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.


Bourke Community Centre

Proposed Hire Fee for the Bourke Community Centre

2020/2021 Summer School Holiday Program

Details of 2020/2021 Summer School Holiday Program

Council Meeting – December

14 December Council Meeting. Live Stream 9:15am

General Purpose Financial Statements

Bourke Shire Council advises that the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on the 26th October 2020 will include the presentation of the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports for the year ending 30/06/2020.

In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act, 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the Council’s Audited Financial Statements or the Auditors Reports.

Submissions close one week after the above public meeting has been held

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 21/1/21

10 new citizens join in Australia Day celebrations

Media Release – 19/1/21

Lifting of water restrictions for the town of Bourke and North Bourke

Media Release – 4/1/21

Water restrictions eased from level two (2) to level one (1) for the town of Bourke and North Bourke

Media Release – 22/12/20

Bourke Pool re-opening unlikely this season

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