Regular Events in South Gippsland

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Health Services in the Bass Coast & South Gipplsand

You would be surprised at the number of services available within the South Gippsland & Bass Coast Shires. Medical, Physio, Optometry and Podiatry to name a few.

If you need transport to your local medical appointments, there is a service available. Gippsland Southern Health, Bass Coast Health & South Gippsland Hospital have a volunteer driver program on offer to drive you to your appointments. For more details call Bass Coast Health on 0417 527 856

Bass Coast

Bass Coast Adult Learning Centre

Bass Coast Adult Learning Centre are offering free introductory courses in Hospitality and Hair and Beauty to introduce you to the basic skills required to work in these industries. This may be the perfect step into your new career. To enrol contact Bass Coast Adult Learning Centre 239 White Road, Wonthaggi, on 56723115.

Bass Coast Chorale – New Members sought

Do you like to sing? Bass Coast Chorale are looking for new members.  They meet every Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Wonthaggi Band Room, Bilson Street.  Larry Hills is the Musical Director and under his baton the Choir give two concerts a year to raise funds for local charities.  Half year fees are $40.  No audition needed and no requirements to read music.  Call Wayne on 0402 727 364 or for information.

Bass Coast Health Ladies Auxiliary – New Members sought

Bass Coast Health Ladies Auxiliary are looking for new members.  This energetic group raise funds for much needed hospital equipment by working all year organizing fetes, musical events and the now famous annual ‘Golf Ball Drop’.  This year the Auxiliary raised over $30,000 for Bass Coast Health.  They meet on the first Thursday of each month at 1.30pm, if you’re interested in joining call Margaret on 5672 1820 or Mandy Gilchrist on 5671 3372.

Cape Paterson

The Cape Neighbourly Program

Get out and about and keep your eye on those around you. It’s a neighbour buddy system. Not intrusive, but just being aware if blinds are down, papers not collected or things in general haven’t changed when perhaps you think they should. For more information contact Gail Ward -0488 388 121 or Su Edwards 0408 488 353. Email

Rock N Roll Classes

The Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club is running Rock N Roll classes every Tuesday Night from
7.30 – 9.30. It’s a fun way to keep fit , meet new people and learn a life- long skill. Enquiries call Garry on 0423 322 101. The Cost is $7.00, all proceeds to the Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club

Churchill Island

Churchill Island Farmers’ Market is on the 4th Saturday of every month from 8.00am on the picturesque Churchill Island. There is a full range of fresh produce including free range eggs, meat, bread, fruit and vegetables. For details call Phil on 5678 8483 or 0402 070 531. Market will run on every Saturday in January 2017.

Coal Creek

CWA Cake Stall at Coal Creek Farmer’s Market

Get along to the Coal Creek Market the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8.00am and savour the magnificent sponges, biscuits, slices, jelly cakes and much more baked by the prize winning cooks from the Ten Gippsland Hills CWA groups.  The Market is in the Car Park of the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, South Gippsland Highway, Korumburra.


Bass Valley Children’s Centre Crowd Funding

The Bass Valley Children’s Centre is currently running a crowd funding campaign. They are seeking funds, for a Share funding Project with the Bass Shire Council and the Federal Government to improve the facilities and services available to Families in the Corinella and surrounding townships in the area of child care. They want to create a one stop precinct for families with children age 0 – 12years. People can donate as little as $5.00. For more information or to donate call Tanya on 0431 937 514 or you can donate on line at

Support Services

Corinella & District Community Centre have a food pantry available for those having difficulty putting food on the table. They also have a 9 seater bus for hire. If you would like to know more about the help available call 5678 0777 between 10 and 4 Monday to Friday or visit the Centre at 48 Smythe Street.

Grantville & Corinella Nurse Practitioner Community Clinic

The Bass Coast Community Health Service would like to remind everyone about the Nurse Practitioner Clinic services that are available in Grantville and Corinella. The clinic in Grantville is at the Transaction Centre, Corner Bass Highway and Pier Road, Grantville and is open Monday – Thursday from 8.30am – 4.00pm. The Corinella Clinic is at the Corinella and District Community Centre, 48 Smythe Street, Corinella and is open on Tuesday and Friday from 9.00am – 4.00pm.
Some of the services the Clinic offers are Immunisations & vaccinations, Men’s and Women’s Health, Referrals, Issue Medical certificates, Order & Interpret tests , Prescribe Medications and more. For appointments call 5671 9260.


