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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.


Indiana Shamroze-Tumes poses in front of a portrait
14 March 2019

The David Bowler Memorial Award $5,000 scholarship recipient for 2019 has a passion for...

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8 March 2019

YMCA NSW and Broken Hill Council have today announced that the Indoor 25m and Indoor...

Volunteers after a Tidy Towns clean up
28 February 2019

Broken Hill is getting behind the Clean Up Australia promotion with clean up events arranged...

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26 February 2019

Melbourne-based graphic designer and artist Joe Scerri has won Council's gateway signage...

Drag Queen Story Hour

Local drag queen Amanda Screetly will be hosting Drag Queen Story Hour at the Broken Hill City Library to celebrate this year’s Broken Heel Festival.

The Drag Queen Story Hour is about acceptance, inclusivity and encourages children to feel comfortable with self-expression

“There will be stories, craft, dancing and dressing up - and who doesn’t love dressing up?

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

The national Summer Reading Club will return to Broken Hill City Library and in more than a thousand public libraries across the country for another fun-filled season.

Created for children and young people pre-school age to 17, the Summer Reading Club is a free program led by State Library of Queensland (SLQ) that inspires imaginations and instils a love of libraries and reading.

The 2018 theme, Curious Creatures, encourages eager young readers to discover new worlds as they explore and connect with a curiosity of creatures.

Reading’s never a drag at the Library!

Drag Queen Amanda Screetly reads to a child in the Broken Hill City Library

In a first for Broken Hill, local drag queen Amanda Screetly will be hosting Drag Queen Story Hour at the Broken Hill City Library to celebrate this year’s Broken Heel Festival.

Ms Screetly volunteered her time to host the special event to celebrate acceptance and diversity.

“The event is about showing that it is okay to be yourself and to celebrate our differences, because differences can be what makes life fun!” said Ms Screetly.

New facility hours arrive next week

antique hourglass

Council Locals are encouraged to familiarise themselves with new operating hours of several Council facilities before they come into effect next week.

The City Library, Regional Art Gallery, and Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre) will all adopt new hours from August 13.

The new hours were voted in by Councillors at the June meeting, and will better align the facilities' operating hours with the city's tourism trends, and other similar facilities across the State.

Civic Centre gets thumbs up

Civic Centre lobby with flowers on a vlack coffee table

Council received a great response from the community when it opened the newly refurbished Civic Centre for inspection on Sunday.

Around 500 people wandered through the centre, chatted with staff and Councillors, and enjoyed delicious catering by Pandora's Palate.

Council's Events Coordinator, Rachel Merton, said staff were extremely pleased with the public's reaction to the first viewing of the centre.

Come and see the new Civic Centre!

The civic Centre auditorium viewed through a doorway

Locals are invited to inspect the newly refurbished Civic Centre at a Community Open Day to be held on Sunday.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the reopening of the Civic Centre to the public would be a momentous occasion for all residents.

"Reopening the Centre will be a real watershed moment not just for Council, but for our city and its economy," said Mayor Turley

Upcoming Events


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Child touching book
22 March 2019

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