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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 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. The local Seniors Directory, Highlands Child booklet and Arts Newsletter are all eagerly sought and can also be viewed online. For more information visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/community

Most villages in the Shire have an association which provides a wealth of local information and are also a great way to make friends in a new place. Many of these groups have facebook pages, websites and noticeboards or publish newsletters. 


The Rural Partner Program is funded by the Environment Levy and is about providing support to rural landholders. Council is interested in enabling and assisting rural landholders to achieve a satisfying rural lifestyle balanced with the sustainable and productive use of land.


Council issues a quarterly newsletter, media releases and advertising to keep the community informed. From time to time we also issue emailed newsletters which you can subscribe to. If you're on the internet or have a smartphone check out our facebook, twitter and flickr pages.


Council provides a domestic and commercial garbage service as well as a fortnightly greenwaste and recycling service for most parts of the Shire. To find out more visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/waste-recycling


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 www.southern-highlands.com.au

We also have a Fun Finder app which includes things to do for youth and families. Learn more at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/fun-finder


Council coordinates Vacation Care, Family Day Care and the Mittagong After School Care services. For more info visit 



We manage sporting fields, public toiletshallsswimming pools, parks and reserves for the enjoyment of 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. More information at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/wingecarribee-public-library


We love your furrever friends but please make sure they are registered and tagged so we can easily contact you if they get lost. To learn more about how you can be a responsible animal owner visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/animals. Leash free parks are provided in three locations.


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. Just go to www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/environment


We've listed local contacts at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/emergency-information and also perform a lot of bushfire mitigation activities. Make sure you, your family and property are prepared for bushfires.


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 www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au. 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.

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 

www.snapsendsolve.com to learn more or download an app for your mobile phone.


This page will be updated to reflect the needs of new residents (please tell us if something is missing). If there is anything else you'd like to know about please use our online inquiry form, call our Customer Service Team on (02) 4868 0888 or email mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Last Updated: November 14th, 2018
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