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

14th November 2014 Newsletter

The 14th November Newsletter contains items on the sale of land for overdue rates, Blitz on untidy and overgrown allotments, Civic Reception, Current works in progress and more...
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Asbestos Awareness Month

During National Asbestos Awareness Month, Hay Shire Council is urging homeowners, renovators, tradies and handymen to Get to kNOw Asbestos this NOvember by visiting www.asbestosawareness.com.au to take the 20 Point Asbestos Safety Check so they can learn how to protect themselves and families from exposure to dangerous asbestos fibres. Council also has an information kit available at its Administration Office or an electronic version can be found by clicking on the below link:

Asbestos Information Kit
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31 October 2014 Newsletter

The 31 October 2014 Newsletter includes items on Traffic Infringements, Opening times for the John Houston Memorial Swimming Pool, Hay Business Survey and more...
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Hay Shire - A Small Business Friendly Council


The NSW Office of the Small Business Commissioner (OSBC) has partnered with the NSW Business Chamber to develop a ground-breaking new program to increase the number of councils working proactively with small businesses.

The Small Business Friendly Councils (SBFC) Program is a first for Australia, giving councils willing to make small business a priority the opportunity to be recognised as ‘Small Business Friendly’.

The OSBC and NSW Business Chamber want to improve the overall business climate for small businesses in NSW and raise awareness of the difference local government can make by better engaging with small business.

Councils who sign up to the Program commit to a Charter which sets out a number of benchmarks councils must agree to meet to foster and support small businesses in their area.

The Small Business Friendly Councils Program was launched on 17th September at the Casula Powerhouse.


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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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