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

Council Applying For Special Rate Variation

Council will apply to the Independent Regulatory and Pricing Tribunal (IPART) for a Special Rate Variation to commence in the 2017/18 financial year. Council is seeking approval for a 4.6% rate increase for the next 10 years. The 4.6% Special Rate Variation will be inclusive of the annual Rate Peg amount which IPART determines each year that NSW Councils can currently increase their rates annually.


Australia Day 2017 - Thursday, 26 January

Experience the true Aussie spirit at Lockhart Shire's Australia Day celebrations!

There will be a free breakfast from 7.30 - 9.30am, followed by the Official Ceremony commencing at 10.00am.

Please note the Official Ceremony will be held inside the Yerong Creek Hall.

Lockhart Shire Business Awards

The Lockhart Shire Business Excellence Awards is a joint collaboration between Lockhart Shire Council and the Rotary Club of Lockhart. The Awards celebrate and recognise local businesses for their achievements.