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.


Broken Hill City Council Administration Building
24 March 2017

Development application for new pound

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/...

Old letters
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...

New library design on public display

New library interior

The design for the city's new library will go on show to the public tomorrow during the first of two community engagement sessions.

The sessions will be held at the former Pellew and Moore Building (332 Argent Street) tomorrow, and Friday between 10am and 2pm at 332 Argent Street, with Council staff on hand to answer questions relating to the design.

The unveiling comes after Councillors unanimously voted to relocate the library to Argent Street as part of the Living Museum + Perfect Light project.

Shorty to remain a senior living centre

Shorty O'Neil Village is set to remain a centre for the city's aged residents after it was sold to senior community living specialists, Eureka Group Holdings Limited.

Contracts were signed and exchanged at a price of $1,155,000 (inc. GST) on August 30, with settlement expected to occur on December 20.

Councillors voted to sell the Village in 2015, and responsibility for the sale was recently delegated to Council's General Manager, James Roncon.

Dream Merchant: An Impossible Dream

Ravishing pint-sized techno songstress, LaDonna Rama forges a polymorphous path through Sydney's queer club and performance art scene. With her kooky pop posturing and menacing disco grooves, her debut self-titled release fuses a heady combination of dark experimental house, campy techno, new wave and perverted pop. For the Dream Merchant opening at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery as part of the Broken Heel Festival, LaDonna Rama will perform a live set of her music. the performance will use tracks accompanied by live singing and choreography.

You and Me

Following his Thursday night performance for the Broken Heel Festival join Liam Benson for "You and Me", a participatory performance artwork that acknowledges Australia's Aboriginal history and present through sequin embroidery. Audience members are invited to work collaboratively with Liam, where participants can learn how to sew sequins whilst acknowledging country through a map depicting the diverse language groups of First Nation Australians.

Headdresses and Fun Accessories!

In conjunction with the Broken Heel Festival, the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery presents Dream Merchant artists Liam Benson and Naomi Oliver who, inside the Gallery's Workshop Shed, will teach you how to design and create your own fabulous headdresses and accessories using sequins, glitter and feathers. Workshop for ages 6 and up.

Limited places, bookings are essential.

Community input sought on truck wash

Picture of a truck

Community input is being sought by Council and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the establishment of a truck wash in Broken Hill.

Truck washes play an important role in vehicle productivity and maintenance, as well as an important role in protecting NSW’s biosecurity.

Under the 'Fixing Country Truck Washes' program, the NSW Government and Australian Government will each contribute $5 million over the next two years to provide co-funding for new and existing truck washes.

2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

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When completing an entry for the 2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, we recommend that you click here to register for an online account. This will allow you to save your entry, and return to complete prior to the closing date. Entries close midnight 15 May 2017. After submitting your entry you will need to go here to pay your entry fee. Please fill in all fields and use "5179015" for the reference number. This link will be displayed again upon succesfully completing the online submission, and will also be emailed to you.

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, is an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

The prize consists of an Acquisitive First Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Second Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Encouragement Award and a peoples choice award, with a total prize pool of $19,000. The winning work will be added to the nationally recognised collection of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize was renamed in acknowledgment of his and his family’s contribution to the arts and support of Broken Hill. The prize is generously supported by Mrs Raylee J Hart and Broken Hill City Council.



Entries open | 21 February 2017
Entries close | Midnight, 15 May 2017
Finalist notification sent | 22 May 2017
Artworks delivered | 23 May - 23 June 2017
Exhibition launch | 6pm, Friday 30 June 2017
Exhibition dates | 30 June - 13 August 2017
Collection of artworks | from 14th August 2017

The Visit

Not now! It's Christmas!

Jesus turns up in the Vicar's parish and stays for Christmas! Adapted from a short story by Adrian Plass.

Bishop Rob Gillion in his one-man show. Directed by Janine Gillion.

Tickets available at he Musicians Club

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

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