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Field Days - all you need to know

posted Jul 12, 2017, 8:26 PM by Mel Heldon

Visitor Information for the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days

When: Friday 14th & Saturday 15th July, 2017.
Gates open from 8.30 am till 5pm each day. Eftpos available at gates from 8:30-2pm.

Where: The field days site is 2.5 kms north of Mudgee township, adjacent the Mudgee airport.
Parking:  Free. There are two public car parks. One entry is from the Ulan Road and the other is via Henry Lawson Drive.

Entry Fees:
One Day Adult Pass –   $ 15.00
Two Day Adult Pass –   $ 25.00
One Day Child Pass –   $   8.00 (5 – 16 years)
Two Day Child Pass –   $ 14.00 (5 – 16 years)
One Day Family Pass – $ 35.00 (2 Adults and up to 2 children)
One Day Pensioner Pass – $ 10.00
Two Day Pensioner Pass  – $ 14.00
(Veterens Affairs and Centrelink Cardholders, Carers accompanying disabled visitors)
Under 5 years –  free

Free Bus Service.
A free shuttle bus service operates from several locations throughout Mudgee. Leave your car in town and arrive at the site in style.

Buses will leave from the following locations every 20mins. Commencing from 8am, until approx 6pm
– Mudgee Swimming Pool
– Mudgee South Shopping Plaza
– Mudgee Scout Hall
– Mudgee High School
– Jubilee Sports Ground
– Mudgee Valley Tourist Park
– Mudgee Tourist Information Centre

Mobility scooters are available for hire at the field days through Event Scooter Hire.
To book a scooter for the event contact Gordon on 0428 694 335 or book through the website at

For maps and timetables - 

A Day On The Green

posted Jul 9, 2017, 2:57 PM by Mel Heldon




Robert Oatley Vineyards – Saturday November 4

Thirty years ago, Aussie legends HOODOO GURUS scored their biggest hit with the unforgettable What’s My Scene. Now, Mudgee will be the scene of one of Central NSW’s biggest gigs of the year, with the Gurus celebrating the 30th anniversary of What’s My Scene when they headline Mudgee’s 19th a day on the green on Saturday November 4 at Robert Oatley Vineyards.

This will be a gig jam-packed with hits, with the Gurus playing their crowd-pleasing catalogue, including classics such as Like Wow – Wipeout, Bittersweet, Come Anytime, Miss Freelove ’69, My Girl, 1000 Miles Away, among many others.



a day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended. For all event information, go to

No Reserved Tickets

All tickets are General Admission (BYO chairs & rugs): $99.90 plus b/fee


Leave the car at home and pre-book on a coach. For ticket and coach travel from surrounding towns, call Ogden’s Coaches on (02) 6372 2489 or email: (operating from Kandos, Lue, Rylstone, Gulgong, Windeyer, Frog Rock, Bathurst, Orange, Wellington and Dubbo.)

Ogdens will also operate a shuttle bus service from Mudgee accommodation venues and the CBD to the winery, returning after the show.

For all accommodation enquiries, contact the Mudgee Visitors Centre on (02) 6372 1020 or 

Camping is available close to the venue from  or  


From & 136 100

and the Mudgee Visitors Centre


July school holidays

posted Jul 2, 2017, 7:33 PM by Mel Heldon   [ updated Jul 2, 2017, 8:16 PM ]

Pic: Families Magazine

What’s happening these school holidays?

Mudgee Lions Club are having a Family Fun Day on Thursday 6th July in the Mudgee Rugby Club House Grounds 10-2.

Entry is $5 or $15 for a family. Free sausage sandwich and drink as part of the entry fee and the chance to win a family pass to Dubbo Zoo.

Jumping Castle, Obstacle Course and loads of fun activities. A chance to win the Golden Lion gift pack and a birthday cake to celebrate Lions International’s centenary.


Kids in Mudgee have the opportunity to join Figtree Food Company in the ancient art of

growing food from seed, and taking it home to watch it grow.

In the afternoons, Figtree will team up with Lawson School of Music and Bella Djemballa, Mudgee’s African Drumming group. The afternoon will combine a garden tour with African drumming right in the garden.

