Skipton Mechanics Institute Hall, the Hall Busy Hub for the Skipton Community. COVID 19 Restrictions.
Bookings have been restricted off and on during the past two years affecting lots of local functions. However the popular Monthly Markets are back bigger and better but we need YOU THE COMMUNITY to come back to support the Stallholders and purchase their fantastic Crafts and Wares.
There is an ATM in Montgomery Street for those needing cash to assist for larger purchases.
The Skipton Senior Citizens are back on Mondays and hoping YOU will join them for a pleasant Monday afternoon starting at 2 o'clock. They like to organise trips if sufficient interest join them. Skipton Football Netball Club / OP Shop has a Community Bus now. Terrific destinations details published in SCN. Fabulous fun and varied outings. Options are endless.
Enquiries can be directed to Corangamite Shire on 5593 7100. on the Toll Free Line 1800 819 732. Local Bookings 5340 2086.
Euchre Players are back again on Tuesday afternoon with a 1:30 pm (sharp) start. Enjoy a laugh or two it's a lot of fun. Afternoon Tea / Cuppa and Bikkie to finish at 3:30 pm.
Prizes to the winners and Booby Prizes too.

Local Red Cross Units

Annual General Meeting of Westmere Red Cross Unit

will be held 

on Tuesday 7th of November 2022

 at "The Bolte Home" of  Mrs. Hazel Robson,

44 Wright Street West Skipton.

Starting at 12 o'clock:  Bring Lunch to Share from noon,

Meeting, will be at 2:00 pm.

New members are  welcomed.

Contact Irene Meek:  5350 2359

If necessary due to any unforeseen circumstances, the Meeting will be held in the Skipton mechanics Hall, Members will be informed if any changes.

Lions Club of Skipton.

President:  Nic Byrne

     Address: 704 Mt William Rd, Skipton Vic 3361

     Phone:    0407 347 550

Secretary Jane Parker



Treasurer Lauren Williams


     Address: 779 Vite Vite Skipton Rd, Vite Vite North,Vic 3325


     Phone:    0421 444 031


Skipton Jubilee Centre

The Office of Skipton Community News, The Jubilee Centre has become a very important centre for the Skipton Progress Association Inc.

Skipton Jubilee Centre provides a delightful meeting venue for small groups and community gatherings.

Bookings can be made with Lilla Orton skipton Progress Association 5340 2043.

Rule of Thumb: Notify Lilla with your date - then jot down details on the calendar at the Centre.

Bookings can be weekly, monthly, or just singular, but once on the calendar the booking is secured. Simple system but it works.

All we ask is that you leave the facilities clean when you leave for the next group to find ready for their meeting.

General Enquiries:  Editor SCN Kathy Sproules, 5340 2340


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.

Timetable for Skipton Transfer Station 2021-2022 to 30th June 2022

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.


Beaufort Road, Skipton.

Transfer Station opens next

  • Sun 13th Nov 2022,
  • Wed 16th Nov 2022,
  • Sun 27th Nov 2022,
  • Wed 30th Nov 2022,
  • Sun 11th Dec 2022,
  • Wed 14th Dec 2022,
  • Sun 25th Dec 2022
  • Wed 28th Dec 2022,
  • Sun 8th Jan 2023
  • Wed 11th Jan 2023,
  • Sun 22nd Jan 2023,
  • Wed 25th Jan 2023,
  • Sun 5th Feb 2023,
  • Wed 8th Feb 2023,

Opening Hours:  from 1 pm to 5 pm.


Skipton Cemetery Trust

 Skipton Cemetery - Currie Street, Skipton, Vic 3361

Burials and Interments 7 days a week. 

Skipton Cemetery Trust Contact: 

    • President:  Malcolm Fletcher - 0227 495 522
    • Secretary:  Bob Thornton - 0413 351 144 or 0414 766 979
    • Treasurer:  Gary Knight - 035340 2465

       Postal Address:  7 Lawson Street, Skipton, Vic 3361.  

       Email Address:

Meetings:  Held in the Jubilee Centre, 7pm . 

                AGM in October.

There is a short History of the Cemetery at:  or at


Skipton Cemetery Web Page Records



has been updated to include downloads for recorded burials from 1928, > post the fire, to about 1999.

 Bob Thornton []

Saturday, 14 August 2021 3:46 PM

Skipton Emergency Services Complex

 Skipton Rural Fire Brigade (CFA)  54 Montgomery St (Glenelg Hwy) Skipton

        In an Emergency Dial 0 0 0

        Burnoff Notifications - 1800 668 511

          Skipton CFA Captain - Stewart Tickner: 0458 137 578

          Skipton CFA Auxiliary - Angela Gowans: ph  5340 2285

       New Fire Fighters and Auxiliary Members Welcome.  Details above.


Skipton Ambulance   54 Montgomery St (Glenelg Hwy) Skipton 

           In an Emergency Dial 0 0 0


Skipton Senior Citizens Centre Inc.

Skipton Seniors Meet Every Monday at 2pm in the Skipton mechanics Hall

On the Fourth Monday - Lunch Day starting time is noon.

Seniors hold their Committee Meeting after Lunch.

Contact:   President Frank Hutchinson on 5340 2175, or

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

Enjoy a game of Carpet Bowls, Bingo, Euchre, Chat with Friends, an Occasional Trip if numbers allow.

Fantastic way to settle in to a new group of friends and have a great time in your retirement.

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: Graham Layley - 0407 278 120
  • Secretary:  Gail Ward - 0403 530 293
  • Treasurer:  Lilla Orton ph 5340 2043

Lest We Forget   

Need a Justice of the Peace?

If you need a Justice of the Peace:

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:  Andrew 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.