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.

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NEMTS Merriwa

Merriwa Non Emergency Medical Transport is
offering all Farming Families in our District FREE
travel to Medical Appointments for the duration
of this severe drought.

Just mention that you are a farmer when making
your booking. Phone 6548 2653 or at the office in
the Bottle Museum, 9.30am to 3.00pm. All types
of Medical Appointments are covered by this
offer. We travel to Newcastle, Tamworth and
Orange and all in between plus to Sydney.
Bryan Baker








Say ‘thanks’ with a 2019 Australia Day Award nomination


Nominations have opened for the 2019 Upper Hunter Shire Australia Day Awards.

Each year dozens of individuals and organisations are recognised for their achievements and contributions to the community.

Nominating is a simple way to thank and acknowledge generous and inspiring people.

Upper Hunter Shire Citizen of the Year 2018 Linda Gant of Cassilis said there are many citizens worthy of being nominated for an Australia Day Award.

“Being nominated for an Australia Day Award, that acknowledged my work co-ordinating the catering for the BlazeAid Camp at Cassilis for four months, was a great honour,” she said.

“Besides being a great honour for me personally, I felt it allowed others who had been involved in the BlazeAid Camp to be recognised for their efforts as well. “

Awards will be presented at Australia Day celebrations in Scone, Cassilis (Merriwa awards), Aberdeen and Murrurundi on Saturday 26 January 2019, and all nominees are recognised during the ceremonies for their achievements and contributions.

Awards available in each of the four districts are:

  • Community Group of the Year.
  • Citizen of the Year awarded to a person or a couple, who are inspirational role models and have made significant contributions to the community
  • Young Citizen of the Year is open to a resident under the age of 25 years (as at 26 January 2018)
  • Achiever and Young Achiever are open to residents who are inspirational achievers in any field including sport, culture, environment, professional or schooling.
  • In Merriwa only, there are also awards for Sustainability in Business and Environmental Achievement.


The Upper Hunter Shire Australia Day Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen, are chosen from the town winners.

Nomination forms are available at all Upper Hunter Shire Council Administration Offices, Shire Libraries, and they can be downloaded or submitted online from Council’s website at

Nominations close Friday 9 November 2018.


Caption: The Upper Hunter Shire 2018 Australia Day Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year, Linda Gant and Tarnisha Winsor, receive their awards from Deputy Mayor Maurice Collison.



Daele Healy
Communications OfficerPhone: 02 6540 1110 (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)02 6540 1358 (Wednesday)Fax: 02 6545 2671
Email: [email protected] UPPERHUNTER.NSW.GOV.AU  A Quality Rural Lifestyle – in a vibrant, caring and sustainable community














Businesses save fees with Upper Hunter Country branding

There’s also $1000 grants for a shopfront make-over


The simple act of adding an ‘Upper Hunter Country’ sticker to an A-frame, chalkboard or tables and chairs on the footpath, will save a business its 2018/19 annual footpath trading licence fees in the Upper Hunter Shire.

Upper Hunter Shire Council is also offering financial assistance to business owners to help revitalise streetscapes in towns across the Shire by way of a grant of up to $1000 to refurbish shopfronts.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund is to provide one-off assistance to businesses in Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone central business districts (CBDs). Council will contribute a one-off allocation of up to $1,000 ex GST (or 50% of project costs – whichever is the least) per standard 15-metre shop front.

These initiatives are part of Council’s strategy to encourage shop owners to promote tourism as well as improving the look of Upper Hunter town’s CBDs.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund Application Form and Guidelines are available on Council’s website under Do It Online / Apply for It / Community Grants.

Live link:

Copies are also available from Council offices.

To find out more about Upper Hunter Country branding contact Council’s Environmental and Community Services department on 6540 1100.



Daele Healy
Communications OfficerPhone: 02 6540 1110 (Mondays & Wednesdays)02 6540 1358 (Tuesdays)Fax: 02 6545 2671Email: [email protected] UPPERHUNTER.NSW.GOV.AU  A Quality Rural Lifestyle – in a vibrant, caring and sustainable community





Routine X-Rays available at MPS Again


Routine X-Rays are available in Merriwa again, as of last Wednesday, at the MPS, and every Wednesday from then.

If you are a patient of either of the local GPs they can make a booking for you. If you go to an out of town GP or would like to make your own X-Ray booking phone 6542 2093 and ask for an appointment in Merriwa.









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