Gateway to the
real outback

Welcome to the Bourke
Shire Council website!

Bourke Shire is situated in Western New South Wales at the crossroads of the Mitchell Highway, Kamilaroi Highway and the Kidman Way. With an area of 43,000 square kilometres, the shire is home to many small villages and is considered a gateway into south west Queensland and the far west of New South Wales. It is home to approximately 3,000 people. The Shire’s prosperity is built around the pastoral, irrigation, tourism and service industries which are strongly supported by a wide range of attractions and activities.


Bourke Holiday Calendar

19th December 2021 to 4th February 2022

Australia Day

2022 Australia Day Awards

Council Meeting – December

Council Meeting 20 December, commencing at 9:15 am

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 20/1/22

Mayor Expresses Concerns Re Bail Outcomes… Again

Public Notice – 2/12/21

Uncontested Council Elections

Public Notice – 12/10/21

2022 Australia Day Nominations Now Open

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