Swooping Magpies

Magpies swoop when nestingHow to deal with this natural, seasonal behaviour.Magpies are native birds protected by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. This makes itagainst the law to kill the birds, collect their eggs, or harm their young.Balranald Shire Council has no powers to authorise or carry out the destruction of magpiesand cannot discharge a firearm […]

TransGrid Funding Opportunity – Community Groups

Community Partnership Grants Transgrid Community Partnership Grants have now opened which may be of interest to organisations in your electorate. The Community Partnerships Program provides funding for initiatives that deliver lasting benefits to local communities in areas where Transgrid assets are being built or upgraded. The program is open to: Not-for-profit organisations Community groups Parents […]

NSW Governor appoints Administrator to Council

On Wednesday 29 January 2020, the Governor of New South Wales appointed an Administrator to the Balranald Shire Council. The Administrator is Michael Colreavy, an experienced local government leader and manager.  Mr Colreavy replaces the elected Mayor and Councillors, whose offices were declared vacant by the Governor. Mr Colreavy has been appointed for a term […]

Balranald council issued with a performance improvement order

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Minister for Local Government has issued Balranald Shire Council with a Performance Improvement Order. Click here to view the order Click here to view the Updated Implementation Plan – Dec 2017 Click here to view the Updated Implementation Plan – February 2018 Click here to view the Updated Implementation Plan – April 2019 Letters […]


Periodically Council receives development applications which require public notice as part of the approval process.  Notice is provided on receipt of such applications on Council’s Developments on Exhibition page, to view any current proposals please click here

Neighbourhood Safer Places on the NSW RFS Website

Since 2010, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has been managing the Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) programme across New South Wales. The NSP concept evolved out of the 2009 Victorian Bush Fires Royal Commission. The primary purpose of a NSP is the protection of human life.  Their function is to provide a place of last resort […]

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

For information regarding how and when the NDIS will roll out in NSW for people with disability, their families and carers and service providers, please click here http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/


It’s always a good idea to check any restrictions that may apply to traveller’s crossing state lines or borders with produce that may be restricted in different states. TRAVELLERS CAN FACE ON THE SPOT FINES FOR TAKING PROHIBITED ITEMS ACROSS BORDERS. Help protect our agricultural industries and environment from pests and diseases. STAY UP TO […]

Notice of Intended pesticide Application

Councils Weeds Officer, through a maintenance program, sprays intermittent weeds throughout the Shire. Under the Pesticides Regulation 2009, at least 5 working days’ notice must be provided before a licensed pest management technician (pest controller) uses pesticides to treat any common areas of a multiple occupancy property, or uses spray or liquid pesticides adjacent to […]