Community Groups

There are many community groups in Portland, Heywood and the Glenelg Shire, covering a very wide range of peoples interests, hobbies, sports,
arts and entertainment: and tourist favourites are here, too. Some of these groups are listed below. If you want to know more, contact them.

They'd welcome your enquiry.

3RPC has a special category of membership available for such not-for-profit organisations.
This lets community groups put information about themselves and their services to air, regularly

Who can be a Community Group? Any organisation which works for the community benefit, and agrees with 3RPC's purpose and principles.

If your organisation would like to be a Community Group, download the Community Group Membership Form or
contact to discuss how you would like your group promoted on air and have your details here on our website.

Burswood Branch Country Women's Association

Our CWA Branch meets at the Uniting Church Complex, Percy Street, Portland, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7.30pm.

Secretary: Mrs Pat Punch
(03) 5523 1470

Portland Cable Trams Incorporated

Looking for a fun family outing this weekend? Become a tourist in your own backyard and ride the Portland Cable Trams. Hop on and hop off at Portland's top tourist attractions or just take in the magnificent views. Purchase a full price ticket to become a "Friend" of the Portland Cable Trams and ride FREE for the whole year.

Howard Barclay (03)23 2831

Portland CEMA Incorporated

The umbrella organisation for the Arts in Portland, including the self-managed Julia Street workshops, gallery, an artists’ wares shop and artist-in-residence quarters.

Carol Darby (03) 5523 4493

Portland/Heywood Lutheran Ladies Guild

We are a Christian Women's Group and meet monthly.  We meet at St John's Lutheran Church, Portland.  From our money-making, we donate to local charities and for other needy purposes.

Annette Murphy  
0412 501 365  

Portland Croquet Club Inc.

We play Association Croquet - Tuesday and Saturday;  Aussie/ricochet croquet, Wednesday and Saturday; and golf croquet also on Wednesday and Saturday. All at the Portland Botanic Gardens.

Secretary: Morag Chalmer
(03) 5523 4463

Portland Golf Club Incorporated

Share your golf with our wildlife. Be challenged over our superbly kept, scenic 18-hole course. Practise, play, enjoy. Hire a buggy:(03)5523 2523. Visitors welcome.

Portland Masonic Community Project Committee Inc.

Our purpose is to raise funds to support local charities, mainly in Portland & Heywood areas. The Committee consists of dedicated Freemasons and meets 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Ken Bridgewater
(03 ) 5523 3606

Portland Music Club

We facilitate communication between music lovers who sing, play instruments and/or attend musical events, chiefly in south-west Victoria. We provide and support music in our community. The  Irish Group and the Ukelele Group meet regularly. 

President: Mrs June Roberts
(03) 5523 1054

SEAChange Portland

SEA Change Portland is all about empowering the community to create change and foster an environment in which is it easier for children to be physically active and to eat healthily.
Facebook SEAchange Portland

Contact Alexis Gillham
0432 414 278

Tyrendarra Sporting Committee

Tyrendarra P&A Society runs a family friendly traditional country show on the 2nd Saturday in February.  We specialise in affordable fun for all the family, showcasing the local district.

Robyn Nunn
(03) 5529 5271

Wood Wine & Roses

Heywood Wood, Wine & Roses Festival, last Saturday in February each year - 10am - 11pm on the Town Green. A family friendly atmosphere with 13 hours of non-stop first class entertainment.  One of the top rated festivals in this Shire.

Secretary: Pam Nolte