News & Events

17 10, 2019

Speech Pathologist – Children

By |2019-10-17T14:21:11+11:00October 17th, 2019|

This position is 0.6EFT with flexible work hours, based at our Woodend and Romsey sites. We are looking for a motivated and energetic speech pathologist to work with children, adolescents and their families. You will work as part of multi disciplinary team and provide assessment and therapy to a varied caseload, including ASD assessment and children with NDIS funding. About you The personal attributes needed to fit this role are: Initiative and self-motivation Strong interpersonal skills and team player Enjoyment and rapport with children and families Well-developed verbal and written communication skills Excellent organisational skills, including prioritising Understanding and acceptance [...]

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

28 06, 2019

Joint statement to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

By |2019-06-28T15:57:58+11:00June 28th, 2019|

Cobaw is one of 43 leading health organisations that has signed a joint statement calling on the Royal Commission into Mental Health to consider LGBTI mental health. See the announcement from Thorne Harbour Health:

28 06, 2019

View plans for Cobaw’s new building

By |2019-07-05T12:18:07+11:00June 28th, 2019|

The building works for Cobaw Community Health’s new Healthy Community Access Hub in Kyneton are progressing well with much development having taken place over the past eight weeks.  Located at 1 Caroline Chisholm Drive, adjacent to Kyneton District Health, the new site will provide a purpose built centre for the community to access a range of health and wellbeing services and meeting spaces for the community, in a brilliantly designed building.  The building will enable an increased range of services for everyone and bring together services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech pathology, counselling, housing support and family services.  [...]

3 06, 2019

Works begin on Kyneton’s new healthcare hub

By |2019-07-05T12:23:34+11:00June 3rd, 2019|

Media Release from the office of Mary-Anne Thomas MP Construction of the Andrews Labor Government’s modern one-stop-shop for community health and family services in Kyneton has begun. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas yesterday turned the first sod to mark the start of construction works for Cobaw Community Health Services’ new Healthy Community Access Hub, next door to Kyneton District Hospital. The hub was made possible with nearly $10 million from the Labor Government’s flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. Once finished, Kyneton families will get easier access to a wide range of vital community health services they need under one roof, [...]