Just released, this book by avid local walkers Monica & Phil Coleman, covers all of the walking tracks in the Grampians. The new Grampians Peaks Trail GPT) is included. Did you know that you can walk every bit of the GPT as day walks, rather than carrying a heavy load and camping out? Grampians Walks provides all the details you need, for both day walkers and overnight hikers. The book is for sale online at www.grampianswalks.com.au as well as at the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre, Halls Gap Newsagency and Absolute Outdoors.

December 2021 – Rainfall by Chas:

9 mm for December bringing the progressive total for 2021 to 1096.5 mm.

This compares to the same period last year of 36.5 mm for December with a progressive total of 989 mm for 2020.

As of the 22nd of December 2021 Lake Bellfield is holding 59,150ML or

75% full compared to the same period last year of 52,860ML or 67% full.

The total system is holding 227,770ML or 40.65% full. This compares to the same period last year of 209,800ML or 37.44% full.

Mount William received 10.4 mm for December 2021. The highest temperature of 26.6 C was recorded on the 1st of December 2021 and the lowest of 0.6 C was recorded on the 5th of December 2021. The highest wind speed of 89 km/h was recorded on the 18th December 2021.



Budja Budja Neighbourhood House is running First Aid and CPR training during 2022. Booking is Essential please call Alison or Lee-Anne on 03 5356 4751 option 3.

2022 Dates:
  • Monday 21st February 2022
  • Monday 4th April 2022
  • Monday 20th June 2022
  • Monday 15th August 2022
  • Monday 10th October 2022
  • Monday 12th December 2022
Time: 9am to 3pm
Cost: CPR HLTAID 001 $65 First Aid HLTAID 002 $155
BYO: Lunch

The Halls Gap Community Garden if free for all locals.  There is a small and dedicated volunteers who need some more help.  If you love to garden or would like to learn more please consider volunteering at our community garden.   In particular we need help with weeding and watering.

Alison Bainbridge from Budja Budja Neighbourhood House would love to hear from you. For all enquiries, contact her on 5356 4751 option 3 or email neighbourhood.house@budjabudjacoop.org.au


Have you ever wanted to join a book club.  Well here is your chance.  The Halls Gap Book Club are looking for new members.

The group meets at 7.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Budja Budja Neighbourhood House.  Our interesting and diverse book selections are sourced through the Wimmera Regional Library Corporations book-club reading list. Cost is $3.00 per month (10 months for the year).

Monthly book discussions are informal and enjoyed with a light supper.  New readers are always welcome.

February’s Book is thriller “King Of The Road” by Nigel Bartlett.  “When David’s 11-year-old nephew goes missing and he finds the finger pointing at him, he has no choice but to strike out on his own – an unlikely vigilant running away from the police and his own family, and towards what he desperately hopes is the truth about Andrew’s disappearance.”

For more details contact Lee-Anne at Budja Budja Neighbourhood House on (03) 5356 4751 and press 2 or email neighbourhood.house@budjabudjacoop.org.au