Your Council

Sweeping from Kangaroo Valley our northern border across to Durras North our southern border, the Shoalhaven is framed by mountains, coastal plains and 100 magnificent beaches.

Our 49 towns and villages are home to over 100,000 residents and thriving native wildlife. We also host 300,000 visitors each year.

Living in the Shoalhaven means an abundance of lakes, great surf beaches, beach fishing, watersports, excellent bushwalking tracks, sporting fields, and community centres and art galleries.

It’s an active lifestyle with a rich local culture of food and fresh produce, wine and arts festivals.

What we do

As the custodians of such a unique environment, Shoalhaven City Council is committed to delivering the highest quality services and facilities for our residents and visitors including:

For a map of the Shoalhaven LGA detailing current projects, community and council facilities and much more, please visit the My Area page.

Our community vision

We will work together in the Shoalhaven to foster a safe and attractive community for people to live, work, stay and play; where sustainable growth, development and environmental protection are managed to provide a unique and relaxed lifestyle.

Core values

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Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organisation. Our values guide our behaviour and help us live in balance with our unique environment and each other to fulfill our goals. We are committed to behaving and acting in ways that reflect our values.


We are mindful of and care about the feelings, wishes and rights of others


We are committed to maintain high ethics and standards


We are ready for change and willing to embrace a new situation


We enjoy working together to deliver for our community