Connecting Cumberland Communities during COVID-19

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Cumberland City Council considers the health and wellbeing of the community a priority.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and direction from various levels of government, Council has temporarily suspending a number of public events including face to face consultations and workshops in order to help contain the spread of coronavirus and keep you safe.

Stay In Touch

Even though we can't meet face to face right now, we still want to connect with you! So we'd love to hear the best way to stay in touch during this time. Please take a minute to tell us the best way to provide information.

If you have some ideas that we haven't thought of, please share your idea in our Community Conversations.

We also have launched several key initiatives during this time to support Cumberland residents:

Check our Community News feed below for updates on these and other Cumberland City Council community initiatives, or click on the links for important information and helpful tips.

What Made You Smile Today?

We'd also like to know the uplifting stories from all around the Cumberland City Council area about how our community is coming together to support each other. If you have a story to share about your community group, school, neighbourhood or neighbours, please add it to Share Your Story. Tell us what made you smile today!



Cumberland City Council considers the health and wellbeing of the community a priority.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and direction from various levels of government, Council has temporarily suspending a number of public events including face to face consultations and workshops in order to help contain the spread of coronavirus and keep you safe.

Stay In Touch

Even though we can't meet face to face right now, we still want to connect with you! So we'd love to hear the best way to stay in touch during this time. Please take a minute to tell us the best way to provide information.

If you have some ideas that we haven't thought of, please share your idea in our Community Conversations.

We also have launched several key initiatives during this time to support Cumberland residents:

Check our Community News feed below for updates on these and other Cumberland City Council community initiatives, or click on the links for important information and helpful tips.

What Made You Smile Today?

We'd also like to know the uplifting stories from all around the Cumberland City Council area about how our community is coming together to support each other. If you have a story to share about your community group, school, neighbourhood or neighbours, please add it to Share Your Story. Tell us what made you smile today!


  • Personal mobile alarms

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    24 days ago

    Do you know someone aged 65 or over living in the Cumberland City area currently in isolation or medically vulnerable?

    Council has introduced ‘Press for Help’, a personal alarm programmed with up to 5 contacts of your choice in the case of an emergency.

    To see if you or someone you know is eligible, visit the Council website for more information or call us on 8757 9577.


    Do you know someone aged 65 or over living in the Cumberland City area currently in isolation or medically vulnerable?

    Council has introduced ‘Press for Help’, a personal alarm programmed with up to 5 contacts of your choice in the case of an emergency.

    To see if you or someone you know is eligible, visit the Council website for more information or call us on 8757 9577.


  • Book donations

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    30 days ago

    During our wellness check calls, some Seniors expressed interest in reading for leisure. Thanks to our Libraries, Council was able to refurbish old books and deliver them to Seniors in isolation.

    For more information on our Social Inclusion programs call 8757 9041. #InThisTogether

    During our wellness check calls, some Seniors expressed interest in reading for leisure. Thanks to our Libraries, Council was able to refurbish old books and deliver them to Seniors in isolation.

    For more information on our Social Inclusion programs call 8757 9041. #InThisTogether

  • Be a Good Neighbour

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    about 1 month ago

    People often feel disconnected from each other at the best of times. And now, with social distancing and restrictions on public movements during the COVID pandemic, it can be even harder to maintain relationships with those around you. There’s never been a more important time to reach out to your neighbours.

    If you have a neighbour or know someone who is alone or isolated, especially those in the vulnerable and at risk categories, or just doing it tough, fill out the Good Neighbour Calling Card and drop it under their door to let them know you’re around if they need any help.

    What help you can offer is up to you. If could be picking up some groceries or supplies, walking their dog, posting mail, providing translating support or just having a friendly chat over the phone.

    The card also includes important tips to keep you safe if you are receiving assistance.

    People often feel disconnected from each other at the best of times. And now, with social distancing and restrictions on public movements during the COVID pandemic, it can be even harder to maintain relationships with those around you. There’s never been a more important time to reach out to your neighbours.

    If you have a neighbour or know someone who is alone or isolated, especially those in the vulnerable and at risk categories, or just doing it tough, fill out the Good Neighbour Calling Card and drop it under their door to let them know you’re around if they need any help.

    What help you can offer is up to you. If could be picking up some groceries or supplies, walking their dog, posting mail, providing translating support or just having a friendly chat over the phone.

    The card also includes important tips to keep you safe if you are receiving assistance.

  • Fun activities for kids at home

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    about 1 month ago

    Looking for fun activities for the kids at home?

