Parkes Shire is a Local Government Area (LGA) in the Australian state of New South Wales. The area is 5,958 square kilometers and has about 15,000 inhabitants. Parkes is located in the Central West of the state about 350 kilometers west of Sydney and 310 km northwest of the Australian capital Canberra. The area includes 61 districts and places, including Alagala, Alectown, Blowclear, Bogan gate Bruie Plains, Gobondery, Goonumbla, Gunningbland, Kadungle, Middlefield, Mungerie, Nanardine, Parkes, Peak Hill, Terowie, Tichborne, Trewilga, The Troffs, trundle , Yethera and parts of Cookamidgera, Tullamore and Yarrabandai. The seat of the Shire Council is located in the city park in the southeast of the LGA where about 10,000 people live.