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.

May 2022 – Rainfall by Chas:

67 mm for May bringing the progressive total to 251 mm for 2022. This compares to the same period last year of 82 mm for May bringing the progressive total to 360 mm. This is the lowest rainfall reading for May since 2013 of 51.5 mm with a progressive total of 163.5 mm.

As of the 01 June 2022 Lake Bellfield is holding 51,220ML or 65% full compared to the same period last year of 44,210ML or 56% full. The total system is holding 165,570ML or 29.55% full compared to the same period last year of 160,560ML or 28.66% full.

Mount William received 92.2 mm for May 2022. The highest temperature of 13.2 C was recorded on the 10th of May and the lowest of -1.1 C was recorded on the 31st of May. The highest wind speed of 85 km/h was recorded on the 15th May 2022.

Cheers Chas





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 9th May 2022 – change of date
  • 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