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 January 2015 Newsletter

The 29th January 2015 Newsletter includes items on Hay being a potential testing ground for liquid metal battery test, Australia Day, current works program including new exercise equipment and play equipment and much more...
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The Long Paddock Cattle Drive


In May 2015, The Long Paddock will be offering a truly unique experience, inspired by Banjo Patterson’s Clancy of the Overflow.

The Cattle Drive is restricted to just 20 riders. Participants have the choice of two weekends, 1- 3 May or 8 – 10 May. Participants need to be 18 years or older.

We will move stock through some of the most unique landscapes on earth as you meet the locals and hear their tales. The best part is you only need to bring yourself, a change of clothes and a sense of adventure.  This experience caters for everyone, even  those who have never ridden before.

To read more about this once in a life time experience, visit http://www.thelongpaddock.com.au/cattle-drive/ for more information!

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15th January 2015 Newsletter

The 15th January 2015 Newsletter includes items on the Lachlan Street Redevelopment, Australia Day, 2015 Christmas Celebrations, Fit for the Future, Business Advisory Panel and much more...
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19th December 2014 Newsletter

the 19th of December Newsletter contains items on the Christmas Party in the Park, Vehicle Replacement, Updated Council Works, Christmas Arrangements and more...
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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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