Coolamon NYE lights up a community

In was has been a triumphant year for the people of Coolamon Shire, this New Year's Eve the community had more than one reason to celebrate! 

In early 2015, President Wayne Lewis and the Rotary Club of Coolamon came onboard to support Coolamon's flagship event, the Coolamon NYE Street Party. With all hands on deck come December 31, the Club played an integral part in this years event for which they should be very proud. To read more about the fun Rotary had on the night, please click here.

Celebrating five years, the 2015 Coolamon NYE Street Party attracted approximately 2,500 revellers who brought in the new year in a "laid back family friendly atmosphere". 

"The Coolamon NYE Street Party is a prime example of what living in a small country community is; a free family-friendly event filled with friends, family, fun, food and fireworks!" 

With plenty of kids activities and live entertainment for those young and young at heart, the main event, the Family Fireworks Spectacular was a crowd favourite on the night.

"Why would you want to be anywhere else? Some of the best fireworks and you get the opportunity to feel like you're standing right underneath them! Top night in a top town!"

While the majority were busy soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the festivities, the business owners of Cowabbie Street also had a fantastic night with many shoppers eager to browse through their stores. It was great to see so many businesses extending their trading hours this NYE.

It is only with the support of some very generous businesses, community groups and individuals that this event continues to thrive. Thank you to the following sponsors and volunteers for making our residents feel just like this...

It "was only our second year in Coolamon and it reconfirms why we love this town! Was amazing to see any one smiling and happy! We love this community and cannot wait to start a family here and take them to the street party! Loved every second!!!"

To view a selection of photos from the evening, please visit our Facebook page.



Beyond Bank

The Rotary Club of Coolamon  

North East Riverina Rural Counselling Service (NERRCS)


2WG Wagga


Coolamon Lions Club


Coolamon PharmacyCoolamon HotelTreats & TreasuresSweet Briar Bed & BreakfastCoolamon SteelworksCoolamon Shire Medical & Dental Clinic and Commins and Hendriks Solicitors.


Mel Mayer (Sound Technician and Stage Manager)

Howard Holgate (MC)

Rotary members: Ian Jennings, Heather McKinley, Wayne Lewis, Ted Hutcheon, Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne, Helen Lewis, Don Dyce, Henk Hulsman, Dick Jennings, Steve Exton, Dave McKinley, Trevor Parkes, John Nulty, Grahame Miles, Leslie Weston, Paul Weston and John Glassford.

Cristy Houghton