Berrigan Shire is situated in the Southern Riverina and consists predominantly of irrigated rural land, therefore its main income is derived from the agriculture industry.  Berrigan Shire is located to the north of the Murray River, half way between Albury and Echuca.

The council boundaries encompass the towns of Barooga, Berrigan, Finley and Tocumwal which offer a range of first class lifestyle opportunities including recreation, health and education facilities.We welcome you to our website and hope you take the time to explore the site and learn more about Berrigan Shire Council.


Berrigan Shire Council was this afternoon formally informed by the Minister for Local Government that the proposed merger with the southern half of Jerilderie Shire will NOT be proceeding. This decision is welcome and provides certainty for the Council and the community to move forward.


The Council has reviewed its 2016 – 2026 Resourcing Strategy, 2013 – 2017 Delivery Program, and adopted its draft 2016 – 2017 Annual Operational Plan which outline how Council’s proposed activities will contribute toward the implementation of our Shire’s Community Strategic Plan: Berrigan Shire 2023.  The reviewed Resourcing Strategy 2016 - 2026 identifies Council’s long-term financial, asset management and human resourcing requirements, the reviewed Delivery Program 2013 – 2017 Council’s program of activities and 4-year capital works program.  The 2016 – 2017 Annual Operational Plan also includes Council’s budget for the next 12 months, its fees and charges and a statement describing its revenue and rating policies.

Copies of the reviewed Resourcing Strategy, Reviewed Delivery Program and draft Annual Operational Plan are on Council’s website, and copies are also available from the Council’s Office and Barooga, Finley, and Tocumwal libraries for inspection by residents.

Any submissions that you may wish to make in relation to the reviewed and draft plans must be received by 10am on Wednesday 15
th June, 2016 and will be considered by the Council at its meeting to be held Wednesday 15th June, 2016.

The plans can be found at Documents for Public Viewing

Submission may be made in writing to the Council.

Council Elections

Berrigan Shire Council will be going ahead with elections on Saturday 10th September as we were not part of a merger process.  

The NSW Electoral Commission is required by legislation to conduct the 2016 local council elections and have therefore  launched a dedicated website for the elections. The website address is:

The website will be progressively populated with key information about the upcoming elections and will be the main source of information for councils, electors, candidates and registered political parties.


~ Updated 26 May 2016 ~

Contacting Council

Office: 56 Chanter Street, Berrigan.
Office hours are 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday.
Phone: (03) 5888 5100
Fax: (03) 5885 2092
Post: Berrigan Shire Council
PO Box 137
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