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.

Sourdough and Ciabatta Bread Making Thursday 8th September 2016 10 am to 2pm

A 4 hour workshop With Qualified Chef Christiane Philip from the Culinaire Cooking School, Swan Reach

@ the Buchan Neighbourhood House in our new beaut kitchen

Cost $70

Book early as there are only 5 places.  Bookings only accepted with payment.  ph 51 559 216 or email

Welcome Coffee, apron and all equipment provided

This workshop is for those who would like to bake fresh bread at home with no need for a special bread oven.  We teach you all about the right ingredients, how to make white and rye starters, how to make a sponge for Ciabatta bread.  Shaping and proving your loaves then baking your bread to take home.  Recipes are also provided.  We bake with organic flour making it taste like bread should.


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