Welcome to Lachlan Shire
Lachlan Shire is at the centre of NSW and is well known for its natural beauty and relaxed bush lifestyle. Geographically, the Shire is 460 kilometres west of Sydney and 350 kilometres northwest of Canberra. Covering an area of over 15,000 square kilometres, the main towns and villages being Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Tottenham, Tullibigeal, Burcher, Derriwong, Albert and Fifield. Lachlan Shire is bounded by Bogan Shire and Warren Shire in the north, Narromine Shire, Parkes Shire and Forbes Shire in the east, Bland Shire in the south, and Carrathool Shire and Cobar Shire in the west. The towns and villages in the Lachlan Shire capture the essence of life in the bush. Lachlan Shire is Wiradjuri Country and is valued for its unique setting next to the Lachlan River, its wide open spaces and strong connections with bush culture and traditional Aboriginal knowledge.
The Shire’s economic base includes agriculture, manufacturing and health services provision, and a small but successful manufacturing sector operates out of Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo. The light industry and manufacturing sector is producing product for the global market.
Tourism is experiencing significant growth with the natural beauty of the Lachlan River, Gum Bend Lake and picturesque Lake Cargelligo appealing to visitors and residents alike.
Lachlan Shire Council manages the largest road network of any local council in the State.
The Lachlan Shire has a wealth of current and future growth and investment opportunities on offer. It is a highly desirable location for business, lifestyle and industry. As well as our strong backbone of agriculture and resources, the Lachlan Shire’s economy is diversifying. Associated industries as well as a huge range of manufacturing businesses are finding the Shire is the ideal place to both live and do business.
CONDOBOLIN - Condobolin is the largest centre in the Lachlan Shire, home to over 3,400 residents. The town lies on the banks of the Lachlan River, an hour from Parkes, Forbes, West Wyalong, Lake Cargelligo and Tottenham. The Condobolin Central Business Direct is the main commercial centre in the shire and provides a range of businesses and facilities. Condobolin has modern health, aged care and education facilities. The town hosts other facilities such as churches, race course, golf course, bowls, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts and museums. The Wiradjuri Study Centre is an important iconic centre for Aboriginal cultural understanding, learning, research, training and wellbeing in the region. The centre is a hub for training, development and employment, cultural appreciation, cultural awareness and heritage issues as well as a keeping place and a space for the community to connect. Local Indigenous art and products are available for purchase. The Lachlan River and Gum Bend Lake are important attractions for locals and tourists. The town also hosts a great number of events throughout the year – Condo 750, picnic races, Christmas Carnival, Utes in the Paddock, Yellow Mountain Cross Country Motor Bike Race and the Condo Show and Dog Shows.
LAKE CARGELLIGO - Lake Cargelligo is an oasis in central NSW and has a resident population of approximately 1,479 people. Positioned on the edge of Lake Cargelligo, the town has a growing light manufacturing industry as well as a grains receival centre. The lake itself, fed from the Lachlan River is an integral source of water for Lake Cargelligo’s residents and for all users along the lower Lachlan. The lake serves recreational uses as well such as boating, fishing and water skiing and attracts bird watchers due to the incredible diversity of waterfowl and other rare birds in the district. The town boasts a wide main street and services include a multi-purpose health service, an excellent school, bowling club and caravan park facilities catering for the RV market.
TOTTENHAM - Tottenham is the closest town to the geographical centre of NSW. With a population of 453 residents, Tottenham boasts a Health Centre, Central School, pre-school, four churches, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf club, bowling club and a race course complex with a motor cross track. The community is very active and the town has received many awards for its appearance and community spirit. Tottenham was voted 2012 Community of the Year.