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

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 22/10/19

Councils call for action on water security along the Barwon Darling River System.

Media Release – 16/10/19

Introduction of water level four (4) restrictions for the town of Bourke and North Bourke

Media Release – 27/8/19

Far North West communities to take off with return of passenger flights

Media Release – 16/8/19

One year since water has flowed over the Bourke weir

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