Upper Hunter Shire is located in the Hunter Region of NSW. The Shire is a predominantly rural area of which a large proportion is National Park and nature reserves.

Most of the rural area is used for grazing, dairy farming, horse studs and general farming. The Shire is a major cattle, crop, goat, pig, poultry and sheep producer, with an increasing number of vineyards. The area is renowned for its thoroughbred horse industry.

Data for this website has been sourced from Council’s financial statements, Council’s annual report and Council’s data returns. The website also refers to data from a number of agencies and entities. Please refer to the data page of this website for links to definitions, information on performance measures, benchmarks, OLG Groups and the data sources that have been used.

Please contact Council if you would like any further details or explanations regarding individual results and any differences between your Council’s performance and that of another council.