Skipton Mechanics Hall

Skipton Mechanics Institute Hall, stands quiet at the moment. 

Currently "in accordance with the Victorian State Government Stage 3 Restrictions" Corangamite Shire Council has "Closed The Facility Until Further Notice" for use of all persons, until it is safe to open its doors can be again to the public.

Hopefully the community can get some "Out & About" activity happening again soon. 

Once the busiest Hall in the Corangamite Shire, Skipton's Hall has recently received some refreshing paintwork and is looking absolutely fantastic at the moment, all ready to welcome the people back again, after the COVID 19 Restrictions are lifted.

Usually busy with the Senior Citizens on Mondays, the weekly Euchre Parties on Tuesday nights, the bustling crowds at the Monthly Markets, and all of the regular monthly monthly meetings.

All enquiries can be directed to Corangamite Shire on 5593 7100 or 1800 819 732. 

Skipton Mechanics Institute Hall, stands quiet at the moment. Currently in accordance with the Victorian State Government Stage 3 Restrictions Corangamite Shire Council has "Closed The Facility Until Further Notice".
All enquiries can be directed to Corangamite Shire on 5593 7100 or on the Toll Free Line 1800 819 732.

Skipton Transfer Station

SKIPTON TRANSFER STATION is located on Beaufort Road, Skipton.

Members of the Community are advised that the Skipton Transfer Station remains open at the usual times as below during the current COVID 19 period - Masks must be worn.

The full Calendar of Dates is published as a handy reference as well on this site.

The Transfer Station opens every second Wednesday and Sunday

Next opening dates:

  •  Sun 1st November, Wed 4th November,
  • Sun 15th November, Wed 18th November,
  • Sun 29th November, Wed 2nd December,
  • Sun 13th December, Wed 16th December,
  • Sun 27th December, Wed 30th December,

  Hours:  from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Refer to full calendar below if you need any further details.


Skipton Garden Club.

Skipton Garden Club would like to invite "All of the District's Gardeners" to attend their monthly gatherings.

  • Date:  Third Thursday of each Month.
  • Time:   9:45 am for 10:00 am start. 
  • Venue:  announced in SCN.  
    • Meetings are held at various members’ homes and in other outside locations.
  • Special treat is planned for Sunday 1st November. 
    • Theme:  Irises, incudes a garden visit and informative talk.
    • Leaving from Presbyterian Church for carpooling,
    • or meet there for 10:30 am start.
  • 190 Hinton's Road Streatham. 10:30 am
  • Opportunity to ask lots of questions about Tall Bearded Irises.

Any Queries just contact the friendly Office Brearers:

  • President Sharon Andrewarthur (0417 794 474)
  • Secretary Pamela O'Neill (0438 698 619)
  • Treasurer:  Myra Thornton (0414 766 979)

All details of meeting venues and outings are advertised in SCN so always look for Garden Club News. Details updated as required.  New members are always welcome.  


Corangamite Shire Opening Times for Skipton Transfer Station

Full Calendar of Dates for easy reference

Skipton Jubilee Centre

Currently "in accordance with the Victorian State Government Stage 3 Restrictions" Corangamite Shire Council has "Closed The Facility Until Further Notice" for use of all persons.

All enquiries can be directed to Corangamite Shire on 5593 7100 or 1800 819 732. 


Skipton Craft Group

Skipton Craft Group Ladies have returned to "Crafts in their Homes", 

  • The Jubilee Centre,10 Montgomery Street Skipton, is currently unavailable.
  • Due to the Current Stage 3 COVID 19 Restrictions the Corangamite Shire has CLOSED the building for use until further notice.
  • Craft Group Members will be advised when this restriction is lifted.

Enquiries:  Pamela O'Neill 0438 698 619

Skipton Emergency Services Complex


Skipton Rural Fire Brigade (CFA)  Montgomery St (Glenelg Hwy) Skipton

        In an Emergency Dial 0 0 0

        Burnoff Notifications - 1800 668 511

          Skipton CFA Captain - Chris Heywood:  ph 0419 552 490


          Skipton CFA Auxiliary - Angela Gowans: ph  5340 2285

       New Fire Fighters and Auxiliary Members Welcome.  Details above.


