News & Events

18 06, 2014

Cobaw works to maintain services in the face of funding cuts

By |2014-06-18T16:56:12+10:00June 18th, 2014|

A series of funding cutbacks by State and Federal governments has meant that all services provided by Cobaw Community Health have had to change the way they are structured or delivered in a bid to keep going. “It is a very difficult time in community services everywhere,” said outgoing CEO Anne McLennan, who retires on 27 June after three years in the position and more than 30 years’ experience in non-government, local government and community sectors in both Victoria and Western Australia. “We are having to make some very difficult decisions which include cutting back the amount of time services can [...]

12 06, 2014

Cobaw wins Excellence in Wellbeing Service award

By |2014-06-12T16:26:57+10:00June 12th, 2014|

Cobaw is proud to announce the organisation has won the award for Excellence in Wellbeing Service at the 2014 Powercor Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards. The awards recognise deserving community businesses and individuals for their outstanding service, innovation, product and professionalism. Thank you to all Cobaw staff and volunteers for their invaluable contribution to the organisation, and to the Macedon Ranges community for your support.

27 05, 2014

Governance Excellence Award Finalist

By |2014-05-27T15:36:43+10:00May 27th, 2014|

Cobaw is proud to be one of the five finalists in the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance (ACHG) 2014 Governance Excellence Award. This inaugural award showcased outstanding contributions to strengthening the governance of publicly-funded health and community services. Cobaw was nominated for its Board Decision Template which was introduced to reduce the time spent at board meetings, improve transparency and traceability, and reduce the workload for staff preparing material for decisions. Board member Andrew Hynson was congratulated for being a finalist by the Victorian Minister for Health David Davis at the ACHG conference on May 14. Whitehorse Community Health was the [...]

14 05, 2014

Cobaw’s New Facebook page

By |2014-05-16T08:32:37+10:00May 14th, 2014|

Cobaw Community Health is excited to launch a new Facebook page at The Facebook page aims to increase and improve communication and engagement with consumers, communities and networks, and is a great platform for sharing information and promoting key messages. Cobaw Community Health Services Ltd Promote Your Page Too

14 05, 2014

Cobaw and Bendigo Community Health in negotiations

By |2014-05-14T10:25:33+10:00May 14th, 2014|

The Boards of Bendigo Community Health Services and Cobaw Community Health are pleased to announce that they have entered into negotiations to merge the two organisations.   Bendigo Community Health Services and Cobaw Community Health are not-for-profit organisations offering a range of primary and community health services, many of which are free or have minimal cost making them available to those in need.   “We are exploring the possibility of joining together the two organisations as a way of ensuring our services can adapt to the changing needs of our communities, said Anne McLennan, CEO Cobaw Community Health. “We see this [...]

7 04, 2014

Cobaw’s Mollison Place site sold

By |2014-04-07T16:04:54+10:00April 7th, 2014|

Cobaw Community Health CEO has confirmed their property in Mollison Place has been sold and will settle in late June. Mollison Place has been home to the Kyneton Men’s Shed for more than 10 years. “The terrific thing about the sale is that the new owner is happy to lease back the Men’s Shed to Cobaw,” said CEO Anne McLennan. “This means the future of the Shed in the site is secure for at least another three years, being the term of the lease.” Mid last year Cobaw decided to put the 9,055 m2 industrially zoned property on the market. Apart [...]

17 03, 2014

Mother Goose – Term 2 Program

By |2019-03-20T15:33:53+10:00March 17th, 2014|

Term Two commences 29th April 2014 The program focuses on teaching interactive rhymes and songs to parents and children. Spend quality time with your child and enjoy watching as you see how you can positively affect how they behave and learn. Gain a repertoire of rhymes, songs and stories over the term that can be used in many situations to calm, entertain and connect with your child. This free program will be running in term two in Woodend at: Cobaw Community HubAddress: 47 Forest Street, WoodendTime: 10.00 - 11.00amPlease note, prior registration is essential due to limited places. Contact: Linda Lynch [...]

4 03, 2014

National Youth Week Competition

By |2019-03-20T15:34:36+10:00March 4th, 2014|

Cobaw Community Health in partnership with Highlands FM would like to announce our National Youth Week Competition 2014. The competition theme is, “All Shapes and Sizes”. Submit a creative piece using the theme “All Shapes and Sizes” in photo, music, short film (max. 3 mins), poetry or song, and you could win one of 9 x $100 visa gift cards or an iPad.

10 02, 2014

New Cobaw Website 2014

By |2014-03-06T16:30:45+10:00February 10th, 2014|

Cobaw’s Community Health Services new website went live on Friday 31 January. Cobaw’s CEO Anne McLennan said “The new website at provides our users and community access to more information that is much easier to navigate.” The site details the range of services offered by Cobaw and how to access them along with information on how Cobaw is governed, its history and its partners. Employment opportunities will be listed on the site along with regular updates about new programs and initiatives. The new website is just one of many IT improvements being rolled out by Cobaw. In 2013 the Cobaw [...]

17 12, 2013

Social Support Will Relaunch Its Programs

By |2019-03-21T11:16:37+10:00December 17th, 2013|

Social Support will relaunch its programs at Cobaw’s Beauchamp Street site commencing Monday 13 January 2014 and will feature a changing display of artwork from community based artists in the program room. The new space is intended to create visual interest for groups, generate conversations, and provide an opportunity for local people to display artwork. Artists interested in using the space can contact Caroline Sarah, Community Access and Support Coordinator on 03 5421 1666. A new Social Support & Respite program will operate from Romsey beginning Friday 17 January 201410.30am-2.30pm every week. There are currently some vacancies in this program. [...]