New Resident Kit


Have you recently moved to the Southern Highlands or are you considering a tree change? 

Our 'New Resident Kit' has been prepared as a quick link guide to the services provided by Council and other local organisations which will help you settle in and enjoy our wonderful part of the world.


We have a vibrant community which offers many services and recreational opportunities.

Most villages in the Shire have an association which represents the local community. Association members know lots of information relevant to your new home and attending their meetings can be a great way to make friends in a new place.

Many of these groups have Facebook pages, websites and noticeboards or publish newsletters.

Stay Informed

Council issues a weekly e-newsletter, media releases and public notices to keep the community informed. You can also view the agenda, minutes and recordings of Council Meetings.

Click here for ways to stay connected with Council and don't forget to subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter.

Local Events and Social Activities

In addition to Council Events, our tourism team manages an Events Calendar which provides a great starting point for people wanting to attend local events or get involved in community activities. 

Find out more at Visit Southern Highlands.


Council coordinates:

  • Vacation Care
  • Family Day Care, and the 
  • Mittagong After School Care services. 

Visit our Children's Services section to find out more. 

Recreation & Community Facilities

We manage the following for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors:

Pop into one of our libraries for books, audio, family history, storytimes and much more or meet the mobile library in a local village. 

Garbage & Recycling

Council provides a domestic and commercial garbage service as well as a fortnightly green waste and recycling service for most parts of the Shire.

Resource Recovery Centre

The Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) is a multi-award winning, modern waste recycling, collection and transfer facility aiming to facilitate the reduction of the volume of local waste going into landfill.

The RRC is also home to the Reviva Centre which sells all sorts of items that have been salvaged from the waste stream or discarded directly and the Community Recycling Centre

Water & Sewer

Wingecarribee Shire Council is the local water authority for the Southern Highlands. We manage water and sewerage services in urban areas. 

Click here for more information. 


We love your furever friends but please make sure they are registered and tagged so we can easily contact you if they get lost. Find out more about our Animal Services here or find out more about our Animal Shelter


There is so much going on in the environment field across our Shire that it is hard to summarise! 

Koala tracking, creek rehabilitation, volunteer groups, training and more. Find out more here

Backyard Burning

Our Backyard Burning Policy Map allows you to search for your property and see if backyard burning is allowed. It also details the conditions that apply when planning for and undertaking backyard burning. 

Rural Landholders

The Rural Partner Program is funded by the Environment Levy and is about providing support to rural landholders. 

Council is active in assisting rural landholders to achieve a satisfying rural lifestyle balanced with the sustainable and productive use of land.

Emergency Services

We've compiled some useful information about safety, including Bushfire Neighbourhood Safer Places and emergency contact numbers on our safety page

Make sure you, your family and property are also prepared for bushfires.

Council Consultation

If you'd like to join in, share your thoughts and help shape key projects and services in the Wingecarribee Shire you should check out

The hub is regularly updated with project information and offers ways to have your say on issues that affect you.  Register your details and you'll be the first to hear about the latest opportunities to take part in Council's decision-making processes. Find out more about all of our methods of consultation here.

Report Incidents - Snap Send Solve

Depending on the nature of the incident or issue, Council may not be the appropriate service to contact. The Snap-Send-Solve app is possibly the easiest and most efficient way to notify local councils, utilities or other authorities of issues that need addressing in your community. 

Visit to learn more or download an app for your mobile phone.


Online Communities

Disclaimer: Council is not affiliated with any of the Facebook pages listed below and has no control over the content or opinions presented. Linking to such external Facebook pages does not constitute an endorsement, approval or a recommendation of its operators or any material on these pages. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in these sites.

Village or Town    Facebook Page
Balmoral Balmoral Village Events
Berrima Berrima Community

We Love Bundanoon

Lovely Bundanoon

Bundanoon Community Noticeboard

Burrawang Burrawang Village

Welcome to Canyonleigh

Canyonleigh RFS

Colo Vale

Residents of Colo Vale

Colo Vale News


Exeter Village NSW

Exeter Village Community Guide

Fitzroy Falls Fitzroy Falls Community
Hill Top

Hill Top Community Association

Hill Top Locals

Kangaloon Kangaloon Hall
Mandemar Mandemar RFS 
Mittagong Mittagong and Surrounds
Moss Vale

Moss Vale Community

Our Moss Vale

Nattai Ponds Nattai Ponds Braemar
New Berrima New Berrima Residents
Retford Park Estate Retford Park Estate Residents Group

Robertson Village

Robertson Commons

Southern Highlands

Southern Highlands Connect

My Southern Highlands

Living in the Highlands

Southern Highlands Mums and Dads

RFS Southern Highlands

Sutton Forest

Sutton Forest



Everything Highland Way

Yerrinbool Yerrinbool Community Group

If you manage a Facebook page specific to a location within the Wingecarribee Shire which has not been listed above, please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator to provide details at