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Introduction of annual permits for non-desexed cats and dangerous/restricted dogs

As of July 1, The NSW Government has introduced annual permits for non-desexed cats and restricted and dangerous dogs as part of its commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership and improving animal welfare standards.

Owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will be required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee. Owners of dogs of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous will be required to pay a $195 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

More information on these introduced permits can be found here.

Current Council Roadworks

The following roads are scheduled for maintenance grading this month:

- Pride of Oak Road

- Wianamatta Road

- Porters Mount Road

- Cannons Road

- Racecourse Road

Council apologises for any inconvenience whilst these works are undertaken. For further information, please contact Cowra Infrastructure and Operations on 6340 2070.

Free Crisis Management Course for Cowra Businesses

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses and the global economy. In response Cowra Council and the Cowra Business Chamber have funded a free online Crisis Management Course to help support those looking for solutions and answers to the crisis. Cowra individuals, businesses and enterprises can all access the course and register for FREE. The course will help businesses and enterprises to adapt and navigate the crisis, not only to survive but potentially thrive. It will also teach and show businesses right now how to gear for a quick recovery once the crisis ends. To sign up, click here. For more information, contact Council's Business Officer Ponie De Wet on 6340 2038.

Cowra Shire Council COVID-19 Update

Cowra Shire Council is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, their families, our volunteers and our community. Council continues to take advice and guidance from NSW State Government (NSW Health) and the Federal Government (Department of Health) that are the lead agencies in relation to the management of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).


Council has created a webpage outlining all Council services or facilities which have been affected as a result of the current advice from Federal and State Governments. This table can be viewed here and will be regularly updated.

Cowra CBD Footpath Refurbishment Progress

The Squire Park stone wall has been completed and looks amazing! The area in front of the wall is now being prepared for the permeable pavers to be laid. Contractors are currently working on demolition surrounding the Post Office, access to the Post Office is on Brisbane Street. Read more.