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Pastor's Pen

Magnet Newspaper

Eden Primary School 

Eden Marine High School  

LIFE - free 5 week programEden 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                                           



Whats happening
@ the Eden Community Access Centre?


Eden Library Homework Club

Fruit Fly Bait Update

Rabbit Calicivirus Release      

Vaccinate your  pet rabbits now!

Do You Sing?

Coming Events:

South Coast College - courses starting in May    

Adult Ed: Tech Savvy Seniors

Business Leadership  & Management

Australian Government Mobile Service Centre - May 2

Hub in the Pub; Where too much science is barely enough - May 13

Eden's New Grott to be Officially Blessed - May 13

Can't Pay Your Fines? Find out what you can do - May 15

DJ Grey at the Fish'os - May 19

Storytime with Aurelia Quartet - May 25

Have You Shaken Your Family Tree? - May 26 & 27

Weekly Events @ Eden Fishos

Apply Now: 

SUEZ Community Grants

ClubsGRANTS 2017 Now Open!

Bega Valley Shire Community Environment Grants



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.
Don't miss the next cash mob on Saturday 13th May just in time for Mother's Day.

Visit Cash Mob's facebook page.


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




Whats happening at the
Eden Community Access Centre?

***As of February 1 our office will close at 4pm***



in the palm of your hand

The Eden Local App is a free tool for the local 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 http://www.edenlocal.com.au/

or contact us for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We're excited!!!!!!

Eden connect community Newsletter

Issue 31 April 21

Eden Brain Book

Craft Connections

 Mothers Day Raffle

 Great value at only $10

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.




Basic  Computer Skills

Book now for our Basic Computer Course.

Where: Eden community Access Centre

Cost: $5 per session BYO laptop or use ours.


If you wish to learn about computing or using your tablet  contact us and le

t us know what you are interested in learning.  When we have enough people to start a class we will contact you.The classes are small so everyone gets individual attention


To learn more or reserve a place call us on 02 6496 3970


Fruit Fly Bait Update

For five years the Bega Valley Seed Savers have paid for bait used in Bega Valley to help control Queensland Fruit Fly - with some success. We are now paying for our own supplies of bait and other necessities, $12 covers 12 months of bait card use. This year Eden will continue baiting over winter, but at fortnightly intervals. Please join us in our efforts to reduce the numbers of flies and therefore the damage they do. More information may be gained at the Access Centre each Tuesday between 9.30am and 12.30pm.


Calendar dates for winter baitings.
May 2nd 16th 30th
June 13th 27th
July 11th 25th
August 8th 22nd

Warm weather starts around the end of August so baiting should continue on a weekly basis.

The female needs to mate only once to produce fertile eggs daily for the rest of her life, providing she can find regular protein supplies and suitable host plant fruit.


The life cycle is from 22 to 10 days depending on temperature. Adult flies can survive for a month or so in warm weather and even several months in cool weather. They conceal themselves in vegetation over winter.

We now have 18 members putting up bait cards in Eden and surrounds, 3 helping with background work and a further 4 households on baiting card roster.


Rabbit Calicivirus Release in Bega Valley

The Bega Valley Shire Council will soon commence the annual wild rabbit control program with the release of calicivirus RHDV K5, beginning Monday March 6 2017. The control program is a joint initiative, with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and South East Local Land Services targeting strategic areas on private properties, and Bega Valley Shire Council targeting council reserves with large rabbit populations.


RHDV is a rabbit specific virus that affects wild and domestic rabbits. A vaccine is available for residents who own pet rabbits, and advice should be sought from local veterinarians regarding RHDV prevention and protection.

For more information contact Council's Vegetation Officer, Terry Thompson on 02 6499 2222.


Do You Sing?

Eden singers are seeking new memers for their choir.  so if you like to sing and can hold a tune why not come along and see if this is for you?  They are currently rehearsing for an upcoming concert incorporating Australian history in song.  These are songs you will know and  can easily sing along to.  Eden singers meet every Thursday at the Log Cabin in Bass Street at 7pm.  All are welcome.


