Moving to the Shire

New Residents Information

The Information Guide for New Residents is full of helpful information for new and existing residents.  Below is some information about services listed in the guide. The guide is available from the Council office, or can be sent out on request, phone 03 5888 5100 or email

Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected each TUESDAY by DS Kendall Waste. Please place your bin out the night before collection

Recycling Collection

Berrigan Shire Council provides a recycling collection service also opperated by DS Kendall Waste. Recycling is collected FORTNIGHTLY on TUESDAY, please place your bin out the night before collection.

Waste Disposal

Berrigan Shire Council operates Waste Disposal Centres for Shire residents at Berrigan, Tocumwal and a recycle centre at Finley. Centres are staffed and waste is accepted or declined at the Tip Masters discretion.

Berrigan                               Located on Greenhills Road, Berrigan.
Tocumwal                            Located off the Newell Highway approx. 5 kms North of Tocumwal township.
Finley Recycling Centre    Located on Rice Mill Road.


Council rates can be paid in full or by quarterly instalments. There are various payment methods provided by the Council, for further details please call the office on 03) 5888 5100 or if you would like to pay electronically please click here.

Library Services

Berrigan Shire Council has recently completed building a new Library in Berrigan and the service has branches in all four towns. Finley and Tocumwal also provide a Council Service Centre located at the library branch. For more information, please click here.

Community Health Services

Greater Southern Area Health Service (GSAHS) provides medical care throughout the Berrigan Shire. GSAHS provides a wide range of health services and visiting professionals to assist with health care needs.
Visiting services include - Speech Pathologist, Dentist, Sexual Assault Worker and Palliative Care Nurse.

Children's Services 0-5 Years

The Berrigan Shire provides a range of children's services for children 0-5 years of age including childcare and music classes to speech therapy and respite care.

Companion Animal Registration

The NSW Companion Animals Act of 1999 requires all dogs and cats to be microchipped and financially registered with Council. Discounts are available for animals that are desexed, or owned by a *pensioner. 
*conditions apply. 

Moving to Berrigan Shire

The Berrigan Shire Looking to Move Kit is aimed at people who are considering making the move to the Berrigan Shire. The Kit provides information about the local population, culture, facilities and services, economic and employment opportunities and lifestyle. It will help answer many questions or enquiries commonly asked by prospective new residents. 

Berrigan Shire Council also offers a number of other information resources that may be of use. These include:

  • Looking to Move Kit - Provides general information about the area. 

To receive a kit or for more information about moving to the Berrigan Shire and what help is available please contact Council on (03) 5888 5100 or email

Real Estate within the Berrigan Shire

If you are interested in purchasing a house in any of the towns in the Berrigan Shire, the following links might be of assistance.


Contacting Council

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