The North Central News is a weekly publication

serving the communities of St. Arnaud, Charlton,

Wedderburn and surrounding areas. It has a

community-minded focus, with information and news

about local issues and events along with comprehensive

coverage of local and regional sports and human interest



The district has a rich history of early agriculture and gold

mining, with a culture of perseverance and optimism that is

evident in its businesses, sports and service clubs.


The district has a diversity of primary industries from traditional

grain and wool production to intensive piggeries and turkeys,

along with olive and wine production.


Value adding of many of the products brings employment and

creates a vibrant business hub with most trades well represented

within the paper’s catchment area.


With a circulation of 1,800, the NCN is distributed in St. Arnaud, Charlton Wedderburn, Donald, Rupanyup, Bealiba, Marnoo, Navarre, Dunolly, Wycheproof, Birchip, Korong Vale, Boort, Stuart Mill, Redbank, Avoca and Moonambel.


See what's happening in your local area, and plan your weekend in advance to have a care free and enjoyable weekend supporting your community.

Local CFA members pre training


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