Cobaw Community Health Services Ltd was established in 1986 as an independent incorporated association identified within the Health Services Act 1988. After an extensive process undertaken by many community health centres across Victoria to redefine their legal status as charitable organisations, Cobaw became a company limited by guarantee under the Commonwealth’s Corporation Act in March 2009.
Following its creation, the number of staff and range of services offered consistently increased and Cobaw became an integral part of the Macedon Ranges community with sites at Kyneton, Woodend and Romsey. From an initial team of three offering one program, by 2020 Cobaw was providing more than 20 different programs facilitated by over 100 staff, supported by an operating budget of $6.3 million. Cobaw is proudly a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation.