Merriwa Post – Antiques and Gift shop

Gift Shop – Open Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4 pm

(no postal services available on these days)





Can Assist Merriwa


We will be holding a Christmas raffle on
December 12 at the Merriwa Sports Club –
Online attendance will be available to assist
with COVID-19 measures. There will be 40+prizes
up for grabs – 20 Hams and 20+ mega surprise
prizes. Stay tuned for more details.
Marlene Rogers


Merriwa Country

To be held:
When: Thursday December 3, 2020
Where: At Reg Fletcher Room
Merriwa RSL
Time: 6.00pm
Everyone welcome. RSVP Jane Hegarty on 0408
761 052.
Jane Hegarty


Elders Merriwa

With only four more Fridays until Christmas, Elders Merriwa have a fantastic prize for one lucky shopper.

For your chance to win a 6v John Deere Gator, make any in store purchase between November 16, 2020 – December 17, 2020 to receive an entry
into the draw.

Entries Close 5.00pm December 17, 2020, with the winner announced December 18, 2020.


Get your entries in for our colouring in competition! Either print the image from our Facebook page or head in store to pick up a
copy. Entries open November 16, 2020 and close December 17, 2020 at 5.00pm. Entries must be returned so they can be displayed for judging
with winners announced December 18, 2020.

Up to 7 years and 8-14 years
Prizes for each age group are;
• First $50.00 Merriwa Why Leave Town gift
card + chocolates
• Second $30.00 Merriwa Why Leave Town gift
card + chocolates
• Third $20.00 Merriwa Why Leave Town gift
card + chocolates.

Fiona Morgan



Tahli Gleeson is an up and coming shooter for Merriwa SSAA and APA and on the weekend of November 20 – 22 proved just that. Tahli travelled
to Mudgee to compete in the 24th annual “Coach Stop” single action shooting match. As a result of her efforts she was successful in two
events. She came first in the Junior Section and won outright in the Speed Rifle Event.
Congratulations Tahli.

Phil Martyn





Can Assist Merriwa


We will be holding a Christmas raffle on December 12 at the Merriwa Sports Club – Online attendance will be available to assist with COVID-19 measures. There will be 40+prizes
up for grabs – 20 Hams and 20+ mega surprise prizes. Stay tuned for more details.
Marlene Rogers


Samaritans Purse Christmas Box

Thanks Christmas is coming around again, and there have been many changes in our lives since Christmas 2019. All our lives have experienced
many changes. This has not happened in Australia alone, but the whole world over. Samaritan’s Purse is still looking out for the children overseas, and this year is focusing on the Phillipines, which have experienced a number of emergencies as well as COVID.

If anyone would like to fill a box this year, I have them available. Collection of filled boxes will be mid October 2020. Or if anyone would like to contribute but not necessarily fill a box themselves, just contact me as all donations are gratefully received. Donations towards freight are always a great help.

Barbara Campbell
65485131 or 0428485131




We will be holding a Christmas raffle on December 12 at the Merriwa Sports Club – Online attendance will be available to assist with COVID-19 measures. There will be 40+prizes up for grabs – 20 Hams and 20+ mega surprise prizes. Stay tuned for more details.
Can Assist Merriwa
Marlene Rogers


Merriwa RSL Club

With the raffles yet to restart all badge draws remain on hold, however we have reintroduced some of our happy hours
with some variations;

Saturday’s $5.00 schooners and house spirits 6.00pm till close.
Sunday’s $4.00 schooners 11.30am – 12.30pm
Wednesday’s $6.00 pint night
Friday’s 5.30pm – 7.30pm $5.00 schooners and house spirits.

Our current hours of trade are;
Bar – Monday to Wednesday 11.30am – 9.00pm
Thursday 11.30am – 10.00pm
Friday 11.30am – 11.30pm
Saturday 11.00am – 11.30pm
Sunday 11.00am – 3.30pm
Bistro – Tuesday/Wednesday 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Thursday/Friday/Saturday 12 noon –
2.00pm/5.30pm – 8.00pm
Sunday 12 noon – 2.00pm

Every Sunday lunch we have pork and lamb roast on the menu. As restrictions are lifted these time may vary a little.
Once again I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your understanding and
support during these strange and unusual times.

Please note some restrictions have been reimposed and we can now only take bookings of up to ten people, this not

only relates to meals but also meetings.

Matt Morgan



Merriwa Sports Club

No bingo for the time being.

Casual bowls available.

Casual Golf available. Donations in honesty box.

Chinese/Australian Restaurant Closed Mondays,
Open for Dinner Tuesday to Sunday 5.00pm to
Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday 12noon
to 2.00pm
For bookings and take away – 6548 3228.

