news from cobram community house
Tax Help – 2023
Tax help is available at Cobram Community House from August 8th on Tuesday mornings. It is essential that appointments are made beforehand.
Please phone to make an appointment on 03 5872 2224.
NOTE: Each person using this service MUST have a MyGov account.
We can help you create a MyGov account before your appointment.
Tax help volunteers are people from within the community who give up their time each year. They are not ATO staff.
Our Tax help volunteers are only able to help with fairly straightforward tax returns.
Am I eligible for Tax Help?
You are eligible for Tax Help in if your income is around $60,000 or less for the income year and you did NOT:
- Work as a contractor, for example a contract cleaner or taxi driver
- Run a business, including as a sole trader
- Have partnership or trust matters
- Sell shares or an investment property
- Own a rental property
- Have capital gains tax (CGT)
- Receive royalties
- Receive distributions from a trust, other than a managed fund
- Receive foreign income, other than a foreign pension or annuity.
If our volunteers work out that you don’t need to lodge a tax return, they can help you complete a non-lodgment advice.
Volunteers are unable to help you with amendments.
Digital mentors have the valuable role of supporting people to learn new digital skills.
Working in partnership with the learner, a digital mentor listens for and creates teachable moments. The overall aim is to help learners feel more confident when using digital technology so they can feel more confident and empowered.
We have a FREE course to train digital mentors and you don’t need to be an IT expert to participate, you just need a willingness to learn how to support people, especially people 50+, to get online and use digital devices.
Do you have a family member, neighbour or friends that you would like to be able to support?
Talk to us about upcoming FREE training!
Refugee Week at Cobram Community House
Interested people in our community are invited to this morning tea.
There will be displays and we will have a speaker who will talk about her experiences with refugees.
Card making taster session – come and try this craft.
Our semester 2 brochure is now available.
Have a look as there is lots to pick from in this semester and lots of things happening at the house.
Look at all the wonderful FREE activities on offer at Cobram Community House from 8th – 12th May.
Join us for one activity of join us for all – we look forward to seeing you at CCH during neighbourhood House Week 2023.
Community Organisation of the year – COBRAM
We are honoured to receive the award for Community Organisation of the Year at the Cobram Australia Day Awards.
We are proud of the work we do to engage with and support our community. Thank you to our dedicated staff, wonderful volunteers and supportive committee of management.
Congratulations to all award winners and nominees – we are lucky to have such generous and civic minded people in our community.
Cobram Community Christmas Gift Appeal
The Cobram Community Christmas Gift Appeal is running again in 2022. The Appeal, originally coordinated by the Uniting Church has been running for over 30 years. Cobram Community House took over the Appeal in 2021 to ensure its continuation.
The appeal provides Christmas gifts to children aged 0-12 in Cobram and the surrounding districts to support families experiencing hardship. Last year the Community Christmas Gift Appeal provided gifts to approximately one hundred and fifty children.
We are again inviting the community to support our Christmas Appeal. The following local businesses have generously agreed to be collection point for gifts – Bendigo Bank, Cobram Cinema and Barooga Aquatic and Recreation Centre. Members of the community are encouraged to donate unwrapped gifts for children up to the age of 12 at these locations or at Cobram Community House. The gifts will be distributed to families who need a helping hand at Christmas. We would appreciate if gifts could be dropped off by 6th December.
Doug’s Christmas Day Lunch
We are glad to be able to put on Doug’s Christmas Day lunch again in 2023 at the Cobram Bowling Club. This lunch is for older people who may otherwise be lonely on Christmas Day as they have limited opportunity to go elsewhere.
In 2023 there will be a $20 participation fee which must be paid before December 8th.
The event will be alcohol free.
Registrations have commenced and payment can be made by coming into Cobram Community House.
Spaces are limited and not all registrations will automatically be accepted.
We are seeking volunteers to help both beforehand and on December 25th. Please contact us if this volunteering opportunity interests you.
Ph: 03 5872 2224
Spring has sprung in our Community Garden.
So much colour and the vegetable beds are overflowing . A HUGE thank you to the students and staff of Cobram & District Specialist School who work so hard to keep everything beautiful.
Would you be interested in helping out with garden maintenance and watering during the school holidays?