What's News

Published on 24 November 2023

What's News

Seeking Event Sponsors

Council is offering sponsorship opportunities for local businesses at upcoming events, including NYE Party, Bathurst NRL and Bathurst Winter Festival. Show your community spirit and maximise your brand exposure by becoming a sponsorship partner.

For more information regarding sponsorship packages please phone 6333 6111 or email events@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

International Day of People with a Disability

International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) is held on 3 December each year and aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. For a program of events visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Off-leash area survey

Council is seeking feedback from the community regarding the structures at the Kefford Street dog off-leash area. We are aware that there are many regular users of the facility and wish to ensure that the community has the opportunity for input into any proposed changes.

Council has also received a request to declare O’Farrell Place Drainage Reserve as an off-leash area, and is seeking community input to this proposal.

To provide feedback visit the YourSay Bathurst website.

BRAGS Art Fair18 November - 3 December

The BRAGS Art Fair is a fundraising exhibition for the gallery’s artistic programming and collection, featuring artworks for sale from both established artists and emerging talents.

Artworks are available to view and purchase in-gallery and online showcasing our region’s best contemporary art from artists based in the Bathurst Regional

Council district and surrounding areas including the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon, Blayney, Cowra, Orange and Mudgee.

Explore works in a range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and more.

The fair will open on Friday 17 November at 6pm and the winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced. Join in celebrating our regional artists with a spectacular night of art, music, drinks, canapes, and more. Visit https://events.humanitix.com/brags-art-fair-2023-opening to purchase tickets.

Upgrade of William and Keppel Street Roundabout

Council has received Black Spot Program Funding to improve the safety of the William and Keppel Street roundabout. Works commenced on Tuesday 24 October and are expected to take around 6-10 weeks with completion in December. For 2-4 of these weeks the roundabout will be open to traffic. For 4-6 of these weeks, the roundabout will be fully closed to traffic. For more information contact Council on 6333 6111.

Buy Local Competition

The Buy Local Competition encourages residents to buy from shops participating in the Buy Local Gift Card program.  When shoppers buy from a participating retailer, they will be given a flyer where they can enter competition. Three $200 gift cards will be offered as weekly prizes. The competition runs from 6 November for four weeks. For more information visit


The second part of this initiative will commence on November 27 and runs for four weeks. It will involve snapping a selfie at a participating buy local business to show where you would like to spend a Bathurst buy local gift card this Christmas.

Tag the Bathurst Business Hub and the selected business on Facebook to win 3 x $50 Bathurst Buy local cards. Each Friday the three selfies posted that week with the most Facebook "likes" will win a $50 gift voucher. 


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