Australian border closures

Until 9.00pmAEDT  20 March, foreign nationals who have recently arrived in Australia must self-isolate in a home or hotel for 14 days after entering Australia. 

From 9.00 pm AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.

For more information about our border control measures, check the Home Affairs website.  

Read more in the Prime Minister's statement

Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for:

Also read our international travellers fact sheet.

Throughout summer

SUMMER BOAT TRIPS - SOUTH GIPPSLAND

Wilson's Promontory Cruises - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, from Tidal River: Discover the beautiful granite coastline and unique wilderness of the Wilsons Promontory National Park on our 2½ hour Wilsons Promontory Cruise.

Witness iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park.

https://www.promcruises.com.au/

Kraken Tours - Prom Coast Discovery, from Port Welshpool.

A very personal and fun trip down in a 7.8 metre RIB – 1 hour or so off the boat at Refuge Cove- a total trip of around 4.5 hours. Weather dependent but we give passengers plenty of notice (about 3-4 days) if we look like having to cancel.

https://www.krakentours.com/

Wildlife Coast Cruises from Port Welshpool:

An experience of a lifetime, visiting untouched islands, rugged coastlines, amazing rock formations and spectacular wildlife in areas that most people wouldn’t dream exist.

Stop over at the pristine Refuge Cove where you can have a swim in the turquoise waters or go ashore exploring this remote cove.

Nine hours of fully catered, luxury cruising with breathtaking scenery of Wilsons Prom as you have never seen it before!

https://www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au/cruises/wilsons-prom/

Fishing boat charters also operate in the area so if you would like more information on these or any of the above please phone the Foster Visitor Information Centre.

Port Welshpool & Tidal River

Contact: 1800 630 704

 

 

 

 

1st January to 31st March

LEONGATHA PAINTERS GROUP EXHIBITION

Leongatha Painters Group Exhibition

When: 1st January to 31st March

Where: Fish Creek Hotel
1 Old Waratah Rd Fish Creek

Contact:  5683 2404

E: bigfish@fishcreekhotel.com.au

 

18th January to 31st December 2020

FOSTER 1870 - 2020 - 150 YEARS OF OUR COMMUNITY'S DEVELOPMENT

The Foster Museum's latest exhibition is Foster 1870 – 2020, 150 years of our Community's development.

When: The exhibition runs until December 2020

Cost: Entry is included in the Museum entry fee

Foster Museum, Main Street Foster

Contact: Foster Museum,

0428 821 760

E: enquiries@promcountryhistory.org.au

W: http://www.promcountryhistory.org/au

 

 

 

Wed, 26th Feb to Tues, 24th March

MEENIYAN ART GALLERY FEBRUARY/MARCH EXHIBITIONS

Gallery 1: "TERRE" by Jan Manhal, Tim Bowler, Robert Manhal, Genevieve Manhal

Gallery 2: "City & Country" by Pauline Bailey

Gallery 3: "What Lies Beneath" by Sue Hoare

When: Wednesday, 26th February to Monday, 30th March, 10am - 4pm (closed Tuesday) Opening Sunday, 1st March

Where: Meeniyan Art Gallery, 84 Whitelaw Street Meeniyan

Contact: Meeniyan Art Gallery

5664 0101

W: http://www.meeniyanartgallery.com

 

 

 

26th Feb to Tue 24th March

'SCENIC' AN EXHIBITION AND SALE BY LEIGH FRASER

'Scenic' is a show of landscapes in the Tonal Impressionist style. Leigh Fraser moved to South Gippsland over 20 years ago and he continues to find inspiration in the changing light of this area.

When: Wednesday, February 26 to Tuesday March 24. Gallery is open 7 days a week 10am to 4pm.

Where: Stockyard Gallery, Cnr Main & McDonald St Foster

Contact: Stockyard Gallery,

03 5682 1125

E: stockyardgallery@dcsi.net.au

W: http://stockyardgalleryandshop.org.au

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 1st March

LEONGATHA 2020 SHOW 'N' SHINE, MARKET AND SWAP MEET

With great coffee, good food, and children’s activities, everyone will be entertained by Australia’s best motor show commentator, Pinky.

21 Categories to be judged including best hot rod, best street machine, best veteran, best truck, bike of the show, best custom, best interior, best engine bay, and for the second time this year “exhibitors’ choice."

When: Sunday, 1st March, 9am – 1.30 pm Swap meet from 6am

Costs: Display vehicle & driver $10, each additional passenger $5, Pedestrian entry $5 or $15 for a family, Swap stall $20*

Where: Leongatha Recreation Reserve, Roughead Street Leongatha

Contact: Jim McNiven, 0418 559 119 or Mary Dortmans, 0408 642 256 (market)

W: https://www.leongatharotary.org.au/show--n--shine

 

Sunday, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March

KONGWAK MARKET

Funky ALL-WEATHER Market, Kongwak comes to life with a variety of indoor and undercover stalls selling a selection of  Vintage/retro and second hand home wares, clothing, albums, art, jewellery, local produce, plants, books, live music, great food and coffee, plus a fun atmosphere.

When: Every Sunday, 10am - 2pm

Cost: Gold coin donation

Where: Kongwak General Store and Sheds

Contact: Jane, 0417 142 478

 

 

Sunday, 8th and Saturday 14th, 21st & 28th March

LIVE MUSIC AT SANDY POINT

Dine in the Cafe and enjoy the live music

Sunday March 8th, 2pm-5pm Live Music with "Eric Collier"

Saturday March 14th, 7.30-10.30 Live Music with "Geoff & Murray"

Saturday March 21st, 7.30-10.30 Live Music with "Souly Us"

Saturday March 28th, 7.30-10.30 Live Music with "Blind Cobblers Thumb".

