Community spirit a crowd-pleaser on Australia Day in Berrima Village

January 30, 2024Posted in: Community

The streets of Berrima were buzzing with roving entertainment, dozens of classic cars rolling into town, and a crowd of 4,000-5,000 enjoying the village charm and community spirit on Australia Day. It was a busy day for local businesses, with Berrima Gaol being particularly popular, and venues including Berrima Bakehouse, Berrima Vault House, Surveyor General...

Enjoy the Street Parade and Family Fun in Berrima this Australia Day

January 25, 2024Posted in: Community, Events

For family fun with real community spirit, enjoy Australia Day 2024 in charming Berrima Village. Share in welcoming 32 new residents to our Shire at the 9:30am Citizenship Ceremony in Market Place Park, where Wingecarribee’s Young Citizen and Citizen of the Year will be announced. Hear from our Australia Day Ambassador Robina Beard, an Aussie...

Wingecarribee to host an Aussie icon on Australia Day

January 15, 2024Posted in: Community, Events

Australia Day Ambassador 2024 Robina Beard

Ms Robina Beard OAM will be coming to Wingecarribee as our Australia Day Ambassador on 26 January, 2024. For over 20 years, Robina was a familiar face to households Australia-wide, playing the part of Madge the Manicurist in a television commercial for Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid. Her memoir, ‘My Life: You’re Soaking in it’ takes its...

Australia Day – new beginnings 

January 27, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs, News

Close up of classic cars lined up under trees in berrima

Residents, friends and families made the most of a stunning Summer’s day, loving the variety of venue pop-ups,  picnicking in the park, sipping local cool climate wines, and cooling off with cups of iced teas over a chat with Council. The heat made it timely for our local RFS to talk with people about planning and preparing their...

Kind-hearted local wombat carer John Creighton named Citizen of The Year

January 27, 2023Posted in: Community, Corporate Affairs, Delivering, Events

Large group of people standing in front of Berrima Court House waving Australian Flags

A local legend, affectionately known as ‘The Wombat Man’, John Creighton is our community’s Citizen of The Year. John’s selfless efforts to save our shire’s bare-nosed wombats were recognised at yesterday’s Citizenship Ceremony at the historic Berrima Courthouse. It was love that lured New Orleans-born John to Australia, where his love of Highlands wildlife has...