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

NSW Fire and Emergency Services Levy

The NSW Government has deferred the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy which was to come into effect on 1 July 2017.

In the meantime, the Fire and Emergency Services Levy will continue to be collected via insurance policies.

A copy of the Media Release issued by the Premier and Treasurer of NSW announcing the Government's decision to defer the introduction of the levy can be viewed below.


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.