Introducing Gunnedah Community College

Meet the new Team Gunnedah. Very excited to introduce you to the new team members at Gunnedah Community College.

Leah and Carol commenced in January and are already making a big impression.

Our opening hours have now extended due to the extra staffing available to the campus, Monday -Thursday 8.30am-4pm .

We still remain closed to the public on Fridays. Outside of our normal opening hours, our Head Office can be contacted  Monday- Friday 9am-5pm on   67821662 or freecall 1800 952 264.

We are located 39 Chandos Street, right where you need us

Manager Communications and Cultural Services - Gunnedah Shire Council

Calling Gunnedah Businesses to be part of Youth Expo

We invite your business or organisation to be part of Youth Expo this year.
Gunnedah Shire Youth Expo
Wednesday 21 April 2021
Gunnedah Town Hall

The Expo is a fun and engaging way to connect young people with service providers, training opportunities and making connections with businesses in our region. This year we have a particular focus on building career pathways for our youth.
If your organisation wishes to be involved in Gunnedah Youth Expo please register below by Friday 5th March

Economic Development Officer - Gunnedah Shire Council

Innovation Districts COVID-19 R&D Challenge Now Open

Do you have a research and development idea for a product or service that will help build economic resilience in NSW?

Join the Innovation Districts Challenge and you could receive up to $250,000 to progress your idea.

In the wake of COVID-19, and its dramatic impact on the State’s economy,
NSW Treasury is asking businesses to pitch solutions that can be commercialised within 12 months.


Examples include, but are not limited to, solutions that:
Anything that will have a significant impact in your industry, or more broadly across NSW.

  • boost business sectors heavily impacted by COVID-19, such as tourism, international education or Indigenous companies, or
  • address ongoing supply chain weaknesses, or
  • boost sovereign capability (eg development, design & manufacturing capabilities in Australia), or

strengthen local communities in the management and recovery from outbreaks.


  • an ABN registered in NSW and be based in the New England North West
  • fewer than 200 employees
  • been trading for at least 12 months
  • at least $75,000 in sales revenue within the last 12 months or in FY 19/20

You also must be working with, or willing to work with, university or CSIRO as part of your product development. We can assist you in identifying a
possible research connection.


For further details, or to speak to one of our team email

Economic Development Officer - Gunnedah Shire Council

Free legal help for small businesses, farms and primary producers

Small business owners, farmers and primary producers affected by the bushfires may be eligible for free legal help through the following programs:

Justice Connect

Justice Connect is a legal services organisation that designs and delivers high impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice.

Justice Connect can support bushfire affected small businesses, farms and not-for-profit organisations by connecting them to a pro bono lawyer for legal advice or representation.

Apply for free legal help from a pro bono lawyer at

Legal Aid NSW

Under Legal Aid NSW’s Bushfire Legal Aid Scheme, small businesses and farmers with legal issues related to the 2019/2020 bushfires can apply through their lawyer for funding to assist with legal costs.

Contact your lawyer, call the Legal Aid NSW Disaster Response Legal Service on 1800 801 529 or email

Financial Rights Legal Centre

Financial Rights Legal Centre is a community legal centre providing legal help to consumers, farmers, small businesses and farmers impacted by natural disasters.

To receive legal advice, financial counselling or representation, call 1300 663 464 (press 1 for disaster) for insurance related issues or 1800 844 949 for credit and debt related issues.

Tourism Team Leader - Gunnedah Shire Council

Weeks of Speed Festival 2021 – Sponsorship Opportunities

Planning is underway for the Weeks of Speed Festival 2021, with a program of racing and motorsport events taking place between 6 and 21 March 2021.

Gunnedah Shire Council tourism and events are currently calling for expressions of interest from any local businesses who may be interested in sponsoring the festival.

Please contact Megan Turner, Tourism Team Leader on 0436 949 215 or for a copy of the sponsorship prospectus or to discuss the opportunity to partner in the 2021 festival.

We look forward to sharing Weeks of Speed 2021 with you!

