Skipton Golf & Bowls Club

Preliminary Notice


Will be holding a special fundraising event for members of the community at the Skipton Bowling Club, Geelong Road, Skipton on Thursday 13th of February 2020 commencing at 5:30 pm.

Members will organise "BAREFOOT BOWLS & BBQ" with the warm hospitality of the Club available for the "Non-Bowlers" during the evening.

Golfers might like to come a little earlier and enjoy nine holes (or eighteen) before the BBQ.  Bring your clubs and arrange a four.

This will be a novelty fundraising event with funds raised "IN AID OF THE BUSH FIRE RELIEF" APPEAL

Come along and enjoy a fun evening with friends whilst assisting those severely affected by the devastation of the recent fires - many are still burning in parts of our State.

 All Welcome.

Skipton Monthly Market


8th February 2020

9.00 A.M. TO 1.00 P.M. In the Mechanics Hall,

17 Anderson St. Skipton

For All Enquiries and Site Bookings

Ring Jan Murphy on 5340 2204

Stallholders set up under cover inside the hall with access to kitchen facilities.

Outside Sites available under shady trees.

Plants, Arts & Crafts, Great Gifts.

Books and collectibles, jewellery, produce, preserves, honey, cakes and much more.

Light Lunches are available in the Supper Room. 

Skipton Monthly Market Poster

Details of the Market and how to contact our "Friendly Coordinator" are all on the Poster.
Keep it on your Fridge for quick reference.
Hope to see you at the Market in 2020 in Skipton.

Skipton Senior Citizens Centre Inc.

Seniors meet at the Skipton Mechanics Hall each Monday at 2 pm.

The fourth Monday is "Lunch Day".  These social days start  at 12 noon, and may be a BBQ or Casseroles, varies. Meetings are held after lunch.

Seniors enjoy a wide range of activities including Carpet Bowls, Cards, Bingo, and companionship.

They enjoy to get away on a trip each year.  The Members decide where and when at meetings.

Contact:   President Frank Hutchinson on 5340 2175, or

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

Skipton Garden Club.

President Pamela O'Neill (0438 698 619)

Secretary Lilla Orton (phone 5340 2043)  

Having its start in February 1996, Skipton Garden Club will be commencing its 24th year of offering fellowship, advice, and contact with the great world of gardening in 2020.  

Skipton Garden Club meets on the third Thursday of each month, from February to November.  Meetings are held at various members’ homes and in other outside locations.

The highlight of the meetings is the exchange of cuttings and handy tips along the way which assist friends to be able to get more from their time spent in the garden.

The Winter meeting usually takes the form of a luncheon at the Mechanics Hall, with Guest Speakers and Plant Stalls.  Irregular visits, talks and tours are organised through the year.

New members are always welcome.  

All details of meeting venues and outings are advertised in SCN so always watch out for Garden Club News. 

Dates and details are updated regularly so always keep the diary handy.

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 Emergency Services Complex


Skipton Rural Fire Brigade (CFA)

 Montgomery St (Glenelg Hwy) Skipton

 In an Emergency Dial 0 0 0

 Skipton CFA Captain ....

              Chris Heywood ....  ph 0419 552 490

Skipton CFA Auxiliary ....   

               Angela Gowans ....  ph  5340 2285

 Skipton Ambulance 

               Montgomery St (Glenelg Hwy) Skipton 

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

Local Red Cross Units

Skipton Branch of the Red Cross has closed.

Our members still continue to support all Red Cross activities especially the Red Cross Calling in March of each year, via the Westmere Branch

Skipton Red Cross Members: Collectors are outside the Skipton Pharmact Pharmacy in March.  Times in SCN


Westmere Red Cross Members: Collectors are outside the Streatham General Store in March.  Times in SCN


 Westmere Branch Red Cross.

             Members meet in Streatham in the Sunday School Hall.

             Contact President Irene on 03  5350 2359 for further information.

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.

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.

Skipton Friends of the R.S.L.

 Skipton Friends of the RSL keep Anzac Spirit Alive

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 on 11th of November at 11 o'clock.

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.

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

             Chairman: John Kavanagh 0408 211 926

             Secretary:  Cath Kavanagh 5340 2394.

             Treasurer:  Lilla Orton ph 5340 2043

                      Lest We Forget


Need a Justice of the Peace?

Skipton has Four People you can contact if you need a Justice of the Peace:


  • Malcolm Fletcher on 0427 492 522
  • Kaye Ormsby JP on 0429 823 241
  • Yvonne Shady JP, and (William Shady JP),5340 2113. 440 Geelong Rd, Skipton.

Skipton Cemetery Trust.

Skipton Cemetery - Currie Street, Skipton, Vic 3361

Burials and Interments 7 days a week. 

Skipton Cemetery Trust                 

     Contact: Yvonne Shady on 5340 2113,

             or  Catherine Kavanagh on 5340 2394.


AGM October Meetings 7pm Jubilee Centre

Skipton Angling Club.

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

Offering fishing competitions, some nice and close and others further away, there are various outings, barbecues (for those who miss the fish) and weekends away.

Terrific fishing spots on the list and "Nice Tight Lines" almost assured.

For all details about Competitions and Club Membership etc,


           President:  Andy Clark - 0428 402 088

           Secretary:  Les Meek - 0427 505 509

          Treasurer:  Gary Knight - 5340 2465

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 Playgroup Inc.

Playgroup is for Children from Birth to 5 years of age.

Playgroup is currently in recess in 2019. 

Skipton Playgroup has always been very well supported but due to lower numbers the decision was made to close the group for now.

Parents are hoping for numbers and interest to be renewed in near future. 

If you are new to the area and have young children contact the Preschool Director and talk about how best to maybe get a group started again.

 Contact Skipton Preschool on 5340 2008 with any enquiries.

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