Welcome to the next edition of our fortnightly e-newsletter. Read on to see some photos from Australia Day Events, find out what's coming up at the cinema and access the amazing grant opportunities that are currently open in Hindmarsh!

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the region and across Victoria, we encourage everyone to continue to do what they can to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Click here for up-to-date information on COVID-19 restrictions and requirements.

For information regarding COVID-19 in Hindmarsh, please contact West Wimmera Health Service or follow their Facebook page here.
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We have lots of great information in this fortnight's enews, but we know there might be a section you want to jump to!
In line with Victorian Government requirements community members now need to show proof of double vaccination to access Councils community facilities including swimming pools, Nhill Memorial Community Centre, community halls and Hindmarsh Shire Libraries in Dimboola, Jeparit, Nhill and Rainbow. You can do this via the Services Victoria app or with a printed Vaccination Certificate and photo ID.

Children under 18, or those with an approved medical exemption, will still be able to access services.

To assist our community who are unable to access library services, in person, click and collect services are available along with e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines. Telephone your local Hindmarsh Shire Libraries branch to organise click and collect.

At this stage, Council’s Customer Service Centre in Nhill does not require customers to be double vaccinated, but you are required to wear a mask. Community members needing access to customer services in person can attend the Nhill Customer Service Centre at 92 Nelson Street, Nhill.  Online services are available on our website or telephone 03 5391 4444 for assistance over the phone.
The next Council Meeting of Hindmarsh Shire Council will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday 2 February 2022 at the Nhill Memorial Community Centre.

For more information on Council's meetings, to view the Council meeting agenda and to view past council meeting minutes and documents, please visit

This meeting will be live-streamed online via Council’s Facebook page at
Nhill Cinema will be screening a series of classic movies in the Nhill Memorial Community Centre, 77-79 Nelson Street, Nhill. Bookings are preferred and attendees must show proof of double vaccination to attend. 
Philadelphia Story
Tuesday 22 February 2022
Morning Tea – 10am
Film Screening – 10:30am

Ma and Pa Kettle
Tuesday 22 March 2022
Morning Tea – 10am
Film Screening – 10:30am

Twelve Angry Men
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Morning Tea – 10am
Film Screening – 10:30am

Gold coin donation | Morning tea provided before screenings
Pre-bookings are essential, please call 03 5391 4444. 

Citizen of the Year, Mervyn Schneider OAM.

Young Citizen of the Year, Caleb Zanker.
Congratulations to our Australia Day Award Recipients for 2022!
Hindmarsh Shire Council's Deputy Mayor, Cr Brett Ireland, along with Hindmarsh Shire's Australia Day Ambassador, Wesa Chau, travelled to Rainbow, Jeparit, Dimboola and Nhill today to be a part of the Australia Day events that local volunteers held throughout the day.
Although the weather remained sunny and warm for the majority of the day, Nhill's event was unfortunately cut short due to heavy rain and stormy weather.

The recipients of Hindmarsh Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year were announced in Nhill by Deputy Mayor, Cr Brett Ireland.

Council would like to congratulate the award recipients for 2022:
* Young Citizen of the Year - Caleb Zanker
* Citizen of the Year - Mervyn Schneider OAM

You can read more about our award recipients and their outstanding achievements on our most recent media release at

We extend our gratitude to the Lions Club of Rainbow, Jeparit Town Committee, Dimboola CWA and the Lions Club of Nhill for hosting these events and to all volunteers who helped throughout the day.

Due to the cancellation of the Goroke and Warracknabeal leg of the PUSH Tour, we are now throwing our support behind the Stawell show on Saturday 5 March 2022 from 5pm.
We're thrilled to be able to offer 20 FREE tickets to the PUSH Tour in Stawell, where you'll be able to see The Smith Street Band and Alex Lahey LIVE. We're also providing free transport from Rainbow, Jeparit, Nhill and Dimboola to the event, just let us know where you need a ride from when booking!

It's the beginning of 2022 and a good time to remind you that we always want to hear from you! Soon, we'll introduce you to your Youth Councillors who can be your point of contact when you have ideas or concerns - but you can also always leave us feedback online by visiting and clicking the feedback button.

