Council Sun, 25 Jul 2021 04:12:23 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Seniors Festival Grants

The Department of Health and Human Services provides Strathbogie Shire Council with a Victorian Seniors Festival Active Living Grant to enable activities and events to be conducted throughout the month of October. 

Submission for the 2019/2020 Senior Festival funding are now closed.

Each of the Senior Citizens Groups listed below can apply by clicking here.

Avenel Senior Citizens

Euroa Senior Citizens

Longwood Senior Citizens

Nagambie Senior Citizens

Violet Town Senior Citizens

Please contact a member of the Community Wellbeing Team on 5795 0000 or by emailing if you have any questions.



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Senior Citizens Grants

Strathbogie Shire Council is committed to our older residents and the promotion of health and wellbeing as we age.

The Senior Citizens' Grant supports Senior Citizen Clubs in our Shire to provide a range of activities and events that will allow seniors to participate in physical activities or attend social events and functions.

Submission for the 2020/2021 Senior Citizens funding are now open until the 31st of Decemeber 2020

Each of the Senior Citizens Groups listed below can apply by clicking here.

Avenel Senior Citizens

Euroa Senior Citizens

Longwood Senior Citizens

Nagambie Senior Citizens

Violet Town Senior Citizens

Please contact a member of the Community Wellbeing Team on 5795 0000 or by emailing




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Arts Directory

The Arts Directory lists artistic services and artists in the Strathbogie Shire and beyond.

If you would like to be included in the Arts Directory, complete the online form.

To update your details contact the Strathbogie Shire on 1800 065 993 or email


Alexia's Corner

Anna Clabburn
0411 770 830

Artforms: felting and textiles, children's art classes, creative workshops

Anna Mackrell

0429 464 923

Artforms: Drawing Painting Photography Courses

I have recently moved back to my home town, Strathbogie, to complete a series of paintings for an exhibition in Sydney. I studied a Bachelor of Fine Art and have been a practising artist for twenty three years. I also teach Life Drawing.

Avenel Arts Co-op

Trish Heaslip


Bill Harris Photos

Bill Harris
0448 891 869
PO Box 479 Euroa 3666



Artforms: Photography


0439 818 366
398 Kippings Road, Strathbogie VIC 3666


Other Social Media:

Artforms: Ceramics Craft Drawing Glass Group Jewellery Painting Photography Sculpture Textile Wood;

Performing Arts: Dance Drama Music;

Books and Writing: Groups of poets and writers.

In 2018 some Strathbogie Tableland residents got together to see what we could do to promote art and creativity.

Bruce Cumming Photography & Video Communication

Bruce Cumming
0419 540 552
1868 Shepparton -Violet Town Road Tamleugh 3669


Artforms: Photography, Music, Poets and writers, Film-making/ video production

Comics Creator

Trent Howard
0423 946 069
Anderson Street, Euroa




Artforms: Drawing and Painting

I have recently moved to Euroa. I make comics and am currently working on a 350 page comic called Death of the Commons which is Tin-Tin meets Mad Max

Cultural Matters

Georgia Rouette
19 Foam Street, Aspendale,

Artforms: Courses, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture

We are an arts and heritage consultancy specialising in:  street art projects, curating and exhibition management, collection management, strategy and policy development, museum management and workshops 

Euroa Little Theatre

Ally Hayes
5795 2545
PO Box 86, Euroa 3666

Artforms: Performing Arts, Courses, Drama, Music

Green Creative

Daniel Capobianco
0414 851 787

Artforms:Courses, Drawing, Painting, Photography and Mixed Media

Honeysuckle Creek Studio

Dianne Marega

Location: Violet Town

Artforms: Drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking and photography. 

