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Clubs Associations in Australias South West


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Margaret River Region Open Studios

Margaret River Region Open Studios designs, co-ordinates and promotes a free annual open art studios event to showcase the increasingly diverse and vibrant visual arts in the Margaret River region.

  • Type:Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Visual Arts

Description

MRROS is Margaret River Region Open Studios is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation administered by a board of professionals, artists, volunteers and contracted personnel whose aim is to promote visual arts throughout the Region.

Arts Margaret River

We aim to bring the community the best of live theatre, music, comedy, dance, literature, film, art exhibitions and much more.

  • Type:Non Government
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1974
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-

Description

Run with support from our Sponsors, Friends and Members of Arts Margaret River and our multitude of volunteers, Arts Margaret River aims to provide EVERYONE in the region with the best of regional, national and international entertainment.

Visit our events pages to find out what’s on in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

Balingup Progress Association

Balingup Progress Association meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Balingup Community Centre.

  • Local Clubs:Special Interest

Details

Description

Meetings start at 7:00pm
All members of the Balingup and Mullalyup Communities are welcome.
Annual membership is only $1.

The Balingup Progress Association was established in 1979 to fight the issue of planting pines on former farming land.  The Association enjoyed a major victory when they negotiated with CALM to have land vested in the Balingup Community for the development of the Golden Valley Tree Park.

The Association has now evolved into a community group of interested residents, meeting monthly to discuss any proposals affecting the town. It is a dynamic community forum enabling residents to participate in the direction and planning of the Balingup community. New residents are very welcome.

The Balingup Progress Association was instrumental in developing the annual Medieval Carnivale and the Small Farm Field Day events, and provides them with public liability and rain insurance. As an Incorporated Association, the BPA is the umbrella organisation for the following groups and activities, and provides support where required.

  • Balingup Small Farm Field Day
  • Balingup Medieval Carnivale
  • Small Farm Field Day Trust
  • Balingup Carbon Neutral Group
  • Men in Sheds
  • Telling Tales in Balingup
  • Liaison with the Shire
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Choose Respect
  • Balingup Catchment Group
  • Fruit Fly Baiting
  • Australia Day Breakfast
  • Fox Baiting
  • Various other Action Groups and Workshops
  • Addresssing Community Concerns
  • Community Meetings


President:  Bryan DeGaris   9756 2085  

Secretary: Marsha Wachala  email: [email protected] 

Treasurer:  Sharon Smith     9764 1587  

Blues At Bridgetown

Blues at Bridgetown Incorporated is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the Blues genre along with Blues Artists and enthusiasts across the Globe.

Details

  • Arts:Music

Description

Busselton Runners Club

Busselton's local running club

Details

Description

The Busselton Runners Club (Incorporated) supports the local community, club members and visitors, through the organisation of and participation in a range of sporting, recreational and social activities that relate to running, jogging and walking.

The club welcomes members with all levels of fitness and ability.

The club meets for a run at 5:30pm each Wednesday at the King St car-park near the Geographe Bay Yacht Club.

City of Albany

This city at the extreme south of Western Australia has a beautiful and haunting coastline that looks over the last ocean on Earth.

Details

  • Government:Local

Description

There's nothing south of Albany except for the desolate wastes of Antarctica. The coast is characterised by steep rocky cliffs covered in low scrub that seems to cower away from the wind.

Some of the most beautiful sites include The Gap and Natural Bridge are a span of granite from one rock to another, its cliff face weathered away to form a deep inlet where you can see and hear the oceans power as it mercilessly punishes the rocks below. Stoney Hill lookout towers high above Albany and looks back into the city and far off over the distant ocean. The blowholes are fissures in the rock where water is forced through like geysers.

Collie Gallery Group Inc

Collie, located 230k south of Perth might be best known for its coal mines and power station but has quickly developed as a centre for the arts since Collie Art Gallery officially opened.

