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.

Public Notice - Presentation of Financial Statements 2017-18

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Lockhart Shire Council advises that the ordinary Council meeting to be held on 19/11/18 will include the presentation of the audited financial statements and the auditor’s reports for the year ending 30/6/2018.

In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act, 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the Council’s Audited Financial Statements or the Auditor’s Reports. Submissions close 4pm, Monday, 19 November 2018.

 Summary of Financial Statements

Operating surplus before capital grants and contributions:

$755K                                   (2017 – $7.047M Surplus).

Operating Revenues (excl. capital grants & contributions)

Decrease by 32.4% to $11.7M 

Operating Expenses

Decrease by 3.5% to $9.87M 

Cash and Investments

Increase by 49.8% to $11.503M                    (2017 - $7.677 million).

Revenue from Rates and Annual Charges

Increase by 1.8% to $3.203M

This represents 27.4% of Council’s total Income from Continuing Operations.

User Charges and Fees

Decrease by 14.1% to $340,000 

Interest on Investments

Decrease by 10.8% to $173,000 


$3.985M balance of loans 

Land Development

$456,000 spent on developing Council’s real estate holdings.

Infrastructure, Property, Plant & Equipment

$3.07M spent on Roads, Culverts & Footpaths.

$1.20M spent on Plant & Equipment.

Please click here to view “Public Notice-Financial Statements 2017-18”.

Please click here to view “Full Copy of Annual Financial Statements 2017-18 - Lockhart Shire Council”.

Official Opening of the New Amenities Building at The Rock Swimming Pool Complex

2-Day Standard Mental Health First Aid Training Course (Free of Charge)

Would you know how to help a person experiencing a mental health issue or crisis?

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program is holding a 2-day Standard Mental Health First Aid training course (free of charge), Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 November 2018 at the Henty Bowling Club for any adult interested in learning about:
  • the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults,
  • how to provide initial help,
  • where and how to get professional help,
  • what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and
  • how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Please Note:  This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

Please click here for a registration form which must be forwarded to Merilyn Limbrick by Monday, 19 November 2018.

Lockhart Water Tower Mural

Set close to the historic main street, the Lockhart Water Tower Mural, depicting a cascading waterfall surrounded by many of the unique native fauna and flora found in the local landscape, has rapidly become one of the most incredible pieces of public art in the Riverina.

Undertaken by talented Blue Mountain artists, Scott Nagy and Janne Birkner (Krimsone), well knownin the public mural sphere, the artwork reflects the importance of one of the regions most vital assets - water.

Covering a surface of more than 600m2, the art was created freehand using spray cans in natural hues to complement the Lockhart streetscape and to harmonise with the natural environment.

The mural is easily accessible to visitors, and is situated in a pretty park with modern public toilet facilities. A number of interesting shops are situated within close walking distance to the mural and the Lockhart Visitor Information Centre, housed in Greens Gunyah Museum, is open 7 days a week. 

Further information on the mural launch is available at http://visitlockhartshire.com.au/events/official-launch-lockhart-water-tower-mural-walk-of-fame.aspx

What's On - Spring 2018

Discover the fantastic events taking place across Lockhart Shire this Spring, from agricultural shows to race meets, festivals and more! 

Further details on Lockhart Shire events are available on http://visitlockhartshire.com.au/events.aspx