Lake Inverell

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Inverell is an attractive and vibrant urban centre in country Northern New South Wales, boasting an extensive boutique shopping experience and progressive large employers. In 1979, three Shire Council’s amalgamated to form what is now the Inverell Shire Council. With this progression, Local Government had undertaken a new approach in its role of not just being a provider of essential services but entered into the field of land purchase for residential and industrial use.

The Shire of Inverell covers an area of 8,623 square kilometres of rich agricultural land for grain and livestock production. Australia’s fourth largest red meat processor, Bindaree Beef is the Shire’s largest employer. The Shire has a growing renewables sector in its east and our large mineral deposits, particularly tin and sapphires; ensure the area produces the majority of the world’s sapphires.
Inverell enjoys four distinct seasons typical of the Northern Tablelands. Its picturesque location, weather, good water supplies and economic prosperity all contribute to making Inverell one of regional New South Wales’ most livable centres.

Inverell has a population of 12,000 people, while the local government area has 16,076 residents. Due to its location, the commercial centre services a target area estimated to reach 60,000 people, drawing from as far as southern Queensland.

About Council

Get to know more about the Inverell Shire, who your representatives in Council are and how Council operates. Inverell has a growing population which now stands at 16,936 while the local..

Aspirations and Destinations

To cater for this expected growth and our community profile, Council will continue to work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders to ensure we meet the needs of our..


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Contact Us

We are always happy to help! Can we help you with something? Or would you like to leave some feedback? Simply contact us through one of the many avenues available..

Council Land Bank Register

The Council Land Bank Register details land owned by Council. The Land Bank Register will open in PDF format. For further information please contact Council..

Council Meetings

Matters for discussion at Council meetings are listed in Council’s Business Paper, of which printed copies are available for perusal at Council’s Administrative Centre, the Library in Campbell Street..

Council Publications

Under the provisions of section 12 of the Local Government Act, 1993 Council makes accessible for viewing, at free of charge, certain documents to the Public. Members of the public are able..

Fit for the future

The State Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ program is a reform program. The aim is to ensure that a Local Government Authority has sufficient ‘scale and capacity’ and is financially sound in order to be..

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

On 1 July, 2010, new right to information legislation came into effect, replacing the former Freedom of Information Act & Section 12 of the Local..

Major Projects

View plans, concepts, progress reports and pictures for some of the major projects underway with Council at the moment. Should you require further information on these projects please contact..

Media Releases

Mayor Paul Harmon and General Manager, Paul Henry, believe Inverell Shire Council has a vital role in providing leadership in its community. Regular media releases provide a snapshot of those..

My Inverell My Say

Council recognises that community input is important in order for projects and policies to reflect the needs of its residents. One way to let us know what you think is to make a submission..

New England Joint Organisation

The New England Joint Organisation (NEJO) was created by proclamation in the Government Gazette dated 11 May 2018 and is comprised of the following..

Positions Vacant

Thank you for enquiring about positions vacant with Inverell Shire Council. Current vacancies, position profiles and instructions on how to apply can be found on this page. Occasionally Council may..

Rates and Water

Inverell Shire Council rates and water notices are issued to Ratepayers in July each year, and with installment notices issued in October, January and April each year.

Strategic Planning

Inverell Shire Council’s planned future direction is divided into three (3) separate documents, each interdependent. These documents provide information on the direction Council is going to take..

Tenders and Expression of Interests

Tenders, Expression of Interest Request and Request for Quotations will be listed on this page with details on requirements and the correct way to submit to..



Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

General Manager
PO Box 138 Inverell NSW 2360

Administration Centre

144 Otho Street
Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: (02) 6728 8288
Fax: (02) 6728 8277
ABN: 72 695 204 530


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