Uralla Shire Council is constituted under the Local Government Act and was proclaimed on 5 December 1947, coming into effect on 1 January 1948.
Uralla Shire Council is a large and diverse organisation employing over 160 staff and is responsible for assets in excess of $300 million, 32 different service areas and an annual budget of approximately $20 million.
The Uralla Shire local government area covers an area approximately 3,229 square kilometres and is home to a permanent resident population of around 6,048 people. The main township is Uralla, which is located 22 kilometres south of Armidale and 89 kilometres north of Tamworth on the New England Highway.
Other localities in the Uralla Shire local government area include Abington, Arding, Bakers Creek, Balala, Boorolong, Briarbrook, Bundarra, Camerons Creek, Dangarsleigh, Dumaresq, Gostwyck, Invergowrie, Kentucky, Kentucky South, Kingstown, Mihi, Rocky River, Salisbury Plains, Saumarez, Saumarez Ponds, Torryburn, Wollun and Yarrowyck.