If you're 12-25 and have ideas around events, training, inclusion, leadership, social issues, community projects, volunteering (or pretty much anything!) - yell out!
We welcome any general feedback you have about Council services and operations. Click the button below to have your say!
Welcome to your New Year at Hindmarsh Shire Libraries.  As our Big Summer Read program comes to an end, be sure to get your books entered to be in the draw to win some of our fabulous prizes.

If you haven’t been into the library for a while, there has never been a better time to join with new books arriving every day and access to items from across Victoria.  You can order items from the comfort of your home from the Public Libraries Victoria app or you can call any of your friendly local branches for assistance.

We are very excited by our new library in Rainbow and the renovations at Nhill Library.  We can’t wait to show you our new spaces!

Remember to look out for our updates each fortnight in this enews, follow our Facebook page and keep in touch with what’s going on in your local Library.
In line with Victorian State Government requirements, Hindmarsh Shire community members will need to show proof of their double vaccination status to access Hindmarsh Shire Library branches at Dimboola, Nhill, Jeparit and Rainbow. We ask you to please be patient with us as we navigate this new way of delivering our services.

Click the button below to find out more.
Just a reminder that we will be closed from Monday 31 January to Friday 4 February for the first stage of our renovations.
We are offering our patrons Click & Collect services so please call Danelle at Nhill Library on 5391 4449 or email us at
Round 2 applications for the 2021/2022 Community Action Grants Program are opening on 17 January and will close at 5.00pm, Friday 18 February 2022.
Application forms are available on the Hindmarsh Shire Council website and can be completed online or downloaded.
If your club/organisation has a project that requires financial assistance, the Community Action Grants Program may be able to assist. Clubs and organisations are encouraged to review the grant guidelines as changes have been made to the funding program.
For more information, please contact Matt Sherwell, Community Development Officer, on 5391 4444 or via email at
Applications for Round 2 of the 2021/2022 Business Assistance Grants Program are opening on 17 January 2022 and will close at 5:00pm, Friday 18 February 2022.
To submit an application online or to download an application form, please visit Council's website here
If your business is looking to upgrade, expand or relocate to Hindmarsh Shire, the Business Assistance Grants Program may be able to assist.
Businesses and organisations are encouraged to review the grant guidelines as changes have been made to the funding program recently, making it more suitable to the individual needs of your business.
For more information, please contact the Community Development Officer on 03 5391 4444 or via email at
Juddy Roller, the award-winning street art team behind the Silo Art Trail, have worked with Fed Square to develop the “Urban Mini Silo Art Trail” art installation to Melbourne. The art display of three miniature replicas opened on Friday 21 January and will be in place until the end of March.
For more information visit


Please be advised that in order to facilitate the safe conduct of rail crossing renewal works it will be necessary to close Kiata North Rd (near Western Hwy intersection), Gerang Gerung to all pedestrian and vehicle movement during the above mentioned times.

Traffic controllers and detour signage will be implemented to assist and direct motorists around the closure.

Local resident access will be permitted up to the manned road closure points. The Rail crossing will be impassable during these works.

Please consider alternate routes around the road closure and allow extra travel time to your intended destination.


Hindmarsh Shire Council invites suitably qualified and experienced persons / organisations to respond to its Request for Quotation for:
The specific requirements are detailed in the Request for Quotation documents which can be downloaded via Council’s website at
Closing time for the above tender is 2:00pm on Thursday 24 February 2022.
All enquiries should be directed to Simon Landrigan, Project Manager via email to or telephone 03 5391 4444.
  • Mechanic (Full Time Permanent)
  • Manager of Governance and Human Services (Full Time Permanent)
  • Youth Officer (0.6FTE Fixed Term to 31 December 2022)
  • Supported Playgroup Facilitator (0.6FTE 12 Month Fixed Term)
  • Medium Plant Operator/Labourer - Jeparit (6-Month Fixed Term)
  • Community Care Worker - Casual
    Applications ongoing
If you would like to join our team or find out more information, please visit

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