Simply Greater Living

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There are ‘simply greater’ lifestyle choices for residents and families of Greater Hume Shire with the number of services available. The Shire offers choices of education, medical facilities, support services as well as affordable lifestyle and housing options.

Whether you are interested in affordable housing in one of the towns within the Shire or prefer living on larger rural blocks of land, Greater Hume Shire is the ‘simply greater’ alternative.

Residents' Guide

A new Residents' Guide has been compiled to provide a quick reference on local facilities, contact information and services to support  residents of Greater Hume Shire. The guide can be downloaded here (PDF 2.27 Mb) and printed if required.

 A large font guide can be downloaded here.

1st Home Buyers

 If you are buying or building your first home, you may be eligible for benefits under the First Home Owner Grant Scheme, NSW First Home Buyers Supplement, Australian Government First Home Owner Boost and the First Home Plus Scheme.

The Schemes were established to assist eligible first home owners.

The First Home Owner Grant Scheme and the NSW First Home Buyers Supplement are fully funded by the NSW Government and together with the Boost are administered by the Office of State Revenue.

For a large range of essential information on buying or renovating a home, business or property please go to either  Australian Government website or Your Home.


For information on the 'simply greater' options within the Greater Hume Shire contact us or request information here or phone for information.

Contact details

Greater Hume Shire Council
Phone: (02) 6036 0100
Fax: (02) 6036 2683


In This Section

Dog Off-Leash Areas
Greater Hume Shire Council has established several designated dog ‘OFF LEASH’ areas in Culcairn, Holbrook, Henty, Jindera and Walla Walla. Locations, rules and guidelines can be found within.
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Emergency Information
Here you will find information details regarding the State Emergency Services (SES) and the local NSW Rural Fire Service.
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Families are a primary focus within Greater Hume and there is a comprehensive range of services on offer to support families and children within the Shire.
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Health & Medical Emergencies
A range of quality health and medical services are available to residents of Greater Hume Shire.
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Library Services
Council has library facilities at Henty, Culcairn and Holbrook while smaller towns and villages are provided with mobile library services with Upper Murray and Riverina Regional Mobile Library Vans.
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Moving to Greater Hume
This section is designed to give you an overall picture of services and facilities in the towns and villages located within Greater Hume Shire.
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Schools & Education
There are ‘simply greater’ opportunities for families living in the Greater Hume Shire with a choice of high quality primary, secondary and private schools available to suit the needs of most families.
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Aged and Community Services
Greater Hume Shire provides extensive high quality services for our senior and aged residents throughout the Shire. In this section you will find a list of contact details for some of those services.
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Sport & Recreation
Greater Hume offers residents and visitors with a comprehensive selection of sport and recreation facilities within the Shire providing a ‘simply greater’ choice. The Shire maintains swimming pools, sports fields and recreation parks.
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Youth Services
Youth and Community Services Worker, Tana Cuming provides youth services to the Greater Hume, Lockhart and Urana Shires. Find out more about her role her.
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