Welcome to The Jerilderie Shire Council

Discover Jerilderie, rich in history and opportunities.

Jerilderie is known in history as the only place in New South Wales to be visited by the Ned Kelly Gang, and is the origin of Ned’s Jerilderie Letter.

Established in 1859, Jerilderie is nestled on the banks of Australia’s longest creek, the Billabong Creek, and is located on the Newell Highway, which is the main inland route linking Melbourne and Brisbane and is on the shortest route from Adelaide to Sydney.   It is also the commencement of the Kidman Way, the now completed all weather road linking the southern states of Australia with the Northern Territory.

Jerilderie has much to offer in country charm and hospitality.  Establish yourself and your family in our safe and welcoming community.  Take advantage of the lower cost of living, laid back lifestyle and enjoy quality family time in this unspoiled country location.

The town offers a wide range of services for all ages, including excellent schools, medical facilities, a sporting precinct, shopping centre, and magnificent Lake Jerilderie.

The Jerilderie area is responsible for a large contribution to Australia’s fresh produce industry including olives, tomatoes, rice, organic wines, cotton and cereal cropping and has much to offer to facilitate the establishment and success of a wide range of industries.

Whether you are looking to break a long journey; to relax and soak up some unique Australian history and experience country lifestyle; or looking for a “sea change” –Jerilderie has plenty to offer in country charm and hospitality.


Council, at its Special Meeting held 24 June 2015, resolved as follows:

87/06/15-RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Henery and Smith that the Fit for the Future-Template 3-Rural Council submission be endorsed.

The Fit for the Future Submission is available for viewing on IPART's website:


scroll to Jerilderie Shire Council and from here you can view Council's proposal and lodge a submission.  Submissions on Council's proposal must be lodged by 31 July 2015.

Community Drug Information Forum

There will be a Community Drug Information Forum held at the Jerilderie Sports Club on Wednesday evening 29 July 2015, commencing 6:30pm.

The forum is being conducted by Paul Ebsworth, Youth Liaison Officer, NSW Police, with a number of guest speakers from the NSW Ambulance, NSW Police and medical professionals.

Debate on various drugs and their effects on our communities, on individuals, and families will take place, with discussions to include Crystalline Methamphetamine, known as ICE, one of the most destructive drug on the illicit market.

There will be an opportunity for questions to the panel following the session.

There is no charge to attend the forum and all members of the community are encouraged to attend.

For further information please contact Lisa Brackenrig 0439 856 202.

Community Protection Planning for the Jerilderie Community

The NSW Rural Fire Service are hosting a community meeting at 7.00pm Wednesday 5 August 2015 in the Ian Gilbert Room, Jerilderie Civic Hall.

NSW Rural Fire Service in conjunction with the Mid Murray Bush Fire Management Committee would like to work with residents of Jerilderie to form a Community Protection Plan.

Energy Cut Bills Campaign

Council is partnering with highly regarded energy efficiency expert, Jon Dee to challenge business owners and residents within the Jerilderie community to approach their energy provider to seek a better energy deal, or alternatively switch to another provider who will make you a better offer.

Local businesses have been provided with a copy of Step 5 from Jon's book "Energy Cut: The 20 Step Guide to Cutting Energy Bills in your Business", which provides information on how to negotiate a better deal. Copies of this handout are also available for residents at both the Shire Office and Town Library. Click the following link to download a free PDF copy of the Energy Cut book http://EnergyCut.info/SME-book.

The community is urged to take up this challenge and see what can be achieved. Council would like to maintain a register of people involved in this campaign, and your outcomes. Please contact the Shire Office and let us know how you get on, telephone 03 5886 1200 or email julie.conn@jerilderie.nsw.gov.au

To date we have heard from 3 local businesses who have each negotiated a discount of 18% on their energy bills.