News

20 03, 2019

Healthy Smiles Photo Competition

By |2019-03-20T12:11:59+11:00March 20th, 2019|

Show us your healthy smiles to celebrate World Oral Health Day Children of all ages in the Macedon Ranges are invited to join in the fun of World Oral Health Day 2019 by entering a ‘Healthy Smiles Photo Competition’. Organised by Cobaw Community Health, parents are invited to take a photograph of their child that demonstrates at least one of the three key Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) messages: Eat well, Drink well, Clean well. The best photos will be shared on Cobaw’s social media pages leading up to World Oral Health Day – Wednesday 20 March 2019. DHSV data [...]

14 12, 2018

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

By |2018-12-14T19:24:38+11:00December 14th, 2018|

Cobaw’s offices will be closed on the following days over the holiday period: 47 High Street Christmas Day – 25 December Boxing Day - 26 December New Year’s Day – 1 January Woodend, Romsey and Caroline Chisholm Drive (at Kyneton District Hospital) Monday 24 December to Tuesday 1 January

29 11, 2018

Christmas Day Lunch

By |2019-03-20T15:07:48+11:00November 29th, 2018|

Don’t be on your own this Christmas Day How do you spend your Christmas Day?  Macedon Ranges Shire Council has joined with Cobaw Community Health to host the eleventh annual free Christmas Day lunch at Kyneton Town Hall. The lunch will be held on Tuesday 25 December from 11.30am to 2pm. Bookings are essential for catering purposes.

22 10, 2018

Free Dental Checks

By |2018-11-12T16:48:44+11:00October 22nd, 2018|

Is your child in grade prep and attending school in the Macedon Ranges? We are working with Sunbury Community Health to provide a free outreach oral health screening program. Schools in the Macedon Ranges are invited to schedule a date for Sunbury Community Health's dental therapists to visit their school, discuss good oral health habits with the children and conduct dental screenings. If your school has not yet scheduled a date please contact Lauren White at lauren.white@cobaw.org.au.

18 09, 2018

LGBTI+ Priorities for Victorian State Election

By |2018-09-18T14:05:33+11:00September 18th, 2018|

Cobaw is proud to be one of 30 LGBTI+ community organisations and service provider signatories endorsing a new booklet ahead of the upcoming Victorian state election. The LGBTI+ Priorities booklet makes 59 recommendations for how the Victorian Government can make Victoria a fair and equal place for LGBTI+ people to live, work and raise their families. The booklet outlines LGBTI+ priorities in areas such as homelessness, family violence, education, discrimination, and ways of supporting Victorians from the bisexual, intersex, and trans and gender diverse communities. This publication will help set the agenda for the next four years to enable Victoria’s LGBTI+ [...]

8 08, 2018

Supporting children’s smiles in the Macedon Ranges

By |2018-08-08T16:10:57+11:00August 8th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) is currently supporting early childhood settings in the Macedon Ranges through the implementation of Dental Health Services Victoria’s Smiles 4 Miles oral health promotion program. The program aims to improve the oral health of preschool aged children and their families by encouraging healthy eating, healthy drinking and good oral hygiene. Services achieve the Smiles 4 Miles award by implementing healthy eating and oral health policies, engaging with families about the importance of oral health, and educating children through a variety of fun learning experiences based on the three Smiles 4 Miles messages – Drink well, eat well [...]

27 07, 2018

Seeking your feedback

By |2018-07-27T14:42:55+11:00July 27th, 2018|

Each year we invite our clients and their carers, partner agencies, staff and community members to provide feedback on our annual report. We're starting to plan the report for 2017-18 and are seeking feedback which will directly contribute towards the report's design and content. You can download a PDF copy of the report here: https://www.cobaw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Cobaw_Annual_2017_Report_Web.pdf To complete the feedback survey visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J63Y8S9

27 07, 2018

Pop-up Soup Kitchen for Homelessness Week

By |2018-07-27T11:18:50+11:00July 27th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) is hosting a pop-up soup kitchen at the Lions Club kiosk (Mollison St, Kyneton) on Tuesday 7 August from 12-1pm to raise awareness and understanding of homelessness in the Macedon Ranges. Homelessness Week (6-12 Aug) is an annual event week coordinated by Homelessness Australia which is aims to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve long-term sustainable solutions. The theme this year is “Ending homelessness together”. Research indicates that the main causes of homelessness are poverty, unaffordable rent costs and family violence. On any given night in Australia, [...]

25 07, 2018

We’re open in Romsey!

By |2019-07-03T11:51:04+11:00July 25th, 2018|

We've officially opened in Romsey! Our new office is at the restored and extended old Romsey Primary School. Stop in and visit us at 142 Main Street (entrance from Palmer Street) or call 1300 026 229 or email us at admin@cobaw.org.au to ask about accessing services in Romsey.