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.


Main Street Development

2019 September Update

Public Notice

Back O’ Bourke Visitor Information and Exhibition Centre renovations

Kerbside Garbage Collection Changes

Council wish to advise that Thursday’s domestic waste kerbside garbage collection will change to Wednesdays, effective from Wednesday 4 March 2020

Growing Bourke and Community

Increasing the experience of community, business and visitors to the Bourke Local Government Area

FW-RACC Blue-green Algae Report

Algae Alerts for the Far West Region

For Public Display

Louth Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Drought Information Pack

Assistance for individuals, families, farms and communities in drought regions

Drought Communities Project

Guidelines and application

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 19/2/20

Water level one (1) restrictions for the town of Bourke & North Bourke

Media Release – 17/2/20

Bourke and North Bourke filtered water supply to be switched to bore water as first flush passes

Media Release – 28/1/20

Introduction of Water Level Three (3) Restrictions for the Town of Bourke and North Bourke

Media Release – 14/1/20

Discoloration of Water and Flushing of Water Mains

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