Murrumbateman Community Association Inc. (MCA) – Representing and supporting the Murrumbateman community

MCA - supporting Community

About the Murrumbateman Community Association Inc

The use of the name Murrumbateman Community Association (MCA) commenced in March 2023.  We have modernised to build upon our historic beginnings in March 1936 as Murrumbateman Agricultural Bureau and Progress Association (MABPA) with a change in 2014 renamed as the Murrumbateman Progress Association (MPA). Some administrative changes relating to this new name are being progressed.

We are a voluntary, not-for-profit, community-based association run by volunteers promoting rural-residential lifestyle, recreational activities and services for the Murrumbateman community. MCA assists community groups by providing legal and statutory cover, representation and support, including obtaining industry/governments grants for community facilities. MCA is committed to represent wide community views to advocate for community benefit through lobbying the local Yass Valley Council, State and Federal governments. We are an overarching association for community initiatives and working towards organising more events and activities to bring community together. Over $1 million has been raised by MCA events to go back to the community for delivery of recreational facilities and support to local community/sporting groups. We invite all in the community to attend our meetings, chat at our Murrumbateman Markets stall or contact us directly. You will make new friends and we ask that you share your skills to help MCA deliver what you and community want to see as part of the growth and vitality of Murrumbateman.


Every month – 2nd & 4th Saturday (Except weekend before Field Days) – Murrumbateman Village Market 9am – 1pm

MEETINGS: 16 February, 16 March, 18 May, 20 July, 17 August, 21 September & 16 November – 7.30pm at THE HIVE Murrumbateman Public School – Contact

March – Annual General Meeting

OctoberMurrumbateman Field Days – 3rd weekend October – 19-20 October 2024

December – 16 December 2023 – Christmas Carols & Twilight Markets on the Village Green


Our Vision: A vibrant and sustainable Murrumbateman and region community

Our Purpose: Working for the benefit of the Murrumbateman community through representation and advocacy of its interests

Our Values:

  • Good governance and compliance
  • Open and fair engagement
  • Integrity, Inclusivity, Adaptability
  • Respecting and valuing the traditional owners of this land
  • Respecting all people in our community
  • Commitment to the environment
  • Transparent and accountable financial management

Raising Funds for the Community

Supporting the Murrumbateman community is the key aim of MCA.  Through our major annual event, the Murrumbateman Field Days, regular Markets and other activities, many local community groups receive financial support from MCA through payment for services or grants.  Community groups supported include Murrumbateman Lions Club, Murrumbateman Tennis Club, the Murrumbateman Community Church, All Saints Anglican Church, NSW Rural Fire Service, 1st Murrumbateman Scouts, Pastel Painters of Murrumbateman, Landcare Group, sporting clubs, Yass SES, Yass Lions Club, Yass Antique Farm Machinery Club, Yass Valley Youth Council, Yass Valley Riding Club, Murrumbateman Pony Club, and the NSW Police.


The next Annual Murrumbateman Field days will be held at the Murrumbateman Recreation Ground on the weekend of 19-20 October 2024


To represent the community we need your support by becoming a member of MCA. If you have some time you may wish to be involved in the running of the Association MCA and various other community activities or share your expertise to help the community volunteers.  If you dont have a lot of time, being a member allows your views to be  represented and supported. We invite members of the community to join, we will inform you, listen to you and represent you.  MCA continues the work this Association has done in the past and aim to do it better in the future. Annual membership is $20 per person and meetings are held bi-monthly.

Coming soon: under our 2023 constitution there is additional membership categories for family, groups and business.

Constitution and Rules

Code of Conduct
New Constitution 2023 to be uploaded soon
Membership form
MCA Strategic Outlook 2023-2028
MPA 2015 submission on Future Use of Hawthorn
MLG (Landcare) 2015 submission on Hawthorn Green Spaces

Supporting the Community

MCA advocates for development and change that enhances community and the attractive rural setting of our town, for and on behalf of the community. We have taken up many issues with federal, state and local government, focusing on issues that matter to residents such as lobbying for the reintroduction of a public primary school in Murrumbateman (new school opened 2023), Barton Highway duplication, improvements and delivery of local infrastructure, and negotiations with Yass Valley Council.



Murrumbateman Field Days next event 19-20 October 2024.

The Murrumbateman Field Days is the annual premier agricultural and family event for Murrumbateman and the Yass Valley.

Located only 30 minutes away from Canberra, exhibitors from around Australia gather to showcase the best in the latest agricultural and landscaping services, equipment and machinery, livestock, traditional crafts, local produce, and attractions such as the snake man, performances by George the Farmer educational and  Farmer Dave Muttley dog Crew from Rufftracks.

The Murrumbateman Field Days offers a family-friendly country experience over a fantastic weekend.

An event by the Murrumbateman Community Association.





Murrumbateman Village Markets

Murrumbateman Village Markets or find them on Facebook

Held 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 9am to 1pm at the Village Green 
Located within the Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds you will experience a friendly market specialising in fresh foods and handicrafts with a local flavour. The Village Green with its historic oak trees provides the perfect place for a relaxing morning browsing vibrant stalls, sampling produce, local crafts, supporting and chatting with local community groups.

An event by the Murrumbateman Community Association.


Murrumbateman Menshed

Murrumbateman Menshed Find them on Facebook
Open Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Membership open to men 18 years or older. Learn crafts, woodwork, assist community and have great chats.

Contact 0408 269 752 or

A sub-group of the Murrumbateman Community Association.



Murrumbateman History Group

Murrumbateman History Group Find them on Facebook

The Murrumbateman History Group was established in January 2014. They aim is to locate, record and preserve Murrumbateman’s history. Find out about local historical sites and lots of interesting stories.


A sub-group of the Murrumbateman Community Association.



Murrumbateman Christmas Carols

The 2023 Murrumbateman Christmas Carols is on 16 December on the Village Green at the Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds.

A sub-group of the Murrumbateman Community Association.


Australian Cool Climate Wine Show

Australian Cool Climate Wine Show or find them on Facebook
The annual Australian Cool Climate Wine Show held in September each year and attracts entries from cool climate winemakers across Australia. The show features public tasting and a long table lunch to showcase the unique wines produced in cool climate regions. Delivered under the Murrumbateman Progress Association from 1999 to 2022, in 2023 it is independently incorporated and continues to be an important event for the wine industry and the local community.