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Welcome to The Central Darling Shire

Central Darling Shire is the largest Shire in NSW and yet has the smallest population. It covers an area about the size of the main island of Tasmania and yet has a population of less than 2,000 people. The Shire is extremely diverse with four main communities that are all different in their commerce, geography and cultures.
Wilcannia, the administration centre of the Shire has a fascinating history of river heritage having once been the prime port for the shipping of wool for the entire western district of NSW. It has a large number of sandstone buildings and a rich indigenous culture.

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Keep Looking When Cooking for a fire safe kitchen

Did you know that almost half of the house fires in Australia start in the kitchen – all because cooking was being left unattended?  

Public Exhibition - CDSC Policies

Council resolved, at its Ordinary Meeting held on 26 July 2017, to place the following Draft Policies on public exhibition for comment:

Draft Heritage Report

Council invites residents to comment on the draft Wilcannia Community Based Heritage Survey Report.


Central Darling Shire Council recognises the need to assist not for profit non-government community groups and organisations who are interested in holding an event or project in the Shire to contribute to the wellbeing of our communities

NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards

Nominations for the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards are now open and we want our local young achievers to be recognised!