Stop the spread and stay home for me

  Our local medical, police and government authorities are all calling for locals to stay at home in an effort to protect everyone in the Cobar community from contracting Coronavirus. By staying at home you will protect not only yourself but also others, including our local health service workers. A […]


Tough times bring out the best in people

Tough times can bring out the best in people and it’s good to see that there’s a number of local residents who are kindly offering help to our elderly residents during the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic. Riki Schaumkell posted a notice last week of an offer to help her […]


Coronavirus causes cancellations

  Australian Government this week to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have had wide-reaching effects which has caused the cancellation of a number of Cobar’s social and sporting events. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s directive to ban non-essential mass gatherings of 500 or more people means many events […]


Cobar’s Shell servo is one of the best

The Cobar Auto Port has been put forward for the international Best Shell Site of the Year awards. The Cobar site last week won the national title as the Shell Dealer Owned Gold Retailer of the Year in Shell’s People Make the Difference Real (PMTDR) awards. The Shell awards program […]


Donation helps continue drought work

donation of $30,665 from the St George Motorboat Club last week which will help to buy more fodder for drought-stricken local farmers. Rotary Club of Cobar secretary Gordon Hill and wife Therese head up Rotary’s Cobar Drought Relief program and were on hand at a St George Motorboat Club fundraising […]


Wettest month in years boosts spirits

Cobar and surrounding districts have again been blessed with more rain this month with several properties recording more than 50mm on Sunday. Officially Cobar Meteorological Office recorded 25.8mm in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, taking the total for this month to 73.4mm, a figure not seen in Cobar for […]


Work begins on laying new town water pipes

Further steps to providing better quality town drinking water have begun with network utilities specialist, Killard Infrastructure, to begin digging up the town’s old water pipes this week. The large multifunctional company is experienced in the field of network utilities and completed a similar project for Goulburn Mulwaree Council in […]


Yanda Creek swells for first time in years

Parts of the Cobar district have recorded their best rain in years, filling tanks and causing the Yanda Creek to swell to levels not seen for decades. The creek flooded, cutting the Barrier Highway 15km east of Cobar on Sunday afternoon, after some areas recorded rainfall upwards of 50-100mm over […]