Category Archives: BELLINGEN

Bellingen Shire Council – Vacancies

Shared Ranger (Bellingen & Nambucca Shire Councils)BellingenReference: 4083047What we offer38 hrs per week 9 day fortnight varying rosterSalary Range: $50,258 to $58,052 p.a + SGCAccess to Tool of Trade VehicleAccess to ongoing training optionsConditions & allowances as outlined in the Local Government NSW (State) Award, 2017Unique OpportunityProvide ranger services across Bellingen Shire and Nambucca Shire, including monitoring compliance with, and the enforcement of, relevant legislation ensuring agreed community service standards are delivered and that Council’s regulatory and compliance priorities are met. Control and regulate activities and provide advice, education and guidance to the community consistent with relevant Acts, Regulations and Council policies.The key requirements for this role include:Experience in Law, Order & Public Safety legislation in Local Government; enforcing compliance within the community.Understanding & ability to, enforce the Local Government Act 1993, Companion Animals legislation, Roads Act 1993, Roads Rules 2008, Impounding Act 1993, Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 & related Environmental Legislation.Professional written & verbal communication skills.Flexible attitude & ability to adapt to procedural differences in both Bellingen & Nambucca Councils.Ability to apply conflict resolution & mediation techniques.Computer literacy; Microsoft Office & Internet.Current NSW Class C drivers licence or equivalent with demonstrated competency in driving off-road and on beaches.Demonstrated experience in Animal & Livestock Control; Dogs, Horses, Cattle & other species.To view the requirements and key responsibilities of this role, please download the full Position Description from our careers website by clicking on Download PD.Candidates are requested to address the essential criteria on the Position Description in the covering letter.Should you require further information, please contactReg Clough 02 6655 7300.

Source: Bellingen Shire Council – Vacancies

Bellingen Community Arts Council (BCAC)

The BCAC is a not-for-profit community organisation which is entirely volunteer run. It was incorporated in 1996.The BCAC supports and enhances cultural and artistic activities in the Bellingen Shire. Activities engage audiences and artists, encourage and promote cultural development in many forms and contribute to a dynamic and vital community.  New members are always welcome to join the BCAC. Membership provides benefits for those who enjoy making art; attending openings, talks and performances; as well as further opportunities to learn more about art.The BCAC is managed by a committee that meets the first Tuesday of each month. Members and guests are invited to attend.Become a member of the BCAC

Source: Bellingen Community Arts Council (BCAC)

Federal Hotel Bellingen –

Located centrally in the picturesque township of Bellingen NSW is where you will find The Federal Hotel. Fully renovated in 2005 and again in 2012, the hotel has kept all  the charm of the original Federation building whilst creating it’s own stylish version of “old meets new”. Now with outdoor decks, an award winning bistro, our newly renovated beer garden, entertaining areas, and updated accommodation, The Federal is a great place to catch up with friends for a quiet drink or a superb meal in a stylish but relaxed and friendly environment.The Federal Hotel Bellingen is located just west of Coffs Harbour on the North Coast of NSW Australia.

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Welcome to The Bellingen Brewery & Co. | The Bellingen Brewing Company

The old factory up Church Street Lane has been converted into a dynamic and sophisticated venue, The Bellingen Brewery & Co. Featuring Bellingen’s local craft brewery and a boutique bar, The Bellingen Brewery & Co. serves it’s very own beers and ferments with a cellar door style and feel.The bar also offers a select collection of fine wines and cocktails, highlighting organic and local ingredients. The space has been designed with great consideration to create a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere, local and reclaimed timbers and materials were used, along with a few local artisan made features. The Bellingen Brewing Company’s expansion and move into this location was driven by a desire to create a sustainable, eco conscious and ‘new model’ business.We are very passionate about creating a unique place and experience, we share this space with Big Fig Arts, an artists run initiative. Together we showcase and share the diverse harvests that Bellingen offers.

Source: Welcome to The Bellingen Brewery & Co. | The Bellingen Brewing Company

The Mid North | Bluegrass / Mountain Folk

.they combine the spirit of old-time roots music, the energy of the new young string-bands, and the musicianship of bluegrass. Add a touch of jug band and a bit of folk and you get a spirited sound that will have you tapping your feet or looking for a partner to dance with – the best way to describe it is “infectious!”” Mark Hudson USA The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association 2012

Source: The Mid North | Bluegrass / Mountain Folk

Bellingen Youth Orchestra – Bellingen Music Festival

The Bellingen Youth Orchestra (BYO) was formed after a visit from Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and has continued its relationship with the ACO since then. The BYO is a unique group, whose significant achievements can be attributed to the work of Bellingen’s outstanding music teachers, whose enthusiasm continue to make this highly popular orchestra possible.

Source: Bellingen Youth Orchestra – Bellingen Music Festival

Bellingen Memorial Hall

Over many years the Hall has been an integral part of the lively Bellingen culture, from the balls of old and the rock concerts of the seventies, to the Bellingen Jazz Festival origins in the nineties and the Bellingen Art Prize in the two thousands. The Hall is used for everything from public meetings and weekly classes to plays, gigs, movies, auctions, school events and more. A wonderful array of touring acts has passed through the Hall and this, coupled with local festivals has given Bellingen a nationally recognised reputation as a cultural hub, despite it being a small country town.

