Merriwa NSW

Merriwa Community Portal provides the community and visitors with a complete source of information on Merriwa for shopping, accommodation, medical, food and other information to make your stay pleasurable.


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Keep up to date with the latest local news updates for Merriwa and the surrounding area by visiting our ‘blog’ page – News Updates! 

As we regularly update the local news which include meetings, activities and points of interest. Items that are shared via social media are regularly deleted, meaning that the item of interest cannot be viewed any longer. By moving our local news to a ‘blog’ style, any items of interest can be shared and will be available for unlimited viewing.

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Aussie Hay Runners


Toy Box is a mobile playgroup that visits Merriwa and Cassilis on a fortnightly basis. 

Toy Box Children’s Mobile Outreach Service (Play group)

Anglican Church Hall- 40 Bow Street Merriwa (Fortnightly Thursday) and Cassilis Hall- Buccleugh Street Cassilis (Fortnightly Friday) during school term. 

9.30am – 12 noon

Contact: Kimberley Vincin- Toy Box Coordinator

02 6543 4877 or Facebook Toybox Uhcs

Please click to see: Term 4 2023 Toy Box Calendar

Toy Box is a not-for-profit service that travels to rural locations across the Upper Hunter delivering a fun and creative play group for children and their families. We cater for 0-6 year olds.


Merriwa Shared Pathway


12 July 2023 – From the Merriwa and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Facebook page

⭐⭐ We are thrilled to provide an update on the total funds raised, which currently stands at $20,241.13! ⭐⭐
This remarkable achievement is made possible by the incredible generosity of individuals and businesses like yours. Your contributions have propelled us significantly closer to our fundraising goal for the Merriwa Shared Pathway project. Thanks to your support, we are well on our way to ensuring a safe and accessible pathway for our community, without burdening the residents along the route with additional financial costs.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have contributed thus far. Every donation, regardless of the amount, has made a substantial impact on our fundraising efforts. Together, we are making a positive difference in the lives of both residents and visitors in Merriwa.
Let’s continue our collective efforts to reach our target and create a vibrant and connected community through the Merriwa Shared Pathway.
Once again, we express our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support and commitment to our cause!
If you’d like to contribute, you can donate through our GoFundMe page at or make a direct donation to the Merriwa and District Chamber of Commerce using the account details below:
BSB: 932 000
Account: 100 498 003
Account Name: Merriwa and District Chamber of Commerce



If you love Merriwa and feel that rural people deserve better then please donate.
Help us send a message to our local council and all levels of government that they can and must do better.
Your donation will be used to pay the extra council imposed charges on residents located on the shared pathway network.

In July 2021 the NSW Government awarded a grant of $922,674 to construct a 4km network of shared pathways to connect key locations in the Merriwa township.
These are the first new pathways built in Merriwa in over 20 years and is a popular project that will improve health and safety in our community.
Unfortunately the Upper Hunter Shire Council (UHSC) would only let the project proceed if it could charge ~25 residents located along the route of the pathway. They have rejected all other funding solutions presented by the Merriwa community.
Several of the residents are pensioners and have neither planned nor budgeted for these costs which are causing some distress.
The Merriwa Chamber of Commerce supported by many community groups is coordinating the fundraising efforts.
In the event that funds raised are surplus to requirements they will be used to enhance and beautify the shared pathway.
“In times of turmoil it is important that people feel that they are part of a supportive community”
Please support this worthy cause and stand with the people of Merriwa as they right this wrong.
To show your support and donate, please click here:


Hunter Medical Practice Merriwa

Merriwa current opening hours are:

Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am till 5.00pm

To book an appointment call (02) 6532 5013  or book online


Non Emergency Medical Transport

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.


Tour Merriwa





Many people have driven through the Golden Highway town of Merriwa

Merriwa in two minutes! While it’s impossible to fit everything we love about Merriwa into two short minutes, journalist Cathy Stubbs has done a great job at packing a lot into a short time.

In the spirit of the ABC’s Backroads, Cathy showcases towns in her Two Minute Postcards videos, providing brief insights into the attractions and delights of rural Australian communities.

A grant from the NSW state government allowed Merriwa business and community members to engage the Cathy’s services to feature our town in one of her Two Minute Postcard videos.

We gave Cathy a few tips but left her to discover for herself the natural beauty, rich history and quirky features that make our town unique.

We hope you love it as much as we do!


TransCare Hunter Ltd

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Bookings are essential. For bookings or information, please call 6545 3113, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm


Merriwa Surgery


Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am -5.30pm
Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm daily
For bookings please call the surgery on 02 6548 2305

As of September 1, 2021, we would like to advise changes to our billing, we have previously been a Bulk Billing practice, this is no longer feasible for the practice and changes to mixed billing will commence in September, this means that unless you hold a pensioner concession card or are a child Under 16 years, there will be a fee for your consultation. These fee’s will be available in the surgery in the coming weeks.

Merriwa Surgery continue with our COVID vaccination clinics, please phone reception for more information.

Dr Emad Jasem


My Merriwa Local Investment Gift Cards


Don’t forget about using those My Merriwa Local Investment Gift Cards!! With numerous businesses participating in the program, theres sure to be something for all. 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

Redeem your gift card at the following businesses: 

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.

Purchase online:

Bulk (6 or more) card orders:

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Merriwa Cup Race 2019


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