Coonamble Shire offers both opportunity and lifestyle.


Noise on Thursday evening from saleyards

Coonamble residents can expect a bit of noise from the saleyards on Thurday evening, with a large yarding of more than 1000 head for sale.

The sale will continue until mid-evening.

Council appreciates the patience of residents affected by the operation of the saleyard and hopes the whole community appreciates the noise as a sign of further return to prosperity following the drought.

Posted 23-Jun-2021

Service NSW - closed, Friday, 25 June

The Service NSW agency in Castlereagh Street, Coonamble, will be closed on Friday, 25 June, 2021, due to other operational needs.

Council regrets this inconvenience and thanks all for their patience. Those with computers or mobile phones will be able to access most services for routine matters online at

The agency will return to its regular hours of operation from Monday, 28 June: 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm.

Posted 23-Jun-2021

Not getting enough say in council decisions?

Are you concerned your voice and views are not being heard when it comes to Council decision-making? The draft Community Engagement Policy broadens the opportunities for members of the community to be engaged in the decision-making process around projects, plans, services, policies and issues.

Does it go far enough? Does it give everyone a fair opportunity? Please read through the draft Community Engagement Policy and provide feedback to Council on ways this policy could be improved. You can download a copy electronically from this homepage or read through a hard copy at Council's Administration Office or at any of the three libraries in Coonamble, Gulargambone and Quambone.

Also on public exhibition for your comment is the draft Contaminated Land Management Policy. While it may seem it doesn't affect you, what if you were to move house and didn't realise you were buying a home built on contaminated soil? How do you know you aren't already living on contaminated soil? Best read the draft Contaminated Land Management Policy to see if it goes far enough in informing the public and helping them make informed decisions about land management and ownership. This draft policy is also available on this homepage and as a hard copy at Council's office and libraries.

Posted 22-Jun-2021

Unsealed roads open. Drivers please be cautious.

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

Road users are reminded that:

  1. They may be liable for any damage that they cause to the road that is closed to their vehicle type, and their vehicle insurance may be voided.
  2. Travelling on roads covered with water is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.
  3. Road conditions can change without warning and, if roads are open, drivers should travel with caution.
  4. Unsealed roads damage very easily when they are wet.
  5. Repairs to damaged roads are not usually possible until the roads and gravel stockpiles begin to dry out.
  6. Council prioritises repairs, with higher trafficked roads usually receiving attention first.
  7. Emergency vehicles are exempt from this directive, in the course of responding to legitimate emergencies.

Council urges drivers to take care on all roads throughout the Local Government Area and to drive to conditions.

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

The full Road Conditions Report for Coonamble and other neighbouring Local Government areas can be found here.

Posted 17-Jun-2021

Dine & Discover extended to 31 July

The NSW Government has extended Dine & Discover NSW until 31 July 2021. 

If you're a food, entertainment or recreation business, you can encourage customers to use their vouchers at your business by registering here.

Community members can register online here for the 2 x $25 dining vouchers and 2 x $25 entertainment, recreation and discovery vouchers through the Service NSW app. They must be used before 31 July 2021.

You can find a list of businesses where you can use the vouchers here.

Posted 10-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

Free Candidate Briefing

Are you considering standing for election to Coonamble Shire Council this September?

A free candidate briefing will be held on Thursday, 8 July, from noon to 2pm, repeated again from 6pm to 8pm.

Maire Sheehan will conduct the Candidate Briefing on behalf of Local Government NSW Learning Solutions.

Attendance does not commit the individual to stand for election.

 Kindly register here for COVID-safe planning purposes. 

Posted 01-Jun-2021

Free workshop on the NSW Planning Portal

People who plan to renovate, extend or build will use a new, State-wide system to manage the process from 1 July, 2021.

The NSW Government has mandated that all Development Applications be completed using the Planning Portal.

This workshop, and associated educational activities regarding the transition to the NSW Planning Portal, is funded through the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment.

The workshop, hosted by Coonamble Shire Council, aims to familiarise people with the Planning Portal, its processes and steps.

Venue: Coonamble Shire Council Administration Office,
Committee Room, 80 Castlereagh St, Coonamble

The same workshop is offered three times; twice in June and again in July.

Book here.

Inquiries: (02) 6827 1900 or

Posted 08-Apr-2021

Do you love where you live?

Posted 19-Nov-2020

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.

Draft policies on public exhibition until 16 July 2021

Council has resolved to exhibit publicly the following Policy/Policies and invites submissions by the date advertised. These drafts are also available as a hard copy at Council's Administration Office in Coonamble, at the Coonamble Library, Gulargambone Library and the Quambone Store.

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

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 the General Manager, Mr Hein Basson, Coonamble Shire Council, PO Box 249, Coonamble NSW 2829, or by email 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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