Nestled in the heart of the Riverina, just 45 minutes from Wagga Wagga, Lockhart is home to rich agricultural lands and a warm and welcoming community.
Lockhart has a population of 1,295 and is comprised of approximately 49.1% females and 50.9% males. It has an indigenous population of 44 (3.4%) and the median age is 47.
Lockhart is a town in the Riverina Region of New South Wales, just under an hour west of Wagga Wagga. Lockhart is located one of the region’s most productive agricultural and pastoral areas.
The closest regional airport is in Wagga Wagga which is a 55 minute drive from Lockhart and offers daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
The major sources of employment in Lockhart are:
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Health care and social assistance
- Public administration and safety
- Transport, postal and warehousing
- Retail trade
- Education and training
Lockhart is a F3 peer grouped 20 bed Multipurpose Service providing emergency, medical and residential aged care services, including palliative care and respite. Of the 20 beds, 15 are funded for residential aged care. Community health services include generalist community nursing, and child and family services with a number of visiting services including physiotherapy, speech pathology, radiography, ACAT and general counselling. Lockhart also provides community nursing service to The Rock.
There is one general practice facility in Lockhart.
No accommodation available.
Lockhart offers a limited number of care options for children aged 6 weeks to school age.
Lockhart has an IGA Supermarket, newsagent, discount store, pharmacy, furniture stores and a number of unique boutique stores. It is just 45 minutes from the major regional city of Wagga Wagga.
Places of worship located in Lockhart include, but are not limited to, Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Uniting churches. The closest Mosque is 45 minutes away in Wagga Wagga.
Points of Interest
Lockhart Shire has sports for every season and provides the enthusiast with options including football, tennis, cricket, squash, netball, cycling, mountain biking, bowling, athletics, abseiling, rock climbing, hang gliding, swimming, golf, fishing, horse riding and more. The shire of Lockhart is also within easy driving distance of fantastic water skiing and snow fields.
Classified by the National Trust, Lockhart exhibits a fine example of typical turn of the century architecture. Walk along the wide shady verandahs and discover the life and times of Lockhart and district as depicted in over 400 images etched in the pavers of the ‘The Verandah Town’. Local businesses offer a unique shopping experience with friendly service. Open for business on the weekend, browse through shops, enjoy coffee or a relaxed lunch in one of cafés, pubs or clubs and take advantage of the unique attractions.
There are some great events that take place across Lockhart Shire each year, from Antique Markets to Agricultural Shows, stunning Art Exhibitions to Vintage Vehicles and everything in between.
Main events include the National Vintage Vehicle Show, Antiques Under the Verandahs, Bullenbong Campdraft, Lockhart Agricultural Show, Lockhart Picnic Races and the unique Spirit of the Land Festival which draws over 6000 people annually.