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 call the Platypus Country Visitor Information Centre on  02 6458 4622 for more details on any of the programs and activities in the Bombala region. 

The Welcome Kit was developed by the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre and funded by Snowy River Shire Council. Its purpose is to provide you with some information to help you connect and feel at home in this wonderful community. If you can't find what you looking for, or have something to add, pop into the Neighbourhood Centre.

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. The Neighbourhood Centre has published the Community Links directory, listing local contact numbers for support services, health, transport, aged care, legal services and more. Please visit the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre page for more information including operating hours and contact details. 

The Jindabyne Community Health Centre is located at 17 Bent St, Jindabyne. Download their Health Services Brochure to read about the services available locally, as well as in Cooma. The Centre is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Phone 02 6457 2074. 

The Snowy Guide is a mobile app which links you quickly to food, accommodation, shopping, transport, events and more in our area. The app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

The Little Black Book is an online survival guide linking residents, visiting staff and tourists to helpful information, local resources and support services. You can access The Little Black Book by downloading the Snowy Guide and clicking on the Advice button.

Together, the Little Black Book and Snowy Guide provide access to all the information you need at the click of a button. 

The Cooma Visitors Centre website contains information on a range of services available within the community, including business listings for food and accommodation services, as well as the Health, Lifestyle and Education Directory and the Cooma-Monaro Arts and Cultural Contacts and Listings.

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

Path2Home is a resource designed by Southern Cross Community Housing to support people experiencing homelessness or hardship. The resource is valuable for a range of people as it contains information on support services, low cost meal options, assistance lines, toilet and shower facilities ,church groups and more. Path2Home covers the entire Snowy Monaro region and is available for download as a booklet or free smartphone app for iPhone/iPad or Android. (Please note that some of the information is now out of date however the resource is still useful)