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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


August 24, 7.30 pm at Bywong Hall

The recent changes to the intersection of Macs Reef Road and the Federal Highway have raised serious concerns from residents of Wamboin, Bywong and general commuters about the safety of the new arrangements.  These community concerns were raised with NSW Roads and Maritime Services by the Wamboin Community Association, and again more recently by Bywong Community Association.  Adam Berry (Network & Safety Manager Southern) met with the community to talk about the issues and the planned solution which will include the installation of a STOP sign at the intersection and the reinstatement of the 'slip' lane. The audience was not convinced that this would make the intersection safer, increasing cues of waiting traffic and frustration for motorists particularly during peak times.  The audience was informed of a longer term Federal Highway corridor strategy which will be undertaken in the next 2 years with a view to planning for the next 20 years- and solutions and options for intersections like Macs Reef Rd. 

As this local road now carries over 5000 vehicles per day, it is the busiest intersection of its kind at the Federal Highway, with a very low incidence of vehicle accidents.  It is not likely to attract significant funding in the near future.    


AGM 10th August

The Bywong Community Inc held its 2015 AGM on 10th August 2015.

President's report by outgoing president Darryl Bourke.

The Bywong Community Association (BCA) represents about 1200 people living in the area

It organises social events and raises fund for local community organisations

There are four main events happening each year as follows:

  •  The Clean Up Australia Day - Every year, we organise and participate in the Clean Up Australia Day 
  •  The Car Boot Sale - this year’s Car Boot Sale was a great success raising more than $3000
  •  The Bywong Trivia Night - Our traditional (not) Trivia Night was another great success this year which include science experiments and our local Federal member Angus Taylor presenting the political round of questions.
  •  The Christmas Drinks - In December we invite all residents to come for drinks and nibbles at the Bywong community hall.


Finally, to continue our yearly activities and bring in fresh ideas, we need new members so I am pleased to see some new faces on the committee.

The new committee for 2015-6 is:

  • President - Anne Goonan
  • Vice president - Clive Boughton
  • Treasurer - Jean-Pierre Favre
  • Secretary - Kerry Cox
  • Public Officer - Guy Cotsell


Neighbourhood Safer Place 

Recently completed improvements to the Wamboin Community complex on Bingley Way, has enabled the Wamboin Hall to become an registered Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP). The NSP system included the installation of a 24x7 weather station, recording local weather conditions. Live weather station reports are now available via the "Weather Station" link under the WCA header


Bywong Community Events 2015

·         Clean Up Australia 1st March 2015.

·         Car Boot Sale - Sunday 29 March 2015.

·         Trivia Night - Saturday 18th July 2015.

·         AGM - Monday 10th August 2015.

·         Christmas Drinks Friday 4th December 2015.


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

The Sutton Chatter now has a facebook page. See
Past and present copies of The Chatter are available for download.

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.
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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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