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.



The Far North West Joint Organisation (FNWJO), comprising the Councils of Bourke, Cobar and Walgett, is seeking submissions from appropriately qualified and experienced persons or organisations to develop and market a unique ‘Historic Hotel Tour Experience’ across the Far North West Region of NSW.

s713 Sale

Sale of land for Overdue Rates & Charges. Sale will take place as an auction at Bourke Bowling Club, 11am on 17th March 2023

Annual Report 2021 / 2022

Bourke Shire Council Annual Report 2021 / 2022

Central Park Development

Concept Package

Site Analysis and Masterplan

Summary Report

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 20/12/22

Federal Disaster Assistance Extended In NSW

Public Notice – 20/12/22

Engagement of Electoral Commissioner

Media Release – 3/2/23

The Far North West Joint Organisation, comprising the Councils of Bourke, Cobar and Walgett, is now in the market seeking consultants to implement a Tourism Marketing Campaign aimed at increasing both visitation numbers to the far north west region and also improving the visitor experience once people arrive in the region.