Swansea Chamber of Commerce News

Something Hot is Happening at Caves Beachside Resort

Posted in: App, Dining Out, Family Event, iPhone App, Local News on Friday, March 27th, 2015

Caves Beachside Events March 2015

For more information contact Caves Beachside Resort on 4980 999 or go to the website www.cavesbeachhotel.com.au  to find out more about CURRY Tuesday Nights $20 TRIVIA Wednesday Nights and MEXICAN Thursday Nights specials!

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Swansea Rolls Out the Culinary Carpet on 30th May at SwanFest food wine music Festival

Posted in: App, Events, Facebook, Free Event, Swanfest on Friday, March 27th, 2015

SwanFest Logo - March 2015

Swansea Channel will spring to life as the picturesque backdrop to SwanFest on Saturday 30 May 2015.
Discerning foodies and lovers of fine wine will be spoilt for choice with offerings from the region’s food producers, foodies and markets as well as wine tasting from renowned Hunter wineries.
Live music and Guest appearances will entertain throughout the day with market stalls, children’s activities and a pet-friendly policy adding to the festival ambience.
An inspiring selection of exhibitors will offer a diverse range of wares, delicious food and fine wine to sample and buy, bringing the best the Hunter Region has to offer together for the one-day celebration. 

Reserve Your Space

Quality food, wine, produce and market stalls are invited to be part of SwanFest.  
Click the exhibitor pack button (below) or email info@bigbangevents.com.au

                                      Exhibitor Pack   

We would like to welcome our naming sponsor Swansea RSL to SwanFest 2015. This event would not possible with the support     of sponsors.

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Trivia Night with a Twist 2nd May at Swansea RSL Club supporting Swansea Scouts Group

Posted in: App, Events, Facebook, Family Event on Friday, March 27th, 2015

Swansea Scouts Trivia Night 2nd May 2015

Call Cheryl on 0477 284 950 to Book your Ticket Today!!

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Check Your Clock on 5th April & Change Your Fire Smoke Alarm Battery

Posted in: App, Community, Fire Station, Local News on Thursday, March 26th, 2015


Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters from Swansea Fire Station today urged local residents too change the batteries in thier smoke alarms at the end of Daylight Saving on Sunday 5th April - it could save a life!

Station Commander Nathan Tallon said firefighters were happy to participate in the national Change Your Clock…Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery campaign.

Only working smoke alarms help save lives and a fire can take hold in just three minutes, filling your home with deadly smoke. A working smoke alarm and a home escape plan could save you, your family, pets and possessions in a fire as it gives you vital seconds to get out before you’re overcome.

A smoke alarm with a flat battery is just as risky as not having a smoke alarm at all.  That’s why you should change your smoke alarm battery when Daylight Saving ends on Sunday 5th April.

FRNSW recommends householders install photoelectric, interconnected and hard-wired smoke alarms and install smoke alarms in all bedrooms for maimum protection 

FRNSW data reveals 13per cent of the 3,900 home fires in NSW last year occurred in properties with no working smoke alarms. Devastatingly, more than half (56per cent) of fatal house fires between 2000 and 2014 had no smoke alarms present. The majority of these deady fires also occurred between midnight and 6am, when people were asleep.

Don’t gamble with your family’s life by waiting to install your fire alarms or change the batteries in your smoke alarms – you should do it NOW!

If you need help checking or replacing the battery in your smoke alarm contact your local fire station and ask about the Smoke Alarm Battery Replacement (SABRE) program for seniors and people with disabilities

Contact: Swansea Fire Station  on  4972 1040


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Wallarah Rural Fire Brigade Receives $6,500 in NSW Government Funding

Posted in: App, Funding, Government News on Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Wallarah Fire Brigade Government Funding 19th March 2015

Member for Swansea Garry Edwards yesterday presented the Wallarah Rural Fire Brigade with $6500 in NSW Government funding under the Community Building Partnerships Grants program.

Mr Edwards said the Brigade used the funding to purchase a Thermal Imaging Camera, which will assist in identifying ‘hot spots’ undetectable to the naked eye that could potentially lead to fires.

“It is an honour to once again support the Wallarah Brigade with funding to assist their invaluable life-saving community service into the future,” Mr Edwards said.

“The NSW Government is committed to providing the necessary funding and resources to RFS brigades across the State to ensure that lives and infrastructure can be saved from deadly fires.”

Wallarah Rural Fire Brigade Captain Matthew ‘Spud’ Jones said the Thermal Imaging Camera, amongst other things, will be a valuable asset for the Brigade in identifying subterranean chitter combustion. 

“The Thermal Imaging Camera is an invaluable tool with many applications including identification of hot spots, particularly in smoky conditions in buildings, trees, vegetation and logs and accurate and timely location and identification of subterranean hot spots.

“The camera can also be applied in the recording of thermal images for use in post event debriefs, reviews or legal action.”
MEDIA: Swansea Electorate Office 49721133


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ANZAC Day 25th April Opening of the New World War 1 ‘Rising Sun’ Monument

Posted in: App, Events, Facebook, Free Event, Local News on Friday, March 13th, 2015

RSL Rising Sun Monument Sunrise  20th February 2014

The Opening of the new World War 1 ‘Rising Sun’ monument

will take place on ANZAC DAY 25th April with a

dawn service at 5.30am the Swansea RSL Club.

At sunrise, surf boats approach to ‘Anzac Cove Beach’

and landing by ‘troops’.

