Planning Proposal to amend the Wentworth Local Environmental Plan 2011

Blue-green algae

Changes to waterways in Wentworth Shire

Aboriginal Community Information – Legal Aid NSW

The Family Law Service for Aboriginal Communities (FamAC) and the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities (CLSAC) are returning to Dareton and Wentworth to deliver legal advice clinics for members of each community. Lily Cooper & Josh Scotland will be the solicitors attending.

Get free legal help with:

Family Law Service for Aboriginal Communities

  • Seeing your kids
  • Problems with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (Formerly DOCS or FACS)
  • Getting your kids back
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Caring for kids within the family
  • Child support
  • Getting a divorce
  • Sorting out property after separation
  • Problems with school attendance

Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities

  • Money worries (fines, bills and debts)
  • Paying for funeral insurance
  • Centrelink
  • Housing
  • Discrimination
  • Renting or buying household goods
  • Stolen Generations Reparations
  • Identification
  • Other everyday legal issues.

The community and fun day at Tapio Park will include other services – Murdi Paaki TESP, VALS, Services Australia, Victoria Legal Aid and Service NSW. We will also be having a BBQ lunch for the community.

The clinics on Tuesday and Thursday are drop-in, clients do not need to make an appointment (but can do so if they would prefer).

P: (02) 9407 2941 (FamAC) or (02) 9219 5057 (CLSAC)

Tuesday 5 March 2024

9am-1pm at the Memorial Rooms, Wentworth Visitor Information Centre – Darling St, Wentworth

2pm-5pm at Buronga HealthOne, Buronga

Wednesday 6 March 2024 – Family Fun Day

10am-3pm at Tapio Park, Dareton

Thursday 7 March 2024

9am-12.30pm at Dareton Local Aboriginal Land Council, Coomealla

1pm-4.30pm at Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation – Sturt Pl, Dareton

Suspension of Alcohol-free zone

R2024/09 – Property Officer

Economic Development Strategy 2024-2028

Changemaker Workshop: 14-15 March 2024

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation is holding a Changemaker Workshop at the Coomealla Memorial Sporting Club on Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March 2024. There is no cost to attend as the workshop is fully funded through FRRR’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare For Drought Initiative.

There are only 30 places available.

Become a changemaker:

  • Assess your region’s readiness for change.
  • Explore how change happens and how to overcome resistance.
  • Learn what it takes to be a positive change agent, have the drive to build new things, how to manage setbacks and work creatively and purposefully with others.

Start community conversations:

  • Understand the ecosystem purposeful, inclusive engagement and robust and authentic conversations create.
  • Learn how to have those conversations, suspend judgement and assumptions, and build trust and transparency for connection and diverse relationships.

Care for your community:

  • Unpack what forms and shapes a community.
  • Learn how a community can be more inclusive.
    Considering the impacts of drought, trauma and other events, get tools to better support others and balance giving and taking within a community.

Shape your community’s future:

  • Explore ideas to shape the future you would like to see for your community.
  • Understand the importance of language and the power of storytelling in motivating and mobilising others.
  • Learn what makes a good story and how to connect with the hearts and minds of others.

This workshop is free thanks to the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. It is delivered by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and part of the Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative. For more information visit

Please note: This is a face-to-face session. All catering and stationery provided.

Registrations close 7 days ahead of workshop.

For any technical assistance please contact Gemma Rostron at or 0421 031 418.

Applications for 2024 Telstra Connected Communities Grant Program is opening shortly.

Applications for 2024 Telstra Connected Communities Grant Program is opening shortly.
In partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, grants of up to $10,000 are available to not-for-profits to help them build resilient, sustainable, and liveable communities. 

The program has three themes: 

  • Resilient communities that are well prepared and socially connected, with the ability to renew and recover together when disaster strikes; 
  • Sustainable communities that are diverse and inclusive, through planning for the health, wellbeing and prosperity of their people and planet;
  • Liveable communities that have digital capability, helping to equip people with the skills to live, learn and work in a digital society.  

Funds will be available for new or existing not-for-profit programs to help them scale their impact to help more Australians in rural and regional areas become better connected.  

Applications for the 2024 Telstra Connected Communities grant round will open at 9am on Tuesday 27 February 2024 and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 27 March 2024. This round will make $200,000 available for applications of up to $10,000 each. Successful grants will be announced in June 2024 and successful applicants will have 12 months to complete funded projects. 

For more details on the Connected Communities Grant program click here

Single Cab Truck with 4.5 Tonne Gross Vehicle Mass

Contract: VR2324/525
Wentworth Shire Council is seeking tenders for the supply and delivery of one (1) Single Cab Truck with 4.5 Tonne Gross Vehicle MAss.

Trade vehicle: 2011 Hino Tray Truck

Closing: 3pm, Wednesday 6 March 2024

Enquiries in relation to the above tender should contact Administration Officer Roads & Engineering by phoning (03) 5027 5027

Wentworth Shire Council has transitioned to VendorPanel for Tenders and high-value procurement. To learn more and to register, visit: