There are many common issues shared with BROC member councils, some of which include water (all member councils are in the Murray Darling Basin), communication, economic development and tourism, transport and roads, emergency services, mental health, weeds and waste.

In recent times BROC has lobbied political leaders on issues as diverse as the Mole River Dam, Murray Darling Basin Authority, Noxious weeds, Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement funding (NDRRA) and the inland rail project.

Members have exposure to quality speakers on issues relevant to all BROC councils.  Recent speakers addressing BROC have covered topics such as Refugees in regional Australia, renewable energy, tourism, National Biosecurity Act, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Border Rivers Environmental Water Network and Emergency Services.