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Pastor's Pen

Magnet Newspaper

Eden Primary School 

Eden Marine High School  

Eden Killer Whale Museum  Exhibitions

Soundings The Museums quarlerly newsletter

Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

What's in Port?: Port of Eden Shipping Schedule


What's happening in your neighbourhood?
 Send us your stories and the details of upcoming events


 Eden Service Information Survey

The Access Centre is trying to find better ways that services can support the community when in need of help.

Help us ensure that people in Eden have adequate and accessible services within the community by completing our form.

You can obtain a form from our office on the corner of Imlay & Mitchel Street or download it now by clicking here

 Issue 40. Aug 25





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Whats happening
@ the Eden Community Access Centre?


NSW Rural Fire Service:                             

Bush Fire Danger Period Begins

 Spot That Whale

New Community Pantry

Fruit Fly Bait Update for September

Eden Library Homework Club

Coming Events:

Free & live @ the Fisho's Sep-Oct

South East Timber Association Dinner - Sep 23

Discovering the History of Eden and Recollections #4 - Sep 29

Eden Chamber of Commerce Seminar: Workplace Safety - Oct 9

HSC Lockdown - Oct 11

National Gone Fishing Day in Eden - Oct 15

The Mumbulla Foundation presents                                    

an evening with Peter Fitzsimons - Oct 20

Giiyong: Grow the Music Community Concert @ Jigamy - Oct 28

Kiah Public Hall celebrating 60 years - Nov 11

Weekly Events @ Eden Fishos

Apply Now:

Applications open for the 2018 Youth Advisory Council

BVSC inaugural Access Improvement Grants Program

2017 Mumbulla Foundation Grants

Festivals and Events Grants

CREATE YOUR FUTURE Young regional artists scholarships




Port of Eden – Ships in Port


Boomerang Bags websiteBoomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level.

A  revolution of re-use – one community, needle and thread at a time!



Eden Cash Mob 

Locals helping to support local business.
If we each do a little we do a lot.
Cash mobs spend money as a group. $20 each is all it takes. Each month they mob a local business  a boost. Mobbers can also win a voucher from one of our local retailers.

Visit Eden Cash Mob on Facebook


Local Markets

Eden Community Market

Held on the 3rd Saturday

of the month at
St Georges Church, Chandos St


Candelo Market
Held on the 1st Sunday of  the month


Pambula Markets

Held on the 2nd Sunday of every month:
Rotary market at the
Pambula Recreation Grounds
Craft market is held  at the cnr
Monaro & Toalla Streets

Robin Hood Service Club Craft & Collectables
Pambula To
wn Hall, Quondola St


Wyndham Village Market
Market held 4th Sunday of the month
Wyndham Hall.  Also held on the same day

Wyndham Accoustic Live & Local

at the Robbie Burns Hotel from 12.30pm


Nethercote Seasonal Market

Nethercote Hall

cnr Back Creek and Nethercote Roads

Twilight Market Nov 19 4-8pm


Check our calender for dates for markets
& other regular events

EdenWhale Festival





Whats happening at the
Eden Community Access Centre?





Art lovers welcome to come in and have a browse.


EDEN in the palm of your hand

The Eden Local App is a free tool for

thelocal community and visitors alike.

It contains a business directory  and

links to local attractions, upcoming

events and  information and articles

about our wonderful town."   Using

GPS guided directions and live links,

the App  will allow contact with

businesses and locations via 

the touch of a button.


Go to

or contact us for more details at 

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Eden Brain Book




Basic Computer Skills

Book now for our Basic Computer Course.

Where: Eden Community Access Centre

When: the next course will be commencing

4 September from 10am til 12 noon.

Cost: $10 per session

BYO laptop or use ours.


To learn more or reserve a place

call us on 02 6496 3970



Great value at only $10Craft Connections

The Access Centre has brand new laptop bags

(they    also make great flight bags) for sale.

