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

Vote Now - Lockhart Shire Business Excellence Awards

It's time to start voting for your favourite Lockhart Shire business, business person or employee! Includes all agribusinesses so don't forget your local farmer.

The Lockhart Shire Business Excellence Awards celebrate and recognise local business for their achievements. Entry to the Awards is free and open to all businesses located within Lockhart Shire.

For more information go to Lockhart Shire Business Excellence Awards

Printed entry forms can be obtained from the Council Administration Office and in shopfronts throughout Lockhart Shire. Completed entry forms are to be returned to Lockhart Shire Council, PO Box 21, Lockhart   NSW   2656 by 4:30pm on Friday, 16 March 2018.

Votes must be in by 4:30pm on Friday, 16 March.

Click to vote: www.surveymonkey.com/r/LockhartShireBusinessAwards

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.