Lake Cargelligo is in the Lachlan Shire
The Heart of NSW encompasses the local government area of the Lachlan Shire and is well known for its natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals and relaxed bush lifestyle.
The towns and villages in the Lachlan Shire capture the essence of life in the bush. Condobolin is the largest town in Lachlan followed by Lake Cargelligo and Tottenham and the villages of Tullibigeal, Burcher, Derriwong, Albert and Fifield.
At the time of European colonisation, there were an estimated 3,000 Wiradjuri people living in the region. In the Lachlan Shire today, one in six people identify as Aboriginal.
Lachlan is a rich agricultural area and in addition to grain, is a significant producer of sheep, wool, beef and cotton. The agricultural sector accounts for nearly a third of economic activity.
All towns and villages in the Lachlan Shire have unique features and attractions to explore and enjoy so reach for your hat, pull on your boots and be prepared to trek through our red dirt to see some of the most beautiful country in Australia.
Incentives for health professionals
The Lachlan Shire is well-served by healthcare and educational providers.
Condobolin is classified as MM5 and Lake Cargelligo as MM6 under the Department of Health’s new “Modified Monash Model” classification system that categorises areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size.
The system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities. Medical professionals relocating from major city areas to Lachlan may be entitled to relocation and retention benefits from the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
Click here to view the General Practice Rural Incentives Program
Lachlan Shire Council liaises with medical professionals relocating to Lachlan to ensure suitable accommodation and transport is available making the transition to Lachlan as comfortable as possible for the whole family. Agreements can be made at a reduced rate so please discuss this option with Lachlan Shire Council.
Mr Robert Hunt
Lachlan Shire General Manager
0427 293 941
The Health Community
The Lachlan Shire is well-served by healthcare services in Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Tottenham and is classified as rural and remote by the Department of Health and Ageing.
Medical professionals moving from major city areas to Lachlan may be entitled to relocation and retention benefits from the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
Healthcare facilities in Condobolin include the multi-purpose Ochre Health Melrose Medical Centre, the Condobolin Aboriginal Health Service and the Condobolin District Hospital. Various medical and health specialists also make regular visits to Condobolin, using visiting rooms provided at the Ochre Health Melrose Medical Centre.
Lake Cargelligo facilities include the Lake Cargelligo Family Medical Practice and the Lake Cargelligo District Hospital while Tottenham facilities include the Tottenham Medical Centre and the Tottenham Multi-Purpose Centre. Click here for more information on the community health services available.
For additional health services and needs, locals use facilities in nearby Parkes, Forbes, Orange and Dubbo Health Services.
Lachlan Shire Council was one of a few councils to work with the Rural Doctors Network to establish the Bush Bursary Scheme in 1996. Since then, 289 medical students have completed Bush Bursaries across NSW and experienced the many positive aspects of medical practise and lifestyle that rural communities have to offer.
Lake Cargelligo falls under the boundary of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. Click here for more information.
Culture and Lifestyle
Lachlan offers a relaxed bush lifestyle that is family focused with events and activities to participate in on a regular basis. Events include gymkhanas, sports days, rodeos, cutting competitions and picnic race meets, all of which are held annually in our towns and villages. Lachlan is also home to the Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo annual Agricultural Shows, the Garden Festival and the Condobolin Tattoo to name a few.
The Lachlan Shire is also an active region which supports many activities for adults and children such as rugby union, rugby league, soccer, netball, tennis, bowls, croquet, golf, touch football and cricket. For those wishing to cool down on a hot summer day, Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Tottenham and Tullibigeal have public swimming pools. Or, for those who enjoy a swing of golf, enjoy one or all of our four golf courses at Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Tottenham and Albert.
Water skiing is another popular past time in the Lachlan Shire with ideal water skiing locations being Lake Cargelligo and Gum Bend Lake and also proves popular with bird watchers and fishing on the nearby Lachlan River.
Details of events, museum and attractions in the Lachlan Shire are outlines in the Heart of NSW visitor guide. Please contact Lachlan Shire Council for your copy.
Lake Cargelligo Stories
A bright future for the Condobolin Medical Centre
“The patients are an extended family. In a small community you know everyone. You relate to everyone’s pain and good fortune.” READ MORE
Affordable and Accessible Oral Health Care in Condobolin
The clinic provides affordable dental care to the whole community... READ MORE
The Call of the Bush – Lachlan Council leads the way with the Bush Bursary Scheme.
“Part of the reason I applied for a Bush Bursary was to gain experience in indigenous health... ” READ MORE
The Condo Kilo KillersCommunity Outreach Co-ordinator at the Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation
Forty Condobolin people motivated themselves and each other to lose a collective 92kg READ MORE
Living in the Lachlan Shire will ensure your child will grow up with a strong sense of belonging which can only be felt by being part of a safe and welcoming community.
Lachlan locals are fair, honest, hardworking, friendly and caring and are proud of the communities they work and live in and you will be too.
Lachlan offers fresh country air and plenty of events and activities to get involved in during all times of the year.
There are several educational options in the Lachlan Shire including preschool and long day care options, public and private primary schooling and public high schooling.
Private Boarding Schools are located reasonably closely in Forbes, Dubbo, Bathurst and Orange.
For more information on children’s services in Lachlan Shire, please click here.
Family and friends are an essential element to life in the Lachlan Shire and where you live and work is just as important to your spouse as it is to you.
We are here to help you and your spouse feel welcome into our community and will assist your spouse to settle in to the community, find employment and fulfilling activities, meet new friends and source the right information about schools, training, clubs, activities to suit their lifestyle.
Please speak to Lachlan Shire’s Beyond the Range contact, General Manager Robert Hunt, regarding employment opportunities and contacts to assist your spouse or partner settle in to the Lachlan community.
Mr Robert Hunt
0427 293 941
A Place to Live
These photos show examples of properties that have been for sale in the past.
All of the Lachlan communities are pro-active and proud with great community spirit and these characteristics substantiate our claim of being the “Heart of NSW”. Lachlan Shire Council proudly supports local businesses in Lachlan which are able to accommodate a variety of shopping experiences including ladies dress shops, florists, giftware, furniture, cafes, pubs and clubs, vehicles and farming plant and equipment. Whatever your need, you will receive professional advice and assistance from the locally owned and operated business community.
Lachlan has great potential for industrial development given its central location, low cost of land, good climate, affordable housing and well maintained transport links. Council has a number of vacant industrial sized lots available at very competitive prices. Along with expanding tourism developments such as the Gum Bend Lake and annual events such as the Condo 750 Lachlan has much to offer prospective investors and residents.
To enquire about residential land for sale in Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo please visit the following links…
Leave the stress of the city life behind and make Lachlan your home.
Your Questions Answered
If you have any further questions about relocating to Lake Cargelligo please speak to Lake Cargelligo’s Beyond the Range contact
Mr Robert Hunt
0427 293 941