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. 

For more information visit email: contact mobile phone 0457 679504 or Facebook ArtsCape in Wynyard


Australian Breastfeeding Association

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Big hART

Australia’s leading arts and social change company.

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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 Monday at the Somerset Hotel, 7pm

Contact: Julie Overall (Chairperson) Mobile 0419 204 378

BSF's submission for Somerset into the Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns Award 2013(1233 kb).


Chat-n-Choose - Wynyard

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Coast FM Community Radio

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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 or read the following brochure:

CENTs Brochure(1514 kb)

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.

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Lighthouse Film Society

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Lions Club of Wynyard

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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

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

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

Riding for the Disabled

There are currently four RDA centres situated throughout Tasmania.

For more information please visit

Rotary Club of Somerset Inc

Serving Somerset, Cooee and West Burnie, Tasmania. District 9830 Fortieth Club - Chartered 22.08.80

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.

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Rural Youth Club - Sisters Creek

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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

Somerset Community Shed

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Somerset Scout Group

Scouts Australia Tasmania Branch
Somerset Scout Group
4a Old Cam Road
Somerset 7322

Group Leader: Helen Skeggs 0438130162

Cubs meet Thursday during School term
Scouts meet Wednesday during School term


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.

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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.

Visit the website for information on Courses, events and membership details: or email: or write to P.O. Box 29, Wynyard 7325

Vincent Industries

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.

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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

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

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.

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Wynyard Camera Club

The Wynyard Camera Club caters for people interested in digital, print and slide photography who would like to meet and talk with other photographers and improve their photography skills.
The club has regular club and inter-club competitions, guest speakers, photographic activities and outings.
Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month (except the third Tuesday in December and the first and third Tuesday in January) at 7.30-9.30 pm at the Railway Institute Hall, Station Street, Wynyard.

Membership is open to any person interested in photography.
Contact Details:
Phone:    0409 806 034

Wynyard Chorale

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

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 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, have 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 2013/14/15.

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.

All our members meet monthly on the last Monday of each month at 12 o’clock at the Council Chambers meeting room when available or at the garden.

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 to volunteering.



Richard Muir Wilson (Council) 64438333

President Terry Smith 6442 1464

Secretary Pam Rodwell 0417 375 948

Wynyard Cottage Patchwork & Quilting

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Wynyard Guides

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.

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Wynyard Landcare

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 or or email

Wynyard Meals on Wheels

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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.

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Wynyard Multicap

Established in 2006, the Centre provides a permanant base for programs in the Wynyard area.

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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.

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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

Wynyard Probus Clubs (Men and Ladies)

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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 School Community Partnerships Overview(980 kb)

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.

Contact Chris Symonds 0459 108 066 or visit or Facebook

Waratah Wynyard Council
21 Saunders Street : PO Box 168, Wynyard TAS 7325
Phone (03) 6443 8333 : Fax (03) 6443 8383 : Email:
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