Parkes Shire is located in central west NSW. The Shire boasts a diverse economy with strong industries including transport, mining, health care, tourism, agriculture and public administration.

The area is the home of the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. The Parkes Elvis Festival and Trundle ABBA festival are popular annual event.

Data for this website has been sourced from Council’s financial statements, Council’s annual report and Council’s data returns. The website also refers to data from a number of agencies and entities. Please refer to the data page of this website for links to definitions, information on performance measures, benchmarks, OLG Groups and the data sources that have been used.

Please contact Council if you would like any further details or explanations regarding individual results and any differences between your Council’s performance and that of another council.