About Wentworth Shire

Shire Office in Adelaide Street, Wentworth

Wentworth is the Gateway to Outback NSW.   The Murray and Darling Rivers provide a serene and lush oasis in contrast to the arid outback landscape throughout southwestern New South Wales.

Wentworth Shire covers an area of 2,626,926 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 Melbourne and 420 km from Adelaide and is located within New South Wales, on the border of Victoria.

Mildura, situated on the Victorian side of the Murray River, is the nearest rural city.  Its location, connects the desirable rural lifestyle of Wentworth’s townships with all the conveniences of regional services. The Mildura and Wentworth area is also known as “Murray Outback” and “Sunraysia”.

Wentworth Shire is a region of great diversity and offers an opportunity to experience outback Australia.

Location of the Wentworth Shire