Welcome to Upper Lachlan, a shire of breathtaking beauty, robust seasons, outlandish bushranger history and unique rural charm. Located in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, just three hours from Sydney and 1.5 hours from Canberra, it has the feel of a secluded rural hideaway, which has been protected from the harshness of modern-day intrusions.
Riding high on the top of the Great Dividing Range (914 m above sea level), Upper Lachlan Shire experiences the seasons in all their glory. Autumn blazes with fiery oranges, brilliant golden yellows and deep ruby reds. Falling leaves shower the roads and countryside with their fading glory. Winter introduces you to rolling hills blanketed in white powdery snow and the perfect excuse to snuggle up next to a roaring log fire. Spring heralds the arrival of warmer times with masses of exquisite blossoms, bulbs and flowers of every description, while a gentle summer allows you to escape the harsh heat and humidity of coastal regions.
There are health services, a hospital and a range of educational facilities from Pre-school to Year 12.
The diversity of the shire's recreational facilities ensures residents and visitors have many opportunities to spend time enjoying outdoor activities including fishing, golf, boating, swimming, tennis and many other sports.
We also have a number of resident artists and craftspeople so there is no shortage of cultural pursuits.