News & Events

27 07, 2018

Pop-up Soup Kitchen for Homelessness Week

By |2018-07-27T11:18:50+10:00July 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 |2018-07-25T14:46:56+10:00July 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 to ask about accessing services in Romsey.

25 07, 2018

Cobaw leads the way for staff health and wellbeing

By |2018-07-25T14:38:34+10:00July 25th, 2018|

Over the past few years, Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) has been working through the Department of Health and Human Service's Workplace Achievement Program, and was recently recognised by the State Government of Victoria as meeting all benchmarks for the Healthy Eating and Mental Health and Wellbeing priority areas of the Achievement Program. Recognised by the Victorian Government, the Achievement Program promotes staff health across five areas: smoking, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, healthy eating and alcohol. The Achievement Program (an international best-practice framework) was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and is currently overseen by Cancer Council [...]

12 06, 2018

Announcement of site for Cobaw’s Healthy Community Access Hub

By |2018-06-12T12:19:46+10:00June 12th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) has been working for many months to secure a site for the new Healthy Community Access Hub. The organisation is pleased to advise valued clients, partners and the community that an agreement has been reached to purchase a site located at 51 Bourke Street, Kyneton. The land is located on the corner of Caroline Chisholm Drive and Bourke Street, and will locate the new site adjacent to Kyneton District Health. Margaret McDonald, Cobaw CEO, is thrilled about the opportunities this prominent site will offer to the community. “We are looking forward to designing a unique facility to [...]

6 06, 2018

New Cobaw and NDIS Newsletter

By |2018-07-24T11:28:38+10:00June 6th, 2018|

Would you like to stay updated on all things Cobaw and the NDIS? We've created a new email newsletter which includes news and information on different NDIS topics, services and new opportunities for NDIS participants. Click here to subscribe.

1 06, 2018

Collaboration for Dementia in the Macedon Ranges

By |2018-06-01T14:29:46+10:00June 1st, 2018|

Key health services in the Macedon Ranges are participating in Bendigo Health’s Dementia Champion Mentorship Program in 2018. Cobaw Community Health, Macedon Ranges Health, Kyneton District Health and Macedon Ranges Shire Council have chosen this program to improve staff knowledge in Dementia care, and design their own internal quality improvement processes. With Dementia diagnosis predicted to increase in the region by 440% from 2015 to 2050, initiatives such as this are imperative for health services’ level of understanding of the condition. Dementia presents very complex changes for families, of which need to be understood by health professionals as they navigate delivery [...]

11 04, 2018

Healthcare Under the Rainbow launched

By |2018-04-11T10:27:02+10:00April 11th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health’s WayOut team have launched an educational video that provides a safe platform for LGBTIQ+ young people to speak to healthcare professionals and services about their needs, and offer suggestions and advice about working with the sex and gender diverse community. The Healthcare under the Rainbow video is a contemporary educational tool for GPs and other healthcare professionals, aimed at improving inclusive clinical practice and increasing the safety of young people accessing healthcare services. A group of young people from the Macedon Ranges developed and produced the video. Participants enjoyed the opportunity to develop skills in photography, film, editing [...]

14 03, 2018

Join Cobaw in getting active this April

By |2018-03-14T12:13:08+10:00March 14th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health is encouraging schools within the Macedon Ranges Shire to join them in signing up to Premier’s Active April this year. Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, fun and part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy. According to the 2015 Victorian Population Health Survey, only 34.7 per cent of Macedon Ranges Shire residents participated in physical activity on four or more days of the week, compared with the Victorian average of 41.3 per cent. Engaging in regular physical activity has [...]