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).

The Cowra Shire will go back into lockdown from 5pm Monday 20th September.

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. 

Service

Status

Notes

Council Customer Service Centre

Temporarily closed. Please contact Council’s main switch on 6340 2000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Council building, planning and regulatory services 

All enquiries 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 2040.

Council Depot

Visitor appointments only. Visitors must wear a mask and scan in using QR code.
Please contact 6340 2120 to make an appointment.

Council Public Meeting Rooms

The Ngulway Room and Public Meeting Room are temporarily closed.

Cowra Airport

Existing operating hours are in place.

Cowra Aquatic Centre

Closed for the season.

Cowra Cemetery

Small funerals and memorial services of 10 persons only (excluding the persons conducting the service) are permitted.

Cowra Civic Centre

Temporarily closed for events.

Open for Cowra Respiratory Vaccination Clinic run by the Cowra Medical Associates.

For further information and updates visit the Cowra Civic Centre website.

Cowra Library

Temporarily closed. For further information and updates visit the Central West Libraries website.

Cowra MRF

The MRF is open if you meet NSW Health criteria for leaving home, but please be aware of the following:

  • Only one person per vehicle to attend the site (Current Public Health Orders stipulate only one person in the household can leave their residence to obtain food, goods or services once a day).
  • Check in using the QR code.
  • Wear a mask while onsite and practice social distancing between customers and staff.
  • Avoid approaching and querying facility staff about the restrictions and other general matters. If you wish to clarify any issues please do so via a phone call prior to your essential trip.
  • Pay using EFTPOS if possible.
  • Both the Community Recycling Centre and the Cowra RDA Second Hand shop remain closed until further notice.

Note - Kerbside pick-up services are unchanged.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Temporarily closed. For further information and updates visit the Cowra Regional Art Gallery website.

Cowra Parks, Skatepark and Recreational Grounds

Parks remain open for exercise and outdoor recreation, within your local government area. If you live with more than 2 other people, you can all go out together for exercise. Please ensure you practise social distancing and carry a face mask with you.

Council Ranger Services

Existing operating hours are in place. Phone (02) 6340 2052. 

Cowra Saleyards

To minimise risk only agents, buyers, drovers, livestock carriers and saleyard staff are permitted to attend. No vendors are permitted. All attendees must sign in using the QR code provided. Masks must be worn at all times. Smoking is only permitted outside of the yards. The only exception to wearing a mask in the yards is the auctioneer and spotter when actively selling on the catwalk. For further information contact the Saleyards on phone (02) 6342 2654.

Cowra Van Park

Temporarily closed. For further information and updates visit the Cowra Van Park website or phone (02) 6342 1627.

Cowra Visitor Information Centre

Temporarily closed. For further information and updates visit the Visit Cowra website or phone (02) 6342 4333.

Squire Park Takeaway

Temporarily closed.

Farleigh Reserve, Phillips Crossing and Gooloogong Campground

Temporarily closed.