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Wentworth Shire

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Population  6,883 (2015 est)
Region  Far West
Federal Division(s)  Farrer
Local time  Monday 2:38 PM
Established  23 January 1879
State electorate(s)  Murray
Council seat  Wentworth
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Area  26,269 km (10,142.5 sq mi)
Mayor  Melissa Hederics (Independent)
Weather  19°C, Wind S at 21 km/h, 31% Humidity
Points of interest  Buronga Riverside Tourist P, Old Wentworth Gaol, Australian Inland Botanic G, Perry Sandhills, Wentworth Pioneer Museum

Wentworth Shire is a local government area in the far south-west Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. This Shire is located adjacent to the Murray and Darling Rivers. The Shire's major roads are the Sturt and the Silver City Highways. The Shire includes the towns of Wentworth, Buronga, Gol Gol, Dareton and Pooncarie.


Map of Wentworth, NSW, Australia

The Mayor of Wentworth Shire Council is Cr. Melissa Hederics, an Independent politician.


The area of Wentworth was proclaimed a municipality on 23 January 1879. The first Mayor was Mr. W. Gunn who held office from 1879 to 1880.

Current composition and election method

Wentworth Shire Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 10 September 2016 and the makeup of the Council is as follows:

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:


Wentworth Shire Wikipedia

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