Tumut Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Tumut, New South Wales. For other uses, see Tumut (disambiguation).
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)
Area 4,566 km2 (1,762.9 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Trina Thomson[citation needed]
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 /ˈtjuːmət/[3] is a local government area in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia.

The mayor of Tumut Shire is Cr. Trina Thomson, an independent politician.[citation needed] http://www.tumut.nsw.gov.au/council/council-information/councillor-profiles.aspx

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire includes 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]

Tumut Shire Council is composed of seven councillors elected proportionally as one entire 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:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Trina Thomson Independent Mayor[citation needed]
  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. ^ Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition. Melbourne: The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. 2005. ISBN 1-876429-14-3.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  4. ^ 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.