Welcome To The Walgett Shire Council

As a major highway junction for touring routes, Walgett Shire plays host to a number of unique experiences. 

Walgett Shire proudly offers all the ingredients for a great outback holiday; scenery, relaxation, recreation and revitalisation. It has an abundance of wildlife and flora on display, not to mention the spectacular sunrises and brilliant sunsets to open and close your day. During the year Walgett Shire conducts annual events that you can enjoy and participate in, making your holiday a very memorable and fulfilling experience.
Walgett Shire invites you to come and experience genuine country hospitality and guarantees that you will take home a unique and memorable holiday experience.

In Focus Now

Desex Your Pet

Desex Your Pet

Community Animal Welfare Scheme (CAWS)Coming to Lightning Ridge and Walgett

26 - 30 October 2015

This scheme is a low cost desexing program offering pensioners and low income earners an opportunity to get their pets desexed at a low cost

DOG DESEXING - Female $65, Male $50 (Includes microchipping & vaccination)

CAT DESEXING - Female $50, Male $35 (includes microchipping)

To register your pet (conditions apply & numbers are limited) please contact:

Walgett Veterinary Clinic: 02 6828 1090

Lightning Ridge Veterinary Clinic: 02 6829 2199

Proudly sponsered by RSPCA NSW, Walgett Vet Clinic and Walgett Shire Council


Walgett CBD Shop Front Upgrade Grant 2015

Walgett Shire Council is currently offering grants for shop front upgrades.

Contributions will be limited to a maximum of $5000 per business, and proposals must demonstrate an improvement to the appearance of the CBD.

Applications from interested parties will be accepted until December 2015.

Please contact Council's Town Planner, Matt Clarkson on 6828 1399 for further information on the contributions, or the walgett CBD Upgrade.

Walgett CBD Shop Front Upgrade Grant 2015 - Public Information Document