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...

Community information session - draft Far West Regional Plan

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment are inviting community members to come along to a drop-in Information session to learn more about the NSW Government's first ever draft plan for the Far West.

As well as providing information about the draft plan, people who attend the sessions will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the plan and will be shown how they can make a submission.

Janine Perrett to visit city for Australia Day celebrations

Janine Perrett

Broken Hill's Australia Day Ambassador for 2017 is renowned media personality, Janine Perrett.

Janine is host of Sunday Live and The Friday Show on SKY NEWS LIVE, and is also a weekly panellist and substitute anchor on Paul Murray LIVE and other SKY NEWS LIVE and SKY NEWS BUSINESS programs.

She began her journalism career at the Melbourne Bureau of The Australian newspaper in 1979, before relocating to the Sydney office to work on the business desk in 1983.

Business stars shining in Scores On Doors program

Sarika Shankar

The Scores On Doors program is already proving a hit with local businesses, and providing deserved recognition for well-maintained eateries.

The non-compulsory program allows businesses to receive a publicly displayable star-rating following unannounced Hygiene and Food Safety Inspections carried out by Council.

The rating system of Excellent (5 stars), Very Good (4 stars) and Good (3 stars), all represent various levels of compliance with the Food Standards Code.

Have your say in your LGA

Broken Hill township

Council is seeking community input in the coming months as it continues the review of the Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

The CSP is a plan developed by Council in partnership with the community that sets out residents' priorities and aspirations for the future of the Broken Hill Local Government Area (LGA).

Community engagement was undertaken in 2010 to compile the City's current CSP, with reviews taking place in 2013 and 2014.

A salute to the First Australians

Indigenous soldiers

The contribution of Australia's indigenous soldiers during wartime will be on display at the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (Geocentre) on Thursday night.

The Shrine of Remembrance travelling exhibition 'Indigenous Australians at war: From the Boer War to the Present' will be opened by Council's General Manager, James Roncon, at 6pm on Thursday, 12 January.

Broken Hill, Far West receive funding boost

Kevin Humphries

Broken Hill and the Far West received a significant funding boost today during a visit from Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, and Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries.

The duo were joined by Deputy Mayor Dave Gallagher to announce around $4m in State and Federal funding for local businesses and community groups.

The YMCA received the majority of funding, accepting $3.905m under the State Government's Resources for Regions program to transform its current centre into an Integrated Health Facility.

BHP Billiton Foundation projects gather momentum

Council is looking to expand its vision for nominated projects funded by the BHP Billiton Foundation (BHPBF).

In early 2016, it was announced that Council would receive $5.7 million from the BHPBF to fund two projects from its Living Museum and Perfect Light (LM+PL) Project; the preservation of the Broken Hill and Outback Archives, and the construction of Mineral and Art Intersections along Argent Street.

Career opportunities at Council

BrokeN Hill City Council Adminstartion Centre building

Council is creating more opportunities for locals to find employment, with a number of jobs currently advertised on its website.

There are two Cleaner/Caretaker positions available, along with opportunities for an Information Services Assistant, Electrician, and apprentice/trainee Horticulturalist or Arborist.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said Council was pleased to be offering jobs that could offer a career to the city's youth.

Exhibitions Opening | 3 February 2017 | Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Exhibitions | Operation Art | Out of the Zone - Gaara Arts Cabinet Exhibition |  An Involuntary Circus - Daniela Bradley

Operation Art

Operation Art showcases 50 artworks by students in Kindergarten to Year 10. The works become part of the Children's Hospital at Westmead's art collection.

The artworks are made by students to create a positive, uplifting environment in hospitals which aids in the healing process of young patients.


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...

Broken Hill is the only place in NSW where the game of Two-up can...