Upper Hunter Shire Council has created the 'Welcome to the Upper Hunter' program to identify and welcome new residents to our region. We all know that it is difficult to move and settle into a new community and we would like to make the transition easier for new people and families.
This page contains relevant information and a new resident registration form to fill out. Here you will find a broad range of information about the major towns in the area, their facilities and attractions. Once you have completed the registration form and returned it to the Upper Hunter Shire Council, staff will follow up on further information or assistance you may require. The form also identifies whether you would like to meet with a local volunteer ambassador.
The 'Welcome to the Upper Hunter' program has a group of enthusiastic local volunteers who are ready to meet new people to the Upper Hunter. If you and your family would like to meet with a volunteer ambassador, Council will make arrangements for the volunteer to contact you and make plans to meet at our local Visitor Information Centre. The volunteer ambassador is there to make you feel more at ease about establishing yourself in a new town, answering questions, providing information, personal stories & experiences about living in the area and may show you some of the local sights and points of interest.
Functions and gatherings will be held throughout the year to bring new residents and local together. Details from the registration form will allow Council to send out invitations about attending the latest function, whether it is a picnic, evening drinks or our major civic function at the end of year.
Manager Economic Development & Tourism
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Download this form if you would like further information or want help in getting to know the Upper Hunter.
Download this form if you are interested in being a volunteer ambassador to help new residents settle in our community.
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Cassilis is a pleasant little village of around one hundred people. It is located just off the Golden Highway on the Munmurra River.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.