Community Workshop. A fire scenario for Emergency Management Tuesday 29th November 2016 6 to 9 pm

Buchan Recreation Pavilion

Dinner included

 This workshop will be led by Forest Fire Management Victoria, together with CFA, Police, EGSC, Red Cross, Bush Nursing, Parks Victoria, Victorian Farmers Federation and DHHS.

Using Phoenix modelling to create a fire emergency scenario in our district, we will map and discuss the progress of a fire event and participants can identify what they would be doing, thinking and feeling.

This workshop is an excellent learning tool for all involved and provides an experiential event that enables people to ask the questions on how we would all manage this event and understand what is happening around us.

For further information take a look at the Airleys Inlet experience which took place in 2013 on You Tube

It is essential for people to RSVP by Friday 25th November to ensure that the simulation can be hypothetically developed and for catering purposes.

In order to make this event the best it can be, it would be great if everyone could complete the community survey that is open until Sunday 30 October. The survey feedback will be used to make sure any interests or concerns you have are addressed (if possible). Please complete the survey by going to:

Car Boot Sale! Saturday 29th October 2016 9am to 3pm

At the Buchan Butter Factory, Main Street, Buchan.

Commencing at 8am for sellers and 9am for buyers

We have room for sellers of

  • pre loved goods
  • Produce
  • Bric-a-Brac
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Cakes
  • Plants
  • Art and Craft Displays
  • Toys
  • Clothes
  • Household Goods and more.

 Community Groups welcome to have a stall for fund raising opportunities.

It is essential to book so that everyone has a fair go.  Car boot spaces are 1st in best dressed

Approved stallholders must have their own table and own shelter for the day and there is no power available.

Cost $6 Per Site or Car ($5 for early bird bookings with payment before October 4th, 2016)  Registration is not accepted without payment.  Proceeds will cover the cost of the site rental and project costs.  Registrations Close on Monday 17th October

Contact us at the Neighbourhood House on 51 559 216 or for further information and we will send you  the registration form to book a space.

We are also looking for some help with the event and on the day. 

This is a dry weather event only.  If it is wet it will be cancelled.  50% of the entry costs will be refunded.

Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure.  Recycle and re use.

Buchan Flower and Arts n Crafts Show Photography Competition and Display 2016

A rural and rustic country show showcasing a beautiful display of roses and cut flowers, locally made crafts, produce and photos.

This year we have a special section for all ages.  Colouring In to incorporate the ever growing interest in colouring in books as well as a car boot sale at the Buchan Butter Factory on Saturday at 9am

All Handwork, Craft & Art to be entered on Thursday 27th October from 2.00 pm until 6.00 pm.

Produce, flowers and potted plants can be entered on Friday night between 5 – 6 pm or on Saturday morning between 7.30 and 9.00 am – No later

Photos can be entered throughout the year.

Entries are open to everyone.

Flower show doors open at 12 noon after judging and 10am at the photography on Saturday until  5pm and from 10am to 4pm at all venues on the Sunday.

Cover Flower Show Download here

Cover photographyDownload here

Schedules are available from the Neighbourhood House or General Store and Roadhouse

Mountain Cattlemen’s Annual Get Together Buchan 13-15 January 2017

The 2017 Get Together will be held on private land on the Buchan River. Three days of entertainment celebrating the very best of Cattlemen’s culture and heritage will be showcased.

Try or watch the hay stacking, dog high jump, tug of war, poetry competition or whipcracking. Everyone is encouraged to join in. Watch the famous Cattlemen’s Cup, the Buck Out and the Heritage Parade. Be entertained by great bands . Don’t miss the intriguing panel discussions on aspects of High Country culture and history. There is something for everyone.

Mountain Cattlemens

Entertainment:  Expect excellent entertainment at the 2017 Get Together.

The Don Kneebone Mountain Heritage Awards:  Dennis Carstairs is again co-ordinating the poetry competition for the MCAV. Please download the brochure for further information on the categories for the competition from their website.

Photography: There are two sections in the photo competition, Junior Under 18 years of age and Open to all Photographers.

Kids Fun: Kids have the most fun at the Get Together. There is an activities tent during the day with face painting and lots of fun and games which in the evening becomes a kids disco.

