Warrumbungle Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the mountain range, see Warrumbungles. For the national park, see Warrumbungle National Park.
Warrumbungle Shire
New South Wales
Warrumbungle LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 31°15′S 149°16′E / 31.250°S 149.267°E / -31.250; 149.267Coordinates: 31°15′S 149°16′E / 31.250°S 149.267°E / -31.250; 149.267
Population 9,588 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 0.77/km2 (2.0/sq mi)
Area 12,380 km2 (4,779.9 sq mi)
Mayor Peter Shinton (Unaligned)
Council seat Coonabarabran[2]
Region Orana
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Website Warrumbungle Shire
LGAs around Warrumbungle Shire:
Coonamble Narrabri Gunnedah
Gilgandra Warrumbungle Shire Liverpool Plains
Dubbo Dubbo Upper Hunter

The Warrumbungle Shire is a local government area in the central western region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is traversed by the Newell Highway.

The Mayor of Warrumbungle Shire Council is yet to be elected after the 2016 election. Cr. Peter Shinton, who is unaligned with any political party was mayor from 2012 to 2016.

Main towns and villages[edit]

The Shire incorporates the towns of Binnaway, Coolah, Coonabarabran, Dunedoo, Baradine and Mendooran.


The Shire was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of Coolah and Coonabarabran Shire councils. Following amalgamation, the Shire was run by an administrator, until elections were held in March 2005.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Warrumbungle 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:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, alphabetically, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Kodi Brady Independent
  Anne-Louise Capel Independent
  Fred Clancy Independent
  Ambrose Doolan Unaligned
  Wendy Hill Unaligned
  Aniello Iannuzzi Unaligned
  Ray Lewis Unaligned
  Peter Shinton Unaligned
  Denis Todd Unaligned


Large numbers of people[citation needed] visit the Warrumbungle mountain range and Warrumbungles National Park, which are fascinating[clarification needed] geological areas of New South Wales.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Warrumbungle Shire (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Warrumbungle Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 2 December 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Warrumbungle Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.