Source: Bellingen Memorial Hall

Bellingen Archers | part of Archery Australia

HomeBellingen Archers’ Home PageWe shoot every Sunday (see below for variations), weather permitting, at Connel Park which is at the edge of Bellingen town as you drive in on the main road, Waterfall Way, from the coast.We start shooting at 9:00 am.You need to be onsite at about 8:15 am to help set up and get your own gear ready.

Source: Bellingen Archers | part of Archery Australia

Bellingen and Urunga Museums – Welcome to Gumbaynggirr Country!

The Bellinger Valley Historical Society & Museums are a community based non profit organisation run by volunteers. It is dedicated to preserving and displaying the Aboriginal and European history of the Bellinger Valley and surrounding areas on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales

Source: Bellingen and Urunga Museums – Welcome to Gumbaynggirr Country!

Moussa Diakite & Wassado in Beliingen Tickets, Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

DESCRIPTIONExperience the sweet sounds and infectious rhythms of Malian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Moussa Diakite.Come, join us for a very special, exclusive night of music and food here in Bellingen and let Moussa take you on a musical journey whilst Purple Carrot takes it to the next level with a 3 course meal.Food options are, choose your option when selecting a ticket:ChickenBeefVegetarianTickets are limited to 50 max so get in fast to secure yourself a seat at this evening that will not disappoint!

Source: Moussa Diakite & Wassado in Beliingen Tickets, Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

Mid North Coast Greens: Cr Toni Wright-Turner re removal of Bellingen Camphor laurel trees

“It is indeed sad to be facing the loss of the old Camphors in Church Street which have given shade and character to our town these past decades. It is also sad to feel the division within our community this issue is causing.The journey of becoming a new councillor has been one of significant learning, along the way having to come to terms with the responsibilities, constraints and opportunities of the position. In this process I have come to realise how easy it is to stand in the public arena and use incomplete information and half-truths to create an impression that something has happened or not happened in a particular way. It is also possible from the public arena to be ‘single issue’ and only see or address that part of an issue or situation which concerns or interests you personally. Now, 7 months in, we are tasked with the implementation of the Main Street Plan, and the ‘Camphor debate’ has become another example of half-truths and single issues.

Source: Mid North Coast Greens: Cr Toni Wright-Turner re removal of Bellingen Camphor laurel trees

YMCA Swimathon – Bellingen Pool – I Love Bello Shire Bellingen Events

Splash out in the national YMCA Swimathon on 5 March 2017, to support people with disability in our community.We believe that everyone who wants to enjoy the water should be able to do so safely. People with disabilities often require specially qualified swimming instructors, or accessible facilities and equipment, but don’t always have access to these. That’s where the YMCA comes in. Funds raised provide people with disability the opportunity to learn to swim and enjoy the water safely at YMCA pools around Australia.How you can get involved:> Join us in the pool! You can swim and fundraise too by registering.> Simply Make a donation> Attend our fundraising event – dollar makes a difference:$20 – can provide one swimming lesson for a child with a disability$60 – can purchase a neck flotation collar for a child with a disability$250 – can provide training and qualifications for swim instructors to teach learners with disabilities$500 – can purchase a float suit$2,000 – can purchase a water wheelchair.Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

Source: YMCA Swimathon – Bellingen Pool – I Love Bello Shire Bellingen Events

Farewell Brenda – the end of an era at North Bellingen Medical | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

It is with great sadness that after 34 years of constant service to the people of the Bellingen Shire, Brenda Mitchell is retiring from the North Bellingen Medical Centre. Brenda and her still-to-be-completed family arrived here from Sydney at the same time as Angus McClure was just starting up the North Bellingen surgery. As her own family grew, Brenda took on the role of the North Bellingen family – and became practice manageress, in which role she has stayed ever since!Known to everyone in the town Brenda has been the steady hand at North Bellingen, settling in new registrars, new medical students and sometimes new associate doctors. Working with the team she led, Brenda’s warmth and gentleness have been the welcoming foundations of the practice for a generation. Methodical, highly ethical, quietly thoughtful, Brenda has been the go-to person steering our service.

Source: Farewell Brenda – the end of an era at North Bellingen Medical | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

Neil Alexander Hamilton 9th September 1951 – 20th May 2015


Neil Alexander Hamilton
9th September 1951 – 20th May 2015

Loving father of Daniel, Alex and Hugh, Brother of Col and Juanita, Son of Stuart and Lillian and Grandfather of Niko.

“And I lay me down
Worn but not weary
The cup half empty is then full
As the flame slips away
At the dimming before the light
Love is the Legacy”

(Neil Hamilton)

A public celebration of the life and times of Neil will be held
by family and friends

Saturday the 30th May,
Gathering at 10:00am for a 10:30am start


(Bring an umbrella if it’s wet. Bring something to sit on if you want. Bring your memories & stories)