Gippsland Tech School

Secondary school students from the Gippsland (Latrobe Valley) area will have access to cutting-edge learning at the Gippsland Tech School, hosted by Federation Training at its Morwell campus.

The Gippsland Tech School will be a high-tech learning environment, with innovative education programs linked with local industry delivering real world learning to students. Students from eight participating schools in Gippsland will be able to access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs.

With a focus on food and fibre, health, new energy and advanced manufacturing, the Gippsland Tech School will emphasise the skills needed for the 21st century including vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills. It will enhance the programs schools provide and help give students the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

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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

One stop children’s hub for Morwell families

A new integrated early learning centre will be built at Morwell Central Primary School, including rooms for a three and four year-old kindergarten program, as well as other services.Also announced today, early parenting sessions and support will be available for all families with children aged 0-4 as part of the $9.9 million Supporting Families of the Latrobe Valley investment package.

Read more at Latrobe Valley Authority

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 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.

MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You

This is an exhibition of video works by a selection of South African artists, based both in South Africa and across European capitals. MINE was last shown at TATE Modern, London. MINE is both the title of the exhibition as well as the film produced by William Kentridge in 1991. This seminal animated video evokes images of deep level mining in South Africa and refers to the unprecedented exploitation of land and people under colonialism and the subsequent apartheid system.

The title refers not only to the idea of deep level mining, but to the idea of personal ownership and questions of identity. The works featured have been chosen for their diversity, with the common denominator that the artists make reference to themselves in their work, either in person, as actor, model, observer, interviewer or instigator. MINE seeks to explore the myriad ways in which we identify and position our ‘selves’.

30 Sep – 3 Dec 2017

Gallery hours
10am – 5pm Monday to Friday
11am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell, Victoria, 3840

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

Morwell to Traralgon Shared Pathway


Latrobe City Council’s contractors have begun construction of the first stage of the Morwell to Traralgon shared pathway.

Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan, said the $4.5 million project would eventually see the path link the two towns to improve connectivity and liveability.

“The community has been talking about this pathway for years and we’re pleased the project is underway. Stage one will be the construction of the 2.5 metre wide path from the Morwell Railway Station to McDonald Street in Morwell. The works for this phase are expected to take around six weeks.

“The section from McDonald Street to Kernot Hall will start in November and the further stages of the project, from Waterhole Creek to Alexanders Road to Old Melbourne Road and finally, to Coonoc Road, Traralgon will take place next year. The path, which is around ten kilometres long, is expected to be completed in June 2018,” Cr O’Callaghan said.

“Provision of a shared pathway that allows people to ride their bicycles or to walk or jog between two of the city’s major towns is not only about the physical link, it’s about encouraging exercise and promoting healthier lifestyles,” Cr O’Callaghan concluded.

Funding for this project is being provided by the Federal government ($1.6 million) and Victorian governments Safe System Road Infrastructure Program ($2.95 million).

Hazelwood Power Station nominated for heritage protection.

Latrobe City Council has criticised the push for the Heritage Council of Victoria to consider Hazelwood Power Station’s nomination for heritage protection.

It is in the process of being decommissioned in preparation for the mine site’s transformation into a lake.

But Moe resident Cheryl Wragg wants the ageing plant to form part of a Latrobe Valley industrial history trail.