Community Announcments

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2019/2020 Annual Report 

The Brewarrina Shire Councils Annual Report is now out, should you would like to read please click on the link 

                Birrie Bridge Side Track Removed

After more than 4 years in operation the emergency side track for the old Birrie Bridge has been removed. This was the final step in the completion of the new Birrie Bridge. It was hoped that part of the side track could remain so that people could view the old timber bridge from the river , however such work would have obstructed the river flow and so action was taken last week  to remove it entirely and restore the river to its natural level.

Please click to view_ Birrie Bridge Side Track - Emergency Track

Jeff Sowiak
General Manager

Brewarrina to Goodooga Road Closure Between Jobs Gate Road & Dumble Bridge

Brewarrina Shire Council would like to advise road users that the following section of Brewarrina - Goodooga Rd will be closed for the next 18 months due to construction works for upgrading
the unsealed section of this road to all weather access two lane sealed carriageway.

Road Closure Starts at the Brewarrina end at the intersection with Jobs Gate Road
Road Closure Ends at the Goodooga End at the intersection with Bangate Road

The actual construction section is approximately 60 km long, which extend between the Wodalla letter box (Brewarrina End) to the Dumble Bridge (Goodooga End).
A detour route via Jobs Gate Rd/ Goodooga Langboyd Rd/ Brenda Rd Is provided as an altematlve during the construction period.

Council will ensure access to Emergency Services and station owners along the closed route, including their workers and suppliers.

If you have any other queries in relation to the Brewarrina - Goodooga Rd Closure please contact Council's Transport Manager on 02 6830 5100 or by email

Jeff Sowiak
General Manager
Between Jobs Gate Rd & Dumble Bridge

Coronavirus updates and resources

COVID-19 Safety Plans

A message from the General Manager regarding Council staying open during COVID-19

A message from Brewarrina Shire Mayor concerning Covid 19 

Welcome to the Brewarrina Shire

Welcome to the Shire of Brewarrina, a rural and remote community located in the outback region of New South Wales on the banks of the Barwon/Darling River.

The shire covers an area of 19,000 square km’s and borders the state line of Queensland and is surrounded by the local governments of Walgett, Warren, Bogan and Bourke.

The shire includes the towns and villages of Brewarrina, Goodooga, Weilmoringle, Angledool and Gongolgon. Brewarrina has great historical significance to the Aboriginal people of the region, as the town was one of the great inter-tribal meeting places of eastern Australia.
The fisheries are elaborate man made stone constructions in the riverbed designed to trap fish. The Brewarrina Fish Traps are a National Heritage listed site and of spiritual significance to Aboriginal people.

The Shire boasts many other attractions like the Old Barwon Bridge, Culgoa National Park, Narran Lakes, Cobb & Co trails, Four Mile Skiing Reserve, Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre, Darling River Run, Ochre Bed Pits and the State Heritage Aboriginal Mission just to mention a few.

Many significant events also occur in the Shire including the Brewarrina Races, Barwon River Rodeo, Agricultural Field Day, NAIDOC celebrations, Weilmoringle Cancer Council Tennis Day, Goodooga Wool Day, Bre Big Fish competition and the Bald Archy Art Prize Exhibition.

Brewarrina Shire Council acknowledges and pays its respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and to Elders past, present and future.