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

Lockhart Shire Business Excellence Awards

The Lockhart Shire Business Excellence Awards Presentation Evening will be held at The Rock Memorial Bowling Club on Thursday, 10 May 2018. The Presentation Evening is a ticketed event, inclusive of industry talks and evening meal.

Mr Neil Druce, successful entrepreneur and owner of Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory and Corowa Whisky and Chocolate,has been confirmed at the guest speaker for the evening.

The Winner in each category will receive a Trophy and Certificate, with the runner up receiving a Highly Commended Certificate. The Winner of the overall Lockhart Shire Business Excellence Award will be selected from the four finalists and will receive a Trophy and Certificate.

Tickets are available from Lockhart Shire Council Office or from Traci Driscoll, President of The Rock Progress Association on 0428 756223.

For more information go to Lockhart Shire Business Excellence Awards

2018 Love Lockhart Shire Photo Competition

Quick, grab your camera, the Love Lockhart Shire Photographic Competition is on again!

The Competition runs 1 April 2018 - 30 June 2018

Digital Entries Only

With themes of People and Places, the competition is open to all residents and visitors, including professional and amateur photographers.

The competition aims to encourage participation in photography, showcasing photographic talent whilst promoting the many wonderful aspects of Shire.

Competition categories are as follows: 

   1)  Open - People
        $250 for First Prize; $50 for Runner Up

   2)  Open - Places
        $250 for First Prize; $50 for Runner Up

   3)  Youth - People & Places:
        $100 for First Prize; $30 for Runner Up

For full details go to visitlockhartshire.com.au.

EOI - Lockhart Water Tower Public Art Project

Lockhart Water Tower

Lockhart Shire Council is seeking an experienced artist to create a large scale mural on the Lockhart Water Tower. The concept is of a waterfall flowing down the Tower, edged by gumtrees and featuring local native fauna and flora. If you are up for the challenge of painting a large a 25 metre high x 21 metre circumference - we want to hear from you!

A committee comprising of representatives of the Lockhart community, Council and an industry expert will be formed to assess the EOI’s and shortlist up to three artists. The shortlisted artists will be paid a design fee of $500 to submit a full proposal to the Committee. The committee will then select an artist to undertake the project.

Applications Close 13 April 2018

For more information and project brief click on:
EOI - Lockhart Water Tower Public Art Project

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.