Community Announcements

- Please follow the links below for the latest community information.

Road Condition Report- Please note Road Condition Report is not updated daily. It is updated if and when road conditions change.

Community Survey- Road Name Changes

Brewarrina Shire Council has received a request from the Gandagari Murrawarri Aboriginal Corporation (GMAC) to change the name of three roads within GMAC area and has resolved to seek community consultation on the proposed name changes. If adopted, this name change would be implemented in such a way as to minimise disruption to local land owners. The names chosen reflect descriptions that respect cultural views from the traditional owners of the land.

Electronic survey- click here


Brewarrina Shire Council Local Heritage Fund 

Applications are called for Council's Local Heritage Fund. This years round of applications opens Thursday 1 July 2021 and closes on Monday 30 August 2021. Council's Local Heritage Fund provides grants to assist owners and managers to conserve heritage places. Owners, managers, or occupiers can apply for a grant. Grants are only available for:
  •  Repairs or restoration works on public, community, religious and not for profit association buildings.
  • Places listed in the Heritage Schedule of Brewarrina Local Environmental Plan (i.e. places that are heritage items) or structures of heritage significance.
The total allocation to Council for funding is between $5k and $10k, grants are generally limited to around $3k each. Examples of the types of projects funded are; repainting, timber repairs, reinstatement of missing items, conservation reports, roofing repairs etc. 

You are encouraged to apply for a grant. Application Forms and Heritage Grant Guidelines can be found in the links below and from Councils Office at 57 Bathurst Street, Brewarrina, NSW.
Applications should be submitted:
  • Via email to: or;
  • Post to: PO Box 125, Brewarrina, NSW, 2839

Brewarrina Shire Council Local Heritage Fund GUIDELINES 2021-2022

Brewarrina Shire Council Local Heritage Fund Project Application Form 2021-2022

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 until December 2021 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  and 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 alternative 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

Local Election Work Opportunities

Expressions of interest are now open to work at the elections in September. Working at an election is a great way for members of the community to earn money, learn new skills and deliver democracy by helping people to have their say. There are positions available during the election period and on Election Day itself. More information, including position descriptions, pay rates, and the link to apply, can be found on our website.

Are you Interested in Becoming a Councillor?

If you are passionate about what happens in your local Community becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents. Councils are responsible for making significant decisions that have a far-reaching impact on their Community. Local Government Elections are held every four years, and the next election will be held in September 2021. The Local Government Council Elections are held by the New South Wales Electoral Commission. Brewarrina Shire Council encourages everyone that is eligible, to make their vote count by participating in the election of their preferred local representative.


Please click on the link to see how you can become a Councillor 

Inside Local Government article- Changes to encourage more Women to Run for Council 

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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.