August 2021 – Rainfall by Chas:

88.0 mm for August bringing the progressive total for 2021 to 856.0 mm. This compares to the same period last year of 131.0 mm for August with a progressive total of 640.0 mm

As of the 25th of August Lake Bellfield is holding 57,920ML or 74% full compared to the same period last year of 50,320ML or 64% full.  The total system is holding 234,260ML or 41.81% full compared to the same period last year of 186,270ML or 33.24% full.

Mount William received 154.0 mm for August 2021. The highest temperature of 11.2 C was recorded on the 22nd of August and the lowest of -2.1 C was recorded on the 24th of August. The highest wind speed of 100 km/h was recorded on the 10th of August 2021.

Cheers – Chas.

Budja Budja Neighbourhood House is running First Aid and CPR training during 2021. Booking is Essential please call Alison or Lee-Anne on 03 5356 4751 option 3.

2021 Remaining Dates:
Tuesday 12th October 2021
Monday 6th December 2021
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


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