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Lockhart

LOCKHART

Lockhart Shire is nestled in the heart of the Riverina and is one of the region’s most productive agricultural and pastoral areas.

The Shire offers visitors a relaxed country atmosphere, steeped in history. Traditionally Wiradjuri land, Lockhart Shire has a vibrant and varied history and has been an area that has long captured the interest of both Indigenous and European cultures. Renowned for the majestic land form, Galore Hill and The Rock Hill have influenced the development of townships over many years.

Living & housing

Median House price

Lockhart – $160,000

The Rock – $281,000

Rent average

$150 (2016 census)

Population

3119

(2016 census)

Climate

Lockhart Shire has an annual mean rainfall of 572mm and median rainfall of 575mm, distributed fairly equally over 12 months.

Maximum temperatures in summer are warm averaging between 29C and 32C. Relative humidity remains low in the summer months with a 3pm average around 30%.

Transport

Distance from cities

514 km to Sydney

407 km to Melbourne

309 km to Canberra

62 km to Wagga Wagga

105 km to Albury

Public transport options

The Rock – CountryLink XPT

Lockhart – NSW TrainLink Coaches

Health & Medical

Health and medical services:

Lockhart Shire, even though a small community, has great access to medical facilities, including:

  • GP
  • Hospitals
  • Disability and aged care
  • Other allied health services

Education

Education options:

While Wagga Wagga and Albury are on the Shire’s doorstep, the Shire offers a a range of schooling and care options including:

  • Preschools
  • Primary schools
  • After school care
  • High schools
  • TAFE/Charles Sturt University

Recreation

Recreation:

Lockhart Shire has a number of popular nature reserves and sports grounds which are well utilised by the community. These include:

  • Clubs include Lockhart Ex-Servicemen’s Club, The Rock Memorial Bowling Club, Yerong Creek Bowling Club, Lockhart Bowling Club.

Careers

Career choices:

While many families come from an agricultural background, career choices are varied! And with high speed NBN services, options are ever expanding.

These include:

  • Allied health services / NSW Department of Health
  • Lockhart Shire Council jobs
  • Setting up your own business

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Health & medical

GP’s

Lockhart Medical Practice – (02) 6920 5249

The Rock – Glenrock Medical Practice – 02 69715000

Nearby hospitals

Lockhart & District Hospital is a 16 bed hospital providing a range of emergency, acute and aged care services. Community health services including physiotherapy, women’s health and diabetes education are provided by visiting staff.

Disability and aged Care facilities

Woodhaven Aged Care Hostel comprises 23 beds and provides residential aged care, non-dedicated respite care and palliative care.

Emily Gardens is a 30-bed facility providing general and special needs aged care in country’ surroundings.

Other allied health services

Lockhart Ambulance Service provides a tremendous service to the residents of Lockhart and surrounding communities

Education

Early childhood services

Pre-schools

  • Lockhart Pre School
  • The Rock Pre School

Primary schools

  • Lockhart Central School
  • The Rock Central School
  • St Josephs Primary School Lockhart

After school care

High schools

  • Lockhart Central School
  • The Rock Central School (Yr 10)

TAFE/University

  • Charles Sturt University
  • Riverina Tafe
Recreation

Lockhart Shire has a number of popular nature reserves and sports grounds which are well utilised by the community.

Attractions in Lockhart Shire include

  • The Rock Hill Nature Reserve
  • Lockhart Sculpture and Heritage Trail
  • Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery in Greens Gunyah Museum

Clubs include Lockhart Ex-Servicemen’s Club, The Rock Memorial Bowling Club, Yerong Creek Bowling Club, Lockhart Bowling Club.

Attractions

Careers

Main industries in Lockhart Shire are agriculture and health with main employers including the Lockhart Shire Council and the NSW Department of Health

Or, explore Setting up your own business in Lockhart

Lockhart Contact

Jennifer Connor - Lockhart Shire Council, 65 Green Street (PO Box 21) Lockhart, NSW, 2656 | Phone: +61 2 6920 5305 | Email: JConnor@lockhart.nsw.gov.au