First Friday Club

The First Friday Philosophy club meet on the first Friday of each month at Harry’s, 17 The Esplanade, Cowes, at 12.30 when twenty people sit down over lunch to discuss a key philosophical question. Such as ‘do we have free will’, ‘do animals have rights’, ‘is truth relative’?  Cost $35 includes lunch, drinks available at the bar. Wheelchair access is available from Warley Avenue and car park access from Thompson Avenue. Places are limited, so early booking is essential call 5926 6800.  Further information call Ian on 0407 240 024.


Dalyston Hall – Thursday Night Dance Lessons

Update 16 March 2020: The Dalyston Dancers wish to announce, with regret, that all Dances and dance classes at the both the Dalyston & Grantville Halls have now been cancelled until further notice.

Old Time & New Vogue dancing lessons for people who would love to improve their skills or learn new one, are held at the Dalyston Hall on Thursday nights from 7.00pm. All welcome. Give Lorna a call on 5657 4272 or 0488 574 271.


Sunday Afternoon Dances

The Dumbalk Hall Committee would like to advise that their New Vogue and Old Time Dances will now be held on Sunday Afternoons at 1.00pm. Enjoy an afternoon of fabulous entertainment with Ian Shields. Please bring a plate of afternoon tea to share.  For more information call Faye on 5664 4273.


RSL Clubrooms – Opening Hours

The Foster RSL, 46 Main street, Foster is pleased to announce that their Clubrooms are back in Full Swing. Opening hours are Friday 12.00 until late and Saturday 10.00am until late and Sundays 10.00am – 8.00pm. So come along and support the Foster RSL, give Perce a call on 5682 1489.

Manna Gum Community Shop, Lounge & Recycle Centre

Come and visit the Manna Gum Community Shop and Lounge behind the Foster Community House, Court street, Foster, entrance behind the Foster Community House . It’s a community run craft shop with free WIFI, a cuppa and a chat. The Shop is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays 10.00 – 3.00 and Saturdays 9.00 – 2.00. It’s a great place to catch up with colleagues and friends and don’t forget to browse the newly opened recycled goods centre.


Grantville & Corinella Nurse Practitioner Community Clinic

The Bass Coast Community Health Service would like to remind everyone about the Nurse Practitioner Clinic services that are available in Grantville and Corinella. The clinic in Grantville is at the Transaction Centre, Corner Bass Highway and Pier Road, Grantville and is open Monday – Thursday from 8.30am – 4.00pm. The Corinella Clinic is at the Corinella and District Community Centre, 48 Smythe Street, Corinella and is open on Tuesday and Friday from 9.00am – 4.00pm.
Some of the services the Clinic offers are Immunisations & vaccinations, Men’s and Women’s Health, Referrals, Issue Medical certificates, Order & Interpret tests , Prescribe Medications and more. For appointments call 5671 9260.

Monthly Dance

The Grantville monthly dance is held on the first Friday of the month at the Grantville Hall. Dance the night away from 8.00pm till midnight to fantastic live music. Bring a plate of supper to share and all proceeds go to the upkeep of the hall along with selected charities. Entry $5 per person. For details call Peter or Lorna on 5657 4272.


Friday Night Meals @ the Inverloch Bowling Club

Friday Night Meals are held at the Inverloch Bowling Club every second Friday. A two course roast dinner is provided for $14.00. There are raffles and spinning wheel prizes to be won. The bar is opened offering drinks at reasonable prices. Be there by 6.00pm, grab a drink and relax. In order to assist catering numbers, names are required either on the blackboard outside the clubrooms or by contacting Bev on 5674 3318 or 0447 123 318 no later than 10.00am on Thursday.


