Exciting Heritage... Positive Future

The Hay Shire terrain is largely a flat, almost treeless saltbush plain offering a magnificent 180 degree skyline which at night becomes a canopy of stars as far as the eye can see.

The Hay Shire incorporates the town of Hay and the villages of Booligal (made famous by Banjo Patterson, in "Hay and Hell and Booligal"), Maude and One Tree.

Travellers will arrive in the Shire via the Sturt, Mid-Western or Cobb Highways which intersect at Hay. A friendly rural community, Hay is situated on the picturesque Murrumbidgee River, about halfway between Sydney and Adelaide and just over 400 kilometres from Melbourne.

The Hay Shire has a surprising amount of attractions worth a visit including wonderful museums, beautiful parks and gardens, and excellent recreational and sporting facilities.

Whether you are a visitor or a resident, the Hay Shire has much to offer with its

Exciting Heritage and Positive Future

News & Events

29th May 2015 Newsletter

The 29th May Newsletter contains items on Ministerial Delegations, June Long Weekend in Hay, NAIDOC Celebrations, Fit for the Future Survey and more...

Council Plans on Exhibition

In accordance with the provisions of Sections 404 and 405 of the Local Government Act, 1993 Council has prepared a Draft Delivery Program, incorporating the Operational Plan for 2015/2016 and Revenue Policy.

Submissions in relation to any or all aspects of the plans are invited from members of the public and may be made until Monday the 22nd June 2015.

To view these documents please click on the links below:-


14th May 2015 Newsletter

The 14th of April Newsletter contains items on the 2015/16 Budget and Fit for the Future Requirements, the Car Rally stop in Hay, Hay Guides Litter Grant, Works programs and more...

30th April 2015 Newsletter

The 30th April 2015 Newsletter includes items on Mayor and Deputy Mayor Activities, Youth Week, Car Rally Groups to Visit Hay, What's new at the Library and much more...

Country Change

Are you dreaming of spending more time with your family? Perhaps you would like to add more balance to your life? A healthier and happier life may be your goal?

Then why not make a C Change, a Country Change by making the move to the Riverina-Murray Region of NSW in particular the historic township of Hay a place with exciting heritage and positive future. Kids on bikes, neighbours who know who you are and households that still leave their backdoors unlocked when they go out. No commuting, no traffic jams, more time for yourself and those that you care about. You can live the dream in the Riverina-Murray.

Council can assist in making the dream a reality with fully serviced residential blocks in a great location in its East Hay subdivision starting from $19,000. Contact Council on 02 6990 1100 to discover more about this great opportunity.

Visit http://www.countrychange.com.au to find out more.


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