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Community Groups

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Collector Community Association

The CCA is the central community organisation through which all community organisations and residents can gather, express their views and plans and be represented to the Upper Lachlan Shire Council. Its interests lie in the co-ordinated improvements to the Collector community.

Collector Village Master Plan. The CCA is very keen to see a master plan developed that reflects the aspirations of the Collector residents and liaises regularly with ULSC to make this happen. 

Upcoming meetings;

8th June - General Meeting

7th September - General Meeting

7th December - AGM + General Meeting



Collector Oval Committee

In non-covid times the Collector Oval Committee have a general meeting every season and our AGM around October. This year however, because of Covid it has been difficult to meet. However we have still managed to submit five funding applications for projects at the oval. The four successful projects are a Sealed Carpark, BBQ Shelter, Shade Structure for the playground and a New Post & Rail Front Fence. We are planning to commence some of these projects this year.


Next year the Oval Committee is keen to plan in earnest to resurface and irrigate the playing surface to include space for cricket, football and soccer and to revegetate the southern boundary of the oval. This is a major undertaking and will require close co-ordination with Upper Lachlan Shire Council as well as seeking expert advice and of course funding. 

If you are interested in helping on the Oval Committee please feel free to come along to the AGM and nominate to be part of the committee. 

Have a look at the calendar for our next meeting. 


The Oval Committee can be contacted at

Or, through the executive

Andrew Chiswell - 0412 682 545

Emma De Bruin - Secretary

Murray Rainey - Treasurer

Collector Rural Fire Service

The Collector Rural Fire Brigade (Brennan Street, Collector), holds monthly training sessions on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm.

Please drop in for a chat. You're very welcome. 

The bushfire danger period runs from 1 October - 31 March.

Permits are required for all burns during this period.

Please contact the Fire Captain to arrange a permit if you need to burn off during this time.

If you're planning a burn outside of the bushfire danger period, you still need to notify the NSW RFS. The easiest way to do this is by completing the online Notification of your planned burn form at   Also, notify your neighbours at least 24 hours before your burn and send a text

message to the Fire Captain advising them of your burn.


Collector Rural Fire Brigade contacts:

Fire Captain: Neil Granger 0408 406 549

Senior Deputy Captain: Greg Granger 0421 964 817

Secretary: Jeanette Sheridan 0428 404 210 

President: Andrew Harris 0421 636 150 

To report a fire emergency, please call 000.

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Collector Memorial Hall Committee

The Collector Memorial Hall belongs to the community. It was built by the community in the early 50s. Since then it has been well maintained and managed by local volunteers. Recent committees have embarked on a journey to bring the facilities up to an appropriate standard to ensure that it continues to service the needs of the growing community. An accessible toilet is in the final stages of completion and other remediation work is planned. The committee welcomes new members and ideas so please come and be involved in planning the future of your hall.

See the calendar for our next meeting date.

For further information, bookings or covid-safe information, please email:  

Contacts: Denise Duck                   President 

                  Jeanette Sheridan         Secretary  

                  Jacqueline Menyhart    Treasurer

Collector Red Cross

The Collector Red Cross Branch held their inaugural meeting in March, 1931 and has been continuously active since that date. The Branch meet bi-monthly at the Collector Memorial Hall.  The members support the work of Red Cross nationally and internationally and raise funds by selling handicrafts and other goods at local markets and stalls. 


New members are always welcome.


Enquiries email:

Contacts: Michael Duck        President 

                  Denise Duck          Secretary and Zone 10 Representative 

                  Ronda Schofield   Treasurer 

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Visit Collector

Visit Collector is the creation of a group of local businesses interested in highlighting what Collector and its surrounds has to offer. Visit Collector uses Facebook as its platform and hopes you enjoy your stay.

Collector & District Historical Society

Established in 2010, the Collector and District Historical Association is dedicated to researching, collating and preserving the rich history of the Collector village and surrounding areas. The Association is currently working with other local groups in the development of Collector History Park (Church St) to commemorate the multiple facets of Collector's history including its indigenous heritage, pioneers and early establishments such as the Reverend Robert Cartwright's school and parsonage. The Association also supports the annual ANZAC Day dawn service held at Collector's war memorial.


Under normal circumstances the Association meets bi-monthly at the Bushranger Hotel. 



The Association has produced a number of resources including:

Collector History Tour Book,  and

Collector ANZACs

These publications are available for sale for $10 each. Please contact the Association for further information.


