Strathbogie Tableland Celebrating Local Community

The Strathbogie Tableland is located on an elevated plateau in the Strathbogie Ranges. Two hundred kilometres northeast of Melbourne, it is surrounded by forests, farmland and granite hills. The environment is beautiful with its native bush, birds and animals. Read our local community newsletter, Tableland Talk, to learn about the issues at the heart of our community. While many people have spent their entire lives on the Tableland, others are increasingly choosing to leave city life and move up to live here permanently. Access by car is easy (map). The Hume Freeway runs past Euroa, the nearest town (which can also be reached by bus and train), and the Maroondah Highway offers an alternative route from Melbourne.  Snowfields and rivers are close. Strathbogie remains somewhat hidden away but is a special part of the world. Take a tour of our site and find out why.

About the website

This website has been created by the STAG Communications sub-committee.  The original website was established with funding from the Strathbogie Shire.  It’s a great way for residents and landholders to stay in touch and communicate with each other.  We may be a small and scattered community but, with increasing use of computers and email, this site offers the opportunity to keep informed about events, to comment about Tableland issues, to contribute ideas, to catch up with each other, to buy and sell, and to show off our creativity. Anyone can freely browse all the pages shown on the menu at the top.

About the Area

Strathbogie Tableland is part of the Shire of Strathbogie which also includes the communities of Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Nagambie, Ruffy and Violet Town. Euroa Gazette is our local newspaper. Tableland Talk is the local newsletter.   Strathbogie Voices is a community organisation, for local political, environmental and social change. Information regarding the new Strathbogie Main Street streetscape can be found here. We welcome and encourage your feedback via email 


19 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Posted by Bogieweb 2.2.17
    Australia Day Celebrations continued at the Rec Ground for many with a wonderful barbecue again organised by Kim. The bar was open and it was a great community gathering after the morning formalities.

    Many of the younger ones went to the Tames’ where they enjoyed the Triple J top 100 whilst sliding down the best ever slippery slope. This tradition just keeps on getting better each year. I hope you get to see some photos of the muddy participants. It is wonderful to see the older children supporting the younger ones as they mastered the twists, turns and bumps down the hill to the mire at the bottom. Good country fun! Well done Tame Family.

  2. Posted by Bogieweb 2.2.17
    Congratulations to the Australia Day Committee for hosting an extremely successful day on Thursday.
    Members from the entire shire were in attendance under the trees at the hall for a wonderful ceremony. Presentations were made to Strathbogie award winners: Citizen of the year – Helen Peters; Young Citizen of the Year – Lucy Broughton; Junior Citizens of the Year – Ada McKeachie and Charli Hill. Event of the Year- The Winter Solstice (Winter Man) Accepted by Sim Ayres.
    Presentations were also made by the Mayor Amanda McClaren to the Shire recipients and two Citizenships were awarded.
    Guest speaker Richard Rozen spoke of his early years as a Polish Jew during the war urging those present never to forget the children who died and how fortunate he was that he survived and become an Australian.
    At the conclusion Chairperson, Andrew Townsend invited those present to share morning tea and the traditional lamingtons.
    It was a wonderful celebration of local community involvement. Congratulations and thank you.

  3. Christmas on the Tableland – Save the Date! posted on behalf of Kim Usher
    Saturday 10th December at 5:30pm at the Rec.
    A great night for all the family with a special visit from Santa Claus and his ever reliable helpers.
    Scrumptious two course meal with delicious Strathbogie beef, lamb and pork accompanied by great salads followed by mouth watering sweets. Cost $15.00 per head. Free BBQ and drinks for the kids.
    Drinks available at bar prices. No BYO.
    Bookings essential Kim 57905345 or email

  4. Posted on behalf of Kim 11.10.16

    The Rec Ground Bar 2016/ 2017 season
    Commences this Thursday 13th Oct

    Of course we will have all of your old favourite beverages
    including various wines and spirit drinks, locally sourced apple cider,
    Free soft drinks for the kids
    a selection of Coopers and Carlton United beers
    A selection of crafted beers from the STRATHBOGIE BREWERY available on tap
    Water is available on request

    See Ya there folks

  5. Posted by Bogieweb 1.8.16
    Young people (18 to 35 years old) who are working in agriculture may be interested in the “Kickstart your future in Agriculture” program being delivered by Dr Kristy Howard in conjunction with Goulburn Broken CMA. Program registrations close on Wednesday 27th July and there are a couple of places still available.
    Details of the program can be found at Goulburn Broken, Kick Start Your Future in Agriculture or contact Kristy on 5728 2992 or email

  6. Posted for Helen Peters 30.06.16
    STAG’s Emergency sub-committee has been working with emergency personnel from both the Strathbogie and Mansfield Shires to identify ways we can improve our emergency readiness.

    You are invited to call into the Supper Room next Saturday (election day) any time between 9.30 and 11.30 to share ideas on how we can improve.

    This is not a formal session – rather a drop in with your ideas, have a cup of coffee and chat to one of the STAG representatives or to our facilitator, Sue Arndt, Mansfield’s Emergency Response Plan Project Officer.