Warm regards,

Economic Development Officer - Gunnedah Shire Council

Next round of Business Partner Program now open!

The hugely successful Business Partner Program has opened for 2021, offering new and existing businesses a helping hand for new projects.

Applications for the latest round of the Business Partner Program are now open and will close at midnight on 28 February 2021.

To view the guidelines for the program, click here.

To submit an application in the current round, click here.

Statement of Attainment in Drone Essentials

The Drone Essentials course covers foundational skills in using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) otherwise known as a Drone. Learners will undertake training in two units of competency to develop the skills and knowledge required to operate Remote Pilot Aircraft (RPA) Systems.

Where: Gunnedah TAFE Campus

When: 10th & 1th February 2021


To enrol: Call (02) 6742 9600 or visit the campus!

Gunnedah Pre Employment 2021

Jump-start Your Career!!!

Get practical skills and knowledge in Mining, Engineering, Automotive and Electrotechnology with the TAFE NSW Pre-Employment program at the Gunnedah Campus.

Learn the fundamentals of these trades to upskill and ready yourself for an apprenticeship or traineeship alongside tickets such as White Card, Working at Heights, Working in Confined Spaces and First Aid.

To Register


Call: (02) 6742 9600 or 131 601

Applications close 20th January 2021.

Statement of Attainment in Farm Welding TAFE NSW – Gunnedah Campus

Are you a school leaver or unemployed and want to learn how to weld?
**This course is fully subsidised**
Gunnedah TAFE is running a Statement of Attainment in Farm Welding course covering:
  • MEMPE002A Use Electric Welding machines
  • MEMPE003A Oxy acetylene and solder
Starting on Jan 18th for 2 weeks
To Enrol: or call (02) 6742 9600 or 131 601
Manager Communications and Cultural Services - Gunnedah Shire Council

Twenty-four new CCTV cameras enhance safety in town centre

Gunnedah’s town centre will be an even safer place with the addition of 24 high definition closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

The completion of the Western Central Business District CCTV Safety Enhancement Project sees a further 24 cameras installed at various locations from the Elgin Street to Chandos Street roundabouts,  ensuring the main street has full coverage.

Chair of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Crime Prevention Working Group Councillor Colleen Fuller said Council had secured a $32,910 grant as part of the fourth round of the $10 million NSW Community Safety Fund, which supports innovative crime prevention projects across the State. Council provided an additional $15,000 towards the project.

“We are committed to supporting not only the safety of our community and our visitors, but to the security of our local business owners,” Councillor Fuller said.

“We want our town centre to be a hub where people can gather together safely no matter what time of the day or night it is and go to community events and support local retail outlets.

“Our quality of life and the liveability of our community is part of what makes Gunnedah such a great place to be.”

The project was identified after Council’s Crime Prevention Working Group undertook a walking review of the closed circuit television (CCTV) network in the Gunnedah CBD.  The review was conducted to revisit the current locations of cameras and determine future approaches to maintaining and expanding the network.

The CCTV network will allow real-time monitoring of high-traffic areas and will help police keep a closer eye on the CBD, which will in turn support them in their efforts to secure successful prosecutions, sending a clear message to perpetrators that if they do the wrong thing, they will be caught and they will face the consequences.

Gunnedah Police Station’s Inspector Michael Wurth said he commended the work done by the Gunnedah Shire Council, in particular members of the Crime Prevention Working Group, for ensuring the initiative came to fruition.

“CCTV is one of a number of investigative tools that are available to police to prevent, disrupt and respond to incidents of crime,” Inspector Wurth said.

“I also encourage the owners of all businesses, along with residences of houses that have CCTV at home, to register their CCTV online at:

“The online site has further information regarding security of information including your details and what consent is required from you before NSW Police Force can use  any imagery.”

The Council CCTV network in the town centre now includes 62 cameras between Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club and Livvi’s Place in Conadilly Street.

Caption: Chair of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Crime Prevention Working Group Councillor Colleen Fuller and Inspector Michael Wurth in Gunnedah’s CBD where 52 council cameras are now in place.


Media contact: (02) 6740 2100.