Inverloch is the latest town to get swept up by the worldwide parkrun craze; a free five-kilometre timed run every Saturday morning in a local park run by volunteers and open to anyone. Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are invited to complete the 5km timed course. Inverloch parkrun is the 94th in Australia with several new events planned each month. Globally, there are more than 450 parkrun events worldwide with over 450,000 registered members. Inverloch parkrun is free to enter and starts with a briefing at 7:45am and the run at 8am every Saturday at Rotary Centenary Park on Ramsey Boulevard. For more information visit

Inverloch Mens Shed

The Inverloch Mens Shed member meetings meet at 10.00am on the third Monday of every month at the Men’s Shed Hall, Recreation Reserve, Sandy Mount Avenue. Everyone is welcome. Our shed is open Monday, Wednesday & Thursday for shed activities. Contact Men’s Shed Coordinator on 0490032054. For more information visit

Inverloch Lions Community Farmers Market

Gippsland’s finest producers showcase their delicacies on the LAST Sunday of every month, rain hail or shine @ Inverloch’s Glade. 8am-1pm monthly.

Clean Ocean Foundation “1 Hour Power Cleans”

Clean Ocean Foundation organises monthly “1 Hour Power Cleans” along the foreshore in Inverloch. With the support of the Lions Club these Power Cleans will run from 9:00 – 10:00am every Sunday that a community market is held, at the Glade in Inverloch. Be at the Clean Ocean Foundation stall at the Market at 8:45am and help “Clean up the Inverloch foreshore.”

Connections Church of Inverloch

The Connections Church of Inverloch hold their services every Sunday from 10am in the Inverloch Community Hub Hall, 16 A’Beckett St, Inverloch. For more information call Jeff on 0418 125 832.

Anderson Inlet Probus

Anderson’s Inlet Probus Club meet on the third Thursday of the each month at the R.S.L. Hall in Bolding Place, Inverloch, at 10.00a.m. Their mantra is Friendship, Fellowship and Fun. They have Guest Speakers, monthly outings, a theatre group, walking group, ladies friendship group and an outdoor leisure group. This month, September, they have an outing to The Holden Museum in Trafalgar, followed by lunch at Yarragon and then a visit to The Nickleby Alpaca Farm at Darnum. The Outdoor Leisure Group go away twice a year, this October they are off to Echuca for five days with lots of activities organised. New members will be most welcomed. Contact Freda 56742686 or just come along to one of our meetings.

Inverloch Library – Tech Talks

Are you struggling with being technologically challenged? Did you know that Inverloch Library offers one on one eKnow how sessions with Library staff on Mondays and Fridays?

More information from Inverloch Library 56741169 Bookings via evenbrite


Farmers Market

Koonwarra Farmers Market is held on the first Saturday of the month of Memorial Park, Koala drive Koonwarra, from 8am to 12.30pm. Over 30 seasonal producers present South Gippsland’s finest grown and home – made produce. Great food and hot coffee available in a beautiful park setting. So get along to the Koonwarra Market first Saturday of the month. Entry is free – for more information call Rod on 0408 619 182 or email


Grow Lightly

Have you heard of Grow Lightly Sth Gippsland? Grow lightly is not-for-profit organization that provides fresh, clean, local produce to our community. This includes a large variety of locally grown (within 50km.) fruit and veg, honey, nuts, preserves, breads milk, cheese, cream and yoghurt…. and more. All our produce is grown without chemicals.  We have a shop at 12A Silkstone Rd Coal Ck. (Just across the car park from Coal Ck Village) The shop is open Friday 10-4pm, Saturday 10-3pm and Sunday 10-1pm. We also pack weekly vegetable bags that are disseminated out to folks around the area. If you are interested in getting vegie bags please go to our website and make an enquiry.  If you can’t make it to the Grow Lightly shop during it’s opening hours, check out our provender section in the entrance to the Coal Ck. Village.  For further enquiries please drop us and email or call Becky on 0490 449 229.

