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The Singleton Local Government Area includes the township of Singleton and the villages of Broke, Bulga, Jerrys Plains, Putty and other rural localities such as Whittingham, Mount Olive and Elderslie.

The area was discovered in 1820 by John Howe and known as Patrick Plains. Since the first governing body was established in 1843, it has undergone many transformations.

  • 1843 - District Council of Patrick Plains appointed
  • 1866 - The Municipality of Singleton proclaimed
  • 1867 - Municipalities Act passed – Singleton proclaimed The Borough Council of Singleton
  • 1884 - Municipal District of South Singleton proclaimed
  • 1906 - Municipal District of South Singleton amalgamated with the Borough Council of Singleton to become The Municipality of Singleton
  • 1906 - Patrick Plains Shire proclaimed
  • 1975 - Proclamation of the amalgamation of the Municipality of Singleton and the Patrick Plains Shire
  • 1976 - The Shire of Singleton was inaugurated
  • 2007 - Council resolved that the name of the corporate entity for the Singleton Local Government Area shall be Singleton Council (gazetted 20 July 2007)


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290