Welcome to the Shoreham Community website which has been created to give the community a voice and to facilitate communication. It's a place to share ideas, information, skills, resources - a place to find out what's going on in the community - clubs, societies, special interest groups, events, anything that Shoreham residents and visitors might enjoy or find of interest.
It is an initiative of the Shoreham Community Association Inc. (SCA), managed by SCA volunteers with all cost burdens being met by SCA membership fees. We are keen to create an active and informed community. Find out how you can become a member here. Your support is important.
Scroll down the page for our contact details.
We’ve had reports of snake sightings from the community - the latest being that of a Red-bellied Black Snake on Tuesday 9/1/2019. Although the presence of snakes indicates a healthy environment, this species, and others we see at Shoreham, are dangerously venomous to both people and animals. For further information, please see the following links:
Council information including licensed snake controllers who can remove the snake if necessary
More about the Red-bellied Black Snake which ranges from Far North Queensland to Adelaide including most of Victoria.
Take care of yourselves, children and pets!
What a century of bushfire data teaches us about how to save lives this summer
Catherine Hanrahan from the ABC recently authored a very sobering article on bushfire risks particularly here in Victoria.
Rob Patrick, who is the Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade’s Community Safety Coordinator, has written a very useful summary which is posted on the CFA page.
Alternatively, you can read the full article at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-27/bushfire-history-australia-data-saving-lives/10606144.
Fire Season 2018/2019 - Key Messages
Shoreham is a "high risk bushfire area"…
The Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade has kindly provided key messages to us all in advance of the 2018/2019 fire season.
Information on what's happening can be obtained in Shoreham with regard to "preparing for fire season" as follows:
The Shire's brochure is available in the PO,
The CFA's education trailer at the Shoreham Community BBQ
You can talk to firefighters at the fire station 9-10 on Sundays.
Post Office Complex - 4 holiday units ready to rent together
On the 7th December, 2018, the Shire gave approval for a permit, allowing the development to go ahead –
for a 40 seat café, 3 shops, 4 holiday units and the Post Office
subject to completion of the landscaping in accordance with the endorsed plans and to a parking condition.
The temporary fencing around the development site has now been removed and the developer is advertising the complex with immediate availability - on Stayz:
and also on Airbnb:
“87 on Byrnes” is advertised as luxury retreat accommodation, sleeping 16 guests – “perfect for extended family, groups of friends or ideal for corporate business retreats.” The holiday units are not being advertised as being available individually.
The Shire is fully aware of the advertising and will monitor the use. If an application for change of use is made at any time we will keep you fully informed.
For information contact: Sue Boggan: 0404 180 957 or Peter Renkin: 0448 319 719 (Task Force/Shoreham Community Association)
More information is available here.
Annual Community BBQ
The annual Christmas BBQ hosted by the Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade for permanent and holiday residents on Saturday 22nd December was a fantastic success!.
Summer Community Dinner
If you are looking for details of our Summer Community Dinner previously planned for 1st December, it has been postponed until January.
Simply too many of us could not come due to the calendar conflicts that are so common in the lead up to Christmas and New Year.
We’ll let you know as soon as the new date is firmed up. We apologise for any inconvenience.
SCA Project Updates
For further information on the Historical Signage and other projects - please visit our relevant Projects Page.
Recent State and Local government planning changes have become rather a hot topic with impacts possible on our Village Character and the Green Wedges. For the details, please click here.
Give us feedback, make suggestions, promote local events and activities, and share information about the local area.
Mail: The Secretary, Shoreham Community Association Inc., PO Box 73, Shoreham VIC 3916
Telephone: Alan Fisher, SCA President, Mobile: 0467 776 854 or Kathryn Shain, Secretary, Mobile: 0457 203 630
Website: To contribute to content or to give feedback on the website please contact the Website Administrator via email.