Due to its status as one of Australia’s most intact historic villages, Carcoar has many organisations that look after the village and its heritage. Residents of the village and the region work tirelessly on these committees, and welcome new blood. If there is an aspect of the village and its abundant assets that appeals to you, please take a look at the information below, or contact Andrew Baulch for general advice on 02 6367 3290

Carcoar Hospital Museum Committee

Carcoar Hospital was one of the earliest colonial hospital buildings in Australia. Built to the design of Architect Edward Gell, the foundation stone was laid in 1860, funded by community fundraising with Government Assistance at a cost of £2,400. The museum is one of the oldest and most fascinating hospital museums in Australia, including a fully equipped operating theatre.

Open Thursdays, by appointment or as advertised.

The committee meets once a month and would welcome new members keen on preserving this wonderful piece of history.

Carcoar P A & H Society (Carcoar Annual Show)

The Show Society organise the Annual Carcoar Show, which is often referred to as the “Best Little Show in the Country”.

The Show is always the last weekend in October

In 2017 this means October 28th and the show will incorporate no fewer than 5 horse rings, and is one of the very last qualifying events for the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

For all enquiries regarding entries, stalls, etc, please contact the Secretary.

Carcoar School of Arts Committee

The School of Arts Committee looks after this building which is central to the community of Carcoar.

Fully equipped commercial kitchen catering for weddings, birthdays, family reunions and any sort of function.
Home of plays and public performances, it has a movie theatre with regular film screenings, and a wonderful historic mural as backdrop. Home of the Carcoar Art Experience weekend workshops. This is a wonderful facility as well as one of the best historic building in a village full of historic buildings.

The Committee welcomes interest from volunteers from all parts.

Carcoar Village Association

Carcoar Village Association looks after the renowned Australia Day celebrations in Carcoar and is an important body in overseeing the development of the Village of Carcoar.
President: John Burke – 6367 3288

The Carcoar and District Historical Society Inc.

The Carcoar and District Historical Society was founded in the early 1960s and became an incorporated organisation in 1989.
The Society owns Stoke Stable Museum in Naylor Street, Carcoar. In 1994 the Society was gazetted as Manager of the Carcoar Historic Reserve Trust which includes Carcoar Court House, designed by colonial architect James Barnet and opened in 1882. This is the second Court House on the site, the previous building dating to1850.

The Society conducts guided tours of historic Carcoar for coach and special interest groups. Bookings are required. Walking tour maps of Carcoar are available free at Enterprise Store and at Stoke Stable museum and Carcoar Court House.

The public are invited to inquire about family history and local history and heritage at: or

Stoke Stable and Carcoar Court House Museums are open from mid morning to 4.00pm on weekends, Public Holidays and by arrangement on other occasions.

Contact the Society for more information about activities, events and membership.