Western Plains Regional Council
Western Plains Regional Council was established on May 12, 2016. Our highest priority as a new council is to ensure we continue to deliver the many local services valued by our communities.
For more information about Western Plains Regional Council, including new council boundaries and the official proclamation, please visit www.strongercouncils.nsw.gov.au.
All services that were provided by the previous Wellington and Dubbo councils will continue to be provided by Western Plains Regional Council. Rates and other payments can still be made, planning and development application services will continue, and waste collection services remain unchanged.
Postal and email addresses, telephone numbers and websites of the former councils will remain in place for now. Our customer service staff remain available to take your enquiries:
Customer Service Centre at Wellington open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm
Customer Service telephone enquiry line: (02) 6840 1700
Nestled at the foothills of the Mt Arthur Reserve on the banks of the Macquarie and Bell Rivers, Wellington is the second-oldest town west of the Blue Mountains.
Traditionally inhabited by the Wiradjuri people, Lieutenant John Oxley was the first European to discover the Wellington area after he came upon what he described as a "beautifully picturesque valley" which he named after Arthur Wellesley the "Iron Duke" of Wellington.
A convict settlement was established in 1823 and Wellington grew from there, being gazetted as a town in 1846.