  • Local Clubs:Arts
  • Type:Club

Details

  • Established:2015

Description

The Art Gallery was the realization of a dream of Mrs Jan Wallace, now a life member of the gallery, who first began lobbying the Collie Shire Council in the 1970s for a home for the town’s significant art collection. Local legend has it that she would take her baby in a bassinet to Council meetings. That baby was in his 40s when the gallery opened.

The Collie Gallery Group Inc. was formed in 2013 to lobby for the construction of the gallery and manage its operation. The group worked to raise funds for the project. Funding was provided through Royalties for Regions, Lotterywest, with a half million dollar contribution from Collie Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank. Additional funds were raised for the fit out of the gallery with grants coming from Lotterywest and the Coal Miners’ Welfare Board.   Bunbury architect Kent Lyon was employed to design the building which was constructed by local builder White Building Company

The design includes 150 square metres of gallery space, a 50-square-metre studio and storage and working space, designed to allow the gallery to host exhibitions of national and international significance.

Collie Art Gallery was built as part of the Shire of Collie’s SuperTowns program and was made possible with funding from the Shire of Collie, Royalty for Regions and a half million dollar donation from the Collie & Districts Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank. Funding was also provided by Lotterywest and the Coal Miners’ Welfare Board to assist with internal fit out.

The Arthur Boyd exhibition was followed by an exhibition of the Collie Collection.

The Collie Collection comprises works from renowned Australian artists Norman Lindsay, Guy Grey Smith, Elizabeth Durack, Arthur Boyd (senior) and a host of others.

The cornerstone of the collection is the Claude Hotchin bequest, 36 works of art gifted to the people of Collie by Claude Hotchin in 1954.

Claude Hotchin was a self-made man from humble beginnings who left school at the age of 11 and went on to become one of the most significant art benefactors in WA history. It is claimed that over the following forty years, he purchased an average of one painting each week to give away to some other gallery or institution.

From 1947-1964 he was a board member of the trustees of the Perth Public Library, WA Museum and was the first Chairman of the Art Gallery of WA.

In addition to his generous bequest to the people of Collie, Hotchin launched the art collections of other regional towns including Katanning, Northam, Narrogin, Kalgoorlie, Manjimup, Busselton Wagin, Kojonup and Fremantle. Hotchin ultimately donated an estimated 2000 paintings to public art galleries, local governments and other institutions.

Today the Collie Collection has grown to nearly 90 individual pieces. Some have been acquired through the Griffin Festival of the Arts & Crafts, a unique long-standing community event that celebrated and encouraged the creativity and talent of the Collie community.

The Collie Gallery Group has since acquired a number of through donations from art-loving community members, which have included works by indigenous artists of the Carrolup school, such as Reynold Hart and Jimmy Dabb.

Collie is very fortunate to have this extraordinary collection and a fabulous new art gallery in which it can be shown to inspire artists and art lovers of Collie the surrounding regions long into the future.

Since it opened Collie Art Gallery has hosted many significant exhibitions and welcomes inquiries from artists and their representatives.

The gallery offers a diverse range of workshops and development programs suitable for artists at all levels, from primary-school-aged children right through to seniors, absolute beginners to experienced artists. Artists with skills to share are encouraged to hold workshops at the gallery.

The gallery also offers a unique range of mainly hand-made crafts and artwork by local artisans for sale in the gallery’s gift shop.

Country Music Club Of Boyup Brook

?The Country Music Capital of WA, Boyup Brook, is located in the southwest, some 270 kilometres from Perth.

  • Local Clubs:Music,Youth,Country Club,Arts
  • Type:Volunteer,Non Government

Details

  • Arts:Music
  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1986
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-

Description

<p> Country Music fans from around the state and further afield make the trek to Boyup Brook for fun-filled days and star-filled nights. Boyup Brook’s normal population swells dramatically with thousands of caravanners and campers, utes and trucks utilising the variety of community run camping ground, all vying for the best spot to settle for a few days of clean country fun.</p> <p> For further information, phone us on (08) 9765 1657 or email [email protected]</p>

Creative Albany

Creative Albany is a community association supporting creative endeavours that brings vibrancy to Albany WA.

