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.

Extreme Weather - Transfer Stations

25 Jan 2018 1:58 PM -

The policy for future extreme weather temperatures:

If the weather forecast is over 40 degrees then all Transfer Stations will be closed.

  • Dareton Transfer Station
  • Pomona Transfer Station

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Donations, Contributions & Grants

17 Jul 2018 9:20 AM -

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 Council office, the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre, or...

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Proposed Amendment to Annual Fees and Charges

19 Jul 2018 3:00 PM -

Wentworth Showgrounds fees and charges

Notice is hereby given of Council’s intention to amend the adopted 2018/19 Annual Fees and Charges to include charges for the hire of the Wentworth Showground...

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PLANNING PROPOSAL

23 Mar 2018 5:15 PM -

RECLASSIFICATION OF TWENTY (20) RIVERFRONT LOTS

The NSW Department of Planning has issued an amended Gateway Determination under section 3.34(7) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act ...

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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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