Coonamble Shire offers both opportunity and lifestyle.


Funding opportunities available

Primary Producers can access up to $75,000 following the Natural Disaster Declaration of Coonamble Local Government Area, in relation to the storm and flooding event of late March 2021. Conditions apply.

Meanwhile, the current round of the Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program closes this Saturday, 31 July.

See Council's Grant Opportunities listing for details on all funding sources here.

Posted 29-Jul-2021

Invitation to a community consultation

NetWaste is developing a new education strategy and wants to hear from the community about: 
  • waste
  • waste education
  • attitudes to waste
  • barriers to change
  • improving waste practices, and
  • being a part of a region that makes a difference.
Kate Baxter, from Red Earth Advisory, will be in Coonamble on Thursday, 5 August, from 9.30am at Outback Arts, to have a conversation with local people about any of the above points and more.

To register, please add your name to the list here.

Click on the link as well if you can't make the meeting but would still like to make a suggestion or contribution on these topics.

Posted 29-Jul-2021

Webinars to build capacity in our Not-For-Profits

Not-For-Profit Finance Week will be celebrated from 9 to 13 August 2021.

It is a celebration of ideas, knowledge and financial capacity-building for the $100-billion not-for-profit sector.

Five free webinars will be delivered during the week, where participants can have their questions answered. The full program can be found here.

Posted 29-Jul-2021

Natural Disaster Declaration for Coonamble

A natural disaster has been formally declared for the Coonamble Local Government Area, following a storm and flooding event in March 2021. 

The Natural Disaster Declaration was made jointly by the Minister for Emergency Management, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and the NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott.

The event in March caused extensive flooding and damage to both public and private infrastructure, such as roads and fences.

The declaration means primary producers and businesses may be able to access loans, freight subsidies, grants and other financial assistance to help with their recovery from this event.

It allows Council to apply for funding to restore damaged roads and other public infrastructure. 

Affected landholders and businesses can find out the type of assistance they can receive by clicking on the red ‘Find assistance now’ button on the Service NSW website here or by calling Service NSW on 13 77 88.

To apply for a concessional loan or grant, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit this link.

Posted 20-Jul-2021

All roads open. Please drive cautiously

Coonamble Shire Council advises the travelling public that all unsealed roads within the Local Government Area are open to all traffic, requesting that drivers exercise caution and drive to conditions at all times.

Road users are reminded that: 
  1. Some causeways may still be covered with water and represent a hazard.
  2. Repairs to damaged roads are not usually possible until the roads and gravel stockpiles dry out.
  3. Council prioritises repairs, with higher trafficked roads usually receiving attention first.
Council appreciates the patience of rural landowners who have demonstrated restraint over recent weeks when successive rain events have required the closing of unsealed roads.

Council staff periodically inspect roads during and after rain events and issue updated road bulletins as conditions change. 

Hein Basson

Posted 19-Jul-2021

Madame Flute cabaret in Coonamble

Madame Flute – Jane Rutter – accompanied by Marcello Maio on piano and accordion, with French-inspired cuisine by Executive Chef, Howard Povey, of Povey @ Two Birds, will transport the people of Coonamble to the restaurants of France!

Legendary flutist Jane Rutter plays six different types of flute (including an 1887 Louis Lot – the Stradivarius of the flute world). She will be accompanied by virtuoso accordionist/jazz pianist Marcello Maio in an 'up-close and personal' evening of great French music: Cabaret, Chansons and Classical favourites.

A Cash Bar will be available.

Those attending will be seated at tables of 10 for the duration of the dinner and concert. If attending with friends, please list their names in the comment section when booking. Or send an email to

Get your party of 10 together now and make the booking!

Any special dietary requirements? Please send an email to so we can cater to your needs.

Tickets @ $80. Please book online here.

The Madame Flute event is sponsored by Coonamble Shire Council.

Posted 13-Jul-2021

Mobile phone signal 'black spot' survey

Council wants to know where residents are experiencing mobile phone coverage “black spots” across the Local Government Area.

Please complete the survey here.

The survey will give solid data for Council to use when approaching service providers to address this issue.

