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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?:Cruise Ships in Eden 2017/18
Matari Cruse, a 14 year old Indigenous Eden boy has qualified  for an Australian Track and Field Athletics Tour to Canada but he needs our help. If you can, please support Matari, so he has the opportunity to run in Canada. You can support Matari by clicking on his gofundme post
Whats happening
@ the Eden Community Access Centre?

Coming Events: 

Uniting Church Men's Breakfast - Mar 9
St George's Church Lent Discussion Group Wednesdays - Feb 21 - Mar 21
Workplace Support Skills short course - Mar 8
TAS 2018 Towamba Acoustic Sessions - Mar 17
Business Networking Breakfast - Mar 21
Eden Amateur Fishing Club Annual Fishing Comp - Mar 3-10
Weekly Events @ Eden Fishos

Apply Now:

BVSC Further Education Scholarships
2018 FACS ScholarshipFACS Scholarship
2018 Nominate a Great Neighbour
Active Kids Grants (open to all school kids aged 4.5-18yrs)



Issue 52 Feb 23rd


Community Pantry for Eden

We look forward to a Community Pantry

operating in Eden from St Georges Church Hall

in the second half of 2018

If you would like to know more and/or

volunteer  contact Peter or Pam Skelton

on 02 6496 2501

 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

If you would like to enquire about a stall

call Viv on 0410 609 130


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, Quo

ndola 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

Check our calender for dates for markets
& other regular even


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






Whats happening at the
Eden Community Access Centre?




Monday 12/19/26 Feb - Creating Word Documents

    This cours over three sessions will show you all

     the features ou need to creat and format a word



Monday 5th March - Taking control of your Box

    This session will help you manage you emails;
     create folders, email security


Monday 12 March - Have fun with Facebook

    We will go over the main features of Facebook

     including privacy and security


All sessions start at 10am and go for approx. 2 hours.  Cost is $10 per session.

Bookings are essential - contact us on 6496 3970

We also provide one on one assistance and follow up support!  Our courses are very informal and lots of fun, with a maximum of 6 particiapns per session.  if the course you would like to do is not listed here - let us know and we will try and organsie one for a later date. 


 Free Dedicated Meeting Room

A dedicated meeting room is now available at the Eden Community Access Centre.  Thanks to the Department of Family & Community Services the space is free to use for any organisation or agency which provide a service to Eden. 


The room is self-sufficient with a computer, printer/ copier, internet access and wifi also available. The Access Centre has a small kitchen if you wish to make tea or coffee and public toilets are located behind the centre.


Bookings are essential and can be made by calling us at the access Centre on 6496 3970 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and nominating the dates & time you would like to use the room.  Please include alternative times in case the room has already been taken.


You are welcome and view the room if you wish.

Eden Games Development Sessions Mondays Free



2017/2018 Membership

For $10 per year enjoy 7 hours Monday - Friday
unlimited Wi Fi & computer tim




Art lovers welcome to come in and have a browse.


The Eden Community Access Centre is a community owned not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers which provides access to Centrelink & other government services and operates on a minimum fee for service basis for internet and administration assistance services Find out more about our services here.




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





Nullica Road Closures 27 Mar - 9 Feb

John Michelin & Son (in conjunction with Bega Valley Shire Council) will be undertaking repair work on the Nullica Short Cut Road in the coming weeks.
To perform these works safely a section of the road will be closed between 27 February and 9 March inclusive.
Emergency services have been notified and signage will be erected notifying road users of the closure.
For more information contact Bill Michelin (0409 961 891) or Council's Terry Maher (0447 293 114).


Changes to Waste Collection In the Bega Valley Shire in 2018

A funding boost from the NSW Environment Protection Authority will go towards helping the Bega Valley community transition to major changes to its bin collection services this year.  Bega Valley Shire Council will use part of a $641,400 'Waste Less Recycle More' grant to set up a free waste hotline and enhance the features of the Bega Valley Waste App when it introduces the new FOGO waste and compost collection service.

FOGO is the acronym for the Food Organics Garden Organics service which will divert around 1000 tonnes of household waste from the shire's landfill and turn it into high quality compost.

Waste Management Coordinator, Joley Vidau, said FOGO would result in changes to the way people sorted their household waste for collection.

The changes, due to come into effect in mid-2018, apply to people who have a green bin collection service.

"One of the keys to the success of introducing FOGO is not to contaminate your green bin, so it's really important we have the right information avail able so people understand what waste goes in what bin," Ms Vidau said. "We are thrilled to have been successful in this funding bid because it will enable us to better inform everyone affected by the changes. We understand and appreciate that change is difficult, but a successful transition to FOGO will be significantly less costly than continuing to manage waste the way we currently are."

Money will also go towards trialling pre-processing technology in multi-unit dwellings like holiday resorts and apartment blocks. "The goal is to replace their green bins with technology that transforms food and garden waste into a liquid form," Ms Vidau said.

The grant will also go towards new community waste projects, hosting 'cooking with leftovers' workshops with local chefs and pursuing new opportunities for waste and recycling initiatives with school students.

The 'Waste Less Recycle More' program aims to encourage local communities to think differently about waste avoidance, recycling, littering and illegal dumping. It funds projects which deliver conveniently located, value-for-money waste infrastructure that makes it easier for households and business to 'do the right thing'. It also encourages innovative regulatory approaches to protecting the environment and supports investment in new waste programs.

Council has established a dedicated webpage for FOGO. The council expects the new hotline to be set up by March and until then people can call 6499 2222 or download the free Bega Valley Waste App.


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   


Men's Breakfast

Saturday March 9 8am til 9.30am

St George's Church Hall


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

BVSC Further Education Scholarships

Bega Valley Shire Council is throwing its weight behind the region's young people and calling for nominations for this year's round of Further Education Scholarships.  The annual scholarships program (formally Tertiary Scholarships) supports young people seeking professional qualifications and careers while living in the Bega Valley.

A total of $5000 will be awarded to local students, allowing for five grants valued at $1000 to be awarded.

The scholarships are targeted at those studying full or part time (including online) with a University, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation.

Applicants need to be living in the Shire, aged between 17 and 26, not in receipt of another grant or scholarship and experiencing financial barriers.

Mayor Kristy McBain said she is committed to seeing our young people reach their potential and sometimes it's that helping hand along the way that keeps people going and headed in the right direction. "In the past we have awarded scholarships to young people completing such diverse courses as early childhood education, engineering and trailer making, pathology, and business administration – such a dynamic mix," Cr McBain said.

"I'd encourage anyone to make an application for one of these scholarships and see where it can take you."


More information can be found on and applications close on 9 March 2018.


Active Kids Grants: Commencing 31 January 2018

Active Kids is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities. The NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of children aged 4.5 to 18 year old enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 (includes home-schooled & TAFE students)
Visit the NSW Government website for more information.