Tickets:  Buchan 2017 Get Together tickets can be purchased online at a discounted rate from 1st. June 2016. Remember, only adults need buy a ticket as kids 17YO and under are free. The ticket price includes camping and entertainment for three days. Tickets available from 1st June 2016.  Camping, hot showers and water etc. will be included in your ticket price. There will be a bar and many food outlets to satisfy any taste. Tickets $90 for the three days.  Now that’s a bargain.

For further details go to the website


Registered Address: Shop 11, 12-20 Highett Street Mansfield 3722

Office Telephone: 03 57791747

Contact the secretary by email

Contact the president by email




Snowy River Sprint 24 – 25 September 2016

Contact Peter Washington  0418 337 995

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As the penultimate round of the four-part ATRC, this multi stage Tarmac Rally promises to be a nail biter.​This fantastic multi-stage rally includes two immense 38km stages, with a total competitive distance of 320km.​ ​The multi-stage rally consists of twenty stages with short liaison distances in between to save fuel and tyres and prevent fatigue – the rally stage start is only 1.5km from the service park. ​The short liaisons and tightly-packed field ensure a full day’s racing each leg – and promises great value for money.The ​Snowy River Sprint is based in the holiday hub of Lakes Entrance. As a water-front town, Lakes Entrance is a very popular all year round holiday destination, including during winter months when the climate is often a few degrees warmer than Melbourne.​With accommodation varying from 4 star to budget and great restaurants, the Snowy River Sprint is ​a complete Tarmac Rally experience.

As always, we will be running the Tour category, encompassing all ​300km of the competition course. ​
All events in East Gippsland are set against spectacular backdrops in one of Victoria’s most diverse natural environments. Home to the Gippsland Lakes, nine National Parks and a host of state parks and reserves, it’s a region that embraces the great outdoors.The East Gippsland Shire Council and our local community embrace events as an important part of our lifestyle and we welcome the Snowy River Sprint again in 2014. The Snowy River area spans from the forests to the sea, including the rugged high country around McKillops Bridge, the honeycomb labyrinth of the Buchan Caves to the majestic stands of remnant coastal rainforest near Marlo and Cape Conran Coastal Park.Council are delighted to be proud sponsors of the Snowy River Sprint. We love how the event showcases Buchan and runs alongside the Snowy River. We look forward to being a part of the event as it grows in future years.

Miles and Simone (Heartbreaker country and folk music) Sunday 10th July at the Buchan Hall 6.30 pm

Miles and SimoneHaving been programmed in The Melbourne International Arts Festival, The Brisbane Powerhouse World Theatre Festival, The Darwin Festival, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Falls Festival, The Famous Spielgel tent and supporting the likes of Clairy Browne and the Banging Rackettes, Tinpan Orange and Harry James Angus, Miles O’Neil and Simone Stewart are a much loved Australian musical duo.

They are dear friends and have been for quite some time. Both Actors and musicians by trade, they met during a production of Summer of the 17th Doll and have been collaborating on various projects ever since. Miles is a musician, actor and founding member of internationally renowned band and performance group The Suitcase Royale. Simone is an opera singer, cabaret star and creator of the critically acclaimed cabaret The Lovebirds.

Miles & Simone was born in the summer months of 2012, when they found themselves on many an afternoon drinking gin and singing lonesome duets in the backyard. As the months got colder they left the backyard and began recording the songs in Miles’ spare room studio.

They eventually put a rough mix of the album into the hands of Darren Hanlon when he took a loan of Miles’ wonky old piano. Hanlon liked the songs so much he took them to Portland, Oregon to be mixed by renowned engineer Adam Selzer (She and Him, M. Ward, Jolie Holland) at the famed Type Foundry Studios. As well as that, Darren Hanlon recruited a handful of talented Portland musicians to play on the record.

They released this album independently and the above tours subsequently took place. Since then, they have released another full length album and toured the country in support of it.

Miles and Simone

Biggest Morning Tea at the Buchan Neighbourhood House Wednesday 25th May 10 am

 This year we will be demonstrating making Panir Cheese, and Indian soft cheese that can easily be made at home.

Panir is a fresh cheese common in South Asia, especially in Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi cuisines. It is an unaged, acid-set, non-melting farmer cheese or curd cheese made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice, vinegar, or any other food acids.

Please bring a plate or sweet to share.

Buchan Neighbourhood House Kitchen Renovation Opening Saturday 19th March 2016

Finished kitchen

From 11am to 12 noon…
Qualified Chef Christiane Philip from Culinaire Cooking School, Swan Reach will be giving a demonstration on what to do with Herbs and Spices. It will be all about the aromatic world of spices and how to use them in cooking without overpowering your foods.
12 noon onwards…
BBQ Lunch consisting of Marinated chicken thighs prepared by Christiane, salad and bread.

