Welcome To The Walgett Shire Council

As a major highway junction for touring routes, Walgett Shire plays host to a number of unique experiences. 

Walgett Shire proudly offers all the ingredients for a great outback holiday; scenery, relaxation, recreation and revitalisation. It has an abundance of wildlife and flora on display, not to mention the spectacular sunrises and brilliant sunsets to open and close your day. During the year Walgett Shire conducts annual events that you can enjoy and participate in, making your holiday a very memorable and fulfilling experience.
Walgett Shire invites you to come and experience genuine country hospitality and guarantees that you will take home a unique and memorable holiday experience.

In Focus Now

Walgett Bore Baths have now closed for the Summer months and will reopen in 2016.
Burren Junction Bore Baths will close 30th November 2015 and will reopen 7th March 2016

Australia Day Awards Nominations 2016


 Nominations for Walgett Shire’s 2016 Australia Day Awards are NOW OPEN.

 Council is seeking nominations from the Community for the following awards:

Citizen of the Year (aged 26yrs or over)

Young Citizen (Aged 16 to 25 years)

Sports Achievement of the Year

Sports team of the Year

Community Event of the Year

 Nominations should be faxed, emailed or posted to Council by Friday 4th December 2015. For further information please contact Bronte Kerr on 026828 6116 at Council Administration Building in Walgett.

Please click HERE for the 2016 Australia Day Nomination Form

Walgett Shire Council Newsletter

9 Nov 2015 10:22 AM -
Walgett Shire Council Newsletter Spring 2015

Walgett CBD Shop Front Upgrade Grant 2015

Walgett Shire Council is currently offering grants for shop front upgrades.

Contributions will be limited to a maximum of $5000 per business, and proposals must demonstrate an improvement to the appearance of the CBD.

Applications from interested parties will be accepted until December 2015.

Please contact Council's Town Planner, Matt Clarkson on 6828 1399 for further information on the contributions, or the walgett CBD Upgrade.

Walgett CBD Shop Front Upgrade Grant 2015 - Public Information Document

Noise Guide for the Preserved Opal Fields (SP1 Zones)

There are about 1,900 mining camps located on opal mining fields in the vicinity of Lightning Ridge and Grawin/Glengarry areas. Council occasionally receives complaints about noise in these areas.

Council has prepared a Noise Guide for residents of the "preserved" opal fields which can be downloaded via the link below. The guide outlines the rights and responsibilities of mining camp residents, as well as the process Council follows when dealing with noise complaints.