Session Times:

Thurs 6 July 10.30-1.00 Seed Planting Workshop Primary School Kids

Thurs 6 July 1.30-3.30 Permaculture Garden Tour and African Drumming –all ages

Wed 12 July 10.30-1.00 Seed Planting Workshop High School Kids

Wed 12 July 1.30-3.30 Permaculture Garden Tour and African Drumming –all ages

All sessions are $ 35.00 pp.

For more information and to book places, visit or join the

events on or phone 0447 036 783


PCYC Mudgee is closed over the holidays due to overdue roof repairs.

July 2017 movies at Mudgee Town Hall Cinema The Zookeeper's Wife & Boss Baby 

Mudgee Library staff can guide you through the online ticketing process if required on 6378 2740.

For The Zookeeper's Wife (click here: & for Boss Baby (click here:


Online ticket sales close at 4pm Friday 7 July. Cash sales will still be available at the Cinema on the weekend, if not previously sold out. Cash sales can also be made at Mudgee Library on Thursday 6 July and Friday 7 July between 1pm and 4pm only.

Mayne St Café in Gulgong are hosting cupcake decorating or the chance to design a crazy shake, as well as a paster to paint and keep.

$20 per child, includes food, drinks, games and activities.

Limited daily spaces so call 6374 1738 or message them on facebook to book.


 Mid Western Regional Library activities:

Latest on the Mudgee Hospital upgrade

posted Jun 19, 2017, 8:21 PM by Mel Heldon

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said today that the $60 million commitment he made to build a new Hospital in Mudgee has taken three major steps forward.


“Before the last election I made a $60 million commitment to everyone in the Mid-Western region that I would deliver a new Hospital for Mudgee,” Mr Grant said.


“This exciting project will soon be cranking along after receiving a $10.2 Million funding boost bringing the total project to $70.2 Million,”


“$8 million will be spent on the project in this financial year alone,” Mr Grant said.


“Health Minister Brad Hazzard is keen to visit Mudgee soon to talk to the community and get a shovel in the ground.” Mr Grant said.


“This is excellent news for Mudgee, Gulgong and all communities in the Mid-Western Region.”


The NSW Government today also announced the appointment of the lead design team responsible for the $70.2 million Mudgee Hospital Redevelopment.


“While the current Mudgee Hospital has served the community well for a long time and delivered excellent and compassionate care, it’s time for an upgrade.


“This is a $70.2 million investment to ensure the community continues to receive quality health care, in state of the art facilities,” Mr Grant said.


The design team bring to the project a wealth of knowledge having worked on other health redevelopments in NSW, and consist of:

  • Project Managers – TSA Management
  • Architects – Silver Thomas Hanley
  • Cost Planners – Concept 2 Reality Consulting.


TSA Management recently worked on the Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment, Silver Thomas Hanley on the New England and Northwest Cancer Centre and Concept 2 Reality Consulting are currently working on the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Redevelopment.

Working with Health Infrastructure and the Western NSW Local Health District, the lead design team will work on defining the redevelopment scope alongside Local Health District management, staff, clinicians and community representatives. 

Photo: Health Minister Brad Hazzard & Member for Dubbo Troy Grant

June Long Weekend

posted Jun 8, 2017, 8:36 PM by 2MG Real FM

What's on around the region this June Long Weekend?

The Windeyer Endurance Club will be holding a 3 day fun filled weekend, including Trivia Friday night. 

Saturday - 20km and 40km course run over the Windeyer Valley starting around Lunch Time. 3 Course meal on Saturday night. 
Sunday - 80km and 160km endurance races starting on Sunday. 160km starting at midnight and 80km starting at 6am.

Entries will be taken on Saturday for all events. 

For further information, contact Allix Jones on 6373 8116 or 0413 067 624 - or find "Windeyer Qualifier" on Faceook. 

The historical Eurunderee Public School on the corner of Strikes Lane and Henry Lawson Drive will be open to all on Sunday afternoon of the Long Weekend, June 11th from 1pm to 4pm. 

The Historical school and grounds will be open and entry is FREE. A hearty afternoon tea is available for $5. Bush poetry recitals will be held by Mark Ritchie throughout the afternoon around the warm and inviting fire.

The school has recently had a fresh new facelift, so there is plenty to come and see. All are welcome to attend.
The school will also be open on Wednesday 14th June from 12noon – 2pm, in conjunction with the 150th Birthday celebrations of Henry Lawson the school house and grounds will be open over lunch time.  A home cooked lunch will be available for $15. Entry to school and grounds is free.