Places are limited and bookings are essential for catering purposes. Bookings can be made by contacting the Neighbourhood House.

Funding for the new kitchen was supported by the East Gippsland Shire Community Grants Program and the Buchan Neighbourhood House.

Culinaire Cooking School was opened in 2003 and provides cooking demonstrations, classes and Gourmet Cooking tours. Situated 51 Cunningham Court, Swan Reach, Culinaire also has a Herb & Kitchen Garden and gift shop selling great gifts and home wares from Australian, Swedish, French, Belgium, and Italian designers.
Cooking classes at Culinaire include
• Sourdough and Cibatta Bread
• Seafood Cookery
• Handmade Pasta & Sauces
• Herbs & Spices
• BBQ – Beyond The Sausage
• Fabulous Finger Foods
• Basics For Blokes & Girls
• A Taste Of World Cuisine
• Gourmet Pizzas in wood fired oven
• Fresh Pasta
• Kerala Cuisine (Indian) food
• Pork Smallgoods
• Cheese Making
Check out their website for more details about Culinaire at or give Christiane a call on Phone: 5156 4091 or Mobile: 0418 699 618



Massage Tuesday 5th April 2016

From 10am to 7 pm
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST Sharon Dent will be offering a range of massage services from the Buchan Neighbourhood House including
Relaxation, Aromatherapy, Sports Therapies, Remedial Massage Therapy, Pre and Post Natal and baby Massage
Available for adults and children of all ages
$60 one hour session
For further information and bookings
Contact the Buchan Neighbourhood House
Sharon Dent on (04) 6838-7524
W Tree Bookings ring Julia 51 550 353

Buchan Youth Group Lunch Sunday 12th July 11am

At the Buchan Neighbourhood House

We would like to invite all our families to join in to share a meal and chat.

Please bring food to share – we will have a large barbeque as well as an oven to use.

There will be a jar for donations inside the building so if you can make a donation it would be very much appreciated. The money will be used to pay for power costs and the rest saved to put towards activities.

Fire Ready Meeting & BBQ Thursday 10th September 2015

 For all Buchan & District Residents

6.00pm at the Recreation Pavilion

Community BBQ will be happening @ 6.00pm then meeting to follow with Emergency Services both Local and Regional.

The East Gippsland Resilience Project, last year, saw a group of community minded people gather together with Emergency Services and the EG Shire to support the publication and distribution of the Buchan District LIMP Plan. (Local Incident Management Plan) for our district.  Also an A4 Quick reference sheet to be both utilised in times of fires or floods.

Our group has made the decision to strike early before the summer season is upon us and is organising an evening to come together to provide a forum for community and our emergency services both local and regional.

Some suggestions for discussion.

Is your property Fire Ready Prepared? If not what can be done to improve your patch.

Updating Phone Trees with new residents and changes of phone numbers.

Are all the Group Leaders still available if needed for the Phone Trees?

Maps of our district.  Maps of burn offs already achieved.

What other areas need to be cleaned up around our district?

Do people need a helping hand to prepare their properties?

Do you need any assistance in working out your Fire Plan for yourself and your property?

Did everyone receive the updated LIMP Plan at the end of last year?

We would love to see as many people at this gathering as possible, and putting this information out early so you can place it in your diary.

Please RSVP Suzanne Davies by 27th August for catering purposes.

Email  Ph 5155 9415.

175th Anniversary 2014

Friday 25th April ANZAC Day

We will be having our annual dawn 5.45 am and 10.30 am service at the Avenue of Honour

2 – 5 pm Registrations and Meet n Great at the Hall

Historical Display at the Butter Factory

Book Launch at 7.30 pm with a welcome to country and historical school play with supper. Gold Coin Donation.

Saturday 26th April

Local Football/Netball game at the Recreation Reserve, Buchan VS Lindenow South

8pm to 12 pm will be a “Social” with band Bak2Bak and supper at the Hall

Adults $8, Family $20 and Students $5

Sunday 27th April.

Morning tea at the Butter Factory and farewell to our visitors.  Gold coin donation

 Over the course of the weekend there will be self guided trips and historical displays.

Time to catch up with friends and family.

Cave tours.

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