Great Ocean Road Health CEO Update Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Extensive planning is well underway, and staff are in consultation with internal and external experts on a daily basis, to ensure Great Ocean Road Health is adequately prepared to support the communities we serve. We have activated our infectious disease pandemic plan, which ensures staff at the front-line understand – and are equipped – to appropriately […]

Lorne Pier History and Folklore

For those visitors walking out on Lorne Pier today, looking to spot the stingrays, checking whether there are fish being caught, extending the “selfie stick” to capture that special photo, mainly of themselves, few would know or understand what an integral role in Lorne’s history the pier has played. The Mountjoy brothers had established what […]

Stribling Reserve – Let there be Light!

Last Thursday night, a small group of Lorne locals gathered at Stribling Reserve to see the new lights on the oval turned on for the first time. After years of inadequate lighting and a frustrating delay of nearly twelve months because of weather, the event did not disappoint. As the contractors progressively switched on the […]

The Tramways of the Otways

The Lorne pier, a true centrepiece to any Lorne vista, is a seminal feature of the township of Lorne that still echoes the past – despite its recent renewal. Most know the pier as a place to stroll in the sun, to spot a frolicking seal, to watch giant stingrays swirl and circle effortlessly between […]

Festival of Colours is Returning

Due to popular demand, Sunday February 23rd, 2020 will see the event celebrated for the first time on the Torquay Front Beach Foreshore, The Esplanade, Torquay, from 11am-4pm; allowing holiday makers and locals alike to enjoy the colour and excitement of this unique festival.  Bring your smile, an open heart and a white t-shirt for […]

Lorne Historical Society to get a Facelift

Earlier this week, there was a meeting at the Lorne Historical Society building, which is part of Lorne Community House to discuss plans and timeline for installing a new façade on the building.  This meeting was attended by members of the Historical Society, local architects Bob Sinclair and Chris Wood, local builder Lachie Pinda and […]

Mansions in Lorne Now & Then

Last week, a large five-bedroom home built in the last few years, was sold during a “desktop auction” involving three committed bidders.  The property sold for in excess of $7M and well above the asking price of $6.5M.  This sale set a new record for a sale of a private property for the whole of […]

Camping in Lorne – The more things change…

There’s that old saying, “the more things change, the more they remain the same”.  Nowhere is that observation more appropriate than when studying the long history of camping in Lorne. At this time of the year when the camping grounds in Lorne and surrounding coastal towns are full, it’s time to reflect on how beach […]

Surf Life Saving in Lorne It’s a Community Thing

Last week, the 40th staging of the Pier to Pub swim turned the spotlight on the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) and the valuable community service they provide in Lorne.  They keep our beaches safe with patrols over summer, they educate our young community starting with the Nippers program and other training programs including the […]