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.


Council Meeting

Bourke Shire Council Meeting – 27 May 2024

Media Release / Public Notice

Media Release – 6/6/24

Public Notice – Davidson Oval Draft Master Plan

Media Release

Tancred Drive Walking Track

Media Release – 15/5/24

Media Release – Work In Bourke

Documents on Public Exhibition

Bourke Shire Council is pleased to advise that the Davidson Oval Draft Master Plan has been endorsed for public exhibition. The Davidson Oval Draft Master Plan was adopted by Council for the purposed of public consultation on 27/05/2024.

The exhibition period is from 06/06/2024 to 05/07/2024. During this time the Plan may be inspected at the Bourke Shire Council Office at 29 Mitchell Street, Bourke during normal office hours or on Council’s website.

Submissions regarding the Davidson Oval Draft Master Plan may be received by Council up until 4pm on Friday 05/07/2024.

Any interested person may make a written submission to Council with respect to the Davidson Oval Draft Master Plan. Council advises that unless requested otherwise, any submissions received will be considered public documents and made available for public viewing if required.

Submissions are to be sent to:
Bourke Shire Council
PO Box 21

Or via email at:

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Council on 6830 8000.

Davidson Oval Draft Master Plan February 2024[15.1Mb]CLOSES: 4:00pm, Friday 5th July 2024