apply on ...

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Early Closure Office and Depot

16 Dec 2016 2:00 PM -

EARLY CLOSURE OFFICE AND DEPOT 2.00 PM FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER 2016

Please be advised that the Wentworth Shire Council Office and Depot will be closing at 2.00 pm on Friday 16 December for an All Staff Meet...

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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 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.

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Dumping of Storm Related Debris

21 Nov 2016 11:28 AM -

SHIRE FACILITATING DUMPING OF STORM RELATED DEBRIS AT LANDFILLS

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

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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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Ordinary Council Minutes - 20 July 2016

21 Jul 2016 3:00 PM -

The minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting of the 20 July 2016 are now available for viewing

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Public Exhibition of Wentworth Local Environment Plan 2011 Amendment No 8

19 Jul 2016 12:29 PM -

In accordance with Sections 56(2)(c) and 57 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Wentworth Shire Council gives public notice of the exhibition of Wentworth Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP 201...

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

15 Jul 2016 10:54 AM -

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

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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.

P...

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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 -

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES AND INTERRUPTION TO TRAFFIC
DELAYS EXPECTED
60TH GREAT TRACTOR RALLY

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

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