If you have any photographs or historical memorabilia related to Collector and district people and/or places which you think may be of interest, the Association would love to hear from you. Items loaned to the Association will be treated with the utmost care, and following authorised digital copying, will be promptly returned.




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Collector Public School

Collector Public School is a small country school embracing positive working relationships with students, parents and teachers. We encourage every child to strive and achieve their potential in a caring and supportive environment.

The school has a well equipped library with internet access in the classroom, library, office and grounds.

The school's motto; "Achievement and Pride" is embedded in participation, co-operation, responsibility and caring and is a reflection of the positive attitude to learning throughout the school.

Our school was established in 1866 and is a vital part of the thriving Collector community. We are grateful for the support of our P&C Association and all community groups. Please have a look at our web site and get in touch 


Telephone:   02  48480024





Collector Bushranger Reserve

The Collector Bushranger Reserve is located adjacent to the village of Collector. (Crown Reserve No.1004628).    

It covers an area of approximately 88.5 hectares with the Collector Creek flowing through the western part of the Reserve.  Access is by foot from Brennan Street  (beside the Collector Memorial Hall) or from Collector Road (East)

The Reserve is gazetted to be used for Public Recreation, Environmental Protection and Tourist Facility & Services.  

People or groups wishing to use the Reserve  are welcome to contact the Reserve management  by email 

Collector Uniting Church

18 Bourke St, Collector

The Wesleyan Church, later the Uniting Church, was erected in Collector in 1865. The church remains a prominent building in the village landscape and is recognised as being of local heritage significance. 

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St Bartholomew's Church Collector 

Bourke St, Collector

Constructed 1851, St Bartholomew's Catholic Church is of significance locally as a place of religious heritage value. 

Collector Anglican Church

Services at Bourke Street. 

2nd & 4th Sunday church 4.30pm - Contemporary Family Service

3rd Sunday 9:00am - Prayerbook - Holy Communion Service.


Baptism, Wedding and Funeral services by enquiry.


Further details contact Rev’d Kenneth


0417 494 283

Collector CWA

The Country Women’s Association was originally formed in 1922 to give a voice to women, especially in country areas. Presently there are many local branches in Australia which have a voice in the nation’s affairs and provide social and educational activities and support within their communities.


Collector CWA,  established in 1930, is a small branch. We meet in the Memorial Hall on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 12 noon (COVID-19 conditions may apply).

New members are very welcome.


Sue on 02 4845 1618.

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Wildcare 24/7 Helpline

If an injured, sick or orphaned Australian native animal needs rescuing, please call us. 


02 6299 1966

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Wires Wildlife Rescue

If you have found a sick, injured or orphaned native animal in NSW please phone us. 


13 000 WIRES or 1300 094 737

Local Contact is Kial Malone specialising in snake handling 0431 021 577. 

If available Kial is happy to attend.

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Gunning District Community Health Service
- Collector Health Care

Gunning District Community Health Service, in partnership with the Collector Community Association and Collector Memorial Hall offer a Community Nursing outreach health service in Collector every second Thursday of the month between 9am and 1pm at the Collector Memorial Hall.

At this stage Community Nursing services will be available to senior patients ONLY aged 65 years and over, who are residents of Collector or its surrounding areas. 

The first nursing service will begin operating on Thursday 20 January 2022 from 9.00am to 1.00pm and will continue every fortnight or depending on service need.

All patients that use this service will need to be registered with My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422 OR speak with our community nurse at the launch.


The following services will be provided:

- Medication and pain management

- Post operative care

- Wound care

- Blood pressure checks

- Regular health and illness monitoring

- Oncology support

- Home Visits

- Palliative Care monitoring

- Chronic Disease education/support

- Indwelling Catheter Management with Supra Pubic Catheter

- NDIS support


Bookings are helpful but not essential.

If you would like to make a booking with the Community Nurse please contact Gunning Community Care on 02 4845 1166 ext 2 or 3.

Alternatively, you can turn up on a day the nurse is at the Hall. 

Collector Pot Black Club

Established more than 20 years ago, the Collector Pot Black Club's mission is to enhance Collector, working with the broader community, for the benefit of the whole community.  The Club runs community events including sporting games, pool tournaments, discos, Christmas Parties, BBQ's, raffles and lends it's support to other community groups to support local projects.

Help us to achieve this mission by sharing what you would like to see the Club focus on in 2022.

President: Jason Quirk

Vice President: Dion Peckham

Secretary: Trista Batchelor

Treasurer: Jen Bourke


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