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.


COVID-19 Rates Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for people who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19

July Meeting Notice

Notice regarding the Ordinary Meeting of Bourke Shire Council scheduled for Monday, 27 July 2020.

Council Meeting July 2020

Live Stream will commence at 9.15 Monday 27 July

For Public Display

Louth Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Public Notice

Back O’ Bourke Visitor Information and Exhibition Centre renovations

Drought Communities Project

Guidelines and application

Drought Information Pack

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

Media Release / Public Notice

Public Notice – 5/6/20

Suspension of desalinated bore water trial period for Bourke and North Bourke

Media Release – 28/5/20

Extension of date for the payment of fourth rates instalment to the 5th June 2020

Media Release – 11/5/20

Bourke Shire Mayor thanks residents and calls for continued vigilance against virus

Media Release – 21/4/20

Bourke Shire Council and RDA Orana to host COVID-19 Business Webinar

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