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.


Drought Information Pack

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

WaterNSW Media Release

Red alert for Darling River at Rose Isle

For Public Display

Code of meeting practice

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 16/8/19

One year since water has flowed over the Bourke weir

Media Release – 14/8/19

Introduction of water level three (3) restrictions for the town of Bourke and North Bourke

Media Release – 16/5/19

Bourke Shire Council defers the decision to switch to 100% bore water supply for Bourke filtered water supply

Media Release – 14/5/19

Transfer of Bourke filtered water supply to 100% bore water

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