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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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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Grants Available for Local Sport and Recreation Projects

9 Sep 2016 3:29 PM -

Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli said community groups, sports clubs and councils in the region are encouraged to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project for their communities.

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Far West Initiative Consultation Papers Released

29 Aug 2016 4:19 PM -

The Minister for Local Government, The Hon Paul Toole MP, released the Far West Initiative Consultation and Background papers online as of 29 August 2016. These are attached and can be downloaded.

Council understands tha...

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August Newsletter

29 Aug 2016 3:26 PM -

The August Shire Newsletter has been released.

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Library Service Survey

25 Aug 2016 10:56 AM - Have Your Say

Council’s Library Service is seeking feedback from the community on its current activities as well as views on the way forward to meet the future needs of our community, focusing on service delivery, social engagement and community space.

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Council's Donations, Contributions & Grants Funding

24 Aug 2016 11:21 AM - Applications to Access Funding Now Open

Council wishes to advise that the next round of applications to access Council’s Donations, Contributions and Grants funding is now open.

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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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