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.


Australia Day

Australia Day Awards 2021 Nomination Form

October Meeting

Notice is given that the Ordinary Meeting of Bourke Shire Council scheduled for the 26 October 2020

Vegetation Management

Essential Energy sub-contractors will begin vegetation management in Bourke from Tuesday 29th September until 9th October 2020

Fixing Local Roads Projects

Bourke Shire Council has developed a policy of having “shovel ready” projects to submit once funding opportunities are announced…

General Purpose Financial Statements

Bourke Shire Council advises that the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on the 26th October 2020 will include the presentation of the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports for the year ending 30/06/2020.

In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act, 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the Council’s Audited Financial Statements or the Auditors Reports.

Submissions close one week after the above public meeting has been held

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 23/10/20

NSW RFS Far West Team Notice of Hazard Reduction Works and Burn Bourke Levee

Media Release – 6/10/20

Health services concerns continue

Media Release – 18/9/20

Potential erosion in provision of bourke medical and health services.

Public Notice – 5/6/20

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

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