These are light and durable with high density

foam cushioning to protect your laptop.

Call into the Centre or phone us on 64963970,

   and pick up a bargain.  


Fruit Fly Bait Update for September

Spring is almost upon us and one of the gardener's most annoying pests will be here again. The weekly bait card system is now underway. All financial members are encouraged to collect their cards every Tuesday at the Eden Community Access Centre just as they did last season. New adherents to the cause this season are asked to pay $12 which allows them access to bait cards weekly from now until April 2018. Any queries contact Ann or Mick on 64962110.


Eden's free Pathology Service - USE IT OR LOOSE IT     

Eden community Health CentreDO YOU KNOW.... that we have a FREE pathology service, right HERE in Eden? It is convenient, fast and professional, but will be another service to close its doors unless patient numbers increase.

With ANY hospital procedure, you MUST have your pathology done through the hospital system (i.e. the public pathology service). If this service closes in Eden, our only choice will be that WE MUST TRAVEL to BEGA.


When your GP hands you your pathology order, it is YOUR OWN CHOICE to take it to the paid service that's printed on the letterhead, or to take that order to the public facility for the very same procedures that will cost you NOTHING.

Please give pathology staff Sue a call on  6496 1436 for a chat about how their service may meet your requirements, or pop in to see her at the Eden Community Health Centre, located upstairs at the rear of Twofold Arcade. There is even an elevator to take us right to her door!

Please - HELP TO RETAIN EDEN'S SERVICES - all we have to do is use them


Coming Events



South East Timber Association Dinner

Workers & friends of the Timber Industry dinner

When: Saturday 23rd September 2017

Time: 6.30 for 7.00pm start

Where: Eden Fishermen's Recreation Club

Tickets to be paid for at time of collecting tables of up to 10 available; get a group together for a great night of catching up.

Make cheques payable to SETA

Tickets available at the Eden Newsagency or contact Maree O'Neill on 0428 580 921, 6496 1838 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view


Discovering the History of Eden and Recollections #4

Fri. 29 September 10:30–11:30am

Eden Library, Mitchell St., Eden

Join Peter Lacey (President, South Coast History Society) and several local historians at Eden Library as they discuss the town's rich history. The event will also launch issue 4 of Recollections, the South Coast's Free History Magazine.


National Gone Fishing Day in Eden

When: October 15

Where: Quarantine Bay Road, Eden

Commencing: 9am at the Eden Amateur Fishing Club  club hous;.  finishing approx 3pm

Participants: any girl or boy aged 6 to 15 years must be accompanied by at least 1 parent on the day

Cost: Free


The 1st 30 children to register will receive a free rod & reel on the day.

Eden Amateur Fishing club invites girls and boys under 16 years to register and share a day with experienced fishermen to demonstrate techniques with rods & reels & what their purposes are, the different types of hooks & sinkers plus a chart showing what fish live in our waters.

Eden Water Police will explain what their tasks are on and off the water

NSW fisheries will talk on the role they undertake on & off the water

Eden Marine rescue will explain their part for safety on the water

Volunteers will show correct methods of casting, rigging & knots


Contact: to register, email your name, age and phone contact details to

Only the first 30 to register can be accepted, so register now.


Giiyong: Grow the Music Community Concert @ Jigamy

When: Saturday 28 October 2017      Time: 5-7pm

Where: Monaroo Bobberrer Gudu Keeping Place, Jigamy Farm, Princes Highway (11.7 km north of Eden)


Everyone is invited to this great night of FREE entertainment for the whole family.

South East Arts is bringing Grow the Music back to South East NSW, courtesy of Create NSW.


Throughout October 2017 the Grow the Music crew will be undertaking intensive music and recording workshops in the Aboriginal communities of Wallaga Lake and Eden, NSW. At the end of each program the cast and crew put on an enormous concert. This is a great event that grows and grows every year.


Attending this concert is a great way to support the community of Eden and to encourage these young performers.

