20 11, 2019

Parents Empowering Rainbow Kids (PERK)

By |2019-11-20T17:44:13+11:00November 20th, 2019|

Are you the parent of a young person who identifies as LGBTIQA+? Would you like to connect with other parents in the Macedon Ranges and neighbouring shires?  Our next parent catch up is on Wednesday 27 November at the Victoria Hotel, 67 High Street Woodend from 5.30pm - 7.00pm. The aim of PERK is to connect, share, and provide support and information for parents and carers of LGBTIQA+young people in a safe and supportive environment. For further information please contact the WayOut program at Cobaw Community Health on 1300 026 229.

8 11, 2019

New LGBTIQ+ group

By |2019-11-21T10:26:57+11:00November 8th, 2019|

Cobaw's new Country LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Program (CLIP), is encouraging LGBTIQ+ adults to get together for a cuppa and chat on a monthly basis.  Meeting on the third Thursday of every month, 'Social@' will offer a regular opportunity for members of the LGBTIQ+ community across the Macedon Ranges to get together and connect. Meet at: The Social Foundry, 86 Mollison Street, Kyneton Time: 11am - 12 noon Contact: Belinda Brain Tel: (03) 5421 1679 Or follow CLIP on Facebook

22 10, 2019

Community Information Evening

By |2019-10-22T14:58:53+11:00October 22nd, 2019|

Come and see plans for the new Healthy Community Access Hub, currently being built at 1 Caroline Chisholm Drive and find out what services will be offered from Cobaw's new main site. Wednesday 30 October at 6pm 47 High Street, Kyneton

15 10, 2019

Children’s Week 2019: Sensory Play Day

By |2019-10-22T15:12:22+11:00October 15th, 2019|

Children’s Week gives an opportunity for the community to focus on the health and wellbeing of children. This year the national theme is 'Children have the right to good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will stay healthy’. Cobaw is taking the opportunity in Children’s Week to organise a free sensory play day at the Woodend site, with fun activities including finger painting, water play, dancing and bubbles.  This year Cobaw is celebrating the right of all children to be healthy, safe and happy and acknowledging that play is a vital part [...]

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+10:00August 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+10:00July 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+10:00July 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+10:00May 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 [...]