Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill will be a vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich Heritage City shared with visitors from around the world. Council will provide high quality services and leadership to enhance community living and facilitate a prosperous economy.


19 June 2018

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize has attracted record entries for the second year in a row,...

Vae Victis retouching
15 June 2018

Broken Hill's most valuable painting, Vae Victis, has been returned to the city after almost...

8 June 2018

Locals will be able to rate Council's performance across a number of areas this month with...

Rachel Merton and Jade Kerin
7 June 2018

Council's Rachel Merton and Jade Kerin are set to gain further experience in coordinating...

Special event to mark return of Vae Victis

Vae Victis retouching

Broken Hill's most valuable painting, Vae Victis, has been returned to the city after almost a year of painstaking restoration and study.

The massive oil painting was created by English classicist painter Arthur Hacker in 1890, and depicts the sack of Morocco by the Almohad Caliphate.

In June 2017 the $800,000 painting was carefully transported to Melbourne to undergo restoration at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne.

Have your say on Council's performance

Locals will be able to rate Council's performance across a number of areas this month with the launch of the 2018 Community Satisfaction Survey.

The survey is being conducted in conjunction with IRIS Research, and will see 300 locals contacted at random by phone to give their feedback on various aspects of Council and the city itself.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, encouraged those who receive a call to take the time to give Council honest feedback.

Funding boost for parks CCTV

Security cameras in a public space

Council's plan to improve safety in the city's major parks has received a welcome boost, with the Federal Government committing $53,782 to assist with CCTV installation.

The funding was announced today by Member of Parkes, Mark Coulton, and has been committed under Round 2 of the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said the funding would reinforce Council's plans to provide lighting and security upgrades in Sturt and Patton Parks.

Get the facts around the Foundation funding

Browne's shaft

The following FAQ has been prepared by Council in partnership with the BHP Billiton Foundation:

What is the background on the BHP Billiton Foundation (the Foundation) funding?

Council was awarded $5.7 million from the Foundation in 2016 to build parklets, relocate the city's Outback Archives to the basement of Council's Administrative Centre, and digitise documents and other items of importance to the city's history.

Wrap of May council Meeting

Man behind a stack of folders at a desk

Please find a summary of last night's Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Council below.

Councillors can opt out of pay increase

Councillors voted in favour of a 2.5% increase to their annual fee, however an amendment was included allowing individual Councillors to forego the pay increase if they wished.

From trash to artistic treasure

Waste to Art creation "Dinosaur T-Kodah" - a fictional dinosaur created using scavenged animal bones.

The work of local artists will be featured in a regional exhibition after their creations impressed judges at the local Waste To Art Competition at the weekend.

The annual competition features creative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials, and aims to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.

Find yourself in a library

When did you last find yourself in a library? Maybe it was as an inquisitive toddler, eager for a story. Maybe it was last week at the public library to scan and email a document. Or maybe you were last in a school library, furtively checking out the human biology books, ducking the librarian. Don’t lie – we all did it!

21 - 27 of May marks Library and Information Week, with this year’s theme, “Find yourself in a library”, so we are taking a good look at when, where and why you might find yourself in a library.

Little Bang Discovery Club

Young children can discover the world of science with the launch of Broken Hill City Library’s new program Little Bang Discovery Club!

Little Bang Discovery Club is a fun 4-week interactive program that combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods that children and their accompanying co-learners (parent) will enjoy.

Upcoming Events

WASTE TO ART is a community art exhibition and competition open to...

22 June 2018

Toddler time is aimed at children who have outgrown Baby Bounce,...