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


The Value of your land has been revalued by the Valuer General of NSW. See copy of notice sent to all ratepayers.

Please note the final date for objection is the 28 March 2017.

Land Owners can lodge their objection by visiting www.valuergeneral.nsw.gov.au or by calling 1800 110 038.

Mobile Library off the road - Thursday, 4 May 2017

Please note that the Mobile Library will be off the road for mechanical repairs on Thursday, 4 May 2017.

The next visit to Milbrulong and The Rock will be on Thursday, 18 May 2017.

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.



Intereach New Access Program


NewAccess is a free coaching program developed by beyondblue and established in partnership with the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), which aims to assist regional people experiencing mild to moderate depresssion, anxiety and life stresses through an easily accessible and confidential support service.

NewAccess can assist anyone 16 years or older with a variety of challenges related to mental health such as:
  • Work stress/uncertainty
  • Unemployment
  • New parent worries
  • Isolation or loneliness
  • Family problems
  • Health concerns/uncertainty
  • Financial worries
  • Change in living arrangements.

Please find attached a fact sheet that provides further details about the service:  Intereach NewAccess Program.