          Dedication of the new memorial by Reverend Clive Gerard,

Father Mackie  and Major Colin robinson.

Opening of the new memorial by DVA representative

Member for Shortland, Jill Hall

and State Member for Swansea.

For all enquireis contact Swansea Sub Branch Secretary

Barney Blundell E: blundelljb@iprimus.com.au


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RAID Learn to Dive SCUBA Courses 22, 28, 29th March

Posted in: App, Events on Friday, March 13th, 2015

Snorkel Safari Swansea Logo - February 2015

Discover the wonders of your own backyard!  Become a certified diver and experience the wonders of the underwater world.  Learn new skills, meet new people and open yourself to adventure.

 If you have ever had the desire, been curious about diving or simply want to experience something new and amazing Snorkel Safari Swansea can teach you to Scuba Dive.

Learning to dive has never been easier some online theory and 3 days of practical training. Learn the skills in the pool and then complete 4 open water dives.

Our small groups ensure you will be comfortable and master the skills which will make you a safe, confident diver. Our courses are conducted by caring professional instructors with years of industry experience.

Please note there are some medical conditions that may prevent you from diving. Times vary according to tides.

Next course 22, 28 and 29 March 2015 or Learn to dive over Easter!



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Introducing Swansea 1st Scout Group

Posted in: App, Facebook, Membership on Friday, March 6th, 2015

Scouts Australia Logo - March 2015


When we say ‘adventure’, we’re not just talking about the awesome range of outdoor activities that Scouts offers! In fact, ‘adventure’ can mean any exciting, novel or unusual experience, and Scouts offers such a huge range of opportunities that there’s always something new to try. And you can join at any age from 6 upwards!

According to the Australian Rural Doctor, the key reason children should join Scouts is because they learn about

leadership, planning and preparing themselves and others.

Scouts are separated into age-based Sections –

Joey Scouts (6-7)

Cub Scouts (*8-10)

Scouts (*11-14)

Venturer Scouts (*15-17)

Rover Scouts (18-25)

With each Section taking more responsibility for their own activities as they progress. All Sections share a steady diet of self-respect, confidence, leadership, teamwork, creativity, environmental awareness and community involvement, and there are plenty of events and activities in which everyone can get involved together.

For more information, visit www.swanseascouts.org.au

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Snorkel Safari Hosting an Evening with International Diving Guru Paul Toomer

Posted in: App, Events, Facebook, Free Event, Local News on Friday, March 6th, 2015

Snorkel Safari Swansea Logo - February 2015

When: TUESDAY 10th March  Where:  Swansea Hotel

Paul (PVT) will be having dinner and drinks from 6.30pm in the Swansea Hotels dining area and will be presenting from 7.30pm upstairs, people are welcome to grab dinner and a drink and join Paul and the team.  RSVPs are essential via Facebook or the shop 02 4023 0899.

We have Paul Toomer an International Diving guru coming to present on “What it takes to dive to 100m and beyond” –a fascinating topic for all divers, dive professionals and even non divers. Be inspired by the man who is a force in the diving world. This presentation will be open to the public and a free event, local dive stores from Swansea, Newcastle/Wickham and Central Coast will come together for this special evening.
Paul’s unique approach to training is legendary. Since he became a diving professional, Paul has reached the pinnacle of the world’s leading diver training agencies; teaching divers, instructors and instructor trainers. When it comes to caves, wrecks and rebreathers, Paul has been there and done that all over the world. 
An avid writer and presenter, his contributions include articles for various dive magazines and formal presentations at training agency member events, DEMA, OZTek, EuroTek, TekCamp, the British Scuba Industry Trade Association, the London International Dive Show, Hollis/Oceanic Dealer Seminar and many more.
After a decade of teaching rebreather and technical courses, Paul was appointed International Director of Technical Training for SSI. Now Director of Diver Training at RAID he will be in Australia to present at Swansea and OZTek.


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Service NSW One-Stop Shop for Warners Bay

Posted in: App, Government News, iPhone App, Media Release on Thursday, March 5th, 2015


 Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet and the candidate for Charlestown Jason Pauling have welcomed the decision to locate a Service NSW one-stop shop at Warners Bay, announced as part of the next round of new service centres to be rolled out in NSW.

“This announcement of more one-stop shops to be delivered in the next 18 months is great news for residents and businesses in NSW,” said Mr Perrottet.

“Since its launch in 2013, Service NSW has revolutionised customer service delivery with a new way of delivering services – online through www.service.nsw.gov.au  and the new mobile app, through the 24/7 phone service on 13 77 88 and new one-stop shops with expanded trading hours.

“We have now successfully rolled out more than 26 Service NSW service centres with more planned.”

Service NSW offers customers access to more than 800 government transactions including driver licences, vehicle registrations, Seniors Card applications, birth certificates, housing payments and more.

The candidate for Charlestown Jason Pauling said a Service NSW one-stop shop would be a terrific boost for the people of the Charlestown Electorate and the City of Lake Macquarie generally.

“Carrying out multiple transactions in one place saves everyone time and money,” said Mr Pauling.

“Customers have truly embraced Service NSW centres when they open for business in their communities as testified by high customer satisfaction scores.

“I look forward to bringing more news about the rollout of Service NSW to Warners Bay.”

 For online transaction and further information about Service NSW, visit the Service NSW website www.service.nsw.gov.au, download the mobile app or call 13 77 88.


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