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Bywong Community Association (Inc) and the Bywong Community

Bywong Community Association is a residents group aimed at strengthening connections between local people in Bywong and acts as a forum for raising and resolving local issues. The Association organises a number of annual events including the biggest, the Bywong Community Car Boot Sale. More information about our events can be located under Events. You can find out more about joining the Association by clicking here and you can send your enquiries here.

Bywong is a locality within the Palerang Shire in southern NSW with a population of 1195 people. Wamboin adjoins Bywong and have a combined population of just over 2850 residents. Bywong  is located between Lake George and on both sides of the Federal Highway, about 30 km north-east of Canberra, ACT Australia. Click here for more information about the Bywong locality and history, including a MAP of the area.  Information also available on facebook at

Home SOLAR electricity

 Bywong Community Association with the assistance of FuturePLANS (Palerang Local Action Network for Sustainability) held an information evening on Monday 18th August at the Bywong Community Hall.

 Guest speakers included installers Martin Payne from CJ Solar (grid-connect and back-up battery) John Thomsen (grid connect) and John Gannon (off-grid), as well as Mel Hillery from FuturePLANS who will give an overview of changes in government policy, technology and the business case for household solar electricity.

Mel Hillery's presentation can be found at this link. and Mel's text associated with her presenation here.

See Martin's presentation by following this link.

Link to John Gannon's presentation.




Other sites on this topic include: Communtiy Owned Renewable Energy – for local independent advice Martin Payne’s website

• Clean Energy Council Guide Household guide for PV Panels http:// (also a link to business and industry guide on this site)

• Australian Federal Government advice on home sustainability:

• Solar Choice – solar energy brokers – to help you find & compare the best quotes Similar to above Site to check out the performance of installed systems near you! These guys are also installers.

 Listing these links does not represent an endorsement of any of the above websites or associated businesses

Trivia Evening - A sold out Success

The Community’s trivia night held last Saturday night was the most successful ever. It must also be unique as the only occasion for an audience to spontaneously break into the Mickey Mouse song – it happened as Master of Ceremonies Jeremy Shearmur donned a Mickey Mouse cap to introduce a round entitled “Of Mice and Men”.

JeremyA capacity crowd turned up to participate in a night of quizzing and opera with extra entertainment like magic tricks and fascinating revelations about locals who have brushed with the famous. 









The highlight of the night was the appearance of well-known soprano Theresa Rayner, whose singing included one of the questions as well as an operatic offering. This innovation was a huge hit with both opera fans and trivia addicts. In a closely contested night, redoubtable Bungendore team “XX” returned to the winners’ podium by carrying off first prize.


Theresa Rayner


Popular features which define Bywong’s Trivia as a notable regional event were again in evidence. Jean-Pierre repeated his famous technique of displaying all questionfull houses and answers as entertaining screen projections, and players enjoyed a variety of soups produced by Community members and accompanied by Peter Zimmerman’s crusty rolls.





As this year’s Car Boot Sale had to be cancelled, the raffle was drawn at the end of the Trivia evening and lucky ticket holders enjoyed winning  prizes to a total value of  several thousand dollars.

The evening was such a success that the Community has decided to hold another one in late November. Watch our notice boards and book early if you want to get in! It will be another night to remember. Any profits go the local community.


Bywong Community Events 2014

  •  Extra Trivia evening - November
  •  Xmas drinks - 5th December

Bywong Community meetings 7:30 pm at the Bywong Community Hall, Second Monday every second even month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct & Dec)

Hall Hire

Bywong logo

If you would like to find out about hiring the Bywong Hall at the Les Reardon Reserve, in the first instance please contact Guy Cotsell on 62303523 or by email cotsell AT
Alternatively, Aidan O'Leary on 62369157 or by email at  oleaai AT

If you want to see if the Hall is available, you can view availability by clicking HERE for the Bywong Hall and Reserve calendar

You can see a Google map of the Les Reardon Reserve and the Bywong Hall here 

Keeping in touch with people locally

Wamboin Noticeboard

Sutton Chatter - July 2014

Emergency contact information

Service Number Service Number
Fire/Police/Ambulance Dial 000 all hours Sutton Fire Brigade Duty Officer
0418 303 232
Bungendore Police 6238 1244 Bungendore Medical Centre  6298 9211
Queanbeyan Police 6298 0599 Ambulance Bookings 131233
 Wamboin Fire Brigade Captain
0409 991 340 Bungendore Vet Surgery 6238 1133
 Updated NSW Fire Incidents website  Palerang Council  6238 8111


We would like to thank the following sponsors for their ongoing support:

 Lake FM radio
The Lake FM - Bywong's Neighbourhood Radio Station. The station can be heard on 88MHz, or 87.8MHz in most parts of Bywong/Wamboin. 
Make a request by clicking on our request page.
Yless4u logo Yless4U
Lamberts Vineyards
Lamberts Winery
The Veolia Mulwaree Trust supports community projects and charities for the benefit of the community of the former Mulwaree Shire Council area in Southern NSW or a community within a council area which immediately adjoined Mulwaree.
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