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

Dick Colless Memorial Scholarships 2016

Walgett Shire Council invites applications for the next round of the Dick Colless Memorial Scholarships.


Four scholarships of up to $2,500 each are awarded annually in February to students entering their second and/or subsequent years of study at recognised tertiary institutions and TAFE colleges. Scholarships will only be awarded to those students who have their principal place of residence located in the Walgett Shire area.

 Scholarship guidelines, together with application forms are available from the link below. Applications close on Monday 1 February 2016.

Dick Colless Memorial Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form

Walgett Shire Council Newsletter

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

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.