Lions Club of Wangaratta,

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6

Lions Club of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, District 201V6

2021 SWAP Meet cancelled - after looking good for a while, we regret to announce that the 2021 Wangaratta Swap Meet and Collectables Market has been cancelled due to ongoing COVID restrictions.

The event will NOT be going ahead on Sunday 21st November 2021.

Hopefully we will be able to hold it next year.


At our recent dinner meeting, 2 of our members were presented with awards,

Alan Benton - a Melvin Jones Fellow

Ken Chamberlain - a Chris August award

They are pictured above, with this years club president Lori Ormand, and last year's president, Alison Kazenwadel  (L to R - Alan, Lori, Alison, Ken) 


Bunnings BBQ's are back on - Wangaratta Lions have conducted several since the re-commencement, with the next one on Sunday August 22nd

Currently all BBQ's are being conducted at the end of the garden section.



One of the largest truck convoys seen in the northeast for many years stopped overnight in Wangaratta Friday night  Feb 7th 2020,  on its way from Timboon to Corryong. This hay run was organised by the Lions club of Timboon.

The Wangaratta showgrounds was the site where most of the trucks were parked overnight, and the Lions club of Wangaratta, having been in contact with the Timboon Lions for some time,  provided a full breakfast on Saturday morning at the Lions shed at the showgrounds. In the 2 hours before the convoy departed at 9AM.over 150 peolple were served breakfast.

The club's facebook page has more photos and also links to other articles,

more details- including a link to an aerial shot of the convoy stopped at one of the parking bays along the freeway- available in- "About Us"


From Friday 3rd January to Wednesday 15th 2020, the Lions Club's shed was used as the main catering, and meeting place at the Wangaratta showgrounds bushfire evacuation centre

This photo was Monday 6th lunchtime, with many evacuees enjoying a plate of chicken and salad, or a pie.

Wednesday evening, those in attendance were treated to a roast.

On the busiest days, up to 90 people were served lunch, and up to 140 dinners.

Monetary donations can be made direct to the Lions Club of Wangaratta.

100% of all monies received by the club will be applied to assist people directly affected by the bushfires, in the greater Wangaratta area.

Contact Club President: John Walker: Ph. 0417 391 044 for details.


For more details on activities at the evecuation centre - go to "About Us"


The photo below was taken at the main intersection in Wangaratta at about 2 PM on Sunday 5th January. the day after the city reached 41.5 C, The wind was now coming from the south at aboy 17 C, and bringing a lot of smoke. 



Australia Day 2020

With perfect weather, a large crowd turned up to the 2020 Australia day celebrations - and the breakfast afterwards. Regrettably due to covid restrictions, the 2021 celebrations will be held indoors at the WPAC - by invitation only. There will be no breakfast.

For more details on the Australia Day activities - go to "About Us"



Other activities that the club undertakes include

  • Annual Swap Meet - This year on Sunday 24th November 2019

  • Meals on Wheels deliveries - weekends and public holidays

  • Christmas Cakes and puddings - we expect that these will be available from the end of October.

  • Mini fruit cake sales

  • Lion Mints 

  • Annual carols by candlelight - Usually second Sunday in December

  • Operation of the Lions Apex Road Safety School - over 1000 children attendances each year

  • Many BBQ's as general fundraisers, or for specific purposes

Our club meets every 2 weeks for dinner and usually a guest speaker.

Currently meetings are held at the Wangaratta Club, in Victoria parade, Wangaratta (CBD area) 

For any enquires regarding the club

please send email to  , or check other contact details here

Wangaratta is a rural city, situated in the north-east of the state of Victoria. The city itself has a population of about 19000, with a further 6000 within the boundary

The region is renowned for it wines, mountains, and rivers.

The Lions club of Wangaratta was chartered on March 17th 1956, and was the first club in the northeast of Victoria and southern NSW.

Be a part of the change at Wangaratta


We are the Lions

We meet the needs of our local communities and the world. 

Our 1.4 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more. 

Join us in making our communities and the world better places to live.

Support Your local club

Buy Christmas Cakes

Lions Christmas Cakes are well known throughout the community and well appreciated for their quality and their value for money.

National sales of cakes is around $5.5 million making about $2.0 million available for Sight, Health, Welfare and Humanitarian Projects.

One of the major Projects of the Lions club of Wangaratta is the sale of Christmas Cakes. These are usually available from early November each year - contact one of the club's members. Cakes are also available from a number of outlets in Wangaratta- including McDonald O'Brien plumbing in Muntz St, Toyworld, Flynns Mensland, Flynns inland and surf, and Westpac - all situated in Murphy St

Thank you for the support of the Christmas Cakes Project and helping Lions serve the Community!

Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.