Community Groups

Various community groups hold their meetings and activities at Cessnock Leagues Club. If you would like to inquire about holding your meetings at a Cessnock Hospitality Group venue, email our events manager Jacquie Condran on or call (02) 4993 2655.

The Rotary Club of Cessnock

Meets every Thursday at 6pm. Contact Penny (secretary) on

A small but busy club, the Rotary Club of Cessnock always welcomes new members. The club focuses on supporting the local community and Rotary International. Ever thought of joining a group and enjoying your spare time while volunteering in your community? If you would like to know more please contact or Graham on 0414 842 327.

Cessnock Wine Country Lions Club

Business meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 6.30pm for 7pm. Dinner on the third Thursday of the month at 6.30pm for 7pm. Lions get involved in humanitarian efforts locally, nationally, and internationally. Contact the secretary via for more details.

Cessnock Combined Probus Club

Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm. A club for men and women to enjoy fun, friendship and fellowship in retirement. There are guest speakers at every meeting and other activities and outings throughout the year. Email or phone 0409 041 066 for more information.

Retired Mineworkers Association – Cessnock branch

Meets second Monday of February, April, June, August and October at 10.30am; plus annual Christmas lunch in November, and social outings and fundraising throughout the year. Retired mineworkers and partners welcome. Contact Darren (president) 0434 175 958; Brett (secretary) 0409 629 358 or Florence (treasurer) 02 4990 2537.

Cessnock and Wine Country Toastmasters Club

Meets on Mondays at 7pm (excluding public holidays). Members practise public speaking in a friendly environment, helping each other to develop greater confidence, communication skills and leadership capabilities. Visitors are always welcome, with no obligation to participate at the first meeting. Contact Anna van Netten on 0422 116 747 or

Cessnock City U3A (University of the Third Age)

Cessnock City U3A holds activities for retired and semi-retired people at various venues around Cessnock every week. Regular activities at Cessnock Leagues Club include games and cards on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 11.30am; and coffee and chat on the third Wednesday of the month from 10am to 11am. To find out more about the branch and its full program, visit or email the secretary on

Cessnock VIEW Club

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10.30am for 11am for a luncheon with a guest speaker. Cessnock VIEW Club is an important part of The Smith Family, raising funds to support disadvantaged Australian school students through the Learning For Life program. Contact Jackie (secretary) on 0402 095 227, Kay (president) on 0401 860 505 or email

Dementia Carers Support Group

The Cessnock Dementia Carers Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Call 0400 031 342 for more information.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Cessnock Support Group

Meets at Wine Country Motor Inn (next to Cessnock Leagues Club) on the first Thursday of the month at 6pm. The group conducts fundraising activities for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, and new volunteers are always welcome. For more information, contact Patsy on 0417 901 146 or Ken.