Berrigan Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Berrigan, New South Wales.
Berrigan Shire
New South Wales
Berrigan Shire Office, Chanter Street, Berrigan.
Berrigan LGA NSW.png
Location of Berrigan Shire, on map of New South Wales.
Coordinates 35°38′S 145°48′E / 35.633°S 145.800°E / -35.633; 145.800Coordinates: 35°38′S 145°48′E / 35.633°S 145.800°E / -35.633; 145.800
Population 8,337 (2012)[1]
 • Density 4.0353/km2 (10.4515/sq mi)
Established 1906
Area 2,066 km2 (797.7 sq mi)
Mayor Cr. Bernard Curtin (Unaligned)[2]
Council seat Berrigan
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Website Berrigan Shire
LGAs around Berrigan Shire:
Conargo Jerilderie Urana
Murray Berrigan Shire Corowa
Moira (Vic) Moira (Vic) Moira (Vic)

Berrigan Shire is a local government area in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire lies on the New South Wales State border with Victoria formed by the Murray River. The Shire is adjacent to the Newell and Riverina Highways.

The mayor of Berrigan Shire is Cr. Bernard Curtin, an unaligned politician.[2]

Towns and localities[edit]

Towns in the shire are:


The major transport routes through the Shire are the Newell and Riverina Highways. The Shire is a mainly agricultural region, with dairying, cattle raising, woolgrowing and cropping the main activities. The vast majority of the Shire is irrigated. Tourism is another major activity, concentrated on the river towns of Tocumwal and Barooga.


Current composition and election method[edit]

Berrigan Shire Council is composed of eight councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The mayor is elected by the councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the council is as follows:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 8
Total 8

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  John Bruce Unaligned
  Colin Jones Unaligned
  Matthew Hannan Unaligned
  Andrea O'Neill Unaligned
  Bernard Curtin Unaligned Mayor[2]
  Daryll Morris Unaligned
  Denis Glanville Unaligned
  Brian Hill Independent Deputy Mayor[2]

External links[edit]

Media related to Berrigan Shire at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ "3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2014.  Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Berrigan's Curtin, shire mayor". (McPherson Media Group). 26 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Berrigan Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.