11 December 2019
Cumberland Shrek-ed the Halls at Christmas in the Gardens

More than 10,000 people gathered for Council's 'Shrek the Halls' themed Christmas in the Gardens event on Saturday evening.

Event goers enjoyed rides, face painting, letters to Santa and a screening of the latest Shrek film, 'Shrek the Halls' and 'Shrek Forever After'.

Cumberland Council would like to thank all those who attended and made the end of 2019 a festive and joyous occasion. 
Christmas fun for the whole family at the libraries

Each year Council's Library Service hosts a special morning tea at each of its branches to thank all of our members for their patronage and support. Please join us at 10.00am-10.30am on the following days for this free special event.
No bookings required.
  • Monday 16 December - Auburn Library and Merrylands Library
  • Tuesday 17 December - Regents Park Library and Wentworthville Library
  • Wednesday 18 December - Granville Library and Lidcombe Library
  • Thursday 19 December - Greystanes Library and Guildford Library
Storytime with Santa

Join us for our annual end of year storytime parties as we celebrate with stories, songs, games and a visit from Santa himself. These sessions are free and suitable for children 2-5 years of age. To book your child's space, please phone the Library.
  • Wednesday 11 December - Guildford Library (To book phone 8757 9063)
  • Thursday 12 December - Merrylands Library (To book phone 8757 9065)
Christmas Family Movie Sessions

Nothing gets us more excited than a family-friendly Christmas film!
Join in the festive excitement as we show two of our favourite movies.
  • Wednesday 18 December, 3.30pm - Auburn Library
  • Thursday 19 December, 3.30pm - Merrylands Library
Christmas Craft for school-aged children

Make some decorations to place on the Christmas tree at this free craft session.  No bookings required.
  • Tuesday 17 December, 3.30pm - Granville Library and Guildford Library
  • Wednesday 18 December, 3.30pm - Regents Park Library and Wentworthville Library
  • Thursday 19 December, 3.30pm - Greystanes Library and Lidcombe Library
Christmas tree in Berala.
Christmas Trees in Cumberland

The Cumberland LGA has been decorated with Christmas trees across all five wards. Below is a list of street addresses where you can find your local Christmas tree:

Cumberland Council - Merrylands Service Centre
16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands
Cumberland Council - Auburn Service Centre
Civic Place, 1 Susan Street, Auburn
Auburn Central Forecourt, Corner Queen Street and Harrow Street, Auburn
Sarah Daniels Court, Corner McFarlane Street and Finns Lane, Merrylands
Guildford Library, Railway Terrace, Guildford
Greystanes Library, 732 Merrylands Road, Greystanes
Pemulwuy Lake, Corner Butu Wargun Drive and Driftway Drive, Pemulwuy
Friend Park, Corner Station Street and McKern Street, Wentworthville
Corner South Street and Mary Street, Granville
Berala Community Centre, Corner Woodburn Road and Tilba Street, Berala
Regents Park
Regents Park Library, Amy Street, Regents Park
Corner Joseph Street and James Streets, Lidcombe
Toongabbie Community Centre, Corner Targo Road and Toongabbie Road, Toongabbie
Get Ready for Summer

Summer is here and Cumberland Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to have a conversation about preparing for seasonal hazards.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott recently joined with representatives of front line emergency service organisations to highlight the multiple hazards communities across NSW face. After numerous consultations, five steps have to encourage residents to get ready for summer.

The five simple steps include:
  1. Know your risk - Think about the area you're in and the types of disasters that could affect you;
  2. Plan now for what you will do - Sit down and talk with your family and plan for what you will do if a disaster affects your area;
  3. Get your home ready - Prepare your home by doing general home maintenance and checking your insurance coverage;
  4. Be aware - Find out how to prepare, what to do if there is a disaster in your area and connect with NSW emergency services to stay informed;
  5. Look out for each other - Share information with your family, friends, neighbours and those who may need assistance.
Get Ready is a community preparedness program coordinated by the NSW Office for Emergency Management. Find out more on the NSW Government website.
Swimming Centres' Opening Hours

Whether you want to bask in the sunshine poolside or swim laps indoors, Cumberland Council's pools will be open for summer 2019. Discover a full list of opening hours for swim centres across Cumberland below:
What's On in Cumberland
Flavours of Auburn: Gift Vouchers

Flavours of Auburn gift vouchers are now available, just in time for the  festive season. Gift your loved ones a  once in a lifetime culinary experience. To book visit the  Flavours of Auburn website.

Community grant applications open January

Applications for local not-for-profit organisations and individuals to apply for a community grant open 9am Wednesday 29 January 2020. To find the different grant fund streams available, visit the Cumberland Council website.
 Become a JP volunteer

Cumberland Council is looking for people who are a registered Justice of the Peace (JP) and would like to volunteer with Cumberland Council as a JP. To express your interest email volunteer@cumberland.nsw.gov.au or phone 8757 9252. 

Contact your Councillors

Cumberland Council has 14 Councillors representing the five Wards of Granville, Greystanes, South Granville, Regents Park and Wentworthville. 

The primary role of a Councillor is to represent the people who live in their Ward. 

They are your local representative to Council. 

To find out who are the Councillors for your ward and their contact details please click here.