  • Type:Non Government

Details

  • Arts:Industry,Visual Arts,Local Clubs,History

Description

Creative Albany is a community association which aims to bridge the gap between business and creative people. We support creative endeavours that bring vibrancy and economic diversity to our city - Albany, Western Australia.

Our Facebook page is a place for sharing, collaborating and networking. We promote a range of creative projects including those directly associated to our group, and independent works within Albany and the Great Southern.

Creative Albany is always welcoming new members, so send us a message iif you'd like to be involved.

Creativity is a powerful life skill.
Creative ventures have personal and community wide benefits.
Creativity can develop new skills, expand opportunities, generate community pride, build partnerships and nurture resilience.

Creative Corner

Creative Corner Inc is the peak body for the creative sector in the South West region of WA connecting people, businesses, services and events with each other and with opportunities in the region.

  • Type:Volunteer,Charity
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Youth,History,Industry,Jazz,Literature,Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts,Aboriginal,Publisher,Writers Centre,Local Clubs,Comedy,Dance,Film
  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:2011
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-

Description

<p> Incorporated as a not-for-profit since 2012 the Creative Corner works to support and grow the local creative sector and position the South West as internationally recognised region of excellence in creativity and innovation attracting and retaining people in a sustainable local economy. Creative Corner initiatives and activities include:</p> <p> Emergence Creative Festival<br /> Film South West website<br /> HQ Co-Working Space at the Margaret River Education Campus<br /> Outaspace Pass linking Creative Corner members with other co-working spaces<br /> Free Generator Mentor Program<br /> South West Music Strategy<br /> Regular workshops and networking events<br /> Cabin Fever Festival<br /> Country Arts WA Regional Arts Hub Project for the South West</p>

Denmark Arts

Denmark Arts is the peak body for arts within the Shire of Denmark and also offers services throughout the Great Southern region and beyond.

  • Type:Government
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1980
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-

Description

Denmark Arts runs two major festivals, Brave New Works community arts festival and the Denmark Festival of Voice as well as the very popular Denmark Arts Markets. Throughout the year we run a wide range of arts programs and projects as well as offering support to artists and community. We also provide art consultation within the region.

Our vision is to be a beacon of excellence in fostering regional community arts practice and providing an environment where creativity can flourish:

To provide a service initiating, encouraging, inspiring, promoting, valuing and supporting the development of a diverse range of arts and cultural activity within Denmark and the Great Southern.
To establish a creative arts hub centred within Denmark, which acts to nurture and inspire artistic exchange within and beyond the community.
To assist people in Denmark and surrounding areas to recognise and move towards their full creative potential as and communities.

Dunsborough & Districts Progress Association

An arty festival by Dunsborough beach - Sculpture by the Bay; DunsX Factor; two evening concerts with Josh Whiteland of Koomal Dreaming doing Welcome to Country at sunset on Sunday.

  • Type:Volunteer,Association
  • Local Clubs:History,Special Interest,Arts,Music,Youth
  • Charity:Local Community

Details

  • Established:2000
  • Members:80
  • Volunteers:200
  • Arts:History,Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts

Description

If you are headed down south on the March long weekend make sure you drop in on the Dunsborough Arts Festival - on the banks of Geographe Bay. You will see a plethora of sculptures as part of Sculpture by the Bay, local performances at sunset concerts, workshops and a hand makers art market, drop into the Dunsborough Art Society or Christian Fletcher Gallery to see Small Sculptures. 

Make sure you take the time to peruse the artworks and vote for the People's Choice Award and see which is the City of Busselton's Acquisitive Prize, or the fabulous Dianne Laurance Award for Excellence. The artworks are for sale, and many people now come down to find some unique piece for their garden. Small Sculptures, which started in 2019, features small works for inside!

