Governing Body

As a County Council under the LGA 1993, UHCC is required to have a governing body made up of elected representatives of its Constituent Councils. Part 5 of Local Government Act 1993 outlines the formation and operation of County Councils. The application of LGA 1993 to UHCC is outlined in Section 400, LGA 1993.
The UHCC governing body meets the 4.00 pm, third Tuesday of February, May, August and November. The election of Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson occurs biennially at Council’s November meeting. Constituent Council delegates are elected by their Council after each Council general election and represent their Council on the UHCC for four years. The number of representatives for each Constituent Councils is contained in the proclamation declaring the County Council.


General Manager
Upper Hunter County Council
PO Box 6

Telephone: 02 65410323


Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Position Vacant

Snr Biosecurity Officer

The Upper Hunter Weeds Authority (UHWA) has a permanent, full-time position available, based in the Muswellbrook district of the Upper Hunter.

 The position requires excellent communication skills with the main duties involving assisting the General Manager in day-to-day management of the County Council, the inspection of private and council lands for high priority invasive plants, the preparation of records of inspection and the identification and treatment of various invasive plants. The position also requires involvement in public awareness activities such as field days.

Prospective applicants must obtain an information package, application form and position description which contains selection criteria by emailing

Please contact Doug Campbell on 0408 683 490 for further enquiries about this position.

Only written applications that address the selection criteria will be considered. Applications close on Friday 21 June 2024.

Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Notional Agreement Preserving the Local Government (State) Award. This position has a 9-day fortnight rostered day off scheme in place. 

The Upper Hunter Weeds Authority supports the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and provides a smoke free workplace.

 Doug Campbell

General Manager

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