Unfortunately due to weather conditions the Darlington Point Spring Festival has been cancelled.


Bendigo Bank and Murrumbidgee Council (Jerilderie Office) will be combining to host an information evening this Wednesday 28 September 2016, in the Council Chambers, Jerilderie, commencing 7.00pm.

This meeting will give organisations and individuals an opportunity to ask questions, discuss options and make informed decisions prior to the closure of the ANZ Bank, Jerilderie on Wednesday 19 October 2016.

Topics covered will include:

  • Customer concerns regarding confidentiality
  • The capacity of the Jerilderie Agency to handle all your daily banking needs such as change, deposits and withdrawals
  • Dedicated Council staff member, whose primary focus will be the Bendigo Jerilderie Agency
  • Installation of Bendigo Bank ATM

Question and answer time will follow the presentation.

Come along and have your questions answered about the future of banking in Jerilderie.

Personal appointments to speak with staff from the Coleambally Community Bank can be made through the Council Office on 03 5886 1200.

2016 Sir John Monash Annual Lecture and Dinner

Famous World War 1 Historian to Deliver Monash Oration

Murrumbidgee Council will host the annual 2016 Sir John Monash Dinner and Lecture.

This is the ninth year the event has been held, and we are privileged to welcome as guest speaker for the evening Dr Jonathan King,  a journalist, film maker and award winning author of 30+ books on Australian history.   

In addition to literary and film achievements,  Dr King is involved in award-winning live re-enactments of great historical events including,  most famously, the privately-funded 1988 Australian bicentennial re-enactment of the First Fleet when he sailed eleven square-rigged tall ships across the high seas from London into Sydney Harbour.   3 million spectators greeted his fleet on Australia Day 1988-Australia’s largest live spectator event.   In 1989 he was awarded the Australian Achiever Award by then Prime Minister Bob Hawke for his fleet, which was also voted best event of the Bicentennial Celebrations. Dr King was Australian of the Year (Victoria) 1988, and was an Australia Day Ambassador during 2006-2011.

Dr King will provide an innovative, landmark speech containing much new information on Monash.

The Lecture will be followed by the presentation of the 2016 Monash Education Bursary.

Venue: Jerilderie Civic Hall

Date:    Friday 14 October 2016

Time:    6.30pm

Cost:    $45.00 per person

RSVP:   Friday 7 October 2016; email marked Attention Julie-Monash Dinner  or telephone 03 5886 1200.

Tickets include a two course dinner (please advise of any dietary requirements), with a bar available on the evening. 

Media Release-Famous World War 1 Historian to Deliver Monash Oration 

Dr Jonathan King at Gallipoli where he was reporting for the media on the centennial commemorations.

2016 Sir John Monash Education Bursary

Applications are invited for the Sir John Monash Education Bursary.  Applicants are  invited to submit an essay:  “Giving your Reasons for Supporting or Otherwise, the Jerilderie Proposition” (details of which can be found in the Bursary requirements and conditions below). 

Entry in this essay is open to long term residents of Murrumbidgee Council who are considering entering into post secondary education through University, College or TAFE, or an approved course of formal training with a Registered Training Organisation, ie apprentices, trainees, adult education.  Entries close at 4.00pm on Tuesday 4 October 2016.     

The bursary is valued at $2,000 and is awarded to assist with personal costs associated with course expenses.  The successful applicant will be announced at the Sir John Monash Dinner and Lecture to be held on Friday evening, 14 October 2016 in the Jerilderie Civic Hall, Jerilderie.  Full requirements and conditions, including cover sheet, are available to download below.

2016 Sir John Monash Education Bursary Requirements & Conditions

2016 Sir John Monash Education Bursary Cover Sheet


Please find current media releases below:


Coleambally and Darlington Point residents will get the chance to help create a new image for Murrumbidgee Council this weekend.

Famous WW1 Historian to Deliver Jerilderie’s Monash Oration

MEDIA RELEASE - Famous WW1 Historian to Deliver Jerilderie’s Monash Oration


5 September, 2016

A minor flood warning has been issued to Murrumbidgee Council residents living in Darlington Point.


Stronger Communities Fund

Applications for the Murrumbidgee Council 2016 Community Grant Program closed on Monday 8 August 2016.  Applicants will be contacted in the coming months regarding their applications.

This Program will allocate up to $1million in grants to incorporated not-for-profit community groups, for projects that build more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local communities.

To be successful for funding, community projects had to meet the following criteria:

1.    Deliver social, cultural, economic or environmental benefits to local communities;

2.    Address an identified community priority;

3.    Be well defined with a clear budget;

4.    Demonstrate that any ongoing or recurrent costs of the project can be met by the community group once grant funding has been expended;

5.   The organisation must demonstrate the capacity to manage funds and deliver the project successfully.

The maximum grant allocation available per project nomination is $50,000.

Foe general queries please contact Andrew Crakanthorp, Grants Officer, Murrumbidgee Council, telephone:  02 6960 5500 or email:

Murrumbidgee Council 2016 Community Grant Application

Stronger Communities Funding Guidelines - $10M

Guidelines for the funding of the new Council can also be downloaded below:

New Council Implementation Funding Guidelines

Community Fact Sheet - Murrumbidgee Council

Please follow the link below to read further information about how the new Murrumbidgee Council will be run, who will pay for Murrumbidgee to be established and other details regarding the organisation.

Community Fact Sheet - Murrumbidgee Council


An opportunity not to be missed!

With 7 allotments sold in Stage 2 of the Wunnamurra Estate development, Council is excited and looking forward to construction proceeding early in the new year.

This premium housing estate, just minutes walk from the Jerilderie CBD, integrates beautifully into its surroundings, including the natural beauty of the Billabong Creek and close proximity to Lake Jerilderie. 

Allotments in this substantial residential development were released for sale at 12.00 noon on Monday 14 December 2015.  

The development comprises 33 level, residential allotments, ranging from Billabong Creek views or quiet cul-de-sac blocks to lots adjacent to the rural lifestyle Stage III for future release.   All lots will be fully serviced, including sewerage, drainage, underground power and a dual water supply.  Additional services will include underground electricity connections and sealed, kerbed and guttered streets. Blocks range in size from 900m2 to 1500m2

Don’t miss this opportunity to secure the perfect location to build your dream home and establish yourself and your family in our safe and welcoming community.  Take advantage of the lower cost of living, laid back lifestyle and enjoy quality family time in this unspoiled country location.

Full details of lot prices and sizes can be obtained from Council’s Jerilderie office, telephone 0358861200.

It doesn’t get any better than this!

Subdivision Map