 

Harvey Primary School Colour Run and Movie Night

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising

Details

Description

Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre

The Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre offers a broad range of services for all ages and fitness levels.

  • Type:Club
  • Local Clubs:Social Club,Arts

Details

Description

Indigenous Community Volunteers

Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) is a registered charity and non-profit organisation committed to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage and promoting reconciliation. We work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve quality of life, health, and social and economic wellbeing in the community.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Local Community

Details

Description

We work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve quality of life, health, and social and economic wellbeing in the community.

Volunteering can be a life changing experience.

You’ll be amazed how your skills can be used. Imagine writing grant proposals, improving computer systems, addressing environmental issues, or teaching people to sew. All skills are valuable, whether from a profession, trade, or even a hobby.

Jump to Cure Diabetes

The Jump to Cure Diabetes is the ultimate challenge - and a great way to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising,Sport & Recreation

Details

Description

A tandem skydive is the easiest way to experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane, while you make a big difference to JDRF and medical research.

Imagine the feeling when you and your instructor step out of the plane's door up to 14,000 feet above the ground ... and freefall for at least 20 seconds at 240km per hour ... before pulling the parachute cord ... and floating to the ground with incredible views over the local area.

Watch Oli’s video to see the thrill of the Jump. Oli even steered the parachute while enjoying the amazing views over Picton!

What does the Jump to Cure Diabetes involve?

Skydiving is the fastest non-motorised sport in the world! You will be participating in a tandem skydive with training provided. Securely attached to a highly experienced instructor, you will enjoy seconds of exhilarating free fall, reaching speeds of up to 240km per hour. You will then soar over amazing views of your local area under a parachute built for two. You can even steer the parachute if you wish!

What is included in my Jump to Cure Diabetes experience?Tandem skydiving training session on the morning of your JumpScenic flightViewing area for friends and family to watch fromKnowing that you are contributing to the very best type 1 diabetes researchWhat costs are involved to take part in the Jump to Cure Diabetes?

A $100 non-refundable deposit plus a minimum fundraising goal of $1,250 per person is required to participate in the Jump to Cure Diabetes. We have loads of great fundraising ideas available to help you reach your goal plus your JDRF Account Manager can help you tailor some activities to suit your interests.

When will the Jump to Cure Diabetes be held?

Please note, minimum age restrictions apply at each venue, please see below .

A participant under the age of 18 must seek written permission from their parent or legal guardian. A form will be sent to you upon registration to be signed by both the participant and the parent or legal guardian prior to the event. The parent or legal guardian must also accompany the participant on the day of the event. Proof of age will also be required.

Minimum age 12

How do I get involved?

Take the ultimate challenge for yourself and type 1 diabetes and register for the Jump in your state today. Numbers are limited for each Jump so be quick!

Maker+Co

Maker + Co connects a global community of inventors, creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators.

  • Type:Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

Description

Maker+Co undertake a combination of commercial activities, trading in space and time, to maximise improvements in human and environmental well-being. They provide valuable services such as strategic and business planning, project management, facilitation and more! 

Margaret River Press

Margaret River Press is a small family press established in 2011.

Details

  • Arts:Publisher

Description

Margaret River Press publishes literary novels and anthologies from emerging and established writers and poets. We periodically publish lifestyle titles and may consider select commissioned works that meet the charter of the Press. We believe that fine literature has the capacity to inform and enrich our lives and culture. Margaret River Press is committed to publishing works of excellence, both local and global in origin and scope, that reward discerning readers.

Margaret River Wine Association

The Margaret River Wine Association (MRWA) is the peak body for Margaret River grape growers and winemakers.

  • Type:Association
  • Local Clubs:Food & Wine

Details

  • Established:Late 1970s

Description

The Margaret River Wine Assocition was established in the late 1970’s as the Margaret River Grape Growers & Winemakers Association and was incorporated in 1982.

