Our journey started on 26 May 2004 with the creation of Greater Hume Council as part of the local government reform process. The creation of Greater Hume Council was a particularly complex merger with areas of the former Hume Shire Council split three ways between Greater Hume, Albury and Corowa. Most of the growth areas of the former Hume Shire were lost to Albury and Corowa whilst Greater Hume inherited 75% of the Hume Shire road network but only 56% of the rate revenue.
Greater Hume has a population of 10,686 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18) and is located in southern New South Wales, bordering with Victoria and the local government areas of Wagga Wagga, Albury, Federation, Lockhart, and Snowy Valleys Councils. It is roughly rectangular in shape, approximately 110km from east to west and 60km north to south, covering an area of 5,929km² with the major towns being Culcairn, Henty, Holbrook, Jindera, and Walla Walla and smaller villages of Brocklesby, Burrumbuttock, Gerogery, Gerogery West, Morven, Walbundrie, and Woomargama.