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.


Council has resolved to exhibit the following documents and invite submissions within 28 days of the beginning of the exhibition period. These documents are also available as a hard copy at Council’s Administration Office at 29 Mitchell Bourke and Bourke Public Library.

Submissions commenting on the document(s) can be made through email or post. Emailed submissions should be addressed to Mr Mark Riley, General Manger and sent to

2022-2023 Draft Fees and Charges

For comment before 6 June 2022

Draft Delivery Program 2022-2026

For comment before 6 June 2022

Draft Operational Plan 2022-2023

For comment before 6 June 2022

Council Meeting June

Meeting starts 9.15 am Monday June 27

Bourke Community Strategic Plan

Draft March 2022

Council Roads Traffic Alert

Changed traffic conditions in Bourke Township on Sturt Street including the Dock parking area and including Mitchell Lane to Richard Street from Mitchell Street Inclusive

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 23/5/22

Mayor Announces Leonie Brown as Bourke’s New General Manager

Public Notice – 4/3/22

Review of Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities Policy and Code of Meeting Practice

Media Release – 20/1/22

Mayor Expresses Concerns Re Bail Outcomes… Again