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.


Development Application
16 February 2018

Lodging a Development Application should now be significantly easier with Council recently...

Walk tour
16 February 2018

If you have a passion for your home town and enjoy telling a tale or two, then the Heritage...

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery building - Formerly Sully's Emporium
13 February 2018

The Broken Hill Heritage Committee is inviting locals to have input into a festival to...

26 January 2018

Robynne Sanderson has taken out the top honour at this year's Australia Day Awards.

Coding for beginners

Coding is what makes it possible to create software, apps websites and more. Coding skills now feature in school curriculums as they help children think creatively while enhancing their critical thinking skills. Coding for kids programs are designed to teach children to code using a fun, game-like experience.

Children will use the Scratch program to stack blocks of instructions to make characters move. This is a beginner's session for children with no prior coding experience.

Telstra Maker Party in a Box

Explore, create and experiment in learning opportunities designed to spark curiosity and creativity.
Invent with Makey Makey, Sphero and BeeBot. Suitable for ages 8+

  • The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects, like Play-Doh and fruit, and combine them with the internet to create pianos, keyboards, game controllers and so much more.


$42,000 in funding for local groups

A dirt bike rider navigates a track

Around $42,000 in funding has been allocated by Council to community groups as part of the second round of its 2017/2018 Community Assistance Grants program.

The biggest beneficiary was Western Landcare NSW, who received $13,200 to train students participating in a joint venture between Council and Landcare to repair and replace fencing around the city's regeneration reserve.

Skip bins being misused

A Council waste bin over filled with tyres

Council is urging residents use skip bins responsibly, after numerous instances of excess rubbish being dumped at bin locations across the city.

The skip bins are placed around the city on a rotational basis to provide occasional assistance for residents who may have household waste that is too large for their green bin.

Council's Environment, Waste and Recycling specialist, Elizabeth Guest, said the service was unfortunately being abused on a regular basis.

Council to review airport parking

The Broken Hill Airport carpark

The airport carpark will be closed from 5am on December 19 to allow Council to carry out line marking and trial new technology to monitor parking activity.

Sensors will be installed in each carpark at the airport to gather data on traffic flow and movement, and monitor how the parks are being utilised.

The information will be used to develop a parking strategy for the airport to improve accessibility and the availability of parking spaces.

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