Jamie Ferguson Artist

Jamie Ferguson

0477 300 892

Artforms: Drawing, painting and book illustrations


Jarrad Martyn Artist

Jarrod Martyn
Western Australian Artist

0438 420 759



Artforms: Drawing and painting

Kate Auty

21-23 Railway Street, Euroa, 3666


Artforms: Photography, Poets and writers


Kobe Pallis
52-54 Binney St Euroa 3666 (PO Box 80 Euroa 3666)

Artforms: Photography



66 Kennedy Street

Artforms: Painting and Photography

Nagambie Lakes Community House Inc

5794 1487
11 prentice Street, Nagambie 3608


Artforms: Craft, Drawing, Painting, Bookshops, Poets and writers

Pomona Art House

708 Galls Gap Road

Pomona Art House promotes art and craft workshops and art exhibitions. The art studio is also promoted as a venue for rent where other groups can gather and use the facilities.

We have various classes being held for yoga, meditation and Thai Chia.


Alan Roe

Artforms: Music, Poets and writers, craft, drawing, jewellery, painting, photography and wood




Sharon Batt
03 5772 0382

Artforms: Drama Music

RuffArtZ is in its 14th year of presenting high quality professional arts performances in the Ruffy Hall.
All our events are funded through Arts Victoria (now Creative Victoria).

Sheila Gallery

Tess Noonan Egan
52-54 Binney St Euroa 3666
(PO Box 80 Euroa 3666)

Artforms: courses, drawing group, jewellery, sculpture, textiles. wood

My specialist area of knowledge and practice is working in the arts and disability sector. I have also worked as an artist in the mental health sector and with elders in exciting community projects.

Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network

Penny Algar

Artforms: Drawing Photography Sculpture


Helen Brook
1306 Euroa-Wahring Road Euroa 3666

Artforms:Painting Sculpture Textile Wood

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Access and Support Officer

What is Access and Support?

The Access and Support service helps people who have diverse needs and who have difficulty finding out about services or getting the services they need.
The Access and Support service provides short term support for frail older people, younger people with a disability, and their carers, who:

  • Need help to stay living at home
  • Have diverse needs
  • Need help to access services.

If you, or someone you are caring for is Aboriginal, culturally and linguistically diverse or financially disadvantaged, or has dementia, or lives in an isolated or remote area, and has trouble accessing services, an Access and Support officer may be able to help you.


Contacting our Access and Support Officer

Strathbogie Shire's Access and Support Officer is Angie Spiewak.

Angie can be contacted on 0418 574 542 or by email at

Access and Support is free, confidential and no referral is required.


For further information please see our brochure here.


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Good Access = Good Business

Good Access = Good Business is a resource to encourage and support businesses to improve accessibility for people of all abilities.  The project has been completed in partnership with 11 Councils in the Hume Region. 

The resources created include:

These documents can be used by businesses to:

  • Assess customer access to their good and services;
  • Identify areas where a small change can make a big difference to all customers;
  • Attract customers who have a disability by making small changes, with minimal or no expense, to improve access.


If you would like more information about Good Access = Good Business please contact us on or 1800 065 993.



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Community transport

Community Accessibility delivers programs that promote social wellbeing and independence across 12 Shires in the Hume region of Victoria.

Community Accessibility is a not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with clients, carers and other professionals to provide high quality, flexible services through leadership, and a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.


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Access and Disability Advisory Committee

The Strathbogie Shire Access and Disability Advisory Committee (ADAC) is made up of local volunteer community members who have put up their hands to be active contacts for access and inclusion in our region.

Accessibility is a theme that affects everyone - across age groups, cultures and gender. ADAC members live and work in the Shire and are actively involved in bringing news back to Council on ways to improve services, facilities, events, mobility, and all aspects of personal wellbeing. 

The work ADAC does is closely linked with the priorities outlined in the Shire’s Inclusive Communities Plan 2015 – 18.  

Inclusive Communities Plan 2015-2018

If you would like raise something with the Access and Disability Advisory Committee OR if you are interested in becoming a member of the group in future, please contact us:  

Call: 1800 065 993


Write: to Access & Disability Advisory Committee, PO Box 177, Euroa 3666

Strathbogie Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from members of the community who are living with a disability or are caring for someone with a disability to join the Strathbogie Access and Disability Advisory Committee (ADAC).

