Staff from the Older Persons Mental Health

A generous donation to Carevan Wangaratta has been made by the staff at the Older Persons Mental Health. The donation of $245 was handed over to Carevan Wangaratta Committee member Pauline Miller and we would like to thank all that have contributed. Generous donations help us continue our mission to help any in need.

Carevan Committee member Pauline Miller recieving the donation of $245 from a staff member of the Older Persons Mental Health.


1 December – 24 December 2017 SEEKING SANTA COMPETITION 2017

1 December – 24 December 2017


Start Looking for Santa. He will be hidden in stores throughout the CBD stores from the 1st December to the 24th December. Take the kids and hunt him down. Once found, take a selfie with Santa and post it to #santaseeker to go in the draw to win some amazing local shopping vouchers. The more Santas you find and posts you make, the greater your chance to win!

Winners announced in the new year.

FREE EVENT – The Story of Christmas

The Wesleyan Methodist Church in Wangaratta is running their annual “The Story of Christmas” production (which is a FREE Community event with FREE BBQ). Situated on the corner of Parfitt & the Great Alpine Road. Commencing at 7pm, this event is being held outdoors so please bring a chair or rug. Also a wonderful opportunity to meet the animals.

31 Dec 2017  19:00 to 23:59 – Wangaratta New Year’s Eve Celebration


31 Dec 2017  19:00 to 23:59
Wangaratta’s biggest and best New Years Eve Party returns this year with a bang.

There will be an array of activities and live music before the sun goes down to keep the kids amused with the first fireworks to commence at a child-friendly 9:15pm.

For night owls, stick around as the big screen goes up, and check out the family movie that will take you through to the midnight fireworks show, welcoming in 2018.

DUSK – Film: “Moana” (PG) 107 mins
Moana: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

7:00pm – 8:00pm –  Live music by “Claire O’Connell”
8:15pm – 9:15pm –  Live music by “Amanuael and All That”
9:15pm –  Fireworks
12:00am – Fireworks

Inclement weather venue: Ovens Riverside Precinct.

Apex Park, Clements Street, Wangaratta, Victoria, 3677

Community Food for all – Twilight Christmas Market

21 Dec 2017 – 4pm to 9pm

There is a lot of planning and running around just before Christmas – so it’s the perfect combo that the Community Food for All Network has brought a mix of artisan grocers, providers and purveyors of local food and entertainment all in the one location for Wangaratta’s Christmas Twilight Market.

With local seasonal produce, plus a handful of local makers for any last minute presents, both your table and tree will be complete.

Holy Trinity Cathedral, The Close, Wangaratta, Victoria, 3677


Carevan Wangaratta will NOT be serving a meal on Monday night, the 25th Dec.

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Service for our clients will continue as normal on Tuesday (26th) and Wednesday (27th).

We hope you all enjoy time with family and loved ones and that the time is filled with Love and Laughter and much Joy.

2017 End of Year Cook Ups

The last two cook ups for 2017 were held on 26th Nov and 5th Dec. Inner Wheel’s Patti Stafford was at the helm along with her Inner Wheel volunteers and the VCAL students..

Carevan Wangaratta would like to acknowledge the efforts and contribution for these amazing volunteers and their contribution to Carevan Wangaratta and ultimately, the public who get to enjoy wholesome, home cooked style meals three times a week. The donation of their time and efforts cannnot be understated. It is by the kindness of these volunteers that hundreds of meals are able to be served to those in need of a helping hand.

Patti’s team of hardworking, selfless volunteers are:

Bev, Wendy, Sue, Shirley, Sharon, Coleen, Mary, Lyn, Margret, Shane, Max, Michelle, Peggy and Lorrna, with Terry & Lorraine from the Carevan Wangaratta Committee collecting and getting the prepared meals straight into freezers for our public clients meal delights. Thank You All.

The last cook up was at The Centre again with Patti at the helm and the VCAL students. Thank you again to all students that participated during 2017 and the hard work put into cooking up meals for Carevan Wangaratta.