Wednesday 26th June 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Meeting 26 June
Saturday 6th July 10:30am - 12:00pm
Finding Food in the Forest Hosted by NPWS Discovery Rangers
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.
This page is regularly updated to reflect the needs of new residents, so please tell us if something should be added by:
We have a vibrant community which offers many services and recreational opportunities.
The following local directories host a wealth of information:
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.
Our Tourism arm Destination Southern Highlands has a wealth of information about local events, businesses and news:
We also issue emailed newsletters which you can subscribe to.
View past issues of our Council newsletters here.
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.
For more info visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/childrens-services.
For information on local services view the following guide:
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.
More information at https://www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/wingecarribee-public-libraries.
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.
Resource Recovery Centre
The Resource Recovery Centre 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 Resource Recovery Centre is also home to the Reviva Centre.
The Reviva Centre sells all sorts of items that have been salvaged from the waste stream or discarded directly.
For further information visit:
We love your furever 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 to find out more.
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.
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.