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 Open Open. Please visit the Aquatic Centre page as the centre will be operating differently this season due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Cowra Cemetery

Changed

Funerals are limited to 100 people, subject to the 4 square metre rule.

Cowra Civic Centre

Open

Open with conditions. For more information visit Civic Centre website.(external site
Cowra Library Open (external site)Open with conditions. For more information and future updates, visit Central West Libraries.(external site
Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Open

Open with conditions. For more information visit Cowra Art Gallery website.

Cowra Van Park

Farleigh Reserve

Gooloogong Campground

Changed

Cowra Van Park open with restrictions in place. For more information visit Cowra Van Park website.

Farleigh Reserve open for day trips only. All other camping grounds are open.

Council Section 355 Committees

Changed

Able to recommence at the discretetion of Committee members.
Council Meetings

Changed

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

Open

Recommenced with social distancing measures in place. 
Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

 Open

Open. Services back to regular operation, including second-hand store.
Parks, reserves, sportsgrounds and open spaces Open All remain open for public use. 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.
Council Public Meeting Rooms Open The Kendal Street Public Meeting Room and Nguluway Room are open for bookings with restrictions in place.
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 Wednesday at 11am. 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 Open Open. Contact the Visitor Information Centre for more information on tel. 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.