Milpara House

Milpara House in Korumburra is a wonderful community centre that really does offer something for everyone; from employment paths and personal growth, health and wellbeing, getting creative, languages, small business, digital communication and lots more so check out their website or just drop in to 21 Shellcot Road – they’re open Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. 5655 2524


Leongatha Community House

Leongatha Community House is a not-for-profit organization that has just celebrated 35 years providing services to local communities.  A place where people of all abilities can come together to meet and share.  This is your Community House and it’s important that everything we do reflects the needs and interests of Leongatha’s residents.  Our volunteers can provide lots of information that goes into designing our program of activities and events.  We are looking for people who have a few hours in the week that could be used to volunteer at the house, if this is you contact the coordinator Eunice Donovan on 5662 3962 or email

Leongatha Farmers Market

The Leongatha Farmers Market is on the 4th Saturday of each month 8:30 to 1.00. Locally grown food, plus music, coffee and much more. Check it out on facebook. Leongatha Farmers Market, Howard St., Leongatha.

Leongatha Pain Support Group

Every Wednesday at 10am the Leongatha Pain Support Group meets at the Community House. The group is connected to the Australian Pain Management Association and offers information and support to anyone who lives with chronic pain.  New participants are always welcome, contact Eunice on 5662 3962.


Meeniyan Golf Club – Nine & Dine – Friday Nights

Join the Meeniyan Golf Club on Friday Nights after 3.30pm for ”Nine and Dine” nights. Play nine holes of golf in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Bring the kids along and stay for dinner. Costs are Golf $6.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. For further information call 0419 106 532.

Nar Nar Goon

Old Time Dancing

There’s live music and old time dancing at the Nar Nar Goon North Hall, cnr Dore & Bessie Creek Roads, on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  The band starts at 8pm and goes through to 11.30, admission cost includes supper.  For those details call Kaye on 0407 343 754.

Phillip Island

Market on Chapel – St John’s Uniting Church

Market on Chapel is a community variety market held on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9am – 2pm (winter hours then 8am – 2pm the rest of the year) at St John’s Uniting Church, 86 Chapel St Cowes.  Running for over 12 years and boasting 60 plus stalls the market has a fantastic assortment of quality home grown produce, handmade clothing, collectables, jewellery, bric-a-brac and more, with new stalls every month.  We love to support local community organisations and offer FREE sites to not-for-profit groups and clubs including a sausage sizzle fund raiser site.  Give us a call to find out more.  Come down and have a look, grab a bite and support hard working stall holders.  New stalls of all types very welcome.  There’s a special Christmas Market on December 16th and the last market for the year will be on December 30th

For more information call 0428 603 043 or email or visit the website at

Phillip Island Community Meal – St John’s Uniting Church

The Phillip Island Community Meal happens every Monday night of each school term, at St John’s Uniting Church, corner Chapel and Warley Streets.  A healthy two course meal is served from 5.30-6.30 and is for singles, single mums and families of all sizes.  St John’s Uniting Church supporting the Phillip Island and San Remo community.

Phillip Island Nature Park – 4 Parks Pass

Phillip Island Nature Parks is pleased to include an exciting new attraction in the Local Parks Pass.  As well as the Penguin Parade the Churchill Island Heritage Park and the Koala Conservation Centre, you can now visit the interactive Antarctic Journey, at the Nobbies. For the low price of $55.40 per adult and $27.50 per child aged between 4 and 15 you have unlimited entry to the four attractions for the next 12 months. The new Local passes are available for purchase at any of the Nature Parks, with proof of residency, within the Bass Coast Shire, Existing Local Pass Holders have the option to either upgrade to the new local pass by paying the difference, or receive 25% discount off entry to the Antarctic Journey for the duration of their current local pass. 

For further information contact Roland on 0418 402 161 or Email:

Phillip Island RSL – Trivia Night

The Phillip Island RSL holds a trivia night on the first Wednesday of the month in their Lone Pine Bistro at 225 Thompson Avenue Cowes, commencing at 7.30pm. The night is free for members who purchase the famous Wednesday $10 parma. $5 for non-members. Get some friends together – it makes for a fun night out. See who’s the smartest one of the group!

For details call the Phillip Island RSL on 5952 1004

Port Welshpool

Port Welshpool Working Group

The Working Group at Port Welshpool run the Old Ferry Terminal and, as with all groups, are very small but hard working. Every January they hold the Seadays Festival, which requires funds to be raised all year round – one of the ways they do that is by hiring out the hall with the most beautiful view in the whole of the Gippsland area. The hall is available for Weddings, Conferences, parties etc but is also hired out by local groups including the Port Welshpool Fishing Club, an Indoor Bowling group, an art/craft group and an exercise group. These groups are always looking for new members and any help the Port Welshpool Working Group receives is always greatly appreciated. For more information on the Working Group or hiring out the hall, contact Alma on 5688 1152.

