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Awards Now Open

23 October 2014
Nominations for the 2015 Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year and Building a Better Community Award are now open.

Barmera Library Free Computer Lessons

14 October 2014
Like them, love them or not, the internet, computers, laptops, tablets are all very much a part of our daily lives! Thanks to the generosity of our great volunteers, Barmera Library is able to offer computer and IPad lessons on Tuesday and Wednesdays to make these first steps towards better computer skills and knowledge an easy painless and fun experience!

Riverland & Mallee Vocational Awards 2014

14 October 2014
Nominations are now being sought for the 2014 Riverland & Mallee Vocational Awards. Applications close on Friday, 7th November 2014 and awards will be presented at a function to be held on Friday, 6th February 2015.

Council's Community Grants are now closed

13 October 2014
If your group missed out on submitting an application during this round, you still have another opportunity later this financial year.

Council Election Update

10 October 2014
Eager to cast your vote and wondering what the next step is? The Electoral Commission will be sending voting packs to enrolled voters between Monday 20 October and Friday 24 October.. Follow the instructions provided and post the ballot papers back so they reach the electoral commission's electoral staff no later than 5pm on Friday 7 November. Or alternatively drop your voting envelope into the Electoral Commission’s ballot boxes located at the Berri Council Office, 19 Wilson Street, Berri or the Barmera Library, Barwell Avenue, Barmera.

Set yourself a fitness challenge

7 October 2014
Entries are now open for the Nippy’s Come ‘n’ Tri Triathlon to be held at the lake on Saturday afternoon 8th November. Berri Barmera Council is a proud supporter of the Murrayman Triathlons ...Swim, Bike, Run…Challenge yourself, participate get fit and have Fun

Bluebird 50th Anniversary Celebrations

7 October 2014
November 23rd, 2014, will mark the 50th anniversary of when Donald Campbell CBE set an Australian water speed record in Bluebird K7 on Lake Bonney, at Barmera in South Australia's Riverland, whilst attempting to set a new World Record. On the weekend of November 22nd & 23rd, 2014, a full program of fun and festivities are planned, to be held in Barmera. Tickets for the Saturday night Commemorative Dinner are now on sale. See event link for booking and price details. Events on Sunday will be gold coin donation

This week is Mental Health Week

7 October 2014
Open your Mind. What you do can make the difference. Mental Health Week events are being held from 5 to 12 October and aim to improve community awareness and knowledge about mental health illness and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems. There are a number of activities being undertaken in the Riverland, some of which are linked below.

SA State Youth Brass Summer Camp and Tour

2 October 2014
The South Australian State Youth Brass Summer Camp and Tour will take place on the 12th - 17th January 2015.

Riverland Health & Wellbeing Festival Renmark

2 October 2014
Tickets are now available for the Health & Wellbeing Festival - $5 per person if purchased on line prior to the 10th October or $10 on the day. Children under 15 can enter for free. For more information or to purchase tickets, refer to the attached website link.