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Bland Shire Council

Canoeing at The Wetlands and Cooinda Waters. Credit: Lorraine Williams

The towns and villages within the Bland Shire paint a vivid picture of its rich history, blending natural beauty with well-preserved heritage sites. 

West Wyalong, the primary town in the Bland Shire local government area, stands at the crossroads of the Mid-Western and Newell Highways, symbolising a hub of connectivity. 

Explore our charming locales, embrace a serene lifestyle, and discover the warmth of Bland Shire.

Towns & Villages

Barmedman, Kikoira, Mirrool, Naradhan, Tallimba, Ungarie and Weethalle.

West Wyalong Main Street. Credit: Bland Shire Council
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Bland Shire Council

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Get in Contact

Marina Uys - Tourism and Admin Officer
02 6972 2266
6 Shire Street West Wyalong, NSW, 2671

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6h 19m

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Taxi & Bus

Transport options available:

Taxi & Bus
Evolution Cowal Gold Mine - Credit: Bland Shire Council
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Industries & Opportunities

Bland Shire boasts a number of employment opportunities and is experiencing growth in the mining and mineral explorations, housing industry and associated trades, plumbing, electrical and construction. There are further economic development opportunities in the transport, retail, and renewable energy areas.

Main Industries

  • Mining
  • Agriculture
Skill gaps in Bland Shire:
  • Childcare
  • Building and renovating
  • Tradies (all)
  • Healthcare

Primary Employers

  • Evolution Mining
  • Pace Farm
  • Grain Corporation
  • GrainFlow
  • NSW Education Department
  • Murrumbidgee Local Health District
  • Bland Shire Council

Setting Up Your Own Business

Business establishment and support:

  • Bland Shire Council
  • Business West Wyalong
  • Service NSW Business Concierge
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Jobs in This Region

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Farm Manager - Caringbah Farms
About the role This role will see you taking on the leadership of our Caringbah Farms property. Located 30km from Quandialla in NSW, the property has a total of near 11,000 ha and is part of our wider East Coast portfolio. This farm uses a blend of on farm staff and experienced contractors during peak seasonal activities. In this role you will; Manage, oversee, and drive all on farm operations, ensuring optimal operations and production efficiencies that are clearly aligned to our overall strategic and annual cropping plans. Maintain the farm to high standards including plant and equipment, safety, storage and environmental requirements. Partner with our dedicated contractors during peak season, such as harvest, to ensure smooth overall operation of the farm. Lead, train and collaborate with your farm team and contractors to ensure, that together, they understand and follow the required operational and safety standards. Collaborate with the Altora financial, agronomy and grain services teams as well as senior management to create a farm plan that reflects the strategy of Altora Ag. About you To be successful in this role you will bring; A deep knowledge and experience of broadacre row cropping practices and management. Extensive knowledge and experience in the operation and management of row cropping equipment and soil management. Attention to detail and the ability to quickly analyse and solve problems. A passion and high commitment to safety, the environment and your community. Intermediate computer software skills. A minimum of 3-5 years proven experience in related role. Full working rights in Australia . About us Altora Ag is the largest cropping producer in Australia with over 41 farms across four states. In February 2023, Altora Ag was born from the merging of BFB and Daybreak cropping. We pride ourselves on our commitment to best practice farming as demonstrated through our global accreditation with Leading Harvest. Our offer A competitive remuneration package including annual bonus, tool of trade vehicle, on farm accommodation. Autonomy and scope for career progression. The opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most talented people in the industry and inspiring leaders. A supportive working culture and an inclusive team environment. We strive to create a healthy and safe environment where everyone can thrive. We aspire to do this by recognising talent, promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity and encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to join us. All applications from candidates with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered. Please no agencies, we'll be managing this role in-house. Any resumes submitted outside of our process will be deemed the sole property of Altora Ag Services Pty Ltd. Altora Ag Services is a subsidiary of Altora Ag Holdco Pty Ltd Job Type: Full-time Pay: $100,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year Benefits: Relocation assistance Application Question(s): Salary expectations Experience: Broadacre Cropping: 5 years (Preferred) Work Authorisation: Australia (Preferred) Work Location: In person Application Deadline: 20/02/2024
Tue, 21 May
Quandialla, 2721, NSW



Primary schools

High schools

TAFE & University

St Mary's Memorial School, West Wyalong - Credit: Bland Shire Council
West Wyalong Public School - Credit: Bland Shire Council
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Bland Shire is rich in history, culture and art. You will find art in most of the towns and villages of the Bland Shire, created by local and international artists. From silo art in Weethalle, war murals in Ungarie and many sculptures, murals and art in West Wyalong, our history has come alive through art. Wander around Cooinda Reserve to interact with our history through the displays and take a walk to the Wetlands to admire the cultural display with life size animal sculptures painted by local aboriginal artist. Collect your Bland Art Trail booklet from the West Wyalong Visitor Information Centre.

The original occupants of the area were the Wiradjuri people. A glass museum containing cultural items and life size sculptures painted by local Aboriginal Artist. The West Wyalong Local Aboriginal Land Council also have a beautifully painted ‘meeting room’ open to the public.

There were many pastoral properties around Bland Shire as early as 1830. The district grew slowly for the next 60 years then Joseph Neeld discovered gold in September 1893. By January, 1894 there were 500 miners in the area and by May of that year 12 000 men were digging on the goldfield.

Our History, Our Future - West Wyalong's Historic Main Street. Credit: Lorraine Willliams
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Our History, Our Future mural by Heesco.
Hearts of Gold Festival. Credit: Bland Shire Council
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Recreation & Arts

The Bland Shire offers stunning parks, gardens, and recreational amenities for both residents and visitors. We take pride in our vibrant sporting community with a deep-rooted history. The Council has made substantial investments in enhancing the Shire's recreational facilities for all to enjoy.

Parks, Pools, Playgrounds and Sporting Fields

The parks and playgrounds, verdant year-round, boast BBQ and picnic amenities. Kids can unleash their energy at the skate park, showcasing their tricks, or enjoy a picnic at secure playgrounds, ideal for family outings.

Our sporting fields are a valuable asset to the Bland Shire, hosting sports of all kinds throughout the year, catering to all age groups. From Football, Cricket, Tennis, Bowling to various other sports, there are ample opportunities for sports enthusiasts. In addition, the Shire offers a diverse range of special interest community groups and sporting organisations.

During the warmer months, our pools welcome families, with Holland Park pool featuring a giant waterslide, diving board, and provisions for children's parties. For further details, visit their website. Learn more here

Natural Attractions

Explore the scenic beauty of Bland Shire's State Forests, National Parks, and Reserves on a leisurely drive or bike ride. 

Revel in birdwatching, wildlife encounters, mountain biking, bushwalking, fossicking, panoramic vistas, stunning sunsets, and serene picnics in areas like Lake Cowal.

Major Attractions: Bland Shire Art Trail and History & Heritage

Discover the rich history, diverse culture, and thriving art scene of Bland Shire. The town's vibrant history shines through, with numerous structures dating back to the initial gold rush. 

Experience remarkable country art projects such as the Weethalle Silo Art Project, the Outdoor Cultural Museum in Wyalong, the captivating 6m welcome mural at White Tank Hotel Wall, the fascinating 44 War Murals, the iconic Big Footy in Ungarie, and other attractions spread across the Shire. For more sights and activities, check out the West Wyalong Tourism Facebook page.


Explore the bustling events across the vibrant Bland Shire for endless entertainment options. Visit the Bland Shire Council website for a comprehensive list of Annual Events or check out the West Wyalong Tourism Facebook page.

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