Local Community Activities

FREE Relaxation sessions

Now the sun is shining, and restrictions are easing, are you ready to get outdoors, socialise and relax? 

Come and join in a FREE class to help you unwind. We have a selection of Corangamite's most soothing sessions and are taking them around the shire! 

The below sessions are on offer: 

Aikido - 12.30 - 1.30 pm & 2 - 3 pm Tuesday 1 December at Apex Park, Camperdown

Guided Meditation - 2 - 3 pm Wednesday 2 December at Terang Recreation Reserve
                                   2 - 3 pm Tuesday 8 December at Tandarook Botanic Gardens, Cobden

Sound Meditation - 12.30 - 1.30 pm & 2 - 3 pm Thursday 3 December at Timboon Stadium

Laughter Yoga - 12.30 - 1.15 pm Friday 4 December at Jubilee Park, Skipton
12.30 - 1.15 pm Thursday 10 December at Jubilee Park, Skipton

A ticket is required and can be secured on Eventbrite here. Numbers are limited so make sure you get in quick!

A detailed description of each class can be found on the Eventbrite page. 

All participants will undergo a temperature check and sign in with their name and contact details upon arrival. Government COVID-19 safety measures must be upheld. Hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes will be on site. and must be used.

Aussie Hay Bale Trail

Hay there! What can you do with a bale of hay?

The Corangamite Shire is calling on locals to let their imaginations loose and join in its first ever ‘Aussie Hay Bale Trail’ competition for a chance to win a $500 shopping voucher.

Set to run throughout January and February, the trail will celebrate everything Australian and kick off 2021 with a welcome dose of fun and colour across the shire.

Vegemite, koalas, meat pies, a cold tinnie, the southern cross, Uluru or AC/DC.  There’s so much to celebrate, so get your thinking caps on and get creative.

Coinciding with the green and gold of SunBurst Corangamite’s blooming sunflowers, entrants in the competition will be included on an Aussie Hay Bale Trail touring map for locals and visitors alike to enjoy a day of discovery across the shire.

Townships, schools, community halls, our hard-working farmers; everyone is invited to join the fun and kick off the new year with some creative fun.

Enter your haybale here before 5 pm on January 4. 

Sun Burst Corangamite

Get ready Corangamite, it’s time to liven up and brighten up! Find out more by going to the SunBurst Corangamite event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/458946118417783 https://www.facebook.com/events/458946118417783


Everyone could do with a little sunshine in their life right now, so we’re calling on residents to help make it happen and spread some cheer and happiness.  Free seed packages will be available for pick up around the shire for planting along the inside of your front fence to make Corangamite stand out from the rest.  Make sure you get in quick, there is limited availability and it is prime sunflower seed planting time. Pick up locations:

  • Camperdown Civic Centre
  • Post Offices (Derrinallum, Lismore, Cobden, Timboon, Simpson and Terang)
  • Mount Emu Creek Café Skipton
  • Simpson Take-away
  • The Shed in Noorat
  • The Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre

Local artist Delyce England has also designed a sunflower colour-in for the kids to do and put in their front windows. The colour-in will be able for pick-up from the above listed locations and can be downloaded here(PDF, 208KB)

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Also, don't forget to check out Frank's instructional video below to see how large you can get yours to grow!

Games Galore - Coming soon!

Are you ready to get outdoors and socialise?

Games Galore is bringing the fun to your local grassy knoll with their selection of outdoor games. See our fun selection of games below:

Finska- 2-8 players

Finska is a Finish backyard tossing game that uses strategy and cunning. The first team or person to get to 50 points exactly is the winner. 

Spikeball- 2-4 players

Most similar to beach volleyball with two players on each team however instead of hitting over the net, you “spike” the ball onto the net in a way that makes it difficult (or better, impossible) for the opposition to return. After the serve bounces off the net, there are no boundaries in this 360 degree exhilarating new sport.

Giant Connect 4- 2 players (or two teams)

Your classic game but large! In this game, both players take a turn consecutively with the aim to get four of your pieces in a row.

Giant Jenja – 2-8 players

You must take a Jenga piece from the tower and stack it on top but be careful, you don’t want to topple the tower!

Boulle- 2-4 players o

The objective is to throw or roll heavy balls (called boules in France, and bocce in Italy) as close as possible to a small target ball, called the jack in English.

How to book:

Booking details coming soon. If you would like to express interest please contact lucy.quinn.37@gmail.com.

Safety precautions:

All participants will undergo a temperate check and sign in with their name and contact details upon arrival. Masks must be worn at all times, and socially distancing measures must be maintained. Hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes will be on-site and must be used.

Frank's Veggie Patch

Don’t know how to garden but love the full flavor of homegrown vegetables? 

Sunnyside House gardener and local horticulturist Frank Conheady has got you covered with a series of step-by-step gardening tutorials. 

