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2023 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize judges announcement and call for entries
Arts & Culture
The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia’s pre-eminent award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council, has announced three new judges for 2023. Artists are invited to submit their entries by 30 June.
Published 22 May 2023
NAIDOC Week 2023 events
Come to a local event during NAIDOC Week (2-9 July) and in the lead up to the Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum to learn more about indigenous culture and how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Published 20 May 2023
How to support refugees during Refugee Week and beyond
During Refugee Week (Sunday 18 June to Saturday 24 June 2023), we celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. Find out how you can get involved to provide refugees with a safe and welcoming environment to thrive.
Published 15 May 2023
The new and improved Cooper Park Community Hall is the perfect place for your next party
It's never easy to find that perfect venue for your child's next birthday party, family event, meeting or corporate gathering. But the great news is that the popular Cooper Park Community Hall has been renovated, updated and modernised and it now ticks all the boxes as one of the best venues to hire in the East.
Published 5 April 2023
Pride Amplified local events
Arts & Culture
The global WorldPride festival is coming to Sydney from 17 February – 5 March and we’re hosting a series of events to help celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Published 18 January 2023
Woollahra Council welcomes newly-elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor
Councillor Susan Wynne has been re-elected as the Mayor of Woollahra, and Councillor Isabelle Shapiro elected as Deputy Mayor at the first meeting of the new Council, held on 5 January, with both terms to run until September 2023.
Published 6 January 2022
Food Safety - Make sure you are prepared
Australian Food Safety Week 2021 will be held from 13 to 20 November 2021. As part of Australian Food Safety Week, Woollahra Municipal Council urges local consumers to reduce their risk of food poisoning by being prepared.
Published 8 November 2021
Top 10 spots for summer fun
Avoid crowded beaches this summer and try one of these other local activities instead.
Published 18 November 2020
Woollahra Preschool has grown
We're excited to announce that our preschool in Double Bay now has an additional room and outdoor play area and we have expanded our childcare services to 40 new local families!
Published 1 October 2020
Shop local during Small Business Month
October is Small Business Month, let’s all support our small businesses by shopping and dining locally. Council is also offering a range of supports to small business owners - including a series of free webinars throughout October.
Published 1 October 2020
$120,000 in grants to support local initiatives
Read about the local projects we're supporting this year through our Community and Cultural, Environmental and Placemaking Grants.
Published 16 September 2020
Spring School Holidays
Even though we cannot run our regular school holiday activities, we do have online events available.
Published 15 September 2020
Dementia Action Week – 21-27 September 2020
In conjunction with the Woollahra Dementia Alliance we are hosting two free events during Dementia Action Week.
Published 14 September 2020
New pop-up cycleway planned from Rose Bay to Bondi Beach
The NSW Government has announced plans for a new pop-up cycleway from Rose Bay to Bondi Beach to give the local community more safe travel options during COVID-19.
Published 26 August 2020
New multi-purpose courts open at Christison Park
There are now even more opportunities for sports and recreation in our local area thanks to a court upgrade at Christison Park in Vaucluse.
Published 25 August 2020
New rules for pet registration
From 1 July 2020, new rules apply to owners of non-desexed cats, restricted breed dogs, or dogs declared to be dangerous. Owners of these pets will be required to pay an annual permit fee, in addition to their lifetime pet registration fee.
Published 1 July 2020
Apply for a grant and help make Woollahra a better place
Do you have an idea to connect or inspire our community or protect and enhance the environment in the local area?
Apply for a Community and Cultural or an Environmental Grant and we could help bring your idea to life.
Published 4 May 2020
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