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.


Main Street Development

2019 September Update

Growing Bourke and Community

Increasing the experience of community, business and visitors to the Bourke Local Government Area

Drought Information Pack

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

For Public Display

Code of meeting practice

NSW Cabinet Visit to Bourke

The NSW Premier and Cabinet visit to Bourke meeting notice including EOI to meet with a Minister and attend the community Morning Tea online form.

For Public Display

Louth Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 15/11/19

NSW Cabinet heading to Bourke

Media Release – 4/11/19

Council allocates $250,000 to engage consultants to develop shovel ready projects to enhance the long term water security for towns and villages within its area along the Darling River

Media Release – 4/11/19

Level one (1) water restrictions in place for the town of Bourke and North Bourke

Media Release – 25/10/19

Prestigious A.R. Bluett Award for 2019 won by Bourke Shire Council

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