Community Overview

Basic facts about Brewarrina Shire


    Area:18,874 sq kms (1,887,486 ha)

    Shire Population: 2193

    Town Population: 1250

    State Roads Length: 214kms

    Regional Roads Length: 250 kms

    Local Roads Length: 1171 kms

    Longitude: 146º52’E

    Latitude: 29º58’S

    Height above sea level: 115m


Mobile Phones


When visiting the Brewarrina Shire please be aware that Telstra is the only mobile service provider in our area so customers of other service providers such as Optus, Vodafone etc will have to make alternative arrangements during their stay with us.

Brewarrina has 4G mobile service around the township of Brewarrina and 3G mobile phone service across a large percentage of the shire however there are still some areas considered to be “blackspots” that do not receive mobile service. It is because of this that mobile phones with Telstra’s “Blue tick” rating are recommended to maximise the available mobile service coverage.




    ABC Western plains

    2WEB – 585 AM 

    2CUZ FM – 106.5 FM

All major roads are sealed, however driving at night isn’t recommended unless you are an experienced driver due to the increased activity of wildlife on or near the roads between sunset and sunrise, most notably Kangaroos. Some people have experienced mild to severe damage to their cars for this reason. All unsealed roads are usually closed after rain. Please contact the Council for the latest road condition information.
Drivers who are unfamiliar with driving in the regional areas of Australia should also be aware of cattle grids that are scattered along country roads.
Frequently asked questions
How do I pronounce Brewarrina?
Brewarrina is pronounced “Bree-wawr-in-uh” although locals usually shorten it to “Bre” when making a reference to Brewarrina.

Councillor Tommy Stanton


Elected to Council – 2014

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Councillor Noel Sheridan

Committees – Roads and Maritime Services Regional Consultative Committee & Western Regional Weeds Committee

Elected to Council – 2021 

Councillor Donna Jeffries

Committees-  Roads and Maritime Services Regional Consultative Committee, Tourism & Cultural Committee & Heritage Committee.
Elected to Council – 2017

Councillor Isaac Gordon

Councillor Douglas Gordon

Committee – Tourism & Cultural Committee

Elected to Council – 2021


Councillor Trish Frail

Committees – Murray Darling Association, Big Sky Library, Brewarrina General Cemetery Committee, Water Users & Tourism & Culture Committee.

Elected to Council – 2021

Councillor Mark Brown

Committees –  Aged Care, Brewarrina General Cemetery Committee & Heritage Committee.

Elected to Council – 2008


Deputy Mayor Angelo Pippos

Committees- Aged Care Committee, Big Sky Library & Traffic Committee.  

Elected to Council – 2008


Mayor Vivian Slack-Smith

Committees – Brewarrina General Cemetery, Tourism & Cultural Committee.

Elected to Council 2017

Elected as Mayor 2022

Elected as Deputy Mayor 2020