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About the Wentworth Shire

  Shire location map

See also Wentworth - A Brief History


Wentworth is considered the gateway to Outback NSW, and is situated on the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in south­western New South Wales. Mildura, situated on the Victorian side of the Murray, is the nearest commercial centre of any size. Mildura and Wentworth are also marketed under the banner of "Murray Outback" and "Sunraysia".


Wentworth Shire is a region of great diversity and it offers you the opportunity to experience an introduction to Outback Australia.


The area can be an arid and harsh landscape or a landscape that is soft and serene in solitude. It is a land of rivers, creeks and lagoons; of windmills, bores and waterholes. There are miles and miles of saltbush, acacia, casuarina and mallee, wide flat plains, drifting desert sands, red roads and cobalt blue skies.


Magnificent ancient eucalyptus trees that are regal, gnarled and twisted, plentiful wildflowers, kangaroos of grey, blue or red, eagles, hawks, parrots and the beautiful little azure blue finches all make up the unique landscape of this exciting region.


Wentworth Shire covers an area of 2,616,926 hectares (26,000 sq km) and has a population of approximately 8,000 people. The southern boundary (along the Murray River) has the greatest population density in the townships of Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga and Gol Gol. Wentworth is situated 1,075 km from Sydney, 585 km from Melbourne and 420 km from Adelaide and is located within New South Wales, on the border of Victoria.


Wentworth's climate is semi-temperate. Highest maximum temperature officially recorded was 48°C on January 10, 1939. Lowest minimum was -5°C in June 1907. Summer average is 31°C and Winter average is 16.7°C.


Tourism is strong within the Mildura/Wentworth region. Each year there are more than 300,000 visitors to the junction of Australia's two greatest rivers. More than 50 motels, in excess of 30 caravan parks and over 100 houseboats provide the visitor many different accommodation options. The quality of Club and sporting facilities is a reflection of the contribution the gambling tourist made.


Community & Economic Development

Community Strategic Plan and associated documents


The 10 year Community Strategic Plan was developed following extensive community engagement and is endorsed by Council on behalf of the Community.


To assist Council in preparing its response to the Community Strategic Plan, Council have developed a Resourcing Strategy, which includes a Long Term Financial Plan, an Asset Management Plan and a Workforce Management Plan. These documents help to directly inform the 4 year Delivery program, which sets out how Council will address each of the objectives that have been established within the Community Strategic Plan.


All plans, including the Operational Plan and Annual Fees & Charges are available for you to view or download.


   Community Strategic Plan

   Community Engagement Strategy Revision October 2012



Wentworth Shire Community Development Plan 2012-16


   Wentworth Community Plans 2012-16


Live, Work, Play and Invest in the Wentworth Region


Wentworth Shire Council is open for business and wants to expand, develop and promote the economic opportunities within the Shire.

Wentworth is a great place to live, work, play and invest.


   On the market: Grant expected to prompt housing ‘boom’

   First Home Buyer's Grant

Home Power Savings Program


In one hour an energy expert will show you how to save up to 20% off your power use.


Fact Files



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   Fast Facts

   Lifestyle and Amenities


   Planning and Development

   Service Sector

   Industry Employment