Bathurst Community Diary

Birds of a Feather: The third annual Backyard Bird Count runs from 17 through to 23 October.
Birds of a Feather: The third annual Backyard Bird Count runs from 17 through to 23 October.

Wednesday, October 19

Neighbourhood Centre Knit-In will be held at 96 Russell Street from 1.30-3.30pm.

Macquarie Care Centre Auxiliary will meet at St Vincent’s Hospital at Gormans Hill at 2pm. Call Beverley Stuart, 6331 5254, or Sandra Larnach, 6337 3848.

Perthville Development Group Inc will meet at the Perthville Community Hall at 7.30pm. Call Tom, 6337 2906.

Bathurst Base Hospital Auxiliary will meet in the Heritage Building at Bathurst Base Hospital at 2pm. Call 6332 9652.

Friday, October 21

Book launch: Eglinton Voices at the council chambers at 10am. Mayor Gary Rush will launch the reprint of the popular Eglinton Voices which was first compiled by the late Angie Peard in 2005 for the Eglinton Sesquicentenary Celebrations.

Mrs Peard updated and reprinted the book earlier this year. Council provided funding support through the Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund to assist with publishing costs.

Members of Mrs Peard’s family and the Eglinton community will attend the book launch. 

Saturday, October 22

Backyard Bird Count and bird walk at Boundary Road Reserve at 8am. The third annual Backyard Bird Count runs until October 23 and council is asking residents to take part. 

Register at and download the app so you can identify birds in the community and log the sightings. 

Council and local bird experts will host a free public bird walk in Boundary Road Reserve on Saturday. Local event details are available on Facebook: @bathurstbirdcount


Spring means spring cleaning and what do you do with all those items that you’ve decided you no longer need? Sell them at the Community Garage Sale, of course.

Registrations are now open for stallholders at this year’s garage sale. For more information, or to become a stallholder, visit

Stallholder applications close November 30.

The garage sale will be held in the Pit Complex at Mount Panorama on Sunday, December 11 between 9am and noon.