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 Meeting – September

Meeting commences 9.15am Monday 26 September 2022

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