Wedderburn Community House

WCH Membership renewal: 2021/2022 WCH Flyer

The Community House and Community Centre is open to the public Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Usual services provided including Goldfields Library, Gym, Nursery and Loddon Information Services.

Christmas on High Festival is 16th December. Ring WCH for details.

WCH Courses are resuming: check the pages of Scoop to see what is coming up. Follow the WCH Facebook page for updated activities and opportunities for training and social events.

See the video below for a run-through of what we have to offer.

Produce at WCH 

Follow the WCH Facebook page for updated activities and online-opportunities for training and social online events.

Scoop and Scuttlebutt is bursting with events, news and Christmas Cheer. The Open Gardens was a huge success with over 150 through the doors – one stall sold out!. The year 12’s celebrated the end of their formal schooling, after many stops and starts, and move on to their future goals. Birds in Backyards, nests and Frog Hotels cover the nature side of things, and the Wedderburn Photography Group had a great day in Maryborough.  The Cemetery had a makeover thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. Events are being planned – come to the Wedderburn Trots on Jan 31.

Wedderburn is a great place to live, to raise a family, to start a business and to ensure it stays the best little town in country Victoria we need a vibrant Community House. With so much change going on around us, this is your perfect opportunity to help shape our community for the future.

Have you ever wondered what the Community House does for our town? And who makes the decisions on how the House helps our community?  Well, wonder no more.

Wedderburn Community House provides our rural home with:

  • Centrelink agency
  • Vicroads agency
  • Goldfields Library agency
  • Internet café
  • Op Shop
  • Nursery & Community garden for all
  • Bingo every Wednesday
  • Rejoov salon
  • Printing, faxing, laminating & binding services
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Catering services
  • Community lunches.
  • Foodbank
  • Country markets
  • Certificate courses (First Aid, RSA, Food Handlers, Fork Lift Licence)
  • Hobby/craft courses such as Patchwork & silver smithing/lapidary
  • School holiday programs for the kids
  • Xmas On High Festival
  • Spring Dance
  • Garden Expo
  • Pop Up restaurants
  • Community landscaping & art projects
  • Scoop & Scuttlebutt
  • Telephone directory
  • Welcome to Wedderburn Pack
  • Children’s theater productions
  • And much more

We are one of the best resourced small towns in country Victoria and are the envy of many larger communities.

The team that offer all of this to you includes a dynamic Board of Management, the wonderful staff and a team of dedicated volunteers. We consider  ourselves a big family, all working to provide our community with the services we need. As with any community or sporting group, members eventually move on and new people with new ideas and fresh enthusiasm step up.

To maintain the continued success of our much loved Community House we require skilled and committed people on the Board of Management and in our volunteer crew. No matter what  skills you bring to the Wedderburn Community House we will have a place for you.

If you have skills in accountancy, marketing, policy development and governance, we would love to consider you for a position on our Board of Management. The Board is made up of representatives of various sectors of the community and meet once a month in the evening at the Wedderburn Community House. These meetings are always positive, friendly sessions with everyone focused on the good of the whole community. The Christmas celebration is a well deserved thankyou at the end of each year. As a Board member you’re always welcome to participate in the Community House events and celebrations and are encouraged to put forward new ideas for the WCH.

As a volunteer we cater to all interests. Whether it be gardening, cooking, reception, journalism, photography, sales, marketing,     markets, events, design, IT, craft, we would love to have you join our family. This is a great way to meet people, build support networks and share your skills and experience with others.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a Board Member or a volunteer with the Wedderburn Community House, please call Marg on 54943489, drop in, or email at  [email protected];

We look forward to meeting you!

View what we have in our garden and the variety of plants we have had for sale. More plants being added weekly as the season changes. Stock available changes constantly so contact us to browse the nursery.

The Wedderburn Community House offers a considerable range of facilities and services to the residents of Wedderburn, Korong Vale and the surrounding District. The House is run by a team of 30+ volunteers and 3 part time staff.  Our catering volunteers  do part time catering throughout the year. Some of our classes and courses are run by volunteers keeping the costs low. The community garden and ‘poo to plate’ are maintained and serviced by our own green thumbed volunteers. Without these wonderful people the Centre would not be able to operate.

We are situated in the old Wedderburn Primary School building located at 24 Wilson Street, Wedderburn, on the corner of Chapel and Wilson Streets.

The Wedderburn Community House offers many varied services to the community including Centrelink/Medicare Agency, Vic Roads Agency, Gymnasium, Foodbank, Community Lunches, Lifestyle Courses, ACFE pre-accredited courses, Internet Café,  SkillsPlus Job Seekers Agency, Photocopying and much more. We have a growing membership base who receive huge reductions to gymnasium fees, photocopying, laminating, faxing and internet café charges.

For only $10 per annum for family and $7 (single) you can become a member and receive these discounts and by doing so also support YOUR Community House.

Community enterprise – The Rejoov Salon

The Story: How it became a community enterprise.

Services and Prices.

We have a great Community Garden – Poo to Plate, with  vegetable beds, an orchard and a propagation nursery with local plants that we know are going to survive the harsh conditions in the area. This garden was constructed by Robbie Collins and his Work For The Dole participants and is a credit to them and all the work they have and continue to put into your Community Garden. We use the produce from the garden for our community lunches and Foodbank. We also make our own home made tomato sauce which has been a huge success and absolutely delicious.  You are more than welcome to visit the garden during House opening hours by just collecting the key at the front desk and returning when you are finished.  Where else can you get a free garden bed, water and soil to grow your own crop!

We also sell local produce from within the Loddon Shire and make up gift hampers to sell. So come and have a look at what is on offer in the area – you’ll be amazed! We can also make up hampers with produce of your own choice and prices to suit all budgets.

We have offices for IDHS (Inglewood & District Health Services) and the Loddon Visitor Information Centre. IDHS services include Social Workers, Podiatrist, Dietician, Physiotherapist, Diabetes Educator, Asthma Educator, Pap Test Nurse, Alcohol & Drug counselling, Mental Health Nurse, Arthritis Support Group, Strength Training twice a week at our gymnasium, Community Health Nurse and Loddon Shire Council Maternal Health Nurse. You can read about these facilities and services in more detail in these pages by accessing the Services heading in the menu items above.

We would love you to come and visit, have a cuppa and tell us what you want YOUR Community House to do for you! We are always open to suggestions and love to hear new ideas and meet new people.

Wedderburn Newsletter – “Scoop & Scuttlebut”

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The Community House took over the publication of the local newsletter in July 2014 with the assistance of a grant from the Loddon Shire.  The newsletter will now be published every month and delivered to all households in the local area by Australia Post. The newsletter is published as a free service to local residents, however advertising from local businesses is welcome to support the costs involved in creating the newsletter.

For information on how you can advertise, contact the Community House on 54943489. The newsletter will be published on this website also which will maintain archives of all publications. Links to the electronic version will be published in the Community House’s newsletter (subscribe here) and also on their Facebook page. If you have missed a version, or want to catch up with the local news, you can see the newsletters on the Wedderburn Newsletter page.