Welcome to Lockhart Shire Council

Home of the True Country Spirit

Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of the regions most productive agricultural and pastoral areas. Of strong pioneering heritage and steeped in history, Lockhart Shire's main towns and villages include Lockhart, The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. Each community has it's own unique character and history, and the Shire offers visitors a relaxed country atmosphere steeped in history.

Lockhart is centrally situated 62kms south-west of Wagga Wagga, 62 kms east of Narrandera and 105 kms north of Albury. The Rock is on the Olympic Highway 25 kms south of Wagga Wagga with Yerong Creek another 15 kms down the Highway.

Council is mindful of community consultation and when required public meetings are held to assist with this process. Current community consultation meetings

Government Dams Levee Upgrade, Lockhart


Council at times has construction sites in operation.  These sites are dangerous and are not to be accessed by the general public at any time.

Most sites are fenced and sign-posted accordingly.

Current construction of the Government Dams Levee Upgrade in Lockhart means the North Common is not available for the public to use until works are completed in April 2018.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Third Instalment of 2017/18 Rates

Ratepayers are reminded that the third quarterly instalment of 2017/18 rates is due on 28 February 2018.

The following payments options are available:

In Person:   At Council’s office (EFTPOS available), 65 Green Street, Lockhart, or at any Post Office.

B-Pay:        Through your participating financial institution. The Biller Code and Payment Reference number appear on your rates notice.

By Phone:   Call 1300 301 090 for the cost of a local call (mobiles extra). Call Council 02 69205305 to pay by credit card.

Internet:      Visit www.deft.com.au.

For further details regarding these payment options please click here (http://www.lockhart.nsw.gov.au/council/rates-payments.aspx).

Direct debits for weekly, fortnightly, monthly or other regular payments can also be arranged by contacting Council.

Ratepayers experiencing difficulty in meeting their rate commitments are invited to contact Council to discuss a suitable arrangement. All such discussions are treated confidentially.

2017/18 Swimming Pool Season

Council has swimming pool complexes at Lockhart and The Rock.

The summer swimming pool season commences on 13 November 2017 and will continue until 11 March 2018.

For further information including operating hours, entry prices and season tickets click here.