About us

Founded in 2004, the Merriwa District Progress Association Inc. (MDPA) was established by a group of local citizens interested in maintaining and improving the standard of living of those in both the Merriwa township and the surrounding district.

Since the amalgamation of the Merriwa Shire Council with the Scone Shire Council and half the Murrurundi Shire Council (now the Upper Hunter Shire Council), the Association has represented the interests specific to Merriwa (and surrounds).

We also work with other local groups with the aim of maintaining, encouraging and promoting the social, economic, environmental, cultural and educational progress of Merriwa and district.

The MDPA is a not-for-profit organisation. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month (except January) at 6:00 PM in the Merriwa RSL Club at 122-126 Bettington Street, Merriwa.

The MDPA is ...

Working towards
a better future ...

for Merriwa and district.

Get Involved

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on volunteers to resource our projects. If you'd like to help we'd love to hear from you.

Attend Our Meetings

Third Wednesday of every month (except January) at 6:00 PM in the Merriwa RSL Club at 122-126 Bettington Street, Merriwa.

Help Bring About Change

We encourage new members to the MDPA and welcome guests at all our meetings. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm. We'd love to see you!

Contact Us

Please use our contact form to contact us online or send any mail to MDPA PO Box 144, Merriwa NSW 2329.


The MDPA is proud of ...

Our Achievements

We are proud of our track record in affecting change in the Merriwa and surrounding district. We have lent a local voice to many initiatives. We have been able to influence Council decisions and maintain a good working relationship with local groups. 

Explore the current and completed projects of the MDPA to see what our community members are able to achieve.

Our meetings and other events in the local area are listed on our Calendar of Events.

New members are always welcome. We all have skills, experience and qualities that allow us to help build “community” together. Join today.


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