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June 20, 2021

Take steps to avoid an electrical fire

WITH many Victorians working from home during the recent COVID-19 ourbreak and also spending more time inside as temperatures drop, the state's fire services...

June 18, 2021

Top of the class: Professor Debra Nestel receives Queen’s Birthday honour for medical simulation education

AN INTERNATIONAL expert in medical simulation now living in Barwon Heads has been recognised with the highest award in the Geelong region in this...

June 16, 2021

Fans allowed at Cats game as COVID-19 restrictions ease again

COVID-19 restrictions will ease further for regional Victorians on Friday this week, with all travel restrictions removed across the state and caps increasing for...

June 15, 2021

Every donation makes an impact

GEELONG Mums - and its sister groups St Kilda Mums and Eureka Mums - are supported entirely by the generosity of the community and...

June 14, 2021

Local SES units go shopping for gear thanks to AAMI

VICTORIA State Emergency Service (VICSES) units across Victoria’s south-west have received critical funds to buy essential lifesaving equipment as part of the AAMI Equipment...

June 13, 2021

Landcare Awards to celebrate volunteers’ hard work

PEOPLE in the Geelong region are being encouraged to nominate for the 2021 Victorian Landcare Awards, which recognises individuals and groups across the state...

June 13, 2021

Support register keeps in touch during COVID

THE Bellarine Community Support Register (BCSR) has celebrated not only a rare chance to all meet in person but also an award recognising their...

June 12, 2021

Onshore conventional gas industry to restart next month

THE onshore conventional gas industry in south-west Victoria is still set to restart next month, according to a recent update from the Department of...

June 11, 2021

Geelong festivals to be showcased in online music event

MUSIC festivals from across the Geelong region will be part of the lineup of a free online event next week featuring some never-before-seen footage. Hosted...

June 11, 2021

Victoria’s COVID-19 vaccine stocks topped up

Victoria is getting more supply of COVID-19 vaccine to help it respond to the state’s latest lockdown, with an extra 100,000 Pfizer doses and...

June 10, 2021

Sixth round of Safer Communities Fund opens

COUNCILS and community organisations are invited to apply for grants from a pool of $35 million to improve safety through round six of the...

June 10, 2021

Loosen up: Tourist operators urge more easing on COVID-19 rules

CORONAVIRUS restrictions may have eased in regional Victoria compared to Melbourne, but Geelong and the Bellarine’s tourism industries say the state government's “one size...

June 10, 2021

A day to give: Geelong Mums fundraiser needs your help

GEELONG Mums is urging the community to give generously next week to support babies and children waiting for essential nursery equipment and warm clothing...

June 9, 2021

IRBs ride the waves at Ocean Grove carnival

LIFE Saving Victoria’s (LSV) Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racing teams were back in action for the second carnival of the season, which was hosted...

June 8, 2021

Cats set membership record

THE Geelong Football Club has hit a new club membership record, reaching 66,570 as of late last month. This number surpasses the Cats’ previous membership...

June 8, 2021

Local lifesavers honoured during National Volunteer Week

LIFE Saving Victoria (LSV) has thanked more than 40 volunteers from the Geelong region for their huge efforts during the 2020-21 season. Coinciding with National...

June 7, 2021

Sustainable initiative for events plates up in OG

COMMUNITY group Repair Cafe Bellarine has set up a new initiative where event organisers can borrow reusable tableware kits for free. The Reuse Me in...

June 6, 2021

Contract awarded to upgrade Queenscliff boat ramp

THE pace is ramping up on improving Queenscliff’s boat ramp, with Drapers Civil Contracting winning the contract to upgrade the popular facility. The $3.7 million...

June 5, 2021

Wadawurrung oversee cultural burning to manage precious woodlands

WADAWURRUNG Traditional Owners have conducted cultural burns near the You Yangs and in Teesdale as part of the Grassy Eucalypt Woodland Cultural Burning Project. The...

June 5, 2021

The time for vaccine hesitancy is over, Deakin expert says

The sense of hesitancy in Victorians about getting their coronavirus vaccination has dropped sharply, with tens of thousands rushing to get their first jab...

June 3, 2021

Anglesea COVID-19 sites to be stood down after false positives

THE four sites in Anglesea announced yesterday (Wednesday, June 2) as public exposure sites to COVID-19 will be stood down after two cases linked...

June 3, 2021

Local footy looks towards 2030

AFL BARWON and G21 are inviting feedback on a draft strategy for local football in the region. The Towards 2030: Strategy document has been developed...

June 3, 2021

PM announces Melbourne lockdown support

VICTORIANS under financial pressure from the coronavirus lockdown will be offered federal government disaster payments worth up to $500 but complex rules will apply. The...

June 3, 2021

Regional lockdown will lift at midnight

REGIONAL Victoria will officially come out of lockdown tomorrow (Friday, June 3) in an easing of the COVID-19 restrictions that remain place across Melbourne. As...

June 3, 2021

100 days to go… countdown on for 10th Surf Coast Century

RAPID Ascent is excited to begin the 100-day countdown to the 2021 Surf Coast Century, an incredible 100km ultra marathon to be held on...

June 3, 2021

In a good space: Work starts on headspace satellite service in Ocean Grove

WORK has started at the site that will house Ocean Grove’s satellite branch of headspace, which is slated to open within three months. The satellite...

June 2, 2021

Henderson slams Australia Post over post office tenders

VICTORIAN Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson and the acting chief executive officer and managing director of Australia Post have gone head-to-head about the process behind...

June 2, 2021

Guide dog volunteers celebrated

GUIDE Dogs Victoria (GDV) already has about 100 volunteers in the Geelong region but is wagging their tail to find a few more. As part...