Skipton a great place to stop to visit for a picnic, a browse in the shops, or to stay on for a lifetime.
You will be so happy to spend time in this delightful Western District Township and find the delights for yourself.

Skipton Community News 2021

Skipton Community News has provided a weekly newsletter - a continuous news sheet to the Community of Skipton & District for 44 years, and through the constant evolutionary changing of this publication it has provided an opportunity for our local political Members at all three seats of Government. SCN publishes all media statements from

  • Dan Tehan Tehan MP, Federal Member for Wannon
  • Richard Riordan MP, Member for Polworth
  • Jaala Pulford MP Member for Western Province

and it is shown that our Federal and State Politicians are always quick to respond to callers when asked, just need good communication. Remember they are people too, and are pretty busy people with a tight schedule. 

So remember to show respect, and when they do reply, remember to return with a call to show a sign of gratitude. You would grizzle if nothing was done!!

So say "Thanks" for a happy response when you get a job well done!!

Located conveniently located between three Rural Shire Councils Skipton Community News brings all the current Shire Council News from monthly meetings of each Council and also publishes relevant media statements which are of importance to our community: Corangamite Shire Council, Golden Plains Shire and Pyrenees Shire Council.

You can rest assured that any issues raised with the SCN Editor are immediately handed on to the person best able to address the particular matter in a constructive way.

Doesn't make me a very popular person and I am constantly criticised, but I do not believe that to be at all warranted - show R e s p e c t we are all Volunteers doing their best!!! 

Once they pull out hey are never replaced. Even if you think you can do better there is more to it than you think.

The Specialness of SCN is that it is a "Weekly Publication" delivered "Free Of Charge" to all Householders" in the 3361, and also the the P.O. Boxes at Skipton Post Office, just check if postie doesn't cover your actual boundary roads, if you are outside of his route ask The Post Master at Skipton Post Office, or The Editor SCN, and arrangements will be made to reach your P.O. Box if possible. 

You might need to pay postage if outside the "Free-Of-Charge" area.  $75.00 for the year. $18.75 per School Term.

The system works very well.  But it does rely on good communication lines.  If in doubt!!  Just ask!!  The Editor though - others don't know the answers!!

Contact The Editor at to arrange this, or phone 03 5340 2340.

Separate Trade Directory available on this site - Rule of Thumb - employ a Local!!

Electricians - Tradies - Shopkeepers- why go elsewhere??  We have the best right here!

To get the best advice and assistance should you require top quality tradespeople - give the locals a call first.  Local people and prepared to travel to assist.

Always shop locally - otherwise you will find one day they might be gone. 

"Taking the school holidays off" there are 41 newsletters each year and at times there are "Special Editions" published during the holidays or "To The Householders" if required, so you are always informed when important issues arise.

Earlier editions/back issues of SCN are always available upon request.

Skipton Community News is also available at Skipton Historical Society in hard copy.

You can visit Skipton Court House and Police House Historical Precinct on the third Sunday of each month, between 2 pm and 4 pm (when banner out, COVID restrictions limited 2020). 

Don't rely on Facebook for your news, it is good but not as detailed as SCN - read both.

Newsletters will remain on this site for only a limited period of time, as they will need to be deleted after time to make room for more recent editions.   


SCN Volume 44 Issue 29 abridged version - 15th September 2021

SCN 44.Trading Post

SCN Volume 44 Issue 28 abridged version - 8th September 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 27 abridged version - 1st September 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 26 abridged version - 25th August 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 25 abridged version - 18th August 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 24 abridged version - 11th August 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 23 abridged version - 4th August 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 22 abridged version - 28th July 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 21 abridged version - 21st July 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 20 abridged version - 14th July 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 19 abridged version - 23rd June 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 18 abridged version - 16th June 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 17 abridged version - 9th June 2021

SCN Volume 44 Issue 16 abridged version - 2nd June 2021