South Gippsland

Local Medical Transport

The South Gippsland Coast Partnership have hospital vehicles located at Leongatha, Foster and Wonthaggi with a pool of volunteer drivers working from each site. The transport covers all types of medical appointments including hospital admissions and discharges, podiatry, community health centre and GP visits.
If you require assistance with medical transport please call 5671 3372
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MS Connect – South Gippsland

If you or a loved one is living at home and already receive a Home Care Package you can enjoy regular visits from some new friends.  Volunteers are waiting to be matched to people for friendship and companionship in your area right now.  This is a free service from MS Connect and you can find out more by calling 9845 2729 or 1800 042 138 the website is

South Gippsland Shire Brass Band

Whenever the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band play it’s to sellout crowds. If you’re interested in being a member the band rehearses at the Leongatha Courthouse on Wednesdays from 7.30pm. If you’re a learner, sessions are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. To find out more call president Natalie Stewart on 0405 034 203.

South Gippsland Orchid Society – Monthly Meetings

South Gippsland Orchid Society hold their meetings on the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 7.30pm in the Angling Club Rooms, Recreation Reserve, Korumburra Road, Wonthaggi.  There are guest speakers, monthly raffles and bus trips.  Whether you aim to grow one orchid or one thousand, you are welcome.  Contact Tricia on 5674 2799.

South Gippsland Yacht Club

South Gippsland Yacht club has a proud history of competitive sailing and providing a wonderful family environment. The club offers training programs for junior and senior sailors and professional coaching is available.   Visitors and new members are welcome to learn to sail, join our racing fleet of simply enjoy the social scene.  For further information call 5674 3333.


Lions Shed

Toora Lions present their Lions Shed the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month – it’s a buying and selling extravaganza from 8.00am to 1.00pm from January 2018. Enjoy a sausage sizzle and a bargain at The Toora Lions Shed. For more information call Jeff on 0419 372 038 or Hans on 9036 3710


3mFM Bingo – Wonthaggi Workmens Club

3mFM bingo is on twice a week – Wednesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 8pm.
With great prizes to be won, you’re guaranteed a fun night out and friendly company.
Free tea and coffee, a special Thursday night 3mFM bingo menu – everyone is welcome!   Make sure to arrive well before ‘eyes down’ to get your lucky books! Any questions?  Call us at the station – 5674 1900 or send us a message through our Facebook page.

Artspaces – Winter Sundays

Every Sunday throughout winter from 2-4 you’ll find artist demonstrations and afternoon tea at Artspace Gallery, located at the Centennial Center in Bent St Wonthaggi.  As well as featuring a different artist each week, there will be the chance for informal art groups to gather and share information.  Come and see the range of artistic talent South Gippsland has to offer.  Entry is free and all are welcome.

Freemasons Victoria – Wonthaggi Meeting Times

Freemasons Victoria invite you along to their monthly meetings.
The Powlett Lodge group meet at the Wonthaggi Masonic Centre, 11 Edgar street, Wonthaggi  on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm
The Woolamai Daylight Group meet at the Lodge on the 3rd Tuesday each month at 10.00am, except June – September.
The Outrim Lodge meet in Korumburra on the last Thursday of the month.
The Phillip Island group meet on the 2nd Wednesday and Yarram on the 3rd Thursday.
Freemasons is a Group of Volunteers that support each other, families and the Community at large. For enquiries call Glen on 0419 518 351.

JP hours @ Wonthaggi Police Station

Do you need a document certified or witnessed? The Wonthaggi Police Station has a JP in attendance every week day day from 9:30 to 1 and now also Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm.  No appointment is necessary

Wednesday Night Game Show Quiz – The Caledonian Hotel, Wonthaggi

Wednesday night Trivia – register at 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Lots of prizes and giveaways to be won, plus there’s $16.50 pot & parma plus other great food and drink specials!  Walk ins welcome or get on the phone and book a table and/or courtesy bus – 5672 1002.  See you at the Cally!

