A medical cavalry is on its way to LBV

A medical “cavalry” is on its way to Cobar to help with a COVID outbreak at the Lilli-ane Brady Village aged care facility. The nursing home, owned and managed by Cobar Shire Council, went into lockdown last week after a number of residents and staff test-ed positive to COVID. As […]


Cobar finally gets its hands on RATs

Local schools have received their alloca-tion of rapid antigen tests (RATs) in time for students and teachers to return to school next week. Around 8.2 million kits have been distributed to more than 3,000 government and non-government schools and early childhood cen-tres across the state over the past week. The […]


Urgency for testing and vaccination

While the NSW Health’s website is show-ing one positive COVID case listed for Co-bar, Cobar Shire Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko said the case was however de-tected in Mudgee. As of Monday night at 8pm, the Western NSW Local Health District reports Cobar has not yet recorded a positive COVID […]

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Drive-through COVID testing in Cobar this week

Cobar residents will have access to a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility today with the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) operating the service for four hours today at Ward Oval. Director of Public Health Priscilla Stanley said there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Cobar. “WNSWLHD has tested […]

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Festival plans canned due to COVID-19

Cobar’s annual Festival of the Miners Ghost (FOMG) is still more than two months away, however organisers have already made the decision to cancel this year’s event. Council’s tourism manager Demi Smith said the decision was made last week as the future looks uncertain due to COVID-19 restrictions. “It was […]