9 January 2018
Australia Day celebrations

Australia Day celebrations will return to Holroyd Gardens in 2018, bigger and better than Cumberland Council's inaugural event in 2017, which attracted more than 15,000 people. 

Two amazing musicians are headlining a fun schedule...

- Triple J Unearthed's Thandi Phoenix; and
- 2015 X-Factor winner Cyrus

... culminating in an impressive fireworks display.

It will be a fair like atmosphere with  thrilling amusement rides, delicious food, awesome acts and family friendly fun, including Giant Garden Games where families can play jumbo versions of Connect Four, Jenga, Twister and more. 

The event is free and will run from 5-9pm on Friday 26 January 2018.

Don't miss the perfect local event to celebrate Australia Day with your community.

Find out more

Last year's Australia Day celebrations attracted more than 15,000 attendees.
Become a volunteer in 2018

Delivering meals to people's homes, driving a community bus so people can enjoy group outings, helping with everyday tasks like grocery shopping, assisting with Centre Based Groups, even stopping in for a visit or just having a chat over the phone - these small acts of kindness make a hugely positive difference in the lives of others.

Ultimately though, there's no better feeling than giving. We truly are richer for the experience. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing someone's day, week or even life is somehow better, easier or happier because you've been there for them.

If you're looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community, meet new people, develop new skills and gain work experience in the area of Aged and Disability Services, we want to hear from you.  Call 02 9636 8352 or email aged.disability@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.

In 2017, there were more than 300 active volunteers in Cumberland Council programs and activities. Council thanks all volunteers for their valuable contribution to the community.

Cumberland Council has put a shout out for people who are looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community to volunteer their time to assist in the area of Aged and Disability Services.
Connect to Work

If you or someone you know needs help writing a resume or practicing interview skills, free employment advice is offered at Auburn and Merrylands libraries in Dari, Pashtu, Hindi, French, English and Urdu (an interpreter is used for other languages) as follows:
  • Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm: Drop in session at Auburn
  • Thursday 9:30am - 1pm: By appointments only at Auburn
  • Thursday 2pm - 4:30pm: Drop in session at Merrylands
For further information please call 9735 1399For multi lingual support, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to be connected to Cumberland Council's library services on (02) 9735 1399.

Free employment advice in community languages is available at Auburn and Merrylands libraries.
Car park closure

Construction has started on Merrylands Commuter Car Park, which will be closed for 10 months from 22 January 2018, while additional levels are constructed. You can find out more about this Transport for NSW project  on their website
Calling for EOIs : Use of sporting facilities

Council is now seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for the use of Council's sporting facilities from sporting groups, community organisations and other interested parties where all or the majority of their activities occur during the period April to September each year. All applications must be submitted by 2 February 2018.

What's on in Cumberland
"Landscape" Art Exhibition

Explore physical, political, social and emotional landscapes that impact the world and the imagination. 
Saturday 9 December -  Sunday 28 January,
Peacock Gallery, Chiswick Road, Auburn.
Australia Day 

Thrilling amusement rides, delicious food, awesome acts, fireworks and family friendly activities.

Friday 26 January, 5-9pm, 
Holroyd Gardens, corner Walpole and Pitt Streets, Merrylands.

Twilight BBQ

An Aussie Outdoor Twilight BBQ for seniors with games and entertainment.
Wednesday 24 January, 4-8pm,
Guildford Community Centre.

Transport is available to and from the event.
Bookings are essential on 9632 2765.
Cost: $12