Cobar Shire

Cobar sign
Cobar Miners Memorial

Commonly referred to as ‘The jewel of Outback’, Cobar is bounded to the North by Bourke Shire, in the South by Carrathool Shire, the west by Central Darling Shire and the East by Bogan Shire.

Cobar is friendly and welcoming and offers a range of cultural and recreational activities for residents. The Shire’s prosperity is built around the thriving mining - copper, lead, silver, zinc, gold - and pastoral industries, which are strongly supported by a wide range of attractions and activities that make it a major tourist destination. 

There is a strong industrial network in Cobar including tradespeople, equipment hire and labour force.

Cobar Shire Population
Population: 4,365
Local Businesses
Local Businesses: 465
Local Jobs
Local Jobs: 2,367 (4.3%)
Climate: 5-40oC
Median Rent
Median Rent: $260pw
Median House Price
Median Property Prices: $195,000

Top Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Healthcare


  • Centenary of Federation Walking Track
  • Cobar Miners Heritage Park
  • Fort Bourke Hill Lookout & New Cobar Cut Gold Mine
  • Great Cobar Copper Mine
  • Mt Grenfell Historic Site
  • Stele Monument
  • The Great Cobar Heritage Centre
  • The Old Reservoir and Devil’s Rock
  • The Slag Dump