Forbes Shire Council takes a proactive approach to encouraging economic development within our Shire, specifically, to encourage job growth and wealth creation within our community.

Ideally located at the junction of the Lachlan River and Newell Highway, Forbes Shire has a diverse economy, ranging from  irrigated land holdings, dairy operations, dryland farming and, manufacturing industries to strong retail, education and health sectors combined with a lively expanding tourism market.

Forbes is an AMAZING place to do business with a thriving friendly community and excellent lifestyle benefits. Affordable housing, excellent educational and community facilities and outstanding health care services including a new hospital opened in 2016.