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 emerged from lockdown at 12:01am Saturday 11th September but will continue to operate under restrictions to ensure the safety of regional communities.

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.




Council Customer Service Centre

Now open. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Social distancing rules apply. You can also contact Council on main switch 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 

Now open. 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. Appointments preferred.

Council Depot


Existing operating hours are in place. Please contact 6340 2120 to make an appointment.

Council Public Meeting Rooms

The Ngulway Room and Public Meeting Room are open for bookings. The one person per 4sqm rule applies.

Cowra Airport


Existing operating hours are in place.

Cowra Aquatic Centre


Closed for the season.

Cowra Cemetery


Up to 50 guests can attend funerals.

Cowra Civic Centre


Now open. A program of events is currently being finalised. For further information and updates visit the Cowra Civic Centre website.

Cowra Library

Now open. For enquiries please call the Cowra team on 6340 2180. Please note mask wearing, physical distancing and hygiene rules still apply. For further information and updates visit the Central West Libraries website.

Cowra MRF


Existing operating hours are in place. Both the Community Recycling Centre and the Cowra RDA Second Hand shop are open. Phone (02) 6340 2140.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery


The Regional Art Gallery re-opened on Tuesday 14th September. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 2pm to 4pm (closed Monday). Admission is free. Visitors will be required to follow current NSW Heath requirements including wearing a face mask, registering on entry, hand sanitising and social distancing of 1.5m. 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. Up to 20 people can gather in outdoor settings.

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

Now open. For further information visit the Cowra Van Park website or phone (02) 6342 1627.

Cowra Visitor Information Centre


Opening date to be advised. For further information and updates visit the Visit Cowra website or phone (02) 6342 4333.

Squire Park Takeaway

Now open.

Farleigh Reserve, Phillips Crossing and Gooloogong Campground


Re-opening of reserves and campgrounds will be staggered over the next week. Please check back for updated information.