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Lockhart

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Murrumbidgee & ACT | Western NSW

Lockhart is a beautiful small country town that has been classified by the National Trust due to its beautifully restored buildings with verandahs and ornate iron lacework.

A Grouping
RA3 / MMM5

Location

Lockhart is 520 km (5 hr 30 min drive) from Sydney and 305 km (3 hr 20 min drive) from Canberra. It is only 65 km (45 min drive) from Wagga Wagga.

Given its location in the Riverina region Lockhart serves as a great base for exploring the surrounding food and wine region.

How to get there

The closest airport is Wagga Wagga Airport, a 55 min drive from Lockhart. Regional Express (Rex), JetGo and QantasLink offer flights from Wagga Wagga to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Population

More than 1000 people live in Lockhart – the median age of residents is 49 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 5% of the population.

Lockhart is located within the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network. The healthcare needs in the region are identified in this assessment.

Healthcare facilities

Lockhart Health Service is a 16-bed public hospital providing emergency, acute and aged care services. Community health services including physiotherapy, women’s health and diabetes education are provided by visiting staff.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Lockhart.

Accredited GP practices

  • Lockhart Medical Practice

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of the Lockhart local government area are: grain-sheep or grain-beef cattle farming, grain growing, sheep farming, transport, hospitals and aged care residential services.
  • Education

Lockhart has two schools (one public, one private): Additional schooling options are available in Wagga Wagga, with school buses providing transport.
  • Childcare

Lockhart offers a limited number of care options for children aged 6 weeks to school age.
  • Shopping

Lockhart has an IGA Supermarket, newsagent, pharmacy, and specialty and boutique stores. It is just 45 min from the major regional city of Wagga Wagga that has a diverse range of shopping options.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship located in Lockhart include Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian and Uniting churches. The closest mosque is 45 min away in Wagga Wagga.
  • Points of interest

Events that take place in the Lockhart Shire range from antique markets to agricultural shows, art exhibitions and vintage car shows. Larger events include Antiques Under the Verandahs, Bullenbong Campdraft, Lockhart Agricultural Show, Lockhart Picnic Races and the Spirit of the Land Festival.
  • Sporting activities

There are a range of sporting facilities and sporting teams in Lockhart including cricket, golf, Australian rules football, netball, hang gliding, cycling, and bowling. Rock climbing and abseiling is popular at the Towers, a rock face near Lockhart. Many of the clubs have their own websites or social media pages
  • Community groups and activities

There are numerous community, service and social groups in Lockhart including Lockhart Lions Club, Rotary Club of Lockhart, Lockhart Branch of the Country Women's Association and WIRES Riverina.
  • Social media groups

There are a range of social media pages and groups about life in Lockhart, notable pages include Visit Lockhart Shire, Lockhart Shire Community, Spirit of the Land Lockhart and Lockhart History.