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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Water Main Upgrade (Unfiltered), Wood Street, Gol Gol

10 Oct 2016 11:46 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council would like to provide an update on works proposed to upgrade the unfiltered (raw) water main for Wood Street, Gol Gol to accommodate the continuing increase in growth of Gol Gol.


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Request for Tenders - New Cell at Buronga Landfill

6 Oct 2016 11:40 AM -

Wentworth Shire Council is seeking tenders from qualified and capable contractors for the construction of a new lined landfill cell and leachate collection system at Buronga Landfill.

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Council Meeting Minutes

4 Oct 2016 11:21 AM -

The minutes of the Extraordinary Council meeting of the 4 October 2016  are now available for viewing.

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Far West Initiative Community Consultation

10 Oct 2016 7:00 PM -

7.00pm Monday 10 October 2016, Coomealla Club, Dareton

Following the recent consultation sessions conducted by the Office of Local Government, Council is conducting its own Community Consultation Session to discuss a submission...

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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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Bush Fire Danger Period

1 Oct 2016 12:00 AM -

NSW RFS declares start of Bush Fire Danger Period 1 October 2016

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Business Papers for Extraordinary Council Meeting to be Held 4 October 2016

4 Oct 2016 7:00 PM -

The next Extrordinary meeting of Council is to be held on Tuesday 4 October 2016 in the Council Chambers, Short Street, Wentworth. The meeting will commence at 7.00pm. The agenda for the ...

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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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Election and Far West Initiative Update

19 Sep 2016 9:14 AM -

Final election results were published on the NSW Electoral Commission website on Saturday 17 September at 6.55pm.

The General Manager Peter Kozlowski said that it was his understanding that the official declarations would occur on...

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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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Far West Consultation

14 Sep 2016 5:19 PM -

“The Hon Paul Toole MP Minister for Local government, late on 14 September 2016, provided a schedule of consultation meetings for the Far West Consultation, commencing with the Wentworth Shire on Tuesday 20 September and an accompanying media ...

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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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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.


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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 -


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

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