Gold star for the Kubby House team

It was all smiles last week at the Kubby House Child Care Centre after the centre and staff were given a high assessment rat-ing by the Department of Education. Kubby House underwent an Assessment and Rating (A&R) process at the beginning of the month and received a ‘Meeting NQS’ (National […]


Council shows off awards

Cobar Shire Council general manager Peter Vlatko, mayor Peter Abbott and projects manager Carly Hunter with museum refurbishment architect Ashley Dunn (from Dunn and Hillam Architects) were proud to show off their National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards they recently won for the museum upgrade project. Dunn and Hillam’s work on […]


History making trip passes through Cobar

Cobar residents got to witness the largest haulage of a marine vessel ever undertaken in the Southern Hemisphere last Thursday when the Pride of the Murray passed through town. The 100 tonne, 100 year old paddlesteamer was making an epic 1,750km journey from Echuca in Victoria on its way to […]


Cobar Rotary wins environmental award

The Rotary Club of Cobar, with a bit of help from the Cobar Girl Guides, has won an environmental award for their container recycling program. The Cobar club was recently announced as the winner of the Rotary District 9670 Preserve Planet Earth Award for the best environmental program in the […]


National Service Medals for Far West Team

NSW Rural Fire Service Deputy Commissioner, Peter McKechnie (seated at centre) was in Cobar last Thursday to present National Service Medals to members of the Far West team in recognition of their work during 2019/2020 catastrophic fire season. The recipients (standing at rear) were: Greg Martin District Officer, Inspector Craig […]


Long held debutante tradition continues

The Cobar Services Club’s auditorium was completely transformed for this year’s Debutante Ball. Continuing the tradition that dates back many years in Cobar, a group of nine ladies (and their partners) made their ‘debut into society’ on Saturday night. Pictured at back from left are: Joey Neale, Laine Ellicott, Sebastian […]


Cobar’s tourism trade is booming

Cobar’s tourism trade is booming with the Cobar Visitor Information Centre (VIC) reporting already more than 2,000 visitors have called in this month. Cobar Shire Council’s tourism manager Demi Smith said since they re-opened in December on average they’ve had about 100 visitors each day to the VIC and museum […]


A fun start to the school holidays

The Cobar Shire Council Youth Council provided a great afternoon and night of entertainment on Friday at Drummond Park to celebrate the start of the school holidays. The event was free thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Office of Regional Youth’s 2021/2022 Autumn Holiday Break program. The free rides, […]


Sound Chapel sunset serenade

An estimated crowd of 170 locals and visitors gathered to be serenaded with classical music as the sun set at the official opening of Cobar’s unique Sound Chapel on Saturday. The idea of creating a unique sound installation artwork in Cobar has been 10 years in the making for its […]