The Association was one of the first groups in Australia to register a geographic boundary for our region in 1996 and Margaret River was one of the first three wine regions in Australia to have its boundaries legally defined by the Australian government.

The charter of the Association has remained constant over the years, primarily to represent the interests of the Margaret River wine industry and promote Margaret River fine wine.

The MRWA is an independent, non-profit organisation, financed by its members and additional funding sourced from corporate members, sponsorship and grants. MRWA has more than 165 industry members and 50 associated Grape Grower and Commercial members.
 

Mt Barker Turf Club

The Mount Barker Turf Club, in the Shire of Plantagenet, originated in the early 1890's. Mount Barker is a mixed sheep, cattle and grain farming area, as well as having the largest thoroughbred stud in the State. It is also well known for its many vineyards and premium wines. In recent times this has led to the Club's and the Great Southern's highlight of the season, the Mount Barker Grapes and Gallops featuring the $90,000 Mungrup Stud Sprint.

Details

  • Sports:Horse Racing

Description

The Mount Barker Turf Club (the Club) has been active since pre-1945, providing a thoroughbred racing venue for Great Southern trainers, spectators and industry participants.

The Club has been involved with numerous industry projects and research over the past five years to identify opportunities to develop long term viability, sustainability and to prosper.

This research coupled with a desire to move forward has resulted in a five year action plan which will see the Club provide new facilities such as an on-course training track, an extension and realignment of the racing track to incorporate a 1,600m chute and on-course stabling. New marketing strategies will also be identified and implemented to improve the Club’s ability to compete in the entertainment market.

The close working relationship with the Shire of Plantagenet, industry leaders and support businesses has given the Club confidence that the plans for the next five years are realistic, achievable and will deliver the desired outcomes. 

Nannup Music Club

Nannup Music Festival is held annually over the WA Labour Day long weekend, over which time the streets come alive with stalls, performances and activities.

  • Type:Club,Volunteer
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1989
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Music,Youth

Description

<p> The Festival, now in its 31st year, is a community-spirited event operated by a passionate and dedicated team of Staff and Committee from the not-for-profit Nannup Music Club Inc.</p> <p> <br /> It is an amazing and inspiring weekend for everyone and a special place to share a festival experience and authentic good times with your family and friends; a colourful celebration of original music, art, nature, community and diversity.</p> <p> <br /> We offer an eclectic mix of incredible acts over free and ticketed venues, street performances, workshops, markets, bush poetry, an Art Walk, jam sessions, camping and a special area for our little festival goers to get involved. All of the above as well as our Emerging Artist Award, Busking Competition, indigenous artists programming and small town atmosphere are just some of the things that together make the Nannup Music Festival a delightful weekend to share, immerse and discover…</p>

Pemberton Arts Group Inc

The Pemberton Arts Group is committed to promoting excellence and cultural opportunities through the Arts.

  • Type:Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Established:2004
  • Arts:Literature,Music,Visual Arts

Description

Pemberton Arts Group aim to encourage emerging artists, support our members and create an Arts culture within the local community. They also encourage other artistic disciplines such as music and creative writing.

Plantagenet Arts Council

Plantagenet Arts Council promotes and represents art in from the Mount Barker community.

  • Type:Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Visual Arts

Description

Community arts organisation which has active groups working in clay, textiles and artists focusing on drawing and painting.

Plantagenet Players Inc

Plantagenet Players Inc believe that theatre is for everyone! It enriches the soul and brings joy and happiness to people from all walks of life!

  • Type:Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

For more than 60 years the Plantagenet Players have been entertaining Mount Barker and the Great Southern with delightful variety shows, hilarious productions of satire and melodrama and superb musical and dance performances.

 

South West Community Care

Local offices in Eaton, Australind and Harvey, South West Community Care offers Home Care Packages, in-home support services, outings and exercise programs for over 65's!

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Aged Care

Details

Description

 

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