Tumut Shire

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Tumut Shire
New South Wales
Tumut LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°18′S 148°13′E / 35.300°S 148.217°E / -35.300; 148.217Coordinates: 35°18′S 148°13′E / 35.300°S 148.217°E / -35.300; 148.217
Population 11,316 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 2.4783/km2 (6.4188/sq mi)
Established 1928
Abolished 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
Area 4,566 km2 (1,762.9 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Sue Bulger[3]
Council seat Tumut[2]
Region South West Slopes
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Riverina
Website Tumut Shire
LGAs around Tumut Shire:
Gundagai Harden Yass Valley
Wagga Wagga Tumut Shire Australian Capital Territory
Greater Hume Tumbarumba Cooma-Monaro

Tumut Shire (/ˈtjmət/)[4] was a local government area in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia.

Tumut Shire was established in 1928 by the amalgamation of the Municipality of Tumut with the surrounding Gadara Shire.[5]

A 2015 review of local government boundaries recommended that the Tumut Shire merge with the Tumbarumba Shire to form a new council with an area of 8,960 square kilometres (3,460 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 14,953.[6] On 12 May 2016, the Tumut Shire merged with the Tumbarumba Shire to form the Snowy Valleys Council.[7]

The last mayor of Tumut Shire was Cr. Sue Bulger, an independent politician.[3]

Towns and localities[edit]

The former Shire included the town of Tumut and the small towns of Gilmore, Adelong, Grahamstown, Gocup, Brungle, Talbingo, Wondalga, Batlow, Killimicat and Cabramurra.


Current composition and election method[edit]

Prior to its dissolution, the Tumut Shire Council was composed of seven councillors elected proportionally as one entire ward. All councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The mayor was 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 former Council was as follows:[8]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The last Council, elected in 2012 and dissolved in 2016, in order of election, was:[8]

Councillor Party Notes
  Trina Thomson Independent Mayor[3]
  Scott Stevenson Independent
  James Hayes Independent
  Sue Bulger Unaligned
  Peter Cross Independent
  Margaret Isselmann Unaligned
  Geoff Pritchard Independent


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 1. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, New South Wales". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Tumut Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 7 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b c "Councillor profiles". Our Council. Tumut Shire. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Tumut. Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition. Melbourne: The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. 2005. ISBN 1-876429-14-3. 
  5. ^ "Tumut Municipality". Search. State Records NSW. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Merger proposal: Tumbarumba Shire Council, Tumut Shire Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 7. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Snowy Valley Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Tumut Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012.