The Murrumbateman Progress Association (MPA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit, community-based association. It assists community members to conduct their various activities within the community by providing legal and statutory cover, representation and support. The MPA has granted more than $1million back into the local community over recent years. The MPA is the umbrella organisation to a number of local initiatives and events such as the Murrumbateman Field Days, the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show, the Murrumbateman Menshed, the Murrumbateman Village Markets and the annual Christmas Carols. Originally formed on 2 March 1936, the MPA was called the Murrumbateman Agriculture Bureau and Progress Association. It was renamed the Murrumbateman Progress Association in 2014 and continues to promote rural activity, efficiency and improved standards of living for the Murrumbateman community in general. The organisation has witnessed many changes and supports the ongoing growth of our town and the community. We invite residents to come to a meeting, make new friends and get involved in the local community.
Every month – 2nd and 4th Saturday (Except weekend before Field Days) – Murrumbateman Village Market 9am – 1pm
Every month except January and October – MPA General Meeting 3rd Thursday at 7.30pm
March – Movie Night on the Village Green (date TBA)
August – 1st Sunday – Murrumbateman Pruning Day
September – Australian Cool Climate Wine Show (dates TBA)
October – Murrumbateman Field Days – 3rd weekend
December – 1st Saturday – Christmas Carols and Twilight Markets on the Village Green
A vibrant and sustainable Murrumbateman and region community
Bettering our Murrumbateman community by demonstrating integrity, inclusivity,
transparency, stewardship and leaving a just legacy, sharing our commitment to
the environment, sustainability and community based activities.
Raising Funds for the Community
Supporting the Murrumbateman community is the key aim of MPA.
Through two major annual events, the Murrumbateman Field Days and the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show, many local community groups receive ongoing financial support from MPA.
Community groups supported by MP include Murrumbateman Lions Club, the Murrumbateman Community Church, All Saints Anglican Church, NSW Rural Fire Service, 1st Murrumbateman Scouts,
Pastel Painters of Murrumbateman, Murrumbateman sporting clubs, Yass SES, Yass Lions Club, Yass Antique Farm Machinery Club, Yass Valley Youth Council, Yass Valley Riding Club and the NSW Police at Yass.
The 42nd Annual Murrumbateman Field days will be held at the
Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds on the weekend of 17-18th October 2020.
For more information go to www.mfdays.com or find them on Facebook
Results of the 2019 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show can be found at www.accwineshow.com.au
Become involved in the running of MPA and its activities. We invite members of the community to
join MPA enabling the association to continue the work it has done in the past.
Annual membership is $11 per person and meetings are held monthly.
Supporting the Community
MPA advocates for development and change within the community on behalf of the community.
Our role is to assist and support community members to conduct their activities.
Over the years, we have taken up issues when required with federal, state and local governments, focusing on issue that matter to local residents such the reintroduction of a public primary school in Murrumbateman,
Barton Highway development and improvements to local infrastructure negotiated with Yass Valley Council.
Murrumbateman Field Days
The Murrumbateman Field Days is the annual flagship event for Murrumbateman and the Yass Valley community. Located only 30 minutes away from Canberra, exhibitors from around Australia gather to showcase the best in agricultural services and products. The Murrumbateman Field Days offers a family-friendly experience of life in the country over a fantastic weekend.
Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
Australian Cool Climate Wine Show or find them on Facebook
The annual Australian Cool Climate Wine Show is held in September each year and attracts entries from cool climate winemakers across Australia. The show features great events for the public, and is dedicated to benchmarking and showcasing the unique wines produced in cool climate regions.
Murrumbateman Village Markets
Open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 9am to 1pm
Visit them at Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds to experience a friendly market specialising in fresh foods and handicrafts with a local flavour.
The Village Green with its beautiful big oak trees provides the perfect environment for a relaxing morning browsing their stalls and sampling the produce and crafts.
Murrumbateman History Group
Murrumbateman History Group Find them on Facebook
The Murrumbateman History Group was established in January 2014. Their aim is to locate, record and preserve Murrumbateman’s history.
They meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Murrumbateman Country Inn (The Pub) at 7pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Murrumbateman Christmas Carols
Murrumbateman Christmas Carols are held on the 1st Saturday in December on the Village Green at the Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds.