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.

2015 Sir John Monash Dinner and Lecture

The date for the 2015 Sir John Monash Dinner and Lecture has been set.  This annual event will be held on Friday 30 October 2015, commencing  6.30pm.   The lecture this year will focus particularly on the Engineering and Electricity Industry aspects of the Monash story.

Council has been fortunate to secure Rolfe Hartley, Hon FIEAust DPEng EngExec FEIANZ FIPENZ to deliver the Lecture.  Rolfe is a retired civil and environmental engineer with many years experience in the management of large infrastructure and environmental projects.  His experience includes senior positions in both the public and private sectors.

 The announcement of the successful applicant for the Sir John Monash Education Bursary will be made on the night.

This enjoyable evening will include a two course dinner, with a bar available on the evening.  Tickets $45 pp

Bookings, closing Friday 23 October 2015,  through the Council's office, telephone 03 5886 1200. 

2015 Sir John Monash Education Bursary

Applications are invited for the Sir John Monash Education Bursary.  Applicants are invited to submit an essay on the subject: “What do you see as the Future of Rural Australia: Where We’ve Been; Where We’re At; Where We’re Going?” Entry in this essay is open to long term residents of Jerilderie Shire who are considering entering into post secondary education through University, College or TAFE, or an approved course of formal training with a Registered Training Organisation, ie apprentices, trainees, adult education.  Entries close at 4.00pm on Friday 16 October 2015.   

The bursary is valued at $2,000 and is awarded to assist with personal costs associated with course expenses.  The successful applicant will be announced at the Sir John Monash Dinner and Lecture to be held on Friday evening, 30 October 2015. 

Bursary Requirements

Bursary Cover Sheet


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.

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.

Wetland Funding Available

Murray Local Land Services and Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group are seeking landholders interested in rehabilitating wetlands from the Local Government Areas of Greater Hume, Corowa, Berrigan, Jerilderie and Urana.

Support and technical advice is available for (but not limited to):

  • revegetation
  • altered grazing management (fencing)
  • pest animal and weed control
  • potential environmental water delivery
  • wetland monitoring

Please register your interest by contacting Sarah Ning, Murray Darling Wetland Working Group on 0427 376 157.

More information can be found at www.murray.lls.nsw.gov.au or at www.murraydarlingwetlands.com.au

To view the Wetlands Flyer please click the following link: Wetlands Flyer

Registrations of Interest Close: 30th September 2015

When Can I Burn Off ?

NSW Rural Fire Service - Mid Murray Zone

The Bush Fire Danger Period is from the 1st October - 31st March each year unless amended due to weather conditions.

Listen to your local radio stations for regular Fire Weather Warnings including Total Fire Ban notifications.

When Can I Burn Off ?