Fully Licenced Bar. No Cover Charge

Where: Sandy toes and Salty kisses Café, 105 Beach Parade Sandy Point

Contact: 0418 141 127

W: https://www.facebook.com/StaSkcafe/

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 25th March

FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS AUTUMN TOUR -2020 LOCH

Loch Hall proudly present an evening of musical entertainment featuring critically acclaimed Scottish ensemble 'The Paul McKenna Band' and emerging Australian Singer / Songwriter Alana Wilkinson.

When: Wednesday, March 25th 7pm - 9.30pm the doors open at 6.30pm.

Where: Loch Public Hall, 7 Smith Street Loch

Cost: $25 Adult $20 Concession Children free

W: https://festivalofsmallhalls.com/loch-2020

 

 

28TH MARCH TO 14TH APRIL

 

Saturday, 28th March

MIRBOO NORTH MARKET

Huge variety of stallholders including plants, food, bric-a-brac, chooks, art, local veggies and honey, craft and much more.

Stallholder Terms & Conditions and Registration Form

When: Last Saturday of every month except December (no December market). 8am - 1pm.

Where: Baromi Park, 49 Ridgway Mirboo North

Contact: Graeme Dale, 0490 884 265

E: mirboonthmarket@gmail.com

W: facebook.com/mirboonorthmarket

 

Saturday, 28th March

BEETHOVEN COMES TO MEENIYAN

Beethoven comes to Meeniyan

Internationally acclaimed pianist Elayne Laussade.

Do not miss this graduate of the Julliard School play a selection of your favourite Beethoven sonatas.

When: On Saturday 28 March 2020 at 7:30pm

Cost: $50 PER ADULT

Where: Meeniyan Town Hall, 97 Whitelaw St Meeniyan

W: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid

=595263&

 

Please visit the website for updated content and events @ www.visitpromcountry.com.au If you would like to submit a local event, you can contact the Prom Country VIC on 1800 630 704 or email us:

infocentre@southgippsland.vic.gov.au

 

 

Saturday, 28th March

LEONGATHA COMMUNITY MARKET

With over 20 stalls of fresh local produce, quirky craft, second-hand, music and foodies. Stalls available

When: 4th Saturday each month, 8.30am to 1pm.

Where: Community College Gippsland's Leongatha Campus in Howard Street, Leongatha

Contact: David Brereton,

0427 110 769

E: dbrereton69@gmail.com

W: https://www.facebook.com/leongathacommunitymarket/

 

Sun, 29th March – 12th April

BCE APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY DISCOVERY ACTIVITIES 2020

Dinosaur Discovery – To the Caves Rock Platform,

Dinosaur Discovery – To Eagles Nest,

Dinosaur Discovery—To Flat Rocks, Dinosaurs Palaeolaboratory –

At Discovery Room,

Rockpool Ramble,

Wildlife Spotlighting,

Astronomy - Dancing with the stars, and Coast & ClimateBush to Backyard.

Book tickets on the website.

Please note activities may be cancelled due to low numbers.

Where: Various locations along the Bunurong Coast Inverloch

Contact: South Gippsland Conservation Society, 5674 3738.

E: bce@sgcs.org.au

W: http://ww.sgsc.org.au

 

 

What’s on around South Gippsland, in April?

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 12th

COAL CREEK EASTER EGG HUNT & FAMILY DAY

Easter Egg Hunt from 10.00am – 1.30pm. Hunt for 3 gold blocks and exchange for 3 chocolate eggs. Lucky Door Prize. Hunting Licence $6 per child. Non-Denominational Church Service – 10.30am - 11.30am.

Meet the Easter Bunny – 12.30pm - 1.00pm. Diesel train will be running at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Food – Coffee Van and Food Vendors

When: Sunday, April 12th 10.00am – 4.30pm

Where: Coal Creek, 12 Silkstone Road Korumburra

Contact: Coal Creek Community Park and Museum 5655 1811

E: coalcreek1@southgippsland.vic.gov.au

W: http://www.coalcreekcommunityparkandmuseum.com

 

Saturday, 11th to Mon, 13th April

SANDY POINT EASTER ART SHOW

THE OFFICIAL OPENING will be on Friday 10th April @ 6.30pm. All artists and partners are cordially invited to attend and enjoy light refreshments.

Exhibition includes: Paintings – Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Drawing (Pastel, Pencil & Ink), Mixed Media (including Earth Pigment), Photography -Traditional and Digitally modified & Sculpture (any medium that is 3D)

When: Saturday 11th April - Monday 13th April, 2020

Where: Sandy Point Community Centre, Church Parade Sandy Point

Contact: Di Cooper, 03 5684 1545 or 0418 336 690

E: artshow@sandypointcc.org.au

W: https://www.sandypoint.vic.au/2020%20Entry%20Form%20Sandy%20Point%20Art%20Show%20%20.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

What’s News?

 

 

Discover a fun, new way to explore Prom Country with the brand new 'Prom Country Road Rally' app!

Simply follow clues to discover unique locations. When you reach the destination suggested by the clues, new clues will appear to guide you to the next location. The more clues you use, the more points you lose.

The first road rally on the app is the 'Korumburra and Surrounds' rally. If successful, we will add more rallies to the app based on different locations.

GPS-capable mobile phone or tablet required.

 

Apple App 

Android

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please visit www.visitpromcountry.com.au for updated content and events.