Harden Shire Council is committed to the local community in ensuring that the Harden Shire continues to grow, whilst continuing to be a great place to live.

Council supports and facilitates a range of services and facilities to meet the social, recreational, educational and cultural needs of Harden Shire residents.

Arts and Culture

Arts Council

Harden Murrumburrah is home to an active Arts Council which hosts an annual art show and holds regular art workshops throug...


Harden Murrumburrah Cemetery provides the following: All denominations, Chinese, Lawn, Monumental Cemeteries and Columbarium.

Community Initiatives Program

Harden Shire Council assesses applications under the Community Initiatives Program on an annual basis. The 2014 applications will close at 5.00pm on Friday 21st November, 2014. Applicants are to relate their submission to the following criteria:

  • Not for profit community organisations providing a community service within the Harden Shire region where there is a demonstrated community need or benefit;
  • Educational institutions within the Harden Shire for award presentations;
  • Sporting Associations for awards or sport development funding;
  • Charitable organisations for fundraising by individuals or not for profit community organisations;
  • Organisations involved in cultural development within the Harden Shire; and/or
  • Organisations that provide a valuable service or benefit for which there are no alternate funding sources

Additional criteria for Events and Festivals are as follows:

  • Community benefit through an increased range and quality of events and festivals;
  • Economic/tourism benefit by increased visitors to the Harden Shire;
  • Event planning and marketing;
  • Community support;
  • Co-contribution of funds; and/or
  • Financial viability of the organisation and event.
2014 Community Initiatives Program Application 

Community Progress Committees

Council can establish committees under s.355 of the Local Government Act 1993 to carry out a function on its behalf. Such committees are given d...

Companion Animals

As of the 1st July 1999 the new rules pertaining to registration and identification of cats and dogs came into effect.

Education and Training

Children and families are well catered for in the Harden Shire with long day care and pre-school facilities, four primary schools, one high school,...

Emergency Services

Harden Shire Council maintains a partnership with the State Emergency Service and the NSW Rural Fire Service. Council has a Local Emergency Ma...


Council owns and operates many community facilities within the towns and villages that are available for use by the community, which are detailed i...

Harden Library


The Library is located on the corner of Albury and Ea...

Local Health Services

Harden boasts a range of Health facilities including the Kruger Medical Centre, a Hospital (Community...

Sport and Recreation

The Harden Shire boasts wonderful sporting and recreational facilities including a cricket oval, football fields, polo grounds, horse facilities, a...