Cowra shire council


Cowra Council is the major service provider for parks, gardens, and visitor facilities for Cowra and its surrounding villages. Cowra Tourism Corporation also works closely with Cowra Council in the promotion of the many and varied historical, cultural, and natural attractions in our Shire.

“Welcome to the Cowra Shire and our wonderful town and villages nestled in the heart of the beautiful Lachlan Valley of NSW.

Cowra Shire has a proud Indigenous history and we acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or you’ve been before, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the many unique experiences and warm hospitality that Cowra has to offer during your stay.

Delve into our rich history with a visit to the Prisoner of War Camp Site, ring Australia’s World Peace Bell or enjoy a stroll through the renowned Japanese Garden.

Sample goods from our celebrated local wine and food producers, including our award-winning Cowra lamb and delicious shiraz.

Explore our stunning natural scenery, including the water, walks and views at Wyangala Dam.

Our central location also makes Cowra the perfect base to explore everything the beautiful region around us has to offer, with vibrant events, amazing produce and beautiful landscapes all within a comfortable distance.

We welcome you to discover it all in the Cowra Shire. “

– Former Mayor of Cowra, Councillor Bill West


Cowra Councillors elected 2021 Back row L to R: Crs Cheryl Downing, Judi Smith, Paul Smith, Peter Wright Front row L to R: Crs Ruth Fagan, Erin Watt, Bill West, Nikki Kiss and Sharon D'Elboux


Council’s Customer Service staff are a first-call resource for issues relating to sports and visitor facilities, new residents, business opportunities and development applications and general Council services.

Street Address: 116 Kendal Street, Cowra NSW 2794
Postal Address: Private Bag 342, Cowra NSW 2794
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Phone: 02 6340 2000
Fax: 02 6340 2011

After Hours and Emergency Contacts:
Fire, Police, Ambulance: 000
SES: 132 500
Water, Sewerage and Roads: 0419 219 231
Council Ranger: 02 6340 2052


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    Visit Cowra acknowledges the Wiradjuri People as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and reside, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.