The sessions show beginners everything from how to get started raising their own seedlings, to planting them out, caring for them and when to harvest the tasty produce. 

Spring has sprung, so there’s no time to lose.  Check out Franks hints and tips, start planting and you’ll be tucking into amazing homegrown meals before you know it!

Remember to tag @corangamiteshire to show us the growth in your garden! 

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Budget Cooking with Lynette Gleeson

Getting your dollar to stretch further has never been more important and the kitchen is the perfect place to start.

Camperdown Community House ‘Chop and Chat’ session instructor, Lynette Gleeson, gives hints and tips for creating quick, easy and healthy meals on a budget the whole family will enjoy.

Follow her step-by-step guide on how to make two meals from one – mouthwatering meatballs with rice and club burgers – all for just $2.35 a serve.

Watch below and see how budget cooking can still be tasty, filling and affordable.

Quick Meatballs with Rice ($2.25 per serve) 

Hamburgers with Sweet Potato Chips ($2.35 per serve)

Lynette's recipe:


  • Tray of 10 hamburgers -- $9.00 at Woolworths
  • 1 onion
  • Small sweet potato
  • Head of broccoli
  • 880 gm tin of diced Italian tomatoes
  • Small bag of long grain rice
  • 5 flat mushrooms or burger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Small amount of flour
  • Salt 
  • Pepper


  1. For the hamburger patties cut and roll into the size meatballs you like
  2. Add to the pan that has a small amount of oil
  3. Add cubed sweet potato then onion, cook until softened and the meatballs have browned.
  4. Add tin tomatoes, heat through
  5. Add broccoli or green veg of choice and place a lid on pan and simmer approx 10 minutes
  6. Serve with rice or pasta


  1. Flatten out to help cooking quickly
  2. Chop up sweet potato into chips and add to a small amount of oil and cook on medium heat
  3. Cut flat mushrooms or hamburger rolls in half and either pan fry or grill
  4. Once cooked assemble with lettuce and tomato with chips on the side. 

Remember to tag @corangamiteshire in your creations! 

Local Heroes Calendar Competition

From people checking on their neighbours to SES volunteers patching up roofs in the middle of a rainy night, Corangamite has so many unsung heroes. To celebrate them Corangamite Shire is calling on shutterbugs to submit photos of someone you think goes above and beyond for their community.
Entries will be in the running to feature in the shire-wide ‘Local Heroes’ themed calendar for 2021.

Submit your entry here.


Having beaten breast cancer twice, Corangamite Shire’s 2020 Citizen of the Year Carole Manifold is a hero in every sense but knows the battle is far from over when it comes to finding a cure once and for all. Working as a breast care nurse to help others through the cancer journey, Carole has also churned out just over 1500 Christmas Cakes from her own kitchen to raise more than $20,000 for the south west’s own cancer clinic in Warrnambool.

Camperdown Showgrounds Grass Planting

There might not be a Camperdown Show this year but that hasn’t stopped members from working behind the scenes to improve facilities so they are ready for action again next year.

Members are focusing on regrassing the central arena and are calling on visitors to the facility to give them a hand.  It’s a simple as snapping off some couch grass cuttings from the surrounding banks and replanting them in the bare patches across the ground.  Showgrounds member Cheryl McMahon shows how easy it is in the link below.

They are also asking for everyone to look through their cupboards and pull out any old show memorabilia which can be displayed at the 150th Camperdown's Annual Agricultural Show next year. If you have any items contact let them know: https://camperdownshowgrounds.com.au/contact-us/

Corangamite Cooking Collection

The world has already seen some amazing cooking trends during 2020, from sourdough starters to quarantine sauce, but get ready for the Corangamite Cooking Collection! 

We want to make a collection of the best recipes from Corangamite! Get in contact with your grandma, neighbour, son-in-law, or whoever it was that made you that mouth watering meal pre-lockdown. 

All you have to do is simply follow the below link to submit your recipe! 

Click here to view form

Looking Back Locally

The Camperdown and District Historical Society is inviting locals to wind back the clock, take a trip down memory lane and compile their own personal histories. We are encouraging you to submit for yourself but also to contact your loved ones so you can help them submit theirs! 

We are encouraging you to stay connected with friends and family by contacting your loved ones to reminisce and help them submit their personal history! At the end of the project the historical society will have a comprehensive record of local legends to pass down from generation to generation. 

You could even take the lead from Camperdown identity Sue Cole, who used the questions to create a lasting video for generations to come.

So, what are you waiting for?  Fasten your seatbelt and head back in time!

Form 1 - Family

Form 2 - Studies and activities

Form 3 - Influences

Form 4 - Advice

We encourage you to answer each question however it is not required. If you want to work on the questions before submitting please download the below document. 

Questions #1 Family(DOCX, 14KB)

Questions #2 Studies and activities(DOCX, 258KB)

Questions #3 Influences(DOCX, 260KB)

Questions #4 Advice(DOCX, 260KB)