Be part of a committee that:

  • Works in partnership with the community and Council towards acknowledging and valuing people of all abilities.
  • Promotes consultation and participation into service planning and policy development.
  • Supports and raises community awarenes of the rights of persons with a disability.

If you are interested in participating in the ADAC please contact us on 1800 065 993 or


Current ADAC members:

Grace Kenworthy (Avenel) 

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Amanda Watkins (Euroa)


Vicki Bell (Euroa)


James Carter (Euroa)


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Cr Mick Williams


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Report an Issue

If you would like to report an issue please phone 1800 065 993 or email us at

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Disability Parking Permit Scheme

From 22 March 2021, we have moved our disability parking permit system to a new online platform - the Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Scheme and new online service. 

The new APP Scheme and online service will provide significant improvements in the administration and enforcement of disability parking in Strathbogie Shire, freeing up parking bays for the people who really need them. 


What's changing?

The new APP Scheme aligns with the national Australian Disability Permit Scheme (ADPS) and provides for a consistent process and permit across Victoria.

Many improvements have been made, including:

  • making sure the eligibility criteria for a permit is consistent across the state,
  • allowing occupational therapists to complete assessments, in addition to GPs,
  • introducing a permanenet disability classification, so many will no longer have to return for reassessment,
  • increasing the permit length from three (3) years to five (5) years for individuals, 
  • providing temporary permits for 6, 12 or 24 months, and
  • a new single permit design to be used across the state

Centralisation and digitisation of the scheme will reduce the subjectivity of the functional assessment and enable greater ability for councils to enforce the scheme. 

All existing Strathbogie Shire Council permits will remain valid until they expire. 

Applying for a Disabled Persons Parking Permit - now called Accessible Parking Permit

Permits will only be issued to residents living within our council area however permits can be used anywhere in Victoria.

Individual applicant - renewing or applying for a new permit

  1. Start your application online at You'll receive an application reference number via SMS*

  2. Take your reference number to your GP or occupational therapist
  3. Your GP or occupational therapist will complete an online assessment and submit your application
  4. Council will then review the application
  5. If your application is successful, you'll receive your permit in the mail or can nominate to pick it up from the Council offices.

*A paper-based version of the application is avialable if you don't have access to a mobile phone or the internet. 
You can download it from here or contact our Customer Service team if you require the paper-based form. 


Applying as an Organisation?

1. Start your application online at
2. You'll receive an application reference number via SMS and email
3. Council will review your application
4. If you're application is successful, you will be notified and can collect your permit from the Council office. 

* A paper based version of the organisation application is also available and can be downloaded here or contact our Customer Service Team

APP Infographic


Replacing an existing permit

1. Start your replacement application online at
2. You'll receive a replacement application reference number via SMS and email
3. Your local council will review the application
4. If your application is successful, you'll be notified and can pick up the permit from the Council offices.



How long does it take to get a permit?

Once your application is approved, your permit will arrive in the mail in approximately seven - 10 business days. 
These times may vary depending on Australia Post demand.

What if I don't have internet access or physically can't complete the online application?

Your carer, family, or a friend, GP or Council customer service staff can help you if you require assistance or have no internet access.

Can I use a paper form instead?

A paper-based version of the application is available for people with no access to mobile phones or the internet. However, the online process provides a faster outcome. 

A paper application is available from our Customer Service team or can be downloaded from this page from the 'Applying for a Disabled Persons Parking permit' section

Can I or my GP use old application forms to apply for a permit?

No. As part of disability parking scheme update, clearer assessment questions were developed in consultation with medical practitioners, to allow GP's and occupational therapists to assess mobility issues against the criteria. Some questions on old forms are no longer valid and do not align with the new scheme's requirements. 



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Disability links

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation and report to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-General.
Australian Human Rights Commission website 


If you are facing homelessness, at risk of losing your private rental or need an affordable place to live, BeyondHousing can help.

