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.


SES Safety Advice

SES safety advice for floodwater

Covid – What you can and can’t do under the rules

Follow the rules around gatherings, and stay safe whether you are working, visiting family and friends, or going out.

Planning Proposal

Amendment to Bourke Local Environmental Plan 2012

Draft 2021/2022 Operational Plan

Bourke Shire Council advises the Draft Operation Plan is on exhibition for public comment until Monday 3 May 2021. Any submissions received are required to be considered  by Council before it ultimately adopts the Plan, which will be at its meeting to be held on Monday 24 May 2021

Media Release / Public Notice

Public Notice – 22/4/21

April 2021 Ordinary Meeting of Bourke Shire Council

Public Notice – 3/3/21

PLANNING PROPOSAL: Amendment to Bourke Local Environmental Plan 2012

Public Notice – 25/2/21

Have your say on the Draft Plan of Management for the Bourke Community Centre

Media Release – 21/1/21

10 new citizens join in Australia Day celebrations

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