New Residents

Ladies at Museum

Welcome to the Leeton Shire and thank you for choosing to make your home here. Highlights of the Shire include our rich heritage, diverse agricultural production and manufacturing, quality health, education and sporting services, affordable housing and a strong community spirit. Community events are regular occurrences and you’ll also discover some of the best food and wine in Australia!

The Shire’s current population of around 11,300 comprises a rich blend of cultures. We’re very proud to be a supportive, vibrant community that welcomes new settlers, migrants and refugees. Council hopes that the information contained in the New Residents’ Kit(PDF, 11MB) provides you with an introduction to services, facilities and places in the Leeton Shire and assists you to settle in smoothly.

There are several more community groups working towards making the Leeton Shire an enjoyable, supportive and rewarding place to live. More information on these groups can be found in the Community Services Directory.

Again, a warm welcome to the beautiful Leeton Shire and best wishes as you settle into your new community!

Leeton's migrant and refugee success stories

Read how Ali Mehdi made his way to Leeton in the link below. Ali is just one of the successful migrant and refugee stories coming out of Leeton, which is the subject of a new report by Charles Sturt University. He has a master's degree in urban planning and is employed by Leeton Shire Council. Ali feels very lucky with this move and described Leeton as follows: "In town planning there is a term we use, 'Small is beautiful'. So is this town, Leeton."

Leeton will be pilot town for the Growing Regions of Welcome program, which will assist with skill shortages in regional NSW.

For more information

For information on the region’s schools, sporting groups, local interest groups, housing prices, rental prices and more, view the publication and directory below.