Roads & Traffic

The Wentworth Shire Council has an extensive network of local and regional roads which consist of:

  • 47km footpaths and sharedways
  • 82km of kerb and gutters
  • 1691km unsealed local roads
  • 253km sealed local roads
  • 173km unsealed regional roads
  • 195km sealed regional roads
  • 16 bridges and major culverts

The Council also maintain 217km of State Highway which consists of: 
  • Silver City Highway (SH22)
  • Sturt Highway (SH14)

Road Condition Report

Any unsealed road closures within Council will be posted below.

A map of local roads that may be subject to closure can be found here 

This unsealed Road Condition Report is as at:1015 Monday 23 January 2017

All unsealed roads within the Wentworth Shire are open.

Unsealed road condition report will be re-issued only when unsealed road conditions change.

Updates are also available by phoning (03) 5027 5090. 

Persons driving on closed roads will be subject to fines and may be charged for any works necessary to rectify damage.

Our unsealed road network connects with other Shires, for information on road closures in surrounding areas please visit BalranaldCentral Darling and Cobar Shire websites.

Scheduled Roadworks


Remedial Works for 183 Dam Regulator

 Road users are advised that Wentworth Shire Council will be undertaking remedial works to the 183 regulator structure located on Old Broken Hill Road between Roo Roo Road and Windamingle Road.

Works are scheduled to commence Monday 20 February 2017 through to Wednesday 22 February 2017. During this period the road will be closed to all traffic. Traffic control and detour signage will be in place to indicate changed traffic conditions.

 For more information about these works please contact Council on (03) 5027 5027.

Additional Contacts

In the event of flooding , accidents or roadworks, road closure with NSW, VIC and SA can be obtained by visiting the websites below.

Road Permits

Road Occupancy Application Form 
Required for the interruption or occupation of any area within the road reserve. Generally referred to as “Special Events”, partial or full closure when interfering with access or movement flows of the public. Generally refers to interference with pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, public transport  or property access.

To be completed by anyone wishing to conduct any kind of works that may affect council assets such as road, footpaths, sewer, drainage and water supply. Items include, roadworks, nature strip works, footpaths, water tappings, any excavations etc. Main items required are copies of proposed works diagram and/or description, traffic management plan/s, public liability certificate of currency ($20M minimum)

This form has been prepared as a guide in relation to legislation, in particular, the Local Government Act and Regulations, the Roads Act 1993 as amended, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, OHS Act 2000 and Regulations 2001.