Council elects its new leadership team

Cr Peter Abbott has officially stepped up into the role of mayor of Cobar Shire Council after he was duly elected to the top job last Thursday. Following the recent passing of Mayor Lilliane Brady OAM, Council was required to elect a new mayor and deputy mayor at their February […]


Lilliane leaves a lifetime legacy

Tributes are flowing in for our long serving Mayor Lilliane Brady OAM who passed away peacefully at Cobar Hospital on Sunday at age 90. Over Cobar’s 150 years of history, many  people have helped to shape Cobar’s identity as a community but none more-so than Lilliane Brady OAM. The tributes […]

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Community service recognised with awards

The Australia Day awards were held yesterday at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool with this year’s Australia Day ambassador and  charity worker Katryna Robinson helping to hand out the awards. The Rotary Club of Cobar was recognised with the Bossie Mitchell Service to the Community Australia Day award for their […]


Adding a bit of cheer this Christmas

Cobar Weekly’s 2020 Christmas Cheer competition, sponsored by Peak Gold Mines and Cobar Powerhouse, was expertly judged by the Cobar Girl Guides, Lilliane Brady Village residents and Cobar Weekly staff with five winners selected. Pictured above is Peak Gold Mines representative Laura Barnes with top scorer Robyn Floyd, whose display […]


Wollongong couple bring a truckload of gifts

Wollongong-based Pat and Geoff Dryland brought a truckload of food, clothing and gifts to Cobar on Saturday to help brighten Christmas for a number of local farmers still doing it tough from the drought. The couple, who previously owned childcare centres in Wollongong and Sydney, decided to direct their benevolence […]