About Uralla Shire Council

About Uralla Shire Council 

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 operating budget of approximately $20 million.

The Uralla Shire local government area covers an area approximately 3,230 square kilometres and is home to a permanent resident population of around 6,048 people (2016 census). 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, Enmore, Gostwyck, Invergowrie, Kentucky, Kentucky South, Kingstown, Mihi, Rocky River, Salisbury Plains, Saumarez, Saumarez Ponds, Torryburn, Wollun and Yarrowyck.

Council has two wards "A" and "B" with four councillors elected for each ward. Visit Our Mayor and Councillors page to learn more about our elected representatives. 

Shire History

  • Uralla Township was proclaimed a village on 6 September, 1855 (notified in the Government Gazette on 7 September, 1855).
  • Uralla Municipal Council was constituted on 24 April, 1882.
  • Gostwyck Shire Council was constituted on 7 March, 1906.
  • Uralla Shire Council was formed by the union of Uralla Municipal Council and Gostwyck Shire Council on 1 January, 1948.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision

In 2031 the Uralla Shire community will be vibrant with a growing economy supporting a sustainable quality of life that values its heritage.

Our Mission

Uralla Shire Council listens to and facilitates the aspirations of the community.

Read more about our Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives and our Values and Customer Service Principles.