Community Groups and Activities
ArtsCape Wynyard is Wynyard’s Community Art Centre.
It provides a venue for the University of the Third Age, local exhibitions and workshops.
Australian Breastfeeding Association
For more information please visit http://www.breastfeedingtasmania.asn.au/nwclasses2.htm
Australia’s leading arts and social change company.
For more information please visit http://www.bighart.org
Building Somerset's Future
A Community group that is about moving forward and working with the community, business and key stakeholders to develop a positive and strategic direction for Somerset. They are voice for the community, assisting in developing connections within the town and creating opportunities.
Monthly meetings every second Tuesday at the Somerset Hotel, 7pm
Contact: Julie Overall (Chairperson) Julie.Overall@utas.edu.au Mobile 0419 204 378
Chat-n-Choose - Wynyard
For more information please visit http://www.wynyardbaptist.com.au/chat-n-choose.html
Coast FM Community Radio
For more information please visit http://www.coastfm.org/
Community Exchange Network Tasmania (CENTS)
Community Exchange Network Tasmania (CENTS) is a community-based organisation throughout Tasmania trading goods and services, skills and time with one and another without the need for conventional money.
For more information please visit www.nwcents.org or read the following brochure.
First Wynyard Scout Group
The aim of Scouts is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual development of young people so they may play a constructive role in society as responsible citizens and as members of their local and international communities.
This aim is achieved through a strong and active program that inspires young people to do their best and to always be prepared.
For more information please visit http://www.tas.scouts.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=91&Itemid=98
Lighthouse Film Society
For more information please visit http://www.clubsofaustralia.com.au/Film/Clubs-in-Tasmania.html?s_type=s
Lions Club of Wynyard
For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/LionsClubOfWynyard
Myrtle Park Retirement Homes - Yolla
Myrtle Park Retirement Homes Inc. is a community run association that provides affordable retirement housing in rural North Western Tasmania.
For more information please visit http://sefa.com.au/snapshot-myrtle-park-retirement-homes/
North West Walking Club
The North West Walking Club is situated in North West Tasmania, with around 200 members.
The club offers a varied program of bushwalking for people of all ages who have a spirit of adventure and a reasonable level of physical fitness.
For more information please visit http://www.nwwc.org.au/
NW Residential Support Services
NWRSS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides disability support in the North West Region of Tasmania.
For more information please visit http://www.nwrss.org.au/
Riding for the Disabled
There are currently four RDA centres situated throughout Tasmania.
For more information please visit http://www.tasrda.websyte.com.au/site.cfm?/tasrda/4/
Rotary Club of Somerset Inc
Postal Address: PO Box 222, Somerset, Tas 7322
Meetings: Thursday, 6pm @ Seabrook Motel/Hotel, Bass Highway, Somerset.
Rotary Club of Wynyard
Club meetings take place at the Wynyard Club at 6.30 p.m. each Monday. Rotarians from nearby clubs or around the world are most welcome to attend.
For more information please visit http://www.wynyardrotary.org.au/
Rural Youth Club - Sisters Creek
For more information please visit http://www.ruralyouth.com.au/sisters-creek
Sisters Beach Community Association
The Sisters Beach Community Association is an apolitical incorporated body which provides an opportunity for the people of Sisters Beach to get to know each other and to discuss relevant issues and concerns: pursues actions on these issues and concerns by taking them to the relevant individuals, organisations and government departments; and acts in practical and caring ways for the benefit of the community and local environment.
Please read the visit the Sisters Beach Community Association’s website for more information www.sistersbeach.org.au
Somerset Community Shed
For more information please visit http://www.tasmensshed.org/page13192/Locations.aspx
Spencer Park Inc
Self contained units for elderly persons. 50 low rental self - contained units in the Waratah / Wynyard Municipality; 45 in Wynyard and 5 in Somerset.
For more information please visit http://charities.findthebest.com.au/l/40612/Spencer-Park-Incorporated
U3A - University of the Third Age
University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international voluntary organisation promoting lifelong learning and aimed primarily at the over 50's.
Each branch draws on the skills and experience of its own community and members may be tutors on one course and students on another.
There are no entry qualifications, no exams and classes may be held in coffee shops, community halls or on field trips.
Vincent Industries has been in business since 1976 and provides work and training opportunities for those with a disability in the North West of Tasmania.
For more information please visit https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/TAS/Disability_employment/Vincent_Industries/
Women of the World
Women of the World is a non-profit group provifing information, friendship and activities for women across the Burnie Wynyard area. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month alternatively in Wynyard and Burnie.
For more information email coordinator Judi Prince at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wynyard Aero Club
WAC is a club to suit all sorts of people. Some members have never piloted an aircraft, some haven't flown for many years, and many fly on an almost daily basis, but all members share an interest in flying.
For more information please visit http://www.wynyardaeroclub.com.au/
Wynyard Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc.
The Wynyard Agricultural and Pastoral Society hold the Wynyard Agricultural Show in March each year. The Show is one of Tasmania's oldest local shows, and still retains its classic country feel.
For more information please visit http://www.wynyardshow.org/
Wynyard Camera Club
Membership is open to any person interested in photography.
For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wynyard-Camera-Club/624335314265794
The Wynyard Chorale is a community choir of over 60 women and men promoting and encouraging the enjoyment of singing and good fellowship. We are based in Wynyard in the North-West of Tasmania, Australia.
