Cobar is located 690 km north-west of Sydney via
the Blue Mountains and Mudgee. Cobar is a town
in central western New South Wales, Australia.
Cobar is at the crossroads of the Kidman Way (to
Queensland) and Barrier Highway (to South
Australia). The town of Cobar and the local
government area, the Cobar Shire, are on the
eastern edge of the outback. At the 2011 census,
the town of Cobar had a population of 3,817, Cobar
Shire a population of about 4,700. The Shire has an
area of 44,065 square kilometres (17,014 sq mi)—
about two-thirds the size of Tasmania.