Posted 02-Jul-2021

COVID-19 health guidance for Regional NSW

From 6pm, 26 June, to 11.59pm, 9 July:

* If you have been to the Greater Sydney Area on or after 21 June, self-isolate and stay home for 14 days from the date you left Greater Sydney. You can only leave home for essential reasons. It is preferable you stay home and get neighbours to drop off any supplies required.
* Do not travel to Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour during the lockdown period.
* Wear a mask at all times in indoor, non-residential settings, even if just popping into a local store for two minutes.
* Stay informed about case locations and follow NSW Health advice. Check the live map here
* If you feel unwell or have even mild symptoms, call ahead to Coonamble Multi-Purpose Health Services (02) 6822 9300 or your doctor for the procedure to be followed to be tested without possibly infecting others.

Posted 28-Jun-2021

Mouse Bait Rebates from July

The Mouse Bait Rebate Program will be available online from early July. To claim the rebate, you’ll need a MyServiceNSW account, two proof of identity documents, receipts for baits, traps or cleaning products (bought from 1 February 2021 onwards, and your banking details for the payment.

Further details are available here.

Households will be eligible to claim up to $500, while small businesses—including primary producers and sole traders—will be eligible to claim up to $1,000. Only one rebate per address can be claimed.

To be eligible, your mouse baits, traps or cleaning materials must have been bought on or after Monday, 1 February 2021.

Broadacre crop farmers will have access to the free treatment of grain for use as mouse bait around the outside of their paddocks. This will be available through the Central West Local Land Services facility at 12 Buckley Drive, Coonamble; phone (02) 6822 6500. Further information is available here.

Posted 08-Jun-2021

Tooraweenah Road Survey and Proposed Design

The survey and design for the proposed widening, reconstruction and sealing of Tooraweenah Road from Coonamble township to the southern border of the Local Government Area is now on exhibition for public comment.

The Federal Government announced funding of $22.9million for the work.

The engineering survey and design documentation can be downloaded below or viewed as a hard copy at Coonamble Shire Council’s Administration Office or the three libraries in Coonamble, Gulargambone and Quambone.

Submissions should be made to Coonamble Shire Council by 5pm on Tuesday, 31 August 2021.

Submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, Mr Hein Basson, Coonamble Shire Council, PO Box 249, Coonamble NSW 2829, or by email to

Posted 03-Jun-2021

B ounded on one side by the Warrumbungle National Park, and on the other by the Western Plains and Macquarie Marshes, our area offers the perfect combination of a rich history and country living. The shire is part of the NSW State electorate of BARWON and the Federal electorate of PARKES.

Part of the Orana region the shire comprises the towns of Coonamble and Gulargambone with the village of Quambone. Less than two hours drive by road from Dubbo and six hours from Sydney. There is also a daily service with Countrylink.
Click here for local street maps.

To find out details on local events and activities in Coonamble Shire visit the "What's On" section of our website. Search for local organisations and services using the Community Directory  or Business Listings. For statistical and profile information about Coonamble Shire and surrounding area click here.

If you have any feedback please fill out the Contact Us Form.

Proposed quarry development on public exhibition until 30 July

Coonamble Shire Council has received Development Application No: 021/2021 from Regional Group Australia for the proposed development of an Extractive Industry (Singles Quarry) on land known as Lot 7 DP 754234 and Lot 1 DP 1192750, Tabletop Road, Quanda.

Plans and supporting documentation relating to this development proposal can be viewed below or inspected as hard copies at the Coonamble Shire Administration Centre, 80 Castlereagh Street, Coonamble between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, for the period 14 July to 30 July 2021.

Submissions should be addressed to Mr Hein Basson, General Manager, Coonamble Shire Council, PO Box 249, Coonamble NSW 2829. Emailed submissions should be addressed to the Mr Hein Basson, General Manager, and sent to

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Tooraweenah Road Project - survey and design documentation

The survey and design for the proposed widening, reconstruction and sealing of Tooraweenah Road from Coonamble township to the southern border of the Local Government Area is now on exhibition for public comment. 

Submissions should be made to Coonamble Shire Council by 5pm on Tuesday, 31 August 2021.

Submissions should be addressed to Mr Hein Basson, General Manager, Coonamble Shire Council, PO Box 249, Coonamble NSW 2829. Emailed submissions should be addressed to the Mr Hein Basson, General Manager, and sent to

Tooraweenah Road Survey and Proposed Design Tooraweenah Road Survey and Proposed Design (1360 KB)

Acknowledgement of Country

Coonamble Shire Council acknowledges the Kamilaroi and Weilwan people as the traditional custodians of the land on which it meets and operates, respecting Elders past, present and emerging. Council and staff seek at all times to show respect to all people and cultures whose privilege they have to serve within the Local Government Area.


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