    Council has a wide range of options, including Storytime with Poppy, arts, and crafts and do at home sporting videos, to keep children entertained. Discover an oasis for kids on our Council website.

    Looking for fun activities for the kids at home?

    Council has a wide range of options, including Storytime with Poppy, arts, and crafts and do at home sporting videos, to keep children entertained. Discover an oasis for kids on our Council website.

  • NSW Health Update

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    about 1 month ago

    NSW Health has expanded the testing criteria for residents in Cumberland City who are feeling unwell. This is due to a small number of cases where the source of infection has not been identified. GPs can perform testing, or testing can be performed at public or private clinics.

    If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, call your GP or Healthdirect on 1800 022 222 to see if you should get tested for COVID-19.

    For further enquiries visit Health Direct.

    NSW Health has expanded the testing criteria for residents in Cumberland City who are feeling unwell. This is due to a small number of cases where the source of infection has not been identified. GPs can perform testing, or testing can be performed at public or private clinics.

    If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, call your GP or Healthdirect on 1800 022 222 to see if you should get tested for COVID-19.

    For further enquiries visit Health Direct.

  • Emergency Help

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    about 1 month ago

    A reminder to be kind to yourself. It’s okay not to have it all together right now.

    If you or someone you know are feeling overwhelmed and anxious, help is available.

    For a list of helplines and resources to assist you, visit our Emergency Help resource page.

    A reminder to be kind to yourself. It’s okay not to have it all together right now.

    If you or someone you know are feeling overwhelmed and anxious, help is available.

    For a list of helplines and resources to assist you, visit our Emergency Help resource page.

  • Rainbow Connection - School holiday activity

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    about 1 month ago

    Council is inviting you to participate in our ‘Rainbow Connection’ School Holiday activity.

    Draw, paint, decorate or colour an artwork to display in a window. Brighten the days and create community connections through a rainbow.

    Every day we are hearing incredible examples of local community spirit, support and new initiatives that are happening within our community. Please share your stories and photos of your rainbow window displays by emailing community@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.

    Council is inviting you to participate in our ‘Rainbow Connection’ School Holiday activity.

    Draw, paint, decorate or colour an artwork to display in a window. Brighten the days and create community connections through a rainbow.

    Every day we are hearing incredible examples of local community spirit, support and new initiatives that are happening within our community. Please share your stories and photos of your rainbow window displays by emailing community@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.

  • Cumberland Art Awards

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    about 1 month ago

    The Cumberland Art Awards Exhibition is now live!

    We are bringing the Art Gallery to you, so you can see a range of exquisite artworks from local talents. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Awards - voting closes on 24 May 2020.

    Cumberland Art Award Winner: Amani Haydar
    Youth Award Winner: Ruqayah Abed
    Emerging Artist Winner: Gillian Kayrooz

    Congratulations to the winners and all the artists who participated. To enter the Peacock Gallery and discover the artworks, visit https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/cumberland-art-awards.


    Image: Little Red Corvette by Amani Haydar

    The Cumberland Art Awards Exhibition is now live!

    We are bringing the Art Gallery to you, so you can see a range of exquisite artworks from local talents. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Awards - voting closes on 24 May 2020.

    Cumberland Art Award Winner: Amani Haydar
    Youth Award Winner: Ruqayah Abed
    Emerging Artist Winner: Gillian Kayrooz

    Congratulations to the winners and all the artists who participated. To enter the Peacock Gallery and discover the artworks, visit https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/cumberland-art-awards.


    Image: Little Red Corvette by Amani Haydar

  • Coronavirus information translations

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    about 2 months ago

    If you know someone wanting to know more about coronavirus who is a non-English speaker, SBS has developed an information page on Coronavirus in 63 languages. Find translated explainers in Dari, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese and more.

    Visit the SBS website for translated information.

    If you know someone wanting to know more about coronavirus who is a non-English speaker, SBS has developed an information page on Coronavirus in 63 languages. Find translated explainers in Dari, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese and more.

    Visit the SBS website for translated information.

  • Employ Local

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    about 2 months ago

    We have a large number of candidates currently looking for employment opportunities.

    As a service to our community, we have consolidated information on a number of businesses in our community that are currently hiring.

    Find out more and see the current positions available at on our Employ Local page.

    We have a large number of candidates currently looking for employment opportunities.

    As a service to our community, we have consolidated information on a number of businesses in our community that are currently hiring.

    Find out more and see the current positions available at on our Employ Local page.