Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill will be a safe, vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich city achieved through community leadership and sustainable management. Council will provide responsive community leadership and high quality services in a sustainable manner to maintain and enhance Broken Hill’s lifestyle.


A plant growing from a pile of coins
24 March 2017

Applications are now open for Round One of the Community Assistance Grants program for 2017/...

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23 March 2017

Council and Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) are set to undertake community engagement regarding...

Council's nee Chief Operating Officer Brendan Smith
23 March 2017

Broken Hill City Council is pleased to welcome Brendan Smith as its new Chief Operating...

What's on the agenda this month at Council?

Broken Hill City Council Administration Building


Development application for new pound

Councillors will consider whether to green light a Development Application for the new Animal Pound.

The facility would be located at 86 Airport Road, and feature 20 dog cages, exercise yards, a dangerous dog enclosure, a cattery and veterinary room, and office and parking facilities.

The existing pound facility is located in a residential area in the city's West, and has been a source of noise complaints from nearby residents.

Community Assistance Grants open

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Applications are now open for Round One of the Community Assistance Grants program for 2017/2018.

Funding is available for events and projects that are of benefit to the local community and take place between 1 July and 31 December 2017.

Grants are available under three funding streams, including General Community Assistance, Verandah Restoration (applications open all year round), and Painting and Minor Restoration Works.

Perfect Light Art Curator

Externally Funded Position - Fixed Term Contract for 12 months

Base salary $89,724 -$96,143 per annum plus superannuation 

Be inspired by the bright future of the City of Broken Hill, and join Council to deliver an ongoing legacy for the Broken Hill community. Broken Hill is Australia’s First Heritage City where the built, natural and social heritage fuse to form a place of outstanding value to the nation.

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Council welcomes new Chief Operating Officer

Council's nee Chief Operating Officer Brendan Smith

Broken Hill City Council is pleased to welcome Brendan Smith as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The COO will have overall responsibility for a number of Council departments including Infrastructure, Planning, Development and Compliance, and Environment and Sustainability.

Brendan most recently held the position of Director Works and Services at the Town of Port Hedland, and was responsible for significant improvements in efficiency, operational effectiveness, and meeting the needs of the community.

Specialist help for local museums

There's much more to running a museum than just putting objects on display, and few people know this better than Lynn Collins.

Lynn has recently been appointed as Council's Museums Advisor (MA), taking over the role previously held by Yvonne Routledge.

The MA position is funded by Council and Museums and Galleries of NSW to assist museums and galleries with their planning and day to day operations.

Midwifery student recipient of 2017 David Bowler Memorial Award

Lindsey Ball, recipient of the 2017 David Bowler Memorial Award

Media Release - Far West Local Health District.

This year’s recipient of the 2017 David Bowler Memorial Award $5,000 scholarship has always dreamed of becoming a Midwife and is very grateful the bursary will help her fulfill that lifelong dream.

Broken Hill resident Lindsey Ball began her Midwifery degree last year at University of South Australia and for the next three years will be juggling studies, clinical placements and raising her young family of two daughters (aged 2 and 5) with her husband.

Illegal dumper fined

Rubbish dumped illegally

Council has handed out a $2000 fine for illegal dumping after a load of rubbish was found near Menindee Road on the town common.

Council announced on Monday that Rangers would be targeting problem sites around the city where dumping is regularly occurring, and also focusing on general littering from cars as part of the NSW Government's Litter Enforcement Month.

A member of the public contacted Council regarding a dumping incident this week, and Rangers immediately attended the site.

Upcoming Events

Broken Hill Solar plant overview.  AGL Energy Ltd and Broken Hill Art Exchange Viewing platform art & Design Competition. Prize pool of $15,000

The Broken Hill Art Exchange (BHAE)  is proud to be hosting the...

Join current exhibitor, James Farley for a presentation of his...