Leeton Shire is a local government area in the Western Riverina region of New South Wales. Around 1,167 square kilometres in size, Leeton Shire includes the towns of Leeton, Yanco and Whitton and the villages of Murrami and Wamoon. The Western Riverina region enjoys a semi-arid climate with hot dry summers and cool winters.
Located adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River, the Leeton Shire is also the centre of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA). The MIA was purposely built over one hundred years ago as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme through the extraordinary vision and hard work of pioneers and governments.
Leeton Shire is well connected and easily accessible by air, coach, rail and road to regional centres and capital cities. The distance to Sydney is 584 kilometres; to Melbourne is 470 kilometres; to Canberra is 371 kilometres; and to Wagga Wagga is 125 kilometres.