  7. Posted by Ellen Conroy
    The ANZAC Day Service conducted on Friday 22nd April by the school in conjunction with local RSL members was terrific. I am sure all who attended will agree.
    The students sang The Last ANZAC and The Brown Slouch Hat in addition to leading the National Anthem. They also shared work that they had created whilst learning about the ANZACS, This included knitting. making hessian sandbags and various reflections. The hall was appropriately decorated.
    RSL members addressed the gathering, read The Ode and conducted the flag raising.
    Wreaths were laid at the honour board. These were later taken out to the foot of the monument in Main St.
    The service concluded with a delicious morning tea where present took advantage of the opportunity to catch up and express their appreciation of the excellent service.

  8. Posted by bogieweb 13.04.16
    ANZAC Day in Strathbogie Friday 22nd April, 2016
    Strathbogie Memorial Hall, 10:00am
    Members of local RSL clubs and our Strathbogie school will conduct this service which will conclude with morning tea.
    A warm welcome is extended to all interested community members.

  9. Wing Chun mixed classes will be starting on Sunday 10 April at the Memorial Hall 6-8pm. Ages 9 and up. Cost: $2 (for hall hire). Bring your friends. Get fit and look cool while your’re at it! Wear comfortable clothing and soft soled footwear (sneakers).

    Enquiries 0400618085

    Women’s self defense will continue on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm at the hall.

  10. We had some new students at self defense/kung fu classes last night, and some who returned…thanks for coming everyone. Please come along if you want to do something a bit different and fun. We wil be back next week at 6:30 at the memorial hall so come along.


  11. Bogieweb 23.04.16
    It’s great to see so many wonderful things happening on The Tableland at the moment. Some are listed in the calendar with more details elsewhere.
    Easter on the Tableland is featured here on the home page
    Forest Walk is on Sustainable Forests under Community tab
    Cemetery Trust Open Day on Cemetery page under Community
    African Intelligence & Drumming and Dance on Music page under Interests
    Weekly Women’s Self Defence is proving popular on Wednesdays in the hall.

  12. Posted on Behalf of Bridget 23.03.16

    Women’s Self Defence Classes Every Wednesday 6:30pm at the Memorial Hall.

    Last week was great, we had a band of intrepid students who were willing to give it a try. Great for fitness and confidence boosting. Please come along if you are interested.
    Let me know if you have any questions.
    Thanks, Bridget 0400 618 085

  13. Posted on behalf of Kim 16.3.16
    Hey guys we now have live entertainment for the night, if your coming to the big event please let me know real soon so I can organise the catering.

  14. Posted by bogieweb 12.3.16
    Rob will be teaching a Women’s Self Defence class in Strathbogie.
    When: next Wednesday, and every Wednesday thereafter. The classes will be at the Memorial Hall 6:30-8:00pm (with maybe an earlier start in winter).
    Cost is $2 per class for the hall booking.
    At the moment the classes will be for women/ high school age and up, but may open up to men and littler kids later on.
    Dress code: loose fitting comfortable clothing and sneakers/soft soled shoes.
    This class is good for all ages, so don’t be scared to try it out. Rob has taught a variety of self defence classes in the past. Bridget says it is great fun and good for getting fit in some pretty specific ways, and also good if you ever find yourself in a threatening situation.
    For further information contact Bridget on 57905395

  15. Posted by Ellen 23/01/16
    Special thanks to John H for carrying out an upgrade to ensure that the bandwidth issue is finally fixed.
    Thanks to all users, especially our page managers, for your patience with this issue.
    Please continue to enjoy all your favourite features of the website and let us know of any modifications you’d like to see.

  16. Posted by Bogieweb on behalf on Andrew T. 02/09/15
    At long last we have the insulation to fill the ceiling of the Hall and Supper Room!
    So we are calling in all users of the Hall, past, present and future to assist with this mammoth but lightweight task at 1.00pm on Sunday 6th September.
    Already the lithe, lightweight trio of Kim, Jamo and myself have backed ourselves as the svelte stackers and throw out a challenge to any other team with the ability to place pads in the ceiling.
    On second thought maybe we should be the passer uppers of the insulating pads and leave the setting out to younger folk.

    So please check your Diaries and if you can’t make it let Toni D. or myself know otherwise we know you will be part of the fun!

    Yours, in the best interests of our future cool community, Andrew

    PS. We haven’t even thought about an afternoon tea!

  17. Reposted on behalf of Mr. McReady.

    Dear Madam I am writing with a request in the hope that your readers might be able to help me. I am trying to track down a niece of mine Ethel McReady, whom I believe may be living up the hills in your area. Many Years have passed since we were in touch but I think I may be her last living Relative and due to failing health would like to catch up with her soon. I understand that she is a Nurse who cares for the elderly. I don’t have a Fixed Address at the moment so perhaps any replies could come to you and I’ll stay in touch that way. Many thanks and best wishes.

    Alfred “Spike” McReady (89)

    PS It has been suggested that I should also place this request on the Strathbogie Wide World Internet but I don’t know how to do this. Could you please oblige?

  18. Congratulations to Toni Down! As some of you may know Toni was invited to attend Government House for a pre Australia Day Reception in recognition of her Community Service in the Strathbogie Shire. We all know Toni has been an integral member of the Hall committee and the Summer Festival committee for many years. She has also played a vital role in organising our Australia Day Ceremony up here in Strathbogie for many years. So thanks to Toni and the other committee members for your ongoing good work and congratulations Toni. I hope the bubbles were delicious and the governor was hospitable! This recognition certainly was well deserved!

    • Congratulations Toni…absoloutely so well deserved. Thankyou for all that you have done and continue to do for our community.

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