Community Connect

The Snowy Monaro region is home to a diverse and welcoming community. There are many different ways to connect with the community and know what's happening across the region. Council's Community Development staff are on hand to support group, projects, initiatives and activities to build strong communities that are great places to live and visit.  

Each Friday, the main street of Bombala plays host to a different community group. The Street Stall initiative allows community groups and sporting clubs to raise funds and awareness for their cause. 

Please contact one of our region's Visitors Centres for a wealth of knowledge for locals and visitors alike. 

The Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre is a community-based organisation that supports the well being of people in the former Snowy River Shire. It is a true community space, offering a range of information services, community connections and free Internet access. Please visit the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre page for more information including operating hours and contact details. 

Many of the townships and villages in the region are supported by a local resident association such as a Progress Association or Action group. These community based groups focus on building better and stronger communities from a grass roots level. They often communicate their suggestions to appropriate government departments, including Council and other relevant departments. Contact information for these local groups can be found on the Community Directory page.
Do you need urgent assistance? 

Council's Community Development staff can help connect you with services in our region to assist in an emergency or in difficult life circumstances. We can give you info on services for a range of different needs including disability, mental health, housing / homelessness, health, youth services, aged care and more. 
 
In a life threatening emergency, call 000

Cooma Police Station 6452 0099
Jindabyne 6456 2244
Bombala 6458 3444

Cooma Hospital 6455 3222
Bombala Hospital 6458 5777

Emergency Accommodation - Link2Home 1800 052 052
Domestic Violence assistance - 1800 656 463
Mental Health Line 1800 011 511