Our hopes for the future of Morwell Exhibition

This free exhibition evolved from research into recovery from the Hazelwood mine fire. We listened and clearly heard that people wanted to do something positive about Morwell and to be part of conversations about the future.
Many community members and groups have contributed to the conversation and this photographic exhibition is the result of these discussions. Photographer Clive Hutchison beautifully captures their hopes for the future.
All are welcome.
Morwell Neighbourhood House, researchers from Federation University Australia involved in the Hazelwood Health Study, and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Federation University have joined forces to co-host this exhibition
At the switchback gallery from 14th November. Find out more 

Victorian Seniors Festival free travel #gippsnews

Victorian Seniors Card holders are eligible for free travel on V/Line economy class rail and coach services from Sunday 8 to Sunday 15 October.
Bookings are required for long distance V/Line services to Albury, Bairnsdale, Shepparton, Swan Hill and Warrnambool as well as all coach services. To book call 1800 800 007, use the Plan Journey tool on vline.com.au, or visit your nearest V/Line ticket agent. On long distance services free travel applies to economy class tickets, Seniors Card holders travelling in first class need to purchase a concession ticket.
Free travel is available on trains, trams and buses in the metropolitan area and non-V/Line regional bus services from first service Sunday 8 October until end Sunday 15 October. ​Seniors need to carry their Victorian Seniors Card while travelling.
Seniors need to carry their Seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card with them on public transport, and touch on and off as usual. myki fares won’t be charged during the Festival.
For more information on the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival visit seniorsonline.vic.gov.au, and for public transport information visit ptv.vic.gov.au.

2017 Tour of Gippsland 

2017 will see the Tour of Gippsland return as one of the premier races on the Subaru National Road Series calendar. The competition is an Australia-wide series that is raced across all states, featuring the country’s top individual and team cyclists.
Held from Thursday, 19 October 2017 until Sunday, 22 October 2017 the Tour of Gippsland provides the perfect opportunity for Australia’s up and coming cyclists to race, this year’s Tour of Gippsland will comprise of four criterium races hosted in four different shires across Gippsland. 

Moving away from a road-stage format will give more locals and businesses the opportunity to get involved in the action and benefit from the influx of visitors.

Thousands of people are expected to line local streets, giving communities across Gippsland the chance to see their cycling heroes in action.

Aside from the big race, cyclists will take part in a number of community activities, including school visits, clinics and rides, safety awareness training, club criterium races and free skills sessions for kids.

The Tour is funded by the Andrews Labor Government through the Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative – an $85 million investment in sports and community infrastructure, events and associated support programs being delivered by the Latrobe Valley Authority.

As well as significant upgrades to local sporting infrastructure, the initiative forges an alliance between the State Government and elite sports to bring more major events to Gippsland.

Each stage of the race will be streamed live and include a TV highlights package, to be broadcast after the event on the Nine Network.

Race Director John Trevorrow  said “We are proud to be able to keep this crucial event in the Subaru National Road Series calendar and to race in the main towns of Gippsland. This beautiful region holds a special place in my heart as I grew up training and racing on these roads.” 

“The course this year may be different, but I know the quality of racing will not disappoint. With top-class fields in both the men’s and women’s events, I am expecting two entertaining bike races that will produce very worthy winners.” 

Tour of Gippsland

Morwell Free Store


On friday the 22nd September the Morwell Neighbourhood House hosted the Morwell Free Store .  63 bargain shoppers attended and left with something they needed. This unique event has been running at the neighbourhood house since 2014 and saved  lot of items from going to landfill.

The free store is run by a passionate and dedicated Volunteer Crew who give of their time & skills to make it all happen. 

The next free store is on October 22nd.


If you picked up something that may need some TLC , why not bring it along to the next repair cafe Saturday 21st October?

To find our more head over to Repair Cafe Latrobe Valley.


Morwell Swimming Club 60th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion

The Morwell Swimming Club invites all members and their families, from any era, to reunite and celebrate this important milestone, as we re-visit the first six decades of our history.

We will celebrate the day with a 2 course Lunch Buffet, as we spend time catching up with old friends. If you are unable to attend the scheduled lunch, you are more than welcome to drop by anytime throughout the day to visit us, or purchase a late entry ticket and a bistro meal for an evening dinner with us.

The function will conclude at 9.00 pm. There will be a history display to view throughout the day and raffle prizes.

Please contact us if you have any photos or memorabilia to share. Neat casual dress, with a splash of yellow.

Tickets and Merchandise

You will also find event updates on the booking page.

We look forward to seeing you there.

DATE: Sunday 15th October 2017

TIME: Arrive 11:30am for a 12:00pm start

2 Course Buffet Lunch

LOCATION: Morwell Bowling Club.

52 Hazelwood Road, Morwell VIC 3840

2 Course Buffet Lunch Prices = Adults $25, Children 5-12yr $12.50, Under 5 Free. Late door entries and dinner reservations $2 per person. Please purchase a ticket to enter our function.

Gippsland Antiques & Collectables Fair 2017

This weekend event is now in its 22nd year and has grown into a major event in Gippsland with a huge range of antiques and collectables on display and for sale. 

There will be something for everyone including historical displays, collections to view and plenty of bargains to be purchased, with over 50 local and interstate dealers in attendance. 

The Fair is open on Saturday 25th November from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm and Sunday26th November 9:30 am until 3:00 pm at Kernot Hall, Princes Drive, Morwell.
Enquiries to Wayne on 5174 8050 
Source: Only Melbourne

Pamper Day.

Morwell Neighbourhood House hosted a “Dignity Day” in 2016 for homeless women

This month Latrobe Women Creating Conversations are holding a Pamper Day where all proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Council to support the creation of women’s wigs.

 LWCC’s pamper day in colloboration with FedTraining’s brand new hair, beauty & massage salon, ‘Inspire @ Federation Training’ on Wed 20th September.There are limited spots so get in quick to snap up an appointment. 
Don’t have time to be pampered? Feel free to drop in for a chat & some complementary nibbles either 9am-12pm and/or 5-6.30pm. Everyone is welcome.
Catering kindly donated by Sandwich Chef’s (Midvalley & Traralgon stores) & Oh My Fudge! 

 Bookings and RSVPs for catering via https://latrobepamperday.eventbrite.com

Victorian Music Crawl

Live at Spectrum caught up with music victoria on their tour through Gippsland

On the second Crawl for 2017, a fresh group of booking agents, musicians and media were treated to local performances, visited venues and festivals and met local council and industry in Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Meeniyan and South Gippsland areas.

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Managed by Music Victoria, the Victorian Music Crawl is the first program of its kind in Australia. Three tours will take place across 2017-18 with a tour to the Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland planned for the second half of 2017 and a tour to Geelong, the Surf Coast and Warrnambool scheduled for next summer.

Read more about the crawl over here:

The Victorian Music Crawl is a new Victorian Government initiative to build connections between Melbourne and regionally-based music industry leaders.


Part 2 of Vic Music Crawl – Victorian Government initiative delivered by Music Vic in February 2017. Featuring incredible artists and venues from Castlemaine, Bendigo and Echuca.