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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»


Promoting Better Practice Review report [25/03/15]
Council has received the final report from the Office of Local Government in relation to the Promoting Better Practice Review.

March 2015 Council meeting Minutes [25/03/15]
The unconfirmed minutes from the March 2015 Ordinary Council meeting have now been uploaded to the website.


At the March Council meeting, council endorsed a recent review of its Rating Strategy.


Council wishes to advise that the next round of applications to access Councilís Donation, Contributions and Grants funding are now open.

Council seeking Expression of Interest for Hanger Sites [24/02/15]
Expressions of Interest for the Lease of Three (3) Hanger Sites
The Wentworth Shire Council is located in South West New South Wales and forms part of the Sunraysia region spanning the Victorian border.

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