For more information please visit https://sites.google.com/site/thewynyardchorale/
Wynyard Community Garden
In 2003, at the request of a group of interested gardeners, the Waratah-Wynyard Council, along with the Lions Club of Wynyard were instrumental in providing a site and in erecting a steel fence (1600 m2).
Located in Johnson Place behind the Wynyard Sports Centre in Austin Street, people of all ages are welcome to become members of the Wynyard Community Garden or just to drop by and see what’s happening.
The garden was established on a site noted for its poor fertility. However, since 2006, the construction of raised garden beds along with plenty of organic material has seen it reinvigorated. A huge variety of organic vegetables, fruit, and berries are grown on the site. Since the garden’s inception the demographic has gradually changed from school children (who now run their own kitchen gardens) to the more senior of our citizens, as well as catering for intellectually disabled young adults.
In 2007 the original garden studio was lost, due to an arson attack. However, in 2009 we were fortunate enough to have the skills and involvement of a retired builder who assisted in the design and build of a new shelter. We received several grants totalling $20 000 from the Tasmanian Community Fund and the Volunteer Grants Program, and with our intrepid band of volunteers, the shelter was completed in 2013.
The Wynyard Lions, Rotary club, Wynyard Garden Club, North West Residential Support Service and ongoing Council support, has assisted us with managing our finances as well as man-power and donations towards maintenance. These partnerships have also seen several introductory workshops for aspiring gardeners held at the garden, as well as kitchen garden sessions – and then there is also the informal learning from each other that takes place over a spade or cuppa in the new shelter. We have also been host to the Tasmanian Garden Guru, Peter Cundall, who visited the garden in 2013 and 2014.
Aspiring members must attend the Council’s Occupational Health and Safety Session – which will insure all volunteers from the ages of 15 – 90. They will be allocated a gate key for a small deposit, returnable on leaving. Members of the garden can drop in at any time and work on their plots.
There is a policy of no spraying of any kind at the garden.
A small committee of members meets monthly at the Council Chambers on the last Monday of each month at 12pm at the Council Chambers.
Annual membership is $5
Growing food is a great way to combat climate change; encourage food security; improve our health and save money. The garden also provides an opportunity for people to come together socially, and feel part of the wider community by giving their time in volunteering.
Richard Muir Wilson (Council) 6443 8333
President Terry Smith 6442 1464
Secretary Pam Rodwell 0417 375 948 email@example.com
Wynyard Cottage Patchwork & Quilting
For more information please visit http://www.craftlovers.com/general-directory/2348-wynyard-cottage-patchworkquilting-group
Empowering girls and young women has been the mission since Girl Guides was founded over 100 years ago and the organisation continues to achieve this by helping girls reach their potential and be their best whatever their ability or background.
Guides have fun, adventures, achieve goals, make new friends and develop community values, whilst learning many valuable life skills along the way.
For more information please visit http://www.guidestas.org.au/
Wynyard Landcare has been active along the North-West Coast for over twenty years.
The group's main focuses are coastal and riparian rehabilitation and revegetation.
For more information please visit http://www.landcaretas.org.au/groupsdata/wynyard-landcare/
Wynyard Meals on Wheels
For more information please visit http://www.connectingup.org/organisation/wynyard-meals-wheels
Wynyard Men's Shed
The Wynyard Men's Shed is community based Men's Shed. Were men can go to hang out, chew the fat, play 8 ball, or make your own project or help out with one of our projects or just come for a cuppa.
For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wynyard-Community-Mens-Shed/329481697073399
Established in 2006, the Centre provides a permanant base for programs in the Wynyard area.
For more information please visit http://www.multicap.com.au/day-services-community-access.html
Wynyard Municipal Band Inc
The Wynyard Concert Band currently has approximately 80 members across the senior, development and beginner bands, drawn from a wide cross section of the community, ranging from primary school children to the more senior members of our community.
For more information please visit http://www.wynyardmunicipalconcertband.com/
Wynyard Online line Access Centre-LINC
Wynyard Library and Online Access Centre is part of LINC Tasmania, bringing together Adult Education, the State Library of Tasmania, Online Access Centres and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO).
For more information please visit http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/locations/Pages/Wynyard.aspx
Wynyard Probus Clubs (Men and Ladies)
For more information please visit http://www.rotary9830.org.au/links/probus-2/
Wynyard School Community Partnership
The Wynyard School Community Partnerships is a collaborative project between Wynyard High School, Table Cape Primary School, Waratah-Wynyard Council and The Smith Family with the support of Tasmania Medicare Local - Social Determinants of Health funding. The partners have secured funding for this project until June 2015, with a promise of further funding to take the project through to June 2016.
Please see the following flyer for more information.
Wynyard Senior Citizens Club
For more information please visit http://www.yourcare.com.au/profile/41224/wynyard-senior-citizens-club
Wynyard Yacht Club
The Wynyard Yacht Club is a community club offering Discover Sailing, Start Sailing, Racing, Sailability and Powerboat licence programs.
The Wynyard Volunteer Marine Rescue and Tasmanian Canoe Club are based at the Wynyard Yacht club.
The Wynyard Yacht Club has won state and national awards for its inclusive programs and welcomes all in our community regardless of age, ability or gender.