New Residents


Whether you have moved here for a short stay or to make the Shire of Cranbrook your new home we welcome you to our Communities.  The Shire of Cranbrook has three towns, Tenterden, Cranbrook and Frankland River.  Each community has its individual strengths, attractions, groups and activities, but each is firmly a part of our beautiful Shire.

We hope you will explore all our Shire has to offer and get involved in the many groups, activities, sports, crafts and community pursuits available to you. Communities thrive on volunteers, and we invite you to join us in volunteering to continue to provide a vibrant and fun place to live. 

A Welcome Pack is available for our new residents.  This pack will provide you with information on all of the services and activities available in the Shire.  Please enquire at the Shire office, in Gathorne Street Cranbrook.

The booklet contained in the welcome pack is designed to provide you with an overview of the services, business groups, activities and availability of facilities in our Shire.  Particularly in your first weeks and months, we hope this will provide you with valuable information.   If you need more information please visit our website or call in or phone our office to have your questions answered.  This welcome pack is a new initiative and we welcome your feedback.

To keep up to date, please like our Facebook page and check out the rest of our website which is full of useful information, forms, and links.   

If we can be of any assistance to you please contact our friendly staff on 9826 1008. 

Peter Northover, Chief Executive Officer