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Updated information about Council Services impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic available here.

Lockdown lifted in parts of regional NSW

The Cowra Shire emerged from lockdown at 12:01am Saturday 11 September but will continue to operate under restrictions to ensure the safety of regional communities.

Please check back for further updates on the status of Council's services and facilities. Read more 

Cowra Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

The Australian Defence Force/Western NSW Local Health District second dose Covid-19 vaccination clinics will be by invitation only.

The second dose clinics will be held at the Cowra Showground Pavilion on:

  • Friday 24 September
  • Saturday 25 September

The previous clinics occurred on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 September 2021.

More information is available at the Western NSW Local Health District website.

For the purposes of the Clinic, please note that Bramall Street, at the intersection of Grenfell Road, will be closed between the hours of 7am and 7pm on these days.

Remember you can still get your vaccine by:

  • Making a booking via Cowra Medical Associates. Contact the practice on ph. 6341 1400.
  • Making a booking via Cowra Medispring Family Medical Centre. Contact the practice on ph.6342 2555. 
  • Making a booking to receive the Astra Zeneca vaccine from Optimal Pharmacy and Health Hub, Cowra. ph. 6342 2285.

If you have any questions about the vaccine, please speak to a health professional.

NSW Sewage Surveillance Program

Cowra Council has had notification of a positive Covid-19 fragment detection from the Cowra sewage sample submitted on Monday 13 September.

A second sample has been sent for analysis on Thursday 16 September.

Council encourages people across the Cowra Shire community to come forward for testing over the days ahead if you have even the mildest of symptoms.

Testing is available at the Cowra Respiratory Clinic run by the Cowra Medical Associates, 165-169 Kendal Street, Cowra. Call (02) 6341 1400 to make a booking.

The NSW Sewage Surveillance Program is administered by NSW Health. Information on the Program can be found here

NSW Health has an interactive map showing sewage surveillance results, which can be found here


A drive through Covid-19 testing clinic has been established at the Cowra Showground from Friday 17 September to Sunday 19 September, 10am to 3pm each day. Testing is free and no appointment or referral is required. All ages are welcome.

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