Skipton Transfer Station

SKIPTON TRANSFER STATION is located on Beaufort Road, Skipton.

Transfer Station opens on every second Wednesday and Sunday.

next open on

Wed 1st July, Sun 12th July,

Wed 15th July, Sun 26th July,

Wed 29th July, Sun 9th August.

Hours:  from 1 pm to 5 pm.


Usually busy with the Senior Citizens on Mondays, the Euchre Parties on Tuesday nights, the bustling crowds at the Monthly Markets, and all of the regular monthly monthly meetings Skipton Mechanics Institute Hall, stands quiet at the moment. Hopefully the community can get some "Out & About" activity again soon.

Skipton Craft Group

Skipton Craft Group Ladies have returned to weekly gatherings, 

  • From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm,
  • at the Jubilee Centre,10 Montgomery Street Skipton.

Enquiries:  Pamela O'Neill 0438 698 619

Members enjoy to sit and chat whilst clicking their knitting needles and catching up with friends in the group.

  • Why not join in?  Nothing to lose, lots to gain!!
  • Many PHD's (Projects Half Done), nearing completion!! Great stuff!!
  • You might like to learn a new Craft, or maybe you can teach others how to do something thet they find interesting but can't quite master.

There is so much to show each other with work done during the "stay-at-home" period, maybe some Scrap-Booking to sort through your many photo albums and cards, you might like Tapestry, or Crochet!!  Spinning is a skill some Group Members  share, and the Alpaca fleeces very polular.

Lots of options.


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..

Skipton Garden Club.

Gardeners are invited to attend the first Meeting for the Skipton Garden Club which will be a Garden Visit with a Special Guest Speaker.

Venue:  Avalon Nursery.

Speaker:  Owner, David will treat you to a special morning.

             Opportunity to ask questions and maybe "buy something 'new' to take home!!"

Gardeners please attend at 9:45 am for 10:00 am start.  (Usual Carpooling arrangements for those wanting to travel together.)

Come to the 'Sheltered Building' that faces the road, park in the Car Park.

You just need to bring your enthusiasm, and ideas for future gatherings for 2020.

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

Members are hoping that the District Gardeners would like to join in.  Let us know.

Special treat is planned for October.  Theme:  Irises, incudes a garden visit and informative talk, so make a note in your diary so you keep this date free.

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.

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.  

The highlight of the meetings is always the walk around a friends garden, handy tips along the way and the exchange of cuttings which can assist friends to be able to get more variety in their garden and lots more rewards from their time spent in the garden.



Local Red Cross Units

First Meeting Back of the Combined Westmere, Streatham & Skipton


 Red Cross Units,


will be the Annual General Meeting

on Tuesday August 4th; at 11am,

and will be held at Hazel Robson’s Home,

44 Wright Street, Skipton.

 Please bring your lunch, and a small plate for afternoon tea.   

Contact President Irene Meek 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 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 

           In an Emergency Dial 0 0 0

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 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.

Meetings:  Held in the Jubilee Centre, 7pm . AGM in October.

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.

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:  Andy Clark - 0428 402 088
  • Secretary:  Les Meek - 0427 505 509
  • Treasurer:  Gary Knight - 5340 2465