News and Media Releases

2021 AUSTRALIA DAY NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Applications close Friday 20 November 2020 Who Inspires You? Wentworth Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals and community organisations or groups in our region. We want to recognise the outstanding service of residents who have made a valuable contribution to our community. There are five award categories Citizen of […]

VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVALS IN WENTWORTH SHIRE JUMP 65.8% IN 2019/20

Wentworth Shire is experiencing considerable economic growth with the latest statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming the trend. “Wentworth Shire continues to buck the trends experienced across the rest of NSW in terms of building approvals,” said Ken Ross, General Manager.  “When you compare the value of the building approvals granted […]

MAYOR’S MESSAGE

Wentworth Shire Council are excited to collaborate with Sunraysia Daily in celebration of their 100 years Centenary. It is a unique opportunity to reflect on the past, whilst keeping our eyes firmly fixed on the future. We have a united community, with a pioneering spirit that enables us to meet challenges head on. Wentworth is […]

SOUTHERN BORDER SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAM

If you’re on the border, today’s the day applications open for the NSW Government’s southern border business grants. Click here for information

WHAT’S ON WENTWORTH

AUGUST RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Over $8,000.00 has been allocated during the August round of Council’s 2020/21 Donations, Contributions and Grants Program. The Successful applicants were: Organisation/Recipient Rotary Club of Wentworth Inc Pomona Public School Alcheringa Saints Basketball Club Inc Fort Courage & OzFish Unlimited Murray House Wentworth Aged Care Wentworth Makers Inc Wentworth Bowling Club Inc The program was […]

ARE YOU PLANNING TO BURN OFF? KNOW YOUR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES

For more information on your legal responsibilities read the PDF below

MURRAY RIVER MAYORS, GENERAL MANAGERS AND CEOs UNITE IN HISTORIC PUSH TO GET RESTRICTIONS CHANGED

Mayors, General Managers and CEOs spanning both sides of the Murray River from Corryong to Wentworth are joining forces in an unprecedented show of strength to convince the NSW Government to ease its latest tough border restrictions. Since the new public health orders came into effect, all 14 councils say they have received messages, emails […]

UPDATE: NEW BORDER PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

Service NSW has indicated the new permit application form is expected to go live from 4pm today. For more information follow the below link https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-covid-19-nsw-border-entry-permit

WENTWORTH COUNCIL ANNOUNCES DOCTORS CLINIC TO OPEN BY END OF AUGUST 2020

Wentworth Shire Council unanimously voted this morning to provide funding of up to $170,000 to establish a medical clinic in Wentworth in support of a proposal by the Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation (CHAC). Council has long recognized the need for the provision of medical services within the local community, and has approached State and Federal […]

COVID – 19 SCREENING AND TESTING CLINICS

Dareton Primary Health COVID-19 screening and testing drive through clinics will be operating from the following: Midway Centre, Midway Drive, Buronga Monday to Friday  10am – 2pm Wentworth District Hospital, Wentworth Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm Screening for COVID-19 is available to all the community.  The clinics are drive-through , and we urge everyone […]

WENTWORTH MAYOR PRAISES COMMUNITY EFFORT DURING NSW BORDER CLOSURE

With the NSW Government declaring borders closed as of midnight Tuesday 7 July, Wentworth Shire Council were quick to rise to the logistical challenge of preparing border closure checkpoints with very little notice. In the first twelve (12) hours since the closure announcement, two (2) command centres were erected on the George Chaffey Bridge at […]

Apply for a Border Crossing Permit

NSW residents do not need a permit to enter Victoria, however permits are required if there is a need to enter and return from NSW to go about daily life (ie work, medical, childcare etc) If you live within a 50 kilometre radius of the border, you can now apply for a border entry permit […]

Wentworth Shire prepares for border closure as deadline looms

With NSW borders closing from 11.59pm Tuesday 7 July 2020, Wentworth Shire Council Mayor Melisa Hederics has called for community patience during unprecedented times. Cr Hederics together with Ken Ross, General Manager met today with NSW Police and other relevant authorities to manage the logistical requirements presented by the border closure. “We have entered new […]

Border Closure Update

As announced by the NSW Government, borders with Victoria are closing tonight at midnight. The situation is constantly changing with Council working behind the scenes with Police and emergency services on the implementation of traffic management and checking stations. There will be provisions for residents of our border region with special conditions in place for […]