15 10, 2019

Children’s Week 2019 Sensory Play Day

By |2019-10-15T13:22:37+11:00October 15th, 2019|

As part of Children’s Week 2019 we are organising a free sensory play day at our Woodend site, with fun activities including finger painting, water play, dancing and bubbles.  The theme of this year’s Children’s Week is celebrating the right of all children to be healthy, safe and happy. “As they grow, children process new information about their world through their senses and sensory play is so important for children,” explains Cobaw Paediatrician, Dr Tristan Pawsey. “Starting at birth, children learn about their world using their senses, such as seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing, feeling, as well as anything which engages [...]

11 10, 2019

Annual General Meeting

By |2019-10-11T19:09:55+11:00October 11th, 2019|

Join us on Wednesday 13 November 2019 for our Annual General Meeting. The guest speaker this year is Peter Mares, former ABC broadcaster and journalist, and author of No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis. There will also be music from the With One Voice Central Victoria choir. A light supper will be served from 6pm and the meeting will start at 6.30pm. Venue: Newham Mechanics Institute, 1292 Rochford Road, Newham, Victoria, 3442 RSVPs:

9 10, 2019

Free Dance Classes: ‘1 Billion Rising’

By |2019-10-09T17:16:24+11:00October 9th, 2019|

The Macedon Ranges Family Violence Network invites you to some free dance workshops as part of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Recognised globally, the 16 Days of Activism runs from 25 November 2019 to 10 December 2019, beginning on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This year, the Macedon Ranges Family Violence Network is hosting a launch event in Kyneton on Monday 25 November 2019 and in the lead up to the event, there will be lessons to teach the '1 Billion Rising' dance.   Since 2012, the ‘1 Billion Rising’ dance [...]

14 08, 2019

Invitation to dementia community forum

By |2019-08-14T17:11:34+11:00August 14th, 2019|

Do you care for someone with dementia?  We invite you to a community forum to hear the findings of a project that was carried out locally.  Verily Connect aimed to provide support for carers via an online community.  La Trobe University will present the results and are keen to get contributions from carers around where the project goes to from here. Monday 26 August, 1.30pm - 2.30pm Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street, Kyneton, Victoria, 3444

25 07, 2019

Homelessness Week 2019

By |2019-07-30T16:17:30+11:00July 25th, 2019|

During Homelessness Week (4 to 10 August), Cobaw is focussing on local community needs around those who are, or who are at risk of becoming homeless.  To raise awareness of the issues we invite you to share a free lunch of soup and bread.  Entertainment will be provided by the Cobaw Ukulele Players and the With One Voice Central Victoria Choir. Thursday 8 August, 12pm – 1.30pm Lions Kiosk, Mechanics Reserve, 81 Mollison Street, Kyneton, Victoria, 3444 For more information about Homelessness Week see: For media release see: 2019-07-24_Homelessness Week_youth

24 07, 2019

Best Practice in Health Care: Access, Inclusion and Intersectionality

By |2019-07-24T16:53:28+11:00July 24th, 2019|

Using emerging research, best practice models and lived experience, presenter Jax Jacki Brown ( will provide you with the tools to embed LGBTIQ+ access and inclusion into your work practice. Wednesday 18 September 2019, 6.30pm to 8pm Macedon Ranges Hotel and Spa, 625 Black Forest Drive, Macedon, Victoria Light meal provided Please RSVP to or 1300 026 229 Intersectionality in Health Care Flyer

1 05, 2019

Community Wellbeing in Romsey and Lancefield

By |2019-05-01T15:14:09+11:00May 1st, 2019|

You are invited to join us for our first workshop to improve community mental health and wellbeing in Romsey and Lancefield as part of a local community collective impact group.  At this first workshop, you will meet your fellow community members and find out more about the community collective impact group process.  We will explore what good mental health means to your community and understand the specific issues for Romsey and Lancefield that you feel the group can work together to address. The first workshop will be held on: Thursday 9 May, 9am - 12pm Cobaw Community Health, 142 Main [...]

24 04, 2019

Free Parenting Support and Information Consultations

By |2019-04-24T17:17:29+11:00April 24th, 2019|

Cobaw Community Health is offering parenting consultations for parents or caregivers with children 0-12 years. These consults can be used to access support, information or practical advice and strategies to help you in your role. Some areas that we can support you in are: Managing challenging behaviours Setting boundaries and limits that work Strengthening your connection with your children Managing and supporting your child’s emotional development Building confidence in your parenting Understanding ages and stages of development Plus, other areas of parenting you might want to discuss or clarify Consultations are designed to meet your needs and can be a [...]

17 04, 2019

Hear from Cobaw’s clinicians at kindergarten information session

By |2019-04-17T17:37:49+11:00April 17th, 2019|

If you are thinking about registering your child for a kindergarten program in 2020, come along to Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s information session for an overview of what kindergarten is about, what your child will experience when they attend and how the centres are run. You will also hear about the services available at Cobaw that can support your child’s development including paediatrics, speech therapy and early childhood Intervention. Wednesday 15 May, 7pm to 8.30pm Woodend Community Hall (next to the library) Register here to attend this free event

17 04, 2019

Parent Workshop: Boardmaker Online

By |2019-04-17T17:39:53+11:00April 17th, 2019|

Come and learn how to create visual supports with Boardmaker Online – bring your own laptop or just come along and watch. Monday 29 April, 11am to 12 noon Cobaw Community Health: 142 Main Street Romsey Presented by Laura Ferrie, Speech Pathologist at Cobaw, in collaboration with Macedon Ranges Autism Network. Bookings: