Ladies' Craft Group (aka Ladies Cave)

crochet beanie 

Contact person - Frances Faux
Contact number - 0422 011 168

Ladies who are interesting in any kind of craft work are invited to join the Ladies' Cave group - we have knitters, crocheters, embroiderers etc.

Meets at Community Hall on Thursdays at 1.30 pm, followed by afternoon tea at a local cafe.

 knitting socks

Violet Town Bowls

Violet Town Bowls Club Inc.     Violet Town Bowls Club

Violet Town plays in the Goulburn Valley Bowls Division – see

The club also offers community meals on occasion during the summer months, and organises social afternoons to play Barefoot Bowls and bowling for children.

New and visiting players are most welcome.

Address:         8 Wattle St, Violet Town

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President:       Leanne Russell Jones

                        Mobile  0428 981 000

Secretary:       Margaret Crawford

                        Mobile: 0402 299 504 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Garden Club

Garden Group Tulip St

Violet Town Garden Group

The Violet Town Garden Group is comprised of friendly and enthusiastic members, some from as far afield as Shepparton. The group is geared towards an enjoyable get together once a month, of like-minded people. Our usual venues are member’s gardens, the local community hall if the weather is too inclement, or a trip to somewhere mutually decided on.

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 10.00 am. We take it in turns to view each other’s gardens and the morning usually finishes after a couple hours of exploring, having a cuppa and an enthusiastic exchange of information. January and February are our only two months off as usually it is too hot to be roaming around outdoors.

We welcome anyone who is interested in gardening or just checking out what others have achieved. You certainly do not have to be an expert – all you need is an enthusiastic interest in anything involved with being in the garden.

The Violet Town Village Voice includes a report each month and indicates the location of the next meeting.

For more information:

Barb (5798 1421) or Linda (5798 1729)


Autumn leaves Shiffner St  Camellia Shiffner St

Violet Town Museum & Art Gallery


The Ian Errey Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (check whether current Covid restrictions have caused changes to these times) 

 The Museum is on a site that was once a blacksmith, hardware supplies and undertakers business in the 1890s. The old building has now been restored by volunteers.

The museum aims to preserve the stories of Violet Town's interesting and resilient community.  

Exhibitions focus on particular themes or significant past events in the history of the town and district. These are taken down or reduced two or three times a year to make way for new exhibitions.

Current Exhibition

Hotels and Inns of Violet Town explores the changing style, importance and locations of the hotels and inns in Violet Town over time (see What’s On and the Violet Town Museum facebook page for the latest updates.)

Previous Exhibitions

No Toxic Dump  The 2002-2004 community campaign to say no to the Victorian Government's siting of a TOXIC WASTE DUMP on Baddaginnie/Violet Town farmland.

Southern Aurora Tragedy   7th February 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the terrible crash at Violet Town between the Southern Aurora and a goods train that claimed 9 lives and injured countless others. The exhibition highlights the human stories of those affected, including the rescue workers from the local community who responded and the difficulties they faced in an era half a century ago.

Cowslip Street – Then and Now    A photographic exhibition documenting the changes to the streetscape of what is now Violet Town's main street over the last century.  

The backART Gallery

Located behind the Ian Errey Museum, the backART Gallery is open during Museum and cafe opening hours with free entry.

Exhibitions featuring local artists’ work, are regularly held in the space - see What's On for details.