It's the third year in a row that South East Arts has brought the program to the region. Each year, the growing musical ability of the younger performers who take part is evident as well as the engagement with the broader community. The Grow the Music program at Wallaga Lake has seen the birth of the Ngaardi Womens Choir and has helped to identify and support emerging professional musicians like Gabadoo, who now performs at festivals around the region including Cobargo Folk Festival, Granite Town and Candelo Village Festival.


There will be local Aboriginal artworks for sale on the day.


Please register your interest to attend this event, it really helps with planning for a great evening!




Register for this special night now on on the Eventbrite website


Kiah Public Hall celebrating 60 years

Kiah Hall

November 11 2017 from 7pm till late

Past, present and nw Kiahites, along with anyone who has connections with the Kiah Public Hall are encouraged to come along to an evening of catch ups, some live music, the famous Kiah supper, raffles & lucky door prize.

Cost is $10 per head.


Weekly events at the Fishermens Club 

Tuesday:  Members draws 6pm

               Money for Members 7pm

Wednesday:  Euchre from 2pm

Thursday: Bingo 10.30am

              Trivia every 2nd Thursday

Friday: Fisho's Friday night raffles 6.30pm

Saturday: Country club raffles 5.30p

Sunday:   Free members raffles every 2nd Sunday

              NPL Poker every 2nd Sunday


 Apply Now

Applications Open for the 2018 Youth Advisory Council

Young people are encouraged to nominate for the Youth Advisory Council to have their say on NSW Government youth-related policies and legislation.  Youth Advisory Council consists of 12 members and membership is open to NSW residents between the ages of 12 and 24.


One key role of the council is to provide advice to the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People, as well as monitor and evaluate NSW Government policies and programs.


For more information and application forms please visit the Advocate for Children and Young People's website.

Applications to join the council for the 2018 year close on Saturday 30th September.


2017 Mumbulla Foundation Grants

Applications are sought from community organisations, schools, charities, volunteers and individuals who make a contribution to the Bega Valley Shire.  The Foundation is run by a dedicated group of volunteer directors, who work to return as much as possible of the funds raised back to the community.  Bega Valley Shire Council is also a supporter of the Mumbulla Foundation and supports its work in promoting community well-being by giving to small groups for social, environmental and cultural activities within the Bega Valley Shire.'


Grants up to $9,000 are provided, to help small groups to carry out projects and enable them to continue their vital contribution to the Bega Valley community. Over the past 15 years a total of over $800,000 in grants have been given a diverse range of community goups. In 2016 grants were given to SPAN (Suicide Prevention Action Network); FSC Maternity Advisory Group; Bega Valley Autism Lab; Southern Women's Group; REAP by OzHarvest and Pambula Wetlands, and many more.


Applications for grants are open and close at 5pm on 30 September 2017. For information about eligibility and how to apply, go to and find the Grants page.


BVSC Inaugural Access Improvement Grants Program

Bega Valley Shire Council, through Council's Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee has announced the inaugural Access Improvement Grants Program.


In this inaugural year, $40,000 is available to support community groups, individuals and businesses to undertake projects that improve access and inclusion. Please note that businesses are required to provide matching funds.
Applications open on Monday, 11 September 2017 and close at 4pm on Friday, 6 October 2017. Grants from $500 up to $5,000 will be considered.

For further information visit


Festivals and Events Grants

Council's Festivals and Events Grants are now OPEN until Friday 6 October 2017.
For more information and/or to complete your online application, go to Council's new events page or call 6499 2222.


CREATE YOUR FUTURE Young regional artists scholarships


Are you an aspiring regional artist and aged between 18 - 25 years old? Is your passion dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial or the visual arts? Create NSW's Young Regional Artist Scholarships are easy to apply for and will transform your life and your future.

Applications close 30 October, so get in touch with us if you have any questions about your application. For more info: #CreateNSW #regionalNSW