Community Connections

Clifton Creek is a small rural locality with a school, a hall, three tennis courts, a CFA shed and a handful of small businesses, farms and homes. Within this community there are ample opportunities to become involved and create connections with other like-minded people.

The Tennis Club is a small group of local players dedicated to encouraging use of the courts and welcome new players, young and old. Since the demise of the Bairnsdale District Tennis Association in 2016 there is no longer a Saturday pennant competition. Whilst our courts are idle much of the time, the committee continues working to maintain the courts and surroundings in readiness for players new and experienced to make use of the facilities.

Our latest initiative in 2018 is to open the courts for a regular Sunday morning social hit – first Sunday of the month. Starting around 10 am and concluding with a cuppa you will still be home in time for lunch. Come and have a game!

We recommend joining the CC Tennis Club for insurance purposes. Family membership: $50, Adult: $30 and Junior: $15. This is fantastic value giving you 365 days per year access to the CC Tennis courts as well as insurance coverage with Tennis Victoria.

Clifton Creek Community Landcare meets every second month and has a focus on soil improvement on farmland. It also now has a focus on environmental biodiversity improvements at our local Hall Reserve.

The Hall Committee is a voluntary group with the role of overseeing the management of our hall and reserve. It also attempts to involve local residents in enjoyable social functions a few times each year, as well as producing an occasional flier which aims to to enhance community connections. In serves as a focal point also when there is emergency response required.

Country Fire Authority brigades in our area are the Sarsfield RFB and the Mt Taylor RFB. These volunteer fire fighters play a vital role in the emergency services protecting people and property when fire threatens.

Clifton Creek Playgroup Playgroup runs at the Clifton Creek Primary School each Thursday morning at 10:30am. All mums-to-be, new mums, experienced mums, care-givers and their littlies are VERY welcome. Please join us for an hour and a half of friendship, chat, activity and fun. Venue and equipment are supplied. No fees, no meetings, no stress! Fore more information please phone or text : Principal Sue Paul on 0400 072 298

Community Recycling is a service offered by the primary school to local residents. We have facilities for paper recycling as well as general daily household recycling. Please place your CLEAN recycled articles in the labelled 240 litre bins located near the front gate of the school.

Volunteers from Clifton Creek Primary School drive our Recycling trailer into the Bairnsdale Transfer Station or to the Materials Recovery Facility at Tambo Waste. If you would like to be part of our driving roster, please give us a yell.

For more information regarding the Clifton Creek Community Recycling service please click this link

Please consult the EG Shire website for more details on protocols regarding recycling in our Shire.

The Clifton Creek Public Hall also has bins for recycling.

We cannot take your NON-RECYCLABLE RUBBISH, so please dispose of this in the appropriate manner.

Friends of Upper Nicholson River Local residents have recently formed the “Friends of the Upper Nicholson River” group. This group of like-minded people is committed to understanding, monitoring and preserving the biodiversity and cultural heritage of our local environment.

Connecting together through stewardship and sustainable living practices we aim to make positive contributions to the social and conservation values within our catchment.

Formed in 2017, the Friends of the Upper Nicholson River, is occupied with a number of projects. Contact with this group may be established through the East Gippsland Landcare Network.