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Welcome to the Shire of Wentworth

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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. More»


30 April Shire Newsletter Uploaded [30/04/16]
See link at the bottom of the page.

Joint Meeting Between Wentworth & Balranald [30/04/16]
Wentworth Shire Council Councillors intends to meet with Councillors from Balranald Shire Council on 6 May 2016.

Successful Gol Gol Town Focus Group Meeting [30/04/16]
The Mayor, Councillors and staff attended the Gol Gol Focus Group meeting on 27 April 2016.

Next Council Meeting on Thursday 12 May 2016 Commencing 10am [30/04/16]
The next Council meeting will include consideration of the draft 2016/17 Operational Plan.

April 2016 Council Meeting Minutes are now Uploaded [22/04/16]
The April 2016 Council meeting Minutes are now available for viewing on the following link

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