Welcome to Lachlan Shire Council
Lachlan Shire is located in the Central West of New South Wales; 200km west of Orange, 100km west of Parkes, 220km south west of Dubbo and 228km north east of the Griffith.
Lachlan Shire has an area of 14,973 square kilometres and hosts the towns of Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Tottenham and villages of Albert, Burcher, Tullibigeal, Fifield and Derriwong.
At the time of the 2011 census there were 6,475 persons living in Lachlan Shire. The median age of Lachlan residents is 40 compared to 37 for Australia.
Indigenous people form an important part of the Lachlan Community. In 2011, there were 1,063 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons living in the Lachlan Shire, representing 16 per cent of the population.
The Lachlan Shire is located in the Wiradjuri nation of the eastern-central area of NSW. The Wiradjuri nation shares a common language and bond through the Lachlan, Murrumbidgee and Macquarie rivers.
Lachlan Shire Council’s main industry is agriculture. It is one of the state’s largest grain producing areas and also has strong sheep, wool and beef industries.
A small but very successful light-manufacturing sector has emerged in Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo and Council has established industrial estates to promote further growth. Tourism is an emerging industry as well as the establishment of intensive industries and renewable energy.
Council - Our Vision for the Future
Lachlan Shire Council’s vision for the future is to be a progressive, vibrant and prosperous community where families come to stay and enjoy a relaxed, healthy way of life and community spirit.
Our natural environment of lakes, meandering waterways and red soil plains is rich in cultural heritage, abundant wildlife and unparalleled beauty.