March 2012

Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan Public Consultation

Date & Time:
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 9:00am

Change of meeting date: Broken Hill: Wednesday 21st March

Menindee: Thursday 22nd March

Registration Essential

Phone 08 8087 8383

There will not be a meeting in Wilcannia as previously advertised. There were no expressions of interest from anyone in Wilcannia or surrounds in attending a Wilcannia meeting.

St Therese's Flood Watch


With the Darling River expecting to peak in early April, we have put plans and procedures in place in the event that we will be affected At this stage, we are informed that the water will hit the Levee Bank surrounding the school with the road coming into school having some water over it. We will keep you informed as we get closer to the peak.

A decision may be made to temporary close the school due to either the road having water on it or for health and safety reasons with stagnant water surrounding the school. We will inform you with as much notice as possible if any decision happens.

For more details please call St Therese Community School

Reflections on Women's Day Celebrations in Wilcannia (2012).

[by Patricia Vagg]

On Thursday, March 18, I attended the 2012 Women's Day celebration in Wilcannia, and what an impressive  celebration it was!

Local ladies had been up since 5 a.m. preparing food and decorating the community hall in the white, mauve and green women's day colours. The banquet was capably served by a group of local men, assisted by young people who were invited to help serve the elders. Several guest speakers addressed the gathering, after which any who chose were invited to add their comments.

The whole event was extremely affirming of women, but also very respectful of men, creating a really joyful, uplifting community celebration.


Fishing in the Darling River in and around Wilcannia offers a diversity of catch, including

  • Fish — Note: Murray Cod season closes on the 1st September and reopens on the 1st December 2018. During this period it is illegal to take a Murray Cod from any river in NSW.
  • yabbies

Relevant restrictions beyond those listed above will be posted when available.

Emergency Relief and Crafts

Date & Time:
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sister Maureen and Sister PatriciaSister Maureen and Sister Patricia will be in Wilcannia to help with financial issues (Sister Maureen) and Sister Patricia to facilitate card making, candle making, sewing and ot

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RTA Driver Testing

Date & Time:
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Driver testing officer will be here on the 19th of March.

If you are interested you can make your bookings and pay booking fee at the bank prior to this date.

For more information please contact Fiona, Dale or Mardi-Anne at the RTA Agency, Wilcannia or on 08 8091 5029

Payment is required to make a booking. First in best dressed.