Come and enjoy a warm fire and hearty lunch in the sun soaked school yard. All welcome to both events.

For more information contact Jenni 0412091710 or find Eurunderee Provisional School on Facebook 

Mudgee and Districts Relay For Life are holding a BBQ at Bunnings Warehouse Mudgee on Saturday June 10 from 9am.

All money raised goes towards local support and activities from Cancer Council NSW.

Come along to Bunnings on Saturday of the long weekend for the Relay For Life fundraising BBQ.

The Rylstone Artisan & produce markets are on Saturday 10th June 9am-1pm at Rylstone Memorial Hall, Louee Street Rylstone 

Visit the historic town of Rylstone and discover something handmade, naturally grown, lovingly created, home cooked, curiously collected or just plain interesting!

New stall holders are very welcome. 

Please contact Therese on 0425242510 or email You can also find us on Facebook. 

Hargraves Bush Fire Brigade's Bonfire and Fireworks Night is on 10th of June 2017. Gates open at 5pm.

Held at Hargraves Recreation Ground. Fireworks will be at 7pm. BBQ available but BYO refreshments. There will be a raffle and Chocolate Wheel prizes as well as your favourite musical selections from the Juke Box all night. Admission: $20 per car or $5 per person. Bring your family and friends for a great night out.

For further details contact Neville Mattick - 6373 8624 or Lyall Woods - 6373 8562

The Gulgong Henry Lawson Heritage Festival is on all weekend:

The Mudgee and districts Vietnam veterans, peacekeepers and peacemakers are holding a car boot sale on Saturday at Mudgee railway station from 8.30am.

Sewer Network Maintenance

posted May 17, 2017, 1:51 PM by Craig Bassett   [ updated May 17, 2017, 1:54 PM ]

As part of Mid-Western Regional Council's investment in the rehabilitation of the region's sewer network, scheduled maintenance will be carried out from this week until August.

Maintenance works will include Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) inspections of main sewer pipes; cleaning of sewer pipes; relining of sewer pipes; and some excavation work.

Residents may experience an increase in noise and vehicle movements.

Before maintenance works begin, residents will be notified via letter drop and door knocking from works teams as they make their way from street to street.

There may be a small risk of pressure build up that may cause back pressure in your toilet while work is being carried out and residents are strongly advised to close the toilet seat lid and place a weight on top.

During works please limit use of toilets, baths, showers, sinks, dishwashers, washing machines, please do not backwash swimming pools and ensure all pets are safely tethered to ensure safe access for workers.

Work will be carried out Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and 7am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Free burnt fencing wire, posts and other ferrous metals removal

posted May 11, 2017, 2:51 PM by Mel Heldon

Two metal recycling companies have offered to load and remove burnt fencing wire, posts and other ferrous 
metals from farms that have been affected by the Sir Ivan Bushfire, at no charge to farmers.  

More details and the application form below:

Pic: The Land

Anzac Day commemorations 2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 5:12 PM by Mel Heldon   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 8:53 PM by Craig Bassett ]

There are a number of ANZAC DAY commemorations happening in the region.

In Kandos the dawn service is at the Community Hall at 6.30am, with the march assembling at the rotunda at 10.30, commencing at 10.45am.
A commemorative service will be held at the community hall at 11.

In Rylstone, the dawn service is at 6am at the war memorial and a commemorative service is on at 11 in the Rylstone Hall.

In Mudgee, the dawn service begins at 5:45am at the cenotaph in Robertson Park.

Those taking part in the march are asked to be formed up by 10.15 in front of Club Mudgee.
The commemoration service will commence at 11am at the cenotaph.
Ex and serving personnel are reminded that a reunion luncheon is being held at the Club at 12.30.

In Gulgong, those marching at dawn are asked to assemble outside the Gulgong Fire Brigade building no later than 5.45 am.
The March will set off at 5.55 am to arrive at the Rotunda at 6.00 am when the dawn service will begin.
Those marching later in the morning are asked to assemble outside the Gulgong Fire Brigade building no later than 10.15 am, with the Parade forming up at 10.35 am and will march off at 10.50 am to arrive at the Rotunda at 11.00 am

Hargraves march departs from the recreation grounds at 7:45am, to arrive at memorial for 8am service, followed by breakfast at the hall at $5 per adult and high school student.