Mondays 3.30pm till 6.00pm
Tuesday 3.30pm till 8.30pm
Wednesday 3.30pm till 8.00pm
Thursday 3.30pm till 8.00pm
Fridays 3.30pm till 8.30pm
Saturdays 12.00pm till 8.30pm
Sundays 3.30pm till 8.00pm.

Just a reminder that everyone has to supply
contact details when entering the club premises
and remain 1.5 metres apart
We would like to take them time to thank all our
valued members and guest for your on going
support during these strange times.
Des Snelgrove

Merriwa Lady Bowlers have commenced
playing Mixed Social Bowls on Wednesdays
commencing at 11.00am. Bowlers and non
bowlers are welcome to come and join in a fun
day of bowls and friendship.

Casual Dress and flat soled shoes to be warn.
For further information contact Loretta Cooper
on 0428 482 679, Beatrice Voysey on 6548 2065
or Philomena Constable on 6548 2320.
Loretta Cooper



Helping Hands

During this period of uncertainty as COVID continues to impact our lives, some are finding it really difficult to stay at home, stay safe and stay connected. Not everyone has the internet, a smart phone or access to social media. Not everyone has family or friends nearby to assist with everyday things like shopping or paying the bills.

Helping Hands is a volunteer network to help those who need it most in our community extending across the old Merriwa Shire boundary. By staying in regular contact with local businesses and services, Helping Hands can help you stay connected with what’s available in Merriwa from the safety of your own home.

We can let you know what services are available and help you to access them. We also work with other charities and community organisations to help distribute donated items such as food hampers, gift cards, clothing even occasionally the odd bale of mulch hay for the garden!

We would love to hear from you if you are a senior, living with a disability or someone doing it tough in some other way. There will be more donated items and groceries coming into the district over the next few months so if this is something that could make a difference to you or your family, let us know.

In keeping with Covid restrictions, we can only assist people who have registered with Helping Hands and given us permission to contact them.
To go on the register call (m:) 0499 377 284 Monday to Friday during business hours. Leave a message and we will get back to you! You can also call this number if you’d like to be a volunteer yourself.
Tash Taaffe
Helping Hands



Merriwa Surgery

Dr Emad Jasem
Dr Adrian Plaskitt (3 days a Month)
For all your medical needs
Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am- 2.00pm
Closed for lunch 2.00pm to 3.00pm daily
For bookings please call the surgery on 02 6548-2305


We are asking that patients who have respiratory symptoms of Corona Virus (COVID – 19) or similar, Please DO NOT present yourself to Merriwa
Surgery. If you are a patient with respiratory symptoms, we ask that you, in the first instance call the healthdirect hotline on 1800 022 222, prior to calling the surgery.

Presenting yourself to the surgery could result in the surgery being closed and quarantined, leaving the Doctor and staff also quarantined and preventing healthcare to the community. Please think of others during this time.

A phone consult can be arranged for those with symptoms following contact in the first instance with the healthdirect hotline as above. For up
to date information on COVID – 19 please visit
Dr Emad Jasem



Merriwa Parkrun

What is Merriwa parkrun? It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it? Every Saturday at 8.00am.
Where is it? The event takes place at Rotary Park, Telfer Street, Merriwa, NSW 2329.

What does it cost to join in? Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Register at

How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace.



Merriwa parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – email to help. We are friendly.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Sansko café – please come and join us! Participate in parkrun on Show Day to receive a free ticket to the Merriwa Springtime Show. You must show your barcode and walk/run/ volunteer to receive your ticket.
Ashleigh Golden


Non Emergency Medical

We are required to give Area Health at least 48 hours notice of planned trips. To do this we need Clients to make their booking
with us in that time.

Telephone 6548 2653 or Office, Bottle Museum, between 9.30 and 3.30 weekdays.
Lorna Parnell
Office Manager


Merriwa Business Gift Card


Why Leave Town (WLT) gift cards are here and ready to be purchased. These are a great way to support local businesses, as it ensures that the money stays within the Merriwa community.

The WLT gift cards can be purchased from:
Merriwa Home Hardware
Merriwa Pharmacy
newsXpress Merriwa

WLT gift cards can be redeemed at any of the following participating businesses:
Cross Country Merriwa 
Di’s Clothing Patch
Eat at 153
IGA Merriwa
Landmark Townsend Merriwa
Max’s Country Cuts
Merriwa Café & Bakery
Merriwa Petroleum & Ag Supplies
Merriwa Post Office
Merriwa tyre and service centre
Sansko Cafe
Welderup MWA Pty Ltd

These gift cards can also be purchased online, so even if you yourself are not a local, you can still purchase them as gifts, and send them to locals.

#merriwansw #supportinglocal #shoppinglocal #whyleavetown #whyleavetownmerriwa#WLTMerriwa

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