Biggest Morning Tea 2016


This year the community of Diggers Rest will once again hold a “Biggest Morning Tea” in support of cancer research and prevention programs.

Last year the Community of Diggers Rest helped to raise in excess of $1,100.

Houdini’s Cafe E Cucina has again offered to host the event on Thursday May 26, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Tickets are limited, so be quick and cost $20.00 per person which includes tea or coffee and light refreshments and your chance to win the lucky door prize.

The event will also include a silent auction and raffle and a chance to catch up with
friends and neighbours.

The full ticket price will be donated to the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria.

For ticket sales, please call David O’Connor on 9740 1060 or 0417 300 707

Deadline for ticket sales is Friday May 20, 2016 or unless sold out.

Additional information is available via the following link:


Diggers Rest Easter Parade 2016


Residents are invited to help celebrate the culture of the 1960’s through to the 1990’s with music, dress and songs.

The Diggers Rest Easter Parade will be held at the Primary School Oval on March 19, 2016.

Supported by the Melton City Council, this event aims to “encourage greater participation and stronger connections”.

The event is inclusive and open to all members of the community. Prizes will be awarded for the best apparel.

For additional information, contact Inderdeep Thapar Neighbourhood Program Officer, Melton City Council on 0439 327 716

Birds of a feather, Corella together


In recent years Diggers Rest has become a popular destination for Corella’s during the roosting season. This year is no different. Further to last year’s Corella roosting season, Melton City Council has established a Corella working group to investigate future Corella management within the City.

Mixed emotions exist amongst the locals in regard to the impact of Corella roosting behavior in Diggers Rest. This is consistent with other communities which have experienced Corella roosting over prolonged periods, such as South Australia and the Wimmera district.

It is understood that the Melton City Council intends to develop and undertake a community awareness campaign during the 2015/16 roosting season, which will include a community engagement framework.

For additional information, contact Melton City Council (Manager Operations).

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