Dunedoo are having their dawn service at the war memorial at 6am, and those wishing to participate in the march are asked to form up at 10.45am at the Old Royal Hotel.

Everyone is invited to the services and marches, and ex service personnel, national servicemen and women, reserve forces and serving defence force members are particularly invited to march.

Any member of the public who wishes to march with a relatives’ medals is reminded to wear the medals on their right hand side.

It's advised to arrive a little earlier than the advertised times to avoid disappointment.

Rotary fire fundraising

posted Feb 20, 2017, 11:14 AM by Mel Heldon   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 11:28 AM by Craig Bassett ]

Media Release: 

Following the extensive bushfires which have occurred in central western NSW recently, the Rotary Club of Mudgee and Mudgee Sunrise have jointly
sponsored and established a fund to assist individuals and families suffering significant loss and distress caused by the fires.

The fund has been established through the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society– an arm of Rotary Australia World Community Service - and has been listed as a charitable fund. This means it has Deductible Gift Recipient status so that donations made to it are tax deductible.

“Moneys donated to the fund will be used to assist those who have exhausted any assistance available from Government and Insurance resources following
the Sir Ivan, Kains Flat and other fires in the Mid-Western Regional, Upper Hunter and Warrumbungle regions” the Project Manager, Margaret Barnes of
the Rotary Club of Mudgee Sunrise, says.

District Governor of Rotary District 9670 Stephen Jackson drove through the area the day after the Golden Highway was re-opened and said “This is an area
well known to me. I had driven through it only 3 days before and it was well-grassed but obviously dry. When I returned the country around the Golden Highway was just black, kilometre after kilometre of fencing was damaged or missing, and there was almost no fodder available for the livestock which had
survived. There is a huge need for support”.

Dunedoo Lions Club and the Rural Financial Counselling Service have agreed to work with the sponsoring clubs.

The Rural Financial Counselling Serviced will make recommendations as to the people most in need of benevolent relief. The Service is a not for profit
organisation which is already working with people impacted by the fires and will be a valuable and impartial resource in assisting the project deliver to
those most in need.

Individuals, Rotary and other clubs and similar organisations, and corporate entities are urged to contribute to this tax deductible and charitable benevolent fund to assist in relieving the suffering of those who have and are continuing to experience personal trauma and property loss.

Donations can be made through an online process. To donate, go to

The Project Sponsors thank donors for their support.

Local Land Services

posted Feb 16, 2017, 12:08 PM by Craig Bassett


Local Land Services staff from Central Tablelands, Central West, Hunter and Northern Tablelands regions are continuing to offer support to landholders affected by recent Sir Ivan, Kains Flat and Ilford fires.

Acting as support agency with NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) under the Agricultural and animal services functional area banner, veterinarians and biosecurity officers are in the firegrounds dealing with animal welfare issues.

Mudgee Local Control Centre Incident Controller Clare Hamilton said the extent of the damage is yet to be completely grasped.

“Forward command posts have been established in Dunedoo and Merriwa”

“Staff based in these locations are working across the fireground to support landholders with affected livestock.

“Staff from across the state have come together to assist with this response.”

While the number of affected animals continues to rise, amongst those reported lost to date are sheep, cattle, goats, alpaca, horses and dogs.

“Of course fire is not picky,” Ms Hamilton said.

“With two RSPCA officers working out of the Dunedoo forward command post, assistance for injured native animals is also occurring promptly.

Central West Local Land Services Regional Veterinarian Jillian Kelly is working from the fire-affected area and said landholders needed to continue to monitor stock health.

“While livestock may have initially appeared unaffected, we are now receiving reports of animals with badly-burned feet, respiratory and other health issues,” Dr Kelly said.

“We urge landholders to remain vigilant where animal welfare is concerned and if anyone is unsure or would like further advice, they should call 1800 814 647.”

Landholder support is also being offered by DPI through both the Rural Assistance Authority and the Rural Resilience Program.

To apply for a concessional loan, grant or freight subsidy, contact the Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit

Local councils have also assisted through the erection of signs on recently-opened roads warning of potential wandering stock due to the loss of fences.

Affected landholders needing animal health assistance or anyone in the area who sees wandering livestock should call 1800 814 647.

Image: Fire aftermath on Ulan Road (supplied)

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