Current Council Services

Cowra Shire Council are committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, their families, our volunteers and our community. Council continue to take advice and guidance from NSW State Government (NSW Health) and the Federal Government (Department of Health) that are the lead agencies in relation to the management of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Council will ensure essential services continue to be delivered to our community including water, wastewater, garbage collection and ranger services. We are constantly reviewing our plans to make sure we are prepared for any situation. As this situation rapidly unfolds we may need to change, reduce or postpone services and events at short notice. If this happens, we will let you know.

ServiceStatusNotes
Council Customer Service Centre Open  Existing operating hours are in place. Residents are requested to avoid entering the centre unless essential. Contactless payments preferred. Click here for more information on how to pay online.
Council building, planning and regulatory services   Open Existing operating hours are in place. All inquiries should be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by contacting 6340 2000 or 6340 2048. Appointments made only if neccessary.
Council Depot Open Existing operating hours are in place. Visitor appointments only. Please contact 6340 2120 to make an appointment.
Cowra Airport Open Existing operating hours are in place.
Cowra Aquatic Centre Closed Closed.

Cowra Cemetery

Changed No more than 30 people in a group with the one person per four square metre rule in place.
Cowra Civic Centre Closed Closed. For more information visit Civic Centre website.(external site
Cowra Library Closed (external site)Closed. For more information and future updates, visit Central West Libraries.(external site
Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Closed

Closed. For more information visit Cowra Art Gallery website.

Cowra Van Park

Farleigh Reserve

Gooloogong Campground

Closed

Closed except for permanent residents of the Cowra Van Park, overnight travellers, those who have no other place of permanent residence or whose primary place of residence is temporarily unavailable, or persons working in the local area.
Council Section 355 Committees

Closed

No committees to meet until further notice.
Council Meetings

Changed

There have been changes to Council meetings. Please view Council's meetings page for more information.
Food shop inspections

Closed

Postponed until further notice.
Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

Changed

Only customers with essential business relating to the MRF should enter the site. The 2nd hand store at the MRF is closed until further notice.
Parks, reserves, sportsgrounds and open spaces  Open All remain open for public use. No more than 10 people together. Social distancing must be exercised.
Playgrounds

Open

Please use the facilities with caution. Wash your hands before and after use and please ensure you observe current government guidelines for social distancing and gatherings of people. It is your responsibility to leave the area if it becomes too busy.
Public Toilets

Open

All open. Please use the facilities with caution.
Ranger Services Open Existing operating hours are in place.

Cowra Skatepark (Col Stinson Park)

 

Open

Please use the facilities with caution. Wash your hands before and after use and please ensure you observe current government guidelines for social distancing and gatherings of people. It is your responsibility to leave the area if it becomes too busy.
Cowra Saleyards

Changed

Closed to members of the public. Prime lamb and sheep sales to continue every Friday at 10am. Only those with direct business related to the saleyards are permitted to attend.
Water services

 Open

Existing operating hours are in place.
Waste recycling (kerbside) collection  Open Existing collection schedule in place.
Wastewater services  Open Existing operating hours are in place.
Visitor Information Centre  Closed Closed. Brochures available to collect from the Visitor Information door. Visitors still able to contact the centre by calling 6342 4333.
Cowra Dog Park  Open Please use the facilities with caution. Wash your hands before and after use and please ensure you observe current government guidelines for social distancing and gatherings of people. It is your responsibility to leave the area if it becomes too busy.