Council's Vision

Councils vision for the Shire is, " A vibrant, united community, with a sustainable economy. An area where rural character, community safety and lifestyle are preserved."


Council's Mission Statement

"To manage, enhance and protect the resources of the Shire in consultation with the Community."



Dungog Shire Council was established on 1st August 1958 after the amalgamation of the Dungog Municipal Council and the Wallarobba Shire Council. Today the Shire has a residential population of 9,664 (2020 ABS ERP) and is continuing to grow at a steady pace. Dungog Shire Council has its administrative base in Dungog with work depots at Dungog and Gresford. Council also acts as an agent for Service NSW with Council staff able to assist with most transactions.


Demographic Information

Residential Population: 9,664 (2020 ABS ERP)

Number of General Rates Assessments: 5034

Area of the Shire: 2248 sq km

Road Lengths: 

Regional: 123.72 km

Local Sealed: 334.42 km

Local Unsealed: 270.02 km

There are also 126 bridges across the road network.


Dungog Shire Councillors

Dungog Shire has three Wards being A, B and C with three Councillors elected from each of the three Wards giving a total of nine Councillors. Following the election to be held on 4 December 2021, the number of Councillors will be reduced from 9 to 7, which will include the popularly elected Mayor. 

On the 15 September 2021, Councillor John Connors was re-elected by Council unopposed as the Mayor and Councillor Steve Low was re-elected as Deputy Mayor unopposed. The terms of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will expire at the election on 4 December 2021.

For information on our Councillors, please visit our Councillors Page

Council Organisational Structure

The General Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the Council and is supported by the Senior Management team.

Council's Organisation Structure(PDF, 182KB) is available for viewing and downloading.


Management Committees

Council under Sec 355 of the Local Government Act has delegated certain roles to management committees appointed to control various community facilities throughout the Shire.

Those management committees are as follows:


Public Halls

Gresford School of Arts Hall Management Committee

Clarence Town School of Arts Hall Management Committee

Vacy School of Arts Hall Management Committee

Martins Creek School of Arts Hall Management Committee

Paterson School of Arts Hall Management Committee

Community Facilities

James Theatre Community Centre

Clarence Town Community Centre


Paterson Sportsground Committee

Gresford Sporting Complex Committee

Vacy Sportsground Committee

Dungog Showground & Recreation Reserve Management Committee