BeyondHousing is the largest community housing organisation within the Goulburn and Ovens Murray regions of Victoria; providing housing to over 950 people and services to more than 4500 people in our community. BeyondHousing is committed to addressing homelessness, supporting people in housing stress and increasing the supply of affordable housing.

You can phone: 03 5735 2000 or after hours 1800 825 955


Birth Injury Justice Center

Provides in-depth resources to help guide and serve all families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries. 


Carer Card

For information about the Victorian Government Carer Card Program
Carer Card website

Communications Service (West Hume)

Based at Gateway Health. Part of a state-wide speech pathology initiative that aims to enhance services for people living with communication difficulties

Phone Karen Oswald on 03 5723 2074  or email to

 Companion Card

Companion Card website


Offers day options, supported employment, residential options and outreach services.
Connect GV website 

 Department of Human Services

Victorian State Disability Plan 2018-2020. The Department of Human Services’ disability plan shows how the Victorian Government will work towards achieving its vision of:

An inclusive Victorian Society that enables people with a disability, their families and carers to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.
Victorian State Disability Plans

Department of Human Services

Hume region Disability Services
Department of Human Services website 

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs website 

Disability Case Management

Community Interlink, based out of GV Health Shepparton
Phone: 1800 222 582

Disability Case Management

Wangaratta Council; Community Support North East
Wangaratta Council Disability Services 

Disability Services Commissioner

For assistance to resolve a complaint with a disability service or service provider.
Disability Services Commissioner 


DiVine is Victoria’s first online community for people with a disability. DiVine aims to provide a place where people with a disability can share their stories and experiences as well as be informed.DiVine website

Disability Employment Services (Dept. of Education, Employment and Workplace Services)

Employment assistance for job seekers with disability.
Disability Employment Services website

Guide Dogs Victoria

Guide Dogs Victoria website 

Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria

Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria website 

Mental Illness Fellowship – Shepparton

Phone: (03) 5822 8600
Address: 79B Wyndham St Shepparton VIC 3630

Metlink - Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass

For further information about eligibility and travel pass services.
Metlink website 

Musculoskeletal Australia

Musculoskeletal Australia  assists people to prevent or manage chronic musculoskeletal conditions by poviding information and helping them to locate programs and services.
Musculoskeletal Australia website


Product Safety Australia - Mobility Scooters

Mobility Scooters - Information page includes safety tips to consider.
Product Safety Australia - Mobility Scooters website

RACV Roadside - Wheelchair and Scooter Assist

The RACV offers a 24 hour emergency service for motorised scooters and wheelchairs.
RACV Roadside - Wheelchair and Scooter Assist 

RIAC – Rights Information & Advocacy Centre Inc

Provides Individual Advocacy and Systemic Advocacy services for people with a disability, their families and carers. This is a free service.

RIAC website

Salvation Army Pathways

Support to families and individuals experiencing homelessness, or risk of homelessness and immediate crisis, including people with complex needs.
Salvation Army website

Scooter Recharge Scheme

Scooter Recharge Scheme website 


Scope is a not-for-profit organisation providing disability services throughout Victoria
SCOPE website 

Shepparton Access

Supports people with a broad range of disabilities, their families and carers, to get involved in the community.
Shepparton Access website 

Support group for carers & parents of children with special needs

Benalla Support group for carers & parents of children with special needs

Tourism Victoria Disability Contacts

This site contains information on accessible events and places, amenities, public transport, equipment hire and lists contacts and support available for travelling within Victoria
Tourism Victoria - Accessible Tourism


Vicroads can help provide information about electric wheelchairs and other motorised mobility devices.
Vicroads website 

Victorian Government Accessible Place Policy

Accessible Place, Accessible State 2020 Recommended Policy Outline for the Victorian Government
Victorian Government Accessible Place Policy 

Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

Disability rights
Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission website 


Provide a range of services and resources for people with hearing impairments
Vicdeaf website 

Vision Australia

Vision Australia website 

Yooralla (formerly Central Access Benalla)

Yooralla (formerly Central Access Benalla) support people who live with disability to do everyday things.
Yooralla website

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