U3A – Wonthaggi

Are you retired with time on your hands?  Why not join the local branch or the University of the Third Age in Wonthaggi.  U3A members share in social activities and participate in a range of educational courses covering subject like Astronomy, Singing, Classical Music, Shakespeare, Current Affairs and Mythology, to name just a few.  If you’re interested in continuing to learn, contact 5674 3840 for details of the courses on offer.  Membership fee is $50.

Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre / Mitchell House

Kids in the Kitchen The new after school program run by Mitchell House for all children aged 9 – 12yrs.  Learn basic cooking, nutritious meal at the end of each session and make Easter gifts on the final day. This is a 6 week program run by a local Primary School Teacher and aide. Thursday’s from 4pm to 5:30pm.  Book to reserve your spot on 5672 – 3731
Over 60 and enjoy walking?  Why not come and join the Mitchell House walkers every Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30.   A great chance to increase you fitness and getting to know some of the lovely local walks. Call 5672 – 3731 for more information

Neighbourhood Centre/Mitchell House – Sing for Fun Nights

Come along and join in the Wonthaggi “Sing for Fun Nights “ at Mitchell House, Murray street Wonthaggi, the second and the last Wednesdays of the Month at 7.00pm. An informal gathering and a safe space to test out your vocal chords, Even if you have never sung before you are welcome to join in. Contact Jacqui on 0432 934 681.

RSL Luncheon

The Wonthaggi RSL would like to invite all seniors, veterans , widows and disadvantaged in the Community to their Club Luncheon every second Wednesday of the month, commencing at 12.00. The Menu changes every month, the cost is $12.00 for 2 courses.

RSL Bingo

The Wonthaggi RSL in 60 Graham street, Wonthaggi, would like to invite everyone along to their BINGO on Saturday night. It’s eyes down at 8.00pm. Good prizes, meat raffles and free tea and coffee. That’s, BINGO at the Wonthaggi RSL Hall Saturday at 8.00pm.

Wonthaggi Senior Citizens Club – Wonthaggi

Why not join the Wonthaggi Senior Citizens Club, Murray Street, Wonthaggi, meet new friends and have some fun. Mondays cards and bingo at 1.00pm–cost $2. Fridays indoor bowls, 2 games of 10 ends-cost $2. Names need to be in by 1.15pm, bowling starts at 1.30pm. Afternoon tea included. New members are most welcome, $5 joining fee. For details call the Wonthaggi Senior Citizens Club on 5672 1301.

Wonthaggi & District Historical Society

Monthly Meetings are held at the Wonthaggi Railway Station Museum on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. A Guest Speaker attends each Meeting. Membership is $15 per year and New Members are always welcome. The Museum is open each Saturday from 10.00am – 2.00pm. An active group is cataloguing the newspaper, old photographs, documents and maps on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Anglicare Victoria – Foster Carer

Foster care is a way of offering children a safe, secure and nurturing place to stay while their family is unable to care for them.  This is why Anglicare Victoria is calling out for foster carers across Victoria.  People from all walks of life can be a foster carer so to find out more or to attend one of our free information sessions.

Visit and click the ‘get involved’ tab.

Australian Red Cross – Looking for Winter Woollies Superheroes

Red Cross Shops across Australia are looking for donations of all types of winter clothes. Did you know that your old daggy jumper or unwanted coat could be turned into phone call to check on an elderly person living alone or a shower and hot meal for a young homeless person? So become a Winter Woolies Superhero.

For more information go to or call 1800 339 888.

 Cancer Council Holiday Home

“Please donate your holiday home” is a plea from Cancer Council Victoria, they need places for people affected by cancer to have a relaxing retreat to spend quality time with loved ones, especially those going through the stress of diagnosis and treatment. To find out more call Cancer Council Information on 13 11 20 or visit the cancervic website . Thanks to the generous loan of holiday homes by everyday Victorians, more than 120 short break stays were provided for individuals and families last year. Now in its tenth year the Holiday Break program currently has 68 properties available in different locations across Victoria, however with 84 people diagnosed with cancer every day in Victoria, more houses are needed.

