Brewarrina Shire

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Brewarrina Shire
New South Wales
Brewarrina LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates29°57.6′S 146°51.6′E / 29.9600°S 146.8600°E / -29.9600; 146.8600Coordinates: 29°57.6′S 146°51.6′E / 29.9600°S 146.8600°E / -29.9600; 146.8600
Population1,651 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.086043/km2 (0.22285/sq mi)
Area19,188 km2 (7,408.5 sq mi)
MayorPhillip O'Connor (Independent)
Council seatBrewarrina
State electorate(s)Barwon
Federal Division(s)Parkes
Brewarinna Shire Council Logo.jpg
WebsiteBrewarrina Shire
LGAs around Brewarrina Shire:
Paroo (Qld) Balonne (Qld) Balonne (Qld)
Bourke Brewarrina Shire Walgett
Cobar Bogan Warren

Brewarrina Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Darling River, which is known as the Barwon River upstream from Bourke; and located adjacent to the Kamilaroi Highway. The northern boundary of the Shire is located adjacent to the border between New South Wales and Queensland. The Shire is a wool and cotton growing area.

Towns and villages[edit]

Brewarrina Shire includes Brewarrina and the villages of Gongolgon, Angledool and Goodooga and the ghost town of Tarcoon.


According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003-04, there were 500 wage and salary earners (ranked 163rd in New South Wales and 528th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's 2,558,415 and Australia's 7,831,856) with a total income of $17 million (ranked 162nd in New South Wales and 527nd in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's $107 billion and Australia's $304 billion). It was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $33,530 (ranked 90th in New South Wales and 302nd in Australia, 81% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 86% of Australia's $38,820) and that median income per wage and salary earner of $32,230 (ranked 73rd in New South Wales and 245th in Australia, 91% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 94% of Australia's $34,149).[2]

Selected historical census data for Bayside Council local government area
Census year 2011[3] 2016[1]
Population Estimated residents on census night 1,766 Decrease 1,651
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 129th Increase 128th


Current composition and election method[edit]

Brewarrina Shire Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Phillip (Ocker) O'Connor Unaligned Mayor[5]
  Angelo Pippos Unaligned
  David Wheatley Unaligned
  Thomas Stanton Independent
  Isaac Gordon Unaligned
  Bill Loughnan Unaligned
  Mark Brown Independent Deputy Mayor[5]
  Shane Chapman Unaligned
  Wayne Neale Unaligned

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brewarrina (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2007.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brewarrina (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 October 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b "Brewarrina Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Brewarrina Shire Council". Retrieved 2016-11-03.