Gippsland Tech School

Secondary school students from the Gippsland (Latrobe Valley) area will have access to cutting-edge learning at the Gippsland Tech School, hosted by Federation Training at its Morwell campus.

The Gippsland Tech School will be a high-tech learning environment, with innovative education programs linked with local industry delivering real world learning to students. Students from eight participating schools in Gippsland will be able to access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs.

With a focus on food and fibre, health, new energy and advanced manufacturing, the Gippsland Tech School will emphasise the skills needed for the 21st century including vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills. It will enhance the programs schools provide and help give students the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

Follow the Gippsland Tech School on Twitter or check out their new website.

Our hopes for the future of Morwell Exhibition

This free exhibition evolved from research into recovery from the Hazelwood mine fire. We listened and clearly heard that people wanted to do something positive about Morwell and to be part of conversations about the future.
Many community members and groups have contributed to the conversation and this photographic exhibition is the result of these discussions. Photographer Clive Hutchison beautifully captures their hopes for the future.
All are welcome.
Morwell Neighbourhood House, researchers from Federation University Australia involved in the Hazelwood Health Study, and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Federation University have joined forces to co-host this exhibition
At the switchback gallery from 14th November. Find out more 

Victorian Seniors Festival free travel #gippsnews

Victorian Seniors Card holders are eligible for free travel on V/Line economy class rail and coach services from Sunday 8 to Sunday 15 October.
Bookings are required for long distance V/Line services to Albury, Bairnsdale, Shepparton, Swan Hill and Warrnambool as well as all coach services. To book call 1800 800 007, use the Plan Journey tool on, or visit your nearest V/Line ticket agent. On long distance services free travel applies to economy class tickets, Seniors Card holders travelling in first class need to purchase a concession ticket.
Free travel is available on trains, trams and buses in the metropolitan area and non-V/Line regional bus services from first service Sunday 8 October until end Sunday 15 October. ​Seniors need to carry their Victorian Seniors Card while travelling.
Seniors need to carry their Seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card with them on public transport, and touch on and off as usual. myki fares won’t be charged during the Festival.
For more information on the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival visit, and for public transport information visit

One stop children’s hub for Morwell families

A new integrated early learning centre will be built at Morwell Central Primary School, including rooms for a three and four year-old kindergarten program, as well as other services.Also announced today, early parenting sessions and support will be available for all families with children aged 0-4 as part of the $9.9 million Supporting Families of the Latrobe Valley investment package.

Read more at Latrobe Valley Authority

2017 Tour of Gippsland 

2017 will see the Tour of Gippsland return as one of the premier races on the Subaru National Road Series calendar. The competition is an Australia-wide series that is raced across all states, featuring the country’s top individual and team cyclists.
Held from Thursday, 19 October 2017 until Sunday, 22 October 2017 the Tour of Gippsland provides the perfect opportunity for Australia’s up and coming cyclists to race, this year’s Tour of Gippsland will comprise of four criterium races hosted in four different shires across Gippsland. 

Moving away from a road-stage format will give more locals and businesses the opportunity to get involved in the action and benefit from the influx of visitors.

Thousands of people are expected to line local streets, giving communities across Gippsland the chance to see their cycling heroes in action.

Aside from the big race, cyclists will take part in a number of community activities, including school visits, clinics and rides, safety awareness training, club criterium races and free skills sessions for kids.

The Tour is funded by the Andrews Labor Government through the Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative – an $85 million investment in sports and community infrastructure, events and associated support programs being delivered by the Latrobe Valley Authority.

As well as significant upgrades to local sporting infrastructure, the initiative forges an alliance between the State Government and elite sports to bring more major events to Gippsland.

Each stage of the race will be streamed live and include a TV highlights package, to be broadcast after the event on the Nine Network.

Race Director John Trevorrow  said “We are proud to be able to keep this crucial event in the Subaru National Road Series calendar and to race in the main towns of Gippsland. This beautiful region holds a special place in my heart as I grew up training and racing on these roads.” 

“The course this year may be different, but I know the quality of racing will not disappoint. With top-class fields in both the men’s and women’s events, I am expecting two entertaining bike races that will produce very worthy winners.” 

Tour of Gippsland

Morwell Free Store


On friday the 22nd September the Morwell Neighbourhood House hosted the Morwell Free Store .  63 bargain shoppers attended and left with something they needed. This unique event has been running at the neighbourhood house since 2014 and saved  lot of items from going to landfill.

The free store is run by a passionate and dedicated Volunteer Crew who give of their time & skills to make it all happen. 

The next free store is on October 22nd.


If you picked up something that may need some TLC , why not bring it along to the next repair cafe Saturday 21st October?

To find our more head over to Repair Cafe Latrobe Valley.


Morwell Swimming Club 60th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion

The Morwell Swimming Club invites all members and their families, from any era, to reunite and celebrate this important milestone, as we re-visit the first six decades of our history.

We will celebrate the day with a 2 course Lunch Buffet, as we spend time catching up with old friends. If you are unable to attend the scheduled lunch, you are more than welcome to drop by anytime throughout the day to visit us, or purchase a late entry ticket and a bistro meal for an evening dinner with us.

The function will conclude at 9.00 pm. There will be a history display to view throughout the day and raffle prizes.

Please contact us if you have any photos or memorabilia to share. Neat casual dress, with a splash of yellow.

Tickets and Merchandise

You will also find event updates on the booking page.

We look forward to seeing you there.

DATE: Sunday 15th October 2017

TIME: Arrive 11:30am for a 12:00pm start

2 Course Buffet Lunch

LOCATION: Morwell Bowling Club.

52 Hazelwood Road, Morwell VIC 3840

2 Course Buffet Lunch Prices = Adults $25, Children 5-12yr $12.50, Under 5 Free. Late door entries and dinner reservations $2 per person. Please purchase a ticket to enter our function.

MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You

This is an exhibition of video works by a selection of South African artists, based both in South Africa and across European capitals. MINE was last shown at TATE Modern, London. MINE is both the title of the exhibition as well as the film produced by William Kentridge in 1991. This seminal animated video evokes images of deep level mining in South Africa and refers to the unprecedented exploitation of land and people under colonialism and the subsequent apartheid system.

The title refers not only to the idea of deep level mining, but to the idea of personal ownership and questions of identity. The works featured have been chosen for their diversity, with the common denominator that the artists make reference to themselves in their work, either in person, as actor, model, observer, interviewer or instigator. MINE seeks to explore the myriad ways in which we identify and position our ‘selves’.

30 Sep – 3 Dec 2017

Gallery hours
10am – 5pm Monday to Friday
11am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell, Victoria, 3840