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.


Flood Extent Maps

NSW SES flood extent maps for Bourke and surrounding shires

Water Meter Self Read

Council requires assistance to read water meters west of Richard St along with properties in High St, North Bourke, and any rural properties with a filtered water service.

Public Notice

Back O’ Bourke Visitor Information and Exhibition Centre renovations

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 – 8/4/20

Fixing country bridges funding to significantly improve road safety

Media Release – 8/4/20

Bourke Shire Council welcomes additional fixing country roads funding for Wanaaring road reconstruction and sealing works

Media Release – 7/4/20

Message from the Mayor of Bourke Shire “Residents need to stay home this Easter”

Public Notice – 7/4/20

Waste collection for 2020 Easter period

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