Roadside Grazing, Livestock & Sale Yards


Tumut Shire council is dedicated to encouraging secure and adequate fencing to ensure the safe keeping of livestock and safety on our roads. If any livestock are observed wandering on our roadways these incidents can be reported to the Council Ranger on (02) 6941 2547. Livestock wandering on roads is a severe traffic hazard which council will respond to immediately. The stock owner is responsible for their stock at all times and is liable for any damages or injury that may occur as a result of their livestock being involved in an accident.

Council currently has a procedure in place where, if Council staff is called out after hours to deal with stock on road, the owner will receive an invoice for the cost of time and mileage for the call out.  If repeat offences occur, the in addition to the invoice for time and mileage, the owner will receive fines for allowing animals to walk freely on the roads.  These fines can be up to $300 per animal.

Further information about livestock can be obtained from the Riverina Local Land Services at 87 Sheridan St Gundagai NSW. Contact: 02 6944 1588 or 

Roadside Grazing and permits

You must have a permit authorising roadside grazing of livestock. A roadside Grazing Permit can be obtained from the Tumut Shire Council Office or printed from this site. Proof of insurance citing validity for roadside grazing is mandatory for the issue of any roadside grazing permit. Additional stock movement permits can be obtained directly from the Riverina Local Land Services. For further information please call 02 6944 1588 or

Download a Grazing Application

Tumut Saleyards

Tumut Saleyards are located on the Snowy Mountains Highway (Tumut to Adelong Rd). Generally a sale will be held once per fortnight on a Friday.

Tumut Shire Council is responsible for the management of the Tumut Saleyards.

The Saleyard Manager Mel Wilkerson can be contacted on 02 6941 2547.

For further information regarding sale dates and agents, please contact
Elders Tumut on 02 69471544 or Rob Stubbs Livestock Agents on 02 6947 2266