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Corner of Nanima Crescent and Warne Street
New South Wales

Wellington Council

The Wellington Council area is located within the Central West Slopes and Plains of New South Wales, with its major surburban centre of Wellington located 362 kilometres north of Sydney at the junction of the Macquarie and Bell Rivers. The Wellington Council area is bounded by Warrumbungle Shire in the north, the Mid-Western Regional Council area in the east, the Cabonne Council area in the south, and Dubbo City in the west.

In addition to the town of Wellington, which has a population of 5200, the Council area includes the villages of Geurie, Mumbil, Stuart Town and Euchareena as well as extensive rural areas, bringing the total population to 9200. The Council area encompasses a total land area of about 4,100 square kilometres. Rural land is used primarily for agriculture, particularly sheep and cattle grazing, with some viticulture and tourism.

Agriculture and related industries are Wellington's major industries. Cropping, wool, beef and prime lamb are the major activities worth more than $43 million.

The growing tourism industry is driven from key attractions such as the world-renowned Wellington Caves (including Phosphate Mine and Japanese Gardens), Lake Burrendong, Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum, Mt Arthur Reserve, several wineries and boutique galleries attracting thousands of visitors from across NSW, Australia and the world annually.

The original inhabitants of the Wellington area were the Wiradjuri Aboriginal people. European settlement dates from the 1820s when a convict settlement was established.

Vision Statement

What we want the Wellington Local Government Area to be in 2025

People love living in Wellington's towns, villages and rural areas
Those who were born here and those who choose Wellington as their home
all share the same love of living in the towns, villages and rural settings.

Our natural beauty and history is appreciated by all who live and visit here
The area's natural beauty of mountains, undulating hills, river valleys
and the rich ancient Aboriginal and recent European landscapes
make Wellington a very special place.

We are the cultural centre of Wiradjuri Country
Here, understanding and appreciation of the Wiradjuri Culture is built.

And the hub to a prosperous, innovative, agricultural region of Central West NSW
Our productive landscapes are not only the source of economic wealth
but produce food and fibre for ourselves and others.
Our land and production is nurtured and strengthened through innovative practices and sector leadership.

Our heritage and future are tied to the land
Our ancient and recent past and our future are all linked to the land.
We have been entrusted with its care for our wellbeing and that of the generations to come.

Values Statement

Values help guide future choices and the way we work together as a community.

In all we do, we will

Not just talk about it, but do it.

Think outside the square.

Respect each other, other people's culture, community, heritage and environment.

Unite and work together.

Be open and honest.

The following five future directions will guide us toward our vision:

  • Grow agriculture, energy and the environment.
  • Show leadership in governance and community engagement.
  • Build and improve community infrastructure
  • Grow prosperity and employment
  • Promote community participation in the arts and culture

Council's role

Council is only one of the groups that can help realise the community's strategic vision and plan. It cannot and should not do everything. There are many groups and organisations that need to play a role. The more others take responsibility and ownership, the bigger the chance of achieving the desired outcomes.

There are three roles Council can play:

Provider: It does the work and this includes regulatory responsibilities
Facilitator: It helps or works with others to get things done
Advocate: It speaks out and supports a community direction or issue

It is administered by nine elected Councillors who establish the policy and direction of the Council.

Day-to-day operations are the responsibility of the General Manager and for the purpose of this day-to-day management, the organisation is divided into four divisions, Corporate Services, Technical Services, Planning Environmental and Community Services, and Economic and Strategic Services which administer financial, engineering, community, environmental, health, building, economic development, tourism and town planning services.

The Council's other activities include the operation of the Wellington Caves complex, Japanese Gardens, Tourist Information Centre, Public LibraryCivic Centre, Swimming Pool, Airport, Showground and Racecourse, Livestock Saleyards, welfare and senior citizens services, water treatment, sewerage treatment and maintenance of parks and gardens.

Council is also the lessor of the Caves Caravan Park and kiosk and Wellington Golf Course.

Phone: 02 6840 1723


  • Assessment and case management
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Skills development
  • Social development

  • Complex support

  • Administration Coordinator
  • Advocacy Officer
  • Corporate/Management
  • Frontline Professional
  • Frontline Support
  • Policy Officer
  • Team Leader
  • Volunteer