Council has established four advisory committees, one in each of our main towns, to advise Council on issues pertinent to each town. We work closely with advisory committees to educate us on issues facing their communities. They guide us to deliver inclusive services and help develop, implement and monitor our plans and strategies.


Are you a community minded person with great ideas for improving our towns? We are seeking expressions of interest from the community to join our Town Committees in Nhill, Jeparit, Dimboola and Rainbow.

We are looking for people who want to help the Town Committees achieve their core purpose which is to:

  • provide leadership in the promotion of the district, the improvement of the community’s livability and its economic development, liaising with sporting clubs, community organisations and businesses to identify and help coordinate any such opportunities
  • advise Council of necessary service delivery and infrastructure improvements in its community, and to prioritise such requests and submit them in early December of each year for consideration in Council’s budget
  • provide a means of effective and efficient communication between Council and the community
  • provide feedback and comments on matters referred by Council or other matters brought to the Committee’s attention;
  • facilitate local activities and events, including welcome functions for new residents;
  • provide advice to Council as to how the funds of the Town Committee are expended.

If this is something you are interested in, please see how to apply below. 

Applications are due to Council by 5pm on Wednesday 1 December 2021. Council will make the final appointments to the Town Committees at its meeting on Wednesday 15 December 2021.

For more information contact Helen Thomson, Manager Governance and Human Services at or via phone on 03 5391 4444.

How to apply:

Selection Criteria:
Nominees must work, study or reside in the town (or in the district surrounding the town) and must want to help the Town Committee fulfill its core purpose.

You can apply by completing an online application form below. If you would like a hard copy of the application form, you can print the attached printable version of the form below or you can collect one from any of our customer service centres.

Click below to apply online:

Click below for a hard copy of the application form to print:




In line with Victorian Government requirements, as of 6pm Friday 29 October 2021, community members will need to show proof of double vaccination to access Councils community facilities including swimming pools, Nhill Memorial Community Centre, community halls and Hindmarsh Shire Libraries in Dimboola, Jeparit, Nhill and Rainbow. You can do this via the Services Victoria app or with a printed Vaccination Certificate and photo ID.
Children under 16, or those with an approved medical exemption, will still be able to access services.
To assist our community who are unable to access library services, in person, click and collect services are available along with e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines. Telephone your local Hindmarsh Shire Libraries branch to organise click and collect.
At this stage, Council’s Customer Service Centre in Nhill does not require customers to be double vaccinated. Community members needing access to customer services in person, can attend the Nhill Customer Service Centre at 92 Nelson Street, Nhill. Online services are available on our website or telephone 03 5391 4444 for assistance over the telephone.

Updated 3/11/2021