Crime Stoppers – Help Keep your Community Safe

Help crime stoppers to keep your community safe. Victorians are being urged to continue to play an active role in reducing and solving crime by reporting confidential information to Crime Stoppers Victoria. 

Reporting a crime is completely confidential and as simple as calling 1800 333 000 or visiting their website at

Gippsland – Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme is desperately seeking one-on-one visitors for socially isolated residents in Aged Care Homes in South Gippsland. If you have any spare time once a fortnight to visit an older person in an Aged Care Home in your local region, then please help make someone’s life a little less lonely.
Join the Community Visitors Scheme by giving Rosemary a call on 0428 348 250 or email or visit

Gippsland Life Line Donation Bins

Lifeline Gippsland are asking for donations please, not rubbish. Giving unusable or broken goods is not a donation its dumping waste.  Ask yourself, would I give this item to a family member or friend in need?  Please remember using our donation bins to dispose of rubbish costs us money we would otherwise use to help others.  Make your donation count, help us help others.  We urge the community to make your donation count by following these simple tips:
1.    Ask yourself, would you give this item to a family member or friend in need (i.e it’s clean, undamaged and of good quality).
2.    Donate direct to the op shop during operating hours or call to arrange pickup for larger items.
3.    Put rubbish and damaged items in your rubbish bin.
The money generated from the seven op shops across the region.  The money generated supports the 13 11 14 Crisis Line for people experiencing difficult time.  We only receive 13% state government funding, the rest we generate ourselves.

Otis Foundation Breast Cancer Retreat

The Otis Foundation, a not-for-profit charity that offers accommodation, at no cost, to women living with breast cancer, has recently opened its newest retreat in Gippsland.  Set amongst the rolling hills of Moyarra, the retreat offers guests the gift of time and space to relax, reconnect and heal with family and friends.

To find out more about the retreat or the Otis Foundation visit their website or phone 5444 1185.

Remar Australia – Drug & Alcohol Residential Rehabilitation Program.

Remar Australia is a Drug and Alcohol Residential Rehabilitation Progam focused on individual needs for physical, emotional and spiritual restoration. This international Christian Ministry of care and compassion is located in the beautiful Gippsland town of Nyora, at 955 McDonalds Track. You a can also show your support by visiting their Opportunity Shop, Factory 3, 6 Michael Street, Pakenham as all proceeds go to fund the program. For more information on the Remar program or to become a volunteer call 5659 6307, or visit or email

Southern Gippsland Community Energy Project Committee

Interested in Community Energy Projects and have the skills and time to contribute to shaping a renewable energy project in Southern Gippsland? Then we’d love your help.
The objectives of the Southern Gippsland Community Energy Project are to:
Establish one or more community energy projects in southern Gippsland (Bass Coast and South Gippsland municipalities) and engage communities in the project.
Raise awareness of the benefits of renewable energy among the South Gippsland and Bass Coast communities.
Inform communities of the opportunities presented by community energy projects.

Check out this flyer for more information or email
Expressions of Interest for Southern Gippsland Community Energy Committee

South Gippsland Seed Bank

If you have a revegetation project at hand get in touch with the South Gippsland Seed Bank , they supply seed from plants indigenous to the area, for revegetation projects of any size. If you require seed, drop in at 18 – 20 Ashenden Street, Leongatha. Open Thursday mornings from 9am until midday.

Call the Seed Bank on 5662 2453, and leave a message. email:

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange

Seeking volunteer host families for high school students aged between 15 and 17 years old, arriving in Australia from this July.
Host an international student, learn about different cultures, have some fun and make some new overseas friends. Southern Cross Cultural Exchange organises all travel, school and insurance arrangements for the students.

Give them a call on 1800 500 501.

TROG Cancer Research – Radiotherapy research group

Help TROG Cancer Research save lives through radiotherapy research. For over 25 years, TROG has been a global leader in radiotherapy clinical trials. TROG’s researchers are working every day to improve the lives of people living with all types of cancer. But they can’t do it without your help. Please support TROG Cancer Research today. Visit
Together, we can find the answer.

For further information contact

Carers & Support Groups

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