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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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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Murray River Flood Bulletin

1 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 -

DONATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS & GRANTS

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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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.

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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