4 December 2020 Newsletter

Council is a proud supporter of the United Nation's 16 Days of Activism Campaign, coinciding with Respect Victoria's Respect Women: Call It Out initiative. The campaign encourages people to 'call it out' when they witness disrespect, sexism, harrassment and abusive behaviours - drivers that can lead to violence against women. Check out Council's Facebook Page for for more information about what respect looks like in our community. 

The Warracknabeal Action Group (WAG) together with 3WM, MixxFm and The Weekly Advertiser are helping extend the reach of your business by encouraging our listening audience and readers to visit and support your local community of Warracknabeal. Visit their Facebook Page for more information.

Amid the chaos that has defined this year, small businesses and their families are adjusting to the challenges of COVID:19 - what resonates the most are success stories across our communities, those of innovation, creativity, adaptability and resilience.  However, although some stabilisation has occurred, there are still a large number of small businesses challenged by decreased cash flows and increasing overheads and liabilities. The Rural Financial Counseling Service is keen to assist and support small businesses across our rural and regional areas. To find out more how they can support you and your business, contact them via their toll free intake line on 1300 735 578.

WE WON! Council is excited to share that the By5 Project has been announced as the winner in the Creating Collaborative Community Partnerships Category for the Department of Education and Training’s Victorian Early Years Awards, receiving a $15,000 money prize towards the project.

It is the collaboration of Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership through Buloke, Yarriambiack, Horsham, West Wimmera Councils, West Wimmera Health, Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children Research Institute and delivers a telehealth solution for providing Paediatric support to Maternal Child Health Nurses including assistance with children in the comfort of a families home.

Read our profile and that of other winners and finalists at #VEYA2020
We're very excited that our libraries are now open and ready to welcome you and your family! 


If you are unable to attend your local library outlet, please contact the Warracknabeal Library to arrange your home delivery of DVD's, books & audio books. Not sure what to order, now worries! Simply let the librarian know via the Recommendations Menu, phone call or message what genres you enjoy and they can make a selection on your behalf. Deliveries are available to all Yarriambiack Shire residents. Contactless deliveries will be made fortnightly dependent on staff availability and restrictions.

Ph: 03 5398 1270  |  Email:

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We have the following employment opportunities available:
  • Early Years Educator (Hopetoun)
  • Early Years Teacher (Hopetoun & Beulah)
  • Playgroup Facilitator (Patchewollock / Tempy)
  • Transfer Station Operator (Warracknabeal)
Summer is here and our swimming pools are opening up across the Shire. 

A huge thank you to the volunteer committees for getting the pools looking fantastic in the lead up to swimming season.  Click here to find out when your pool is opening.


Please note that the only changes for the waste collection for this Christmas period will be in Yaapeet, Brim & Hopetoun as well as associated rural runs.  If your normal collection falls on Friday 25th of December, it will be done the day before on Thursday 24th December.


Extreme heat can affect anybody. Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition. Survive the heat this summer with these five simple tips: 

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Never leave anyone in a car
  • Stay somewhere cool
  • Plan ahead
  • Check in on others
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