Wanderer Project: Volunteers Needed

As you are probably aware the volunteers of the Wanderer Replica are often out in the community promoting the build of the Wanderer, encouraging membership and also fundraising. We need your help to assist with these tasks.


Below is a list of events that we are considering attending in March.

Sunday, March 26 Bermagui market
Friday, March 31 Drawing of paddleboard/opal raffle at Seahorse Inn.


No experience necessary, we will provide you with enough details to confidently speak with others to spread the word of our ambitions for the ship rebuild.

If you can donate a few hours to assist us at any of the listed events would you please contact Jon Gaul on 0414 603 133


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.


Pathology West, based at Westmead Hospital, Sydney which runs the services has advised nurse Sue Watson that her job was on the line unless she increases numbers through the door.  Ms Watson told the Magnet that "the biggest challenge is simply letting more Eden locals know that the service exists." She says her client base began to fall when the privately-run Capital Pathology set up shop in Eden's medical clinics six years ago. "My numbers have dropped from 300 per month to 35 per month, over the past six years," Ms Watson said.

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



Eden's New Grotto to be Officially Blessed

A new replica of the Grotto of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes which was was funded by the parish through a series of raffles and donations has been completed by Eden's Hilaire Alba. The new grotto located next to Our Lady Star of the Sea church will be officially blessed on Saturday, May 13 in a service at 4.30pm.




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:


SUEZ Community Grants

Since 2013, the SUEZ Community Grants program has provided more than $400,000 to inspiring organisations and projects across Australia. They offer individual grants of up to $15,000 to fund social and environmental projects that contribute to a stronger community and healthier environment. Applications are open from 3 April - 5 May 2017 so visit their website to see if you are eligible.


ClubsGRANTS 2017 are Now Open

Do you have a great community project that needs funding? Registered clubs in the Bega Valley are encouraging local organisations to apply for funding via the ClubGRANTS Program.  Applications under the ClubsGRANTS Category 1 funding scheme are open now and close on 1 May 2017.

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for projects that improve community wellbeing and address social issues in the Bega Valley Shire.

Dave Mitchell, Chairperson of the Bega Valley ClubsGRANT Committee and General Manager of Club Bega said, "We look forward to supporting community projects that make a real difference on the ground."

The ClubGRANTS scheme is managed by Bega Valley Shire Council, but is a shared State Government and club industry program, funded by a gaming machine tax on registered clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million.
In 2016 local organisations received over $98,000 in funding through the scheme.

Eight local clubs are represented on the ClubsGRANT committee - Bermagui Country Club, Club Bega, Club Sapphire, Eden Fishermen's Recreation Club, Merimbula RSL, Pambula Merimbula Golf Club, Tathra Beach Bowling Club, Tura Beach Country Club.


More information and application forms can be found at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au or by contacting Toby Schaefer-Darling on 6499 2199


Bega Valley Shire Community Environment Grants

Bega Valley Shire Council is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017/18 Community Environment Grants Program.  Fifty thousand dollars will be distributed from the fund this year, which is sourced from the Bega Valley Shire Environment Levy.


Mayor Kristy McBain said that groups with a passion for the local environment can receive significant assistance with their projects, building on the success of the program over the last six years.  “This is a great opportunity to make a difference in your local area and the grants are a proven way to keep our Shire beautiful,” she said.


“Council staff recommend that interested groups discuss their application with Council before submitting an application.”


Successful grant applications last year included weed control and revegetation at Bermagui, a biodiversity plan at Candelo, a creek walkway at Cobargo and ecological burns at Tura Beach.

“Environmental projects when delivered effectively can create a legacy for future generations, I look forward to seeing this year’s applications,” Cr McBain said.


Grants are competitive and a maximum of $6,000 (+GST) is available for any one project under the Program.


To be eligible for a grant, your group or organisation must be non-profit and based in the Bega Valley Shire.  Groups must also have an ABN and be incorporated (or be auspiced by an organisation that has an ABN and incorporation status), and they must meet the requirements of the Community Environmental Grant Guidelines available from Council.


Applications open 24 April and close at 4.30pm 12 May 2017.


Please contact Council’s Environmental Services Section on 6499 2222 for more information.