Skipton Ambulance   Montgomery St (Glenelg Hwy) Skipton 

           In an Emergency Dial 0 0 0


Skipton Senior Citizens Centre Inc.

Skipton Seniors will be in recess indefinitely during the COVID 19 period ahead.

Contact:   President Frank Hutchinson on 5340 2175, or

                 Secretary:  Pat Hutchison on 5340 2029, for any additional information.

SCN will have information about future gatherings when known..

Local Red Cross Units


Members from Skipton, Streatham, Westmere and Lake Bolac have a full calendar of activities and enjoy social events during the year, fundraising functions and the annual visit to Skipton Brigadoon Hostel and Nursing Home at Christmastime to visit the residents and enjoy afternoon tea.

New members are always welcomed. Contact Irene Meek:  5350 2359

Regional Representatives attend Zone 4  Red Cross Regional Meetings and keep local members up to date with the current news of Red Cross from Headquarters from these informative meetings.



Lions Club of Skipton.

President:   Doug Smith

     Address:   “Castlegate” 55 Geelong Road, Skipton Vic 3361

     Phone:    0427 041 146

     Email:    bullockflat@bigpond,com

Secretary/Jim Hinton:   Jim Hinton

     Phone:    5340 6533

Skipton Friends of the R.S.L.

After the closure of the Skipton RSL the formation of Skipton Friends of the RSL was formed.


The group meet to organise the formal annual ceremonies of Anzac Day on 25th of April,  and Remembrance Day at the eleventh hour, 11 o'clock, on the11th day, of the eleventh month, November!

Wreath Laying Ceremonies, and Guest Speakers are invited and it is always pleasing to see the very large numbers of people who attend the annual ceremonies ensuring that we will always remember them.

Details are published in SCN nearer to the date and are also available on this website.

  • Chairman: John Kavanagh 0408 211 926
  • Secretary:  Cath Kavanagh 5340 2394.
  • Treasurer:  Lilla Orton ph 5340 2043

Lest We Forget   

Skipton Historical Society Inc.

Skipton and District Historical Society Inc was formed in 1984. 

Open to the Public on the Third Sunday of each month:  from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, a visit to the Skipton Historical Society's Historical Precinct, is definitely well worth a visit.

The society, was originally based at the former Courthouse in Montgomery Street (Glenelg Highway), Skipton, which is just over the bridge, heading west, where Historical Society members have gathered together quite an extensive and unique collection of historical records

The main focus of the Society started out on local family history, and on collecting and publishing stories from former days in Skipton and the surrounding farming areas.  There are many "locals" who have gone on to do quite remarkable things in later life.  Their achievements are well noted.

Since those early days members have used the information they have gathered and have written histories on these remarkable "Early Settlers" of the various communities throughout the district, and the Skipton Historical Society Members have had a number of very special books published.

As their collections grew they too have grown, and now the Skipton Historical Society has also taken over the custodianship of the Former Police Residence, just perfect for an extension of their wonderful collection of photographic history as well as the written word.where they now have their extensive collection on display.

For further information please click  HERE  to visit the SHS website.

Skipton Cemetery Trust

 Skipton Cemetery - Currie Street, Skipton, Vic 3361

Burials and Interments 7 days a week. 

Skipton Cemetery Trust Contact: 

  • Catherine Kavanagh on 5340 2394.

Meetings:  Held in the Jubilee Centre, 7pm . 

                AGM in October.

Need a Justice of the Peace?

If you need a Justice of the Peace:

  • Malcolm Fletcher on 0427 492 522
  • Kaye Ormsby JP on 0429 823 241

Skipton Preschool.

Skipton Preschool,

8 Montgomery Street, Skipton.

Phone:  03 5340 2208

  •     3 year olds Tuesday 8:45 am - 11:45 am.
  •     4 year olds.  Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. 
  •     Wednesday & Thursday 8:45 am - 3:45 pm.

Skipton Angling Club.

Skipton Angling Club is open to Fishermen and Fisherwomen of all ages.

For all details about Competitions and Club Membership etc, contact:

  • President:  Chris Heywood - 0419 552 490
  • Secretary:  Les Meek - 0427 505 509
  • Treasurer:  Gary Knight - 5340 2465