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About Council

The Lockhart Shire and its townships are surrounded by history and the true country spirit. Lockhart Shire is the centre of farming excellence. Fertile soils led to agriculture flourishing, firstly as a grazing district and with the advent of cropping, became a prosperous mixed farming area. Today, its proud history is reflected in the agricultural initiatives and excellence for which the Lockhart District has become renowned.

The Shire’s agriculture continues to produce quality grain, prime lamb and beef, with the wool industry still an integral part of its agricultural diversity.

The development of rail infrastructure in the early 1900’s generated employment and the growth of the townships. Agricultural-based industries and businesses flourished with the growth in population. 


Welcome from the General Manager

Welcome to the Lockhart Shire Council website. I trust that you will find the website both interesting and informative with an array of information not only for our shire residents but also the many visitors that travel through our region as well as potential businesses considering investing or establishing in the area.

Lockhart Shire Council is located in the Eastern Riverina of NSW. Only a half day drive from Sydney & Melbourne. It is ideally situated between the city of Wagga Wagga and the cities of Albury & Wodonga.

There are a number of eating places within the Shire as well as the opportunity for some shopping from antiques to clothing, gift-ware & accessory boutiques. Tourist attractions such as The Rock Nature Reserve (the best-known landmark in the Riverina), Galore Hill where you can explore the caves that were used by Bushranger, Daniel “Mad Dog” Morgan and award winning boutique wineries makes you appreciate the diversity and the abundance of history that fills our region.

Lockhart Shire History

If you would like to read an account of the Lockhart Shire History an account compiled and written by F.A.Prichard from Council minutes, letters and other Council records with some information gleaned from newspapers is available here…