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, 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, and for public transport information visit

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.

Beercide Yourself

“David Wade’s answer to dwindling motivation and entertainment options in the region is a community festival at Kernot Hall based around purely local music and Victorian beer in equal parts.Just as the AFL was “made up in a bar over a beer”, he’s seeking to provide the social grounds for new ideas and inspiration.

“I remember when I was a kid there was a lot of bands at Kernot Hall the whole community used to go to and that’s kind of died off,” Mr Wade said.

“It’s become Traralgon-based events lately and the big community events are gone.”

The ‘Beercide Yourself’ festival scheduled for Saturday, 18 November will showcase only Victorian breweries and bands, to draw attention to what’s happening in our backyard and create industry connections.” Latrobe Valley Express

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Visit the Beercide Yourself facebook event to find out more. 















local musicians and allowed us to keep providing local jobs within our state too.

NYE On The Hill Line-Up Announced

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Tickets come with free camping and BYO alcohol.


NYE on the Hill is a 3-day (2-night) boutique music and camping festival for good-vibing, music-loving folk. It takes place in the beautifully picturesque rollings Hills of South Gippsland near Loch Village, 90mins from Melbourne, 25mins from Inverloch, 35mins from Phillip Island. Good times with great people in a stunning location. What better way to bring in the New Year.

The annual camp-out will see over 30 acts play on one stage over three days and two nights, going down on the Hills of Victoria’s South Gippsland (90 mins from Melbourne), beginning on Saturday, 30th December.

Tickets for the boutique festival will be limited to just 2,500 punters this year, and will set you back $249 including camping. Outside of the music there’ll also be field games, street food, chill out zones, DJs, art installations and yoga on offer.

Catch the full lineup alongside dates and ticket detail here

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NYE on the Hill 2016