Lexton VIC 2020

LEXTON VIC 2020

Camp Status:  OPEN
Fencing Starting:
  Address:  Lexton Recreation Reserve, Cnr of Prince and Cambridge St, Lexton VIC 3352
GPS Coordinates – Office   Lattitude -37.28958  Longitude 143.51612  
Co-ordinator:  Bruce Hindson
Mobile:  0484 582 755
Email: blazeaid.lexton@gmail.com

PLEASE ENSURE TO RING THE CAMP BEFORE ARRIVING TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH SPACE AVAILABLE

Office Hours :  7.00am – 8.00pm

GPS Coordinates – Office   Lattitude -37.28958  Longitude 143.51612

Camp Accommodation:  * (Report to : BlazeAid office at the Golf Club building on arrival) (see above)

Bushfires approached the small town of Lexton, about 50km north-west of Ballarat on Friday 20 December 2019, leading to residents being urged to leave on that night.

The fire burnt through many areas in the district including the grounds of the famous and popular Rainbow Serpent Festival which is usually held on the Australia Day weekend, but has unfortunately been cancelled this year.

BEFORE ARRIVING: Please contact the basecamp at least a few days prior to your intended arrival so we can confirm that we have camping space, can  include you in a team and put your name on the dinner list.  If possible, you should aim to arrive prior to 5pm.

           NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THIS CAMP

BREAKFAST :  6.30am      – Muster- 7.30am  Sharp(Breakfast time may alter) at the Golf Club Rooms as above

 MUSTER:  7:30am  Mandatory for all volunteers working that day. **If you are volunteering for a day at a time then returning home, you MUST be at our basecamp no later than 7am each morning and we MUST know that you are coming.

MEALS:  Meals are provided for volunteers, but please bring your own snacks. Breakfast and a nourishing two-course evening meal are provided by BlazeAid (with help from local community groups) at the basecamps.

BlazeAid provides food to take with you for lunch and morning tea.

Please note, if you have special dietary needs you may need to bring your own food if you are not able to eat the meals provided.

AMENITIES: Power is not be available.  Showers and Toilets are available.

ACCOMMODATION: There is some space for you to bring your own caravan, motorhome, swag or tent. 

At this stage we only have accommodation for volunteers who have a caravan, tent or swags. Please contact our camp to see if there is space available and for more details.

Our accommodation area has only basic services with no individual access to power or water. In addition the only relatively reliable mobile phone coverage is through Telstra and only within the immediate vicinity of the Recreation Reserve Clubhouse where we have a temporary mobile tower in place.

Volunteering:

Volunteers are required to phone and confirm at least 2 days prior to their arrival to confirm camping space is available; for team allocation and catering purposes.

*Please familiarise yourself with the Volunteering information tabbed on this website prior to arriving.

We highly recommend bringing solid footwear along with you to camp

It’s advisable to have your tetanus immunisation up to date and to check your own Ambulance cover.

No children under 12 years of age are permitted and anyone under 18 is to be accompanied by and Adult.

BlazeAid is a registered disaster-relief organisation so people employed under the Fair Work awards may be eligible to have time away from work to volunteer with us for five days.

Services:  (Avoca 25 kms  Beaufort 20 kms)

Chemist :

Avoca Gold Chemist – 107 High Street Avoca 3467 Tel 03 5465 3021

UFS Dispensary – 62-64 Neill St  Beaufort 3373                  Tel 03 5349 2504

Beaufort Medical Practice – Walker Street Beaufort 3373    Tel 03 5349 1610

Hospital – Ballarat Base 1 Drummond Street Nth, Ballarat   Tel 03 5320 4000

Post Office – Lexton Community Centre 1 Goldsmith Street Lexton 3352    Tel 03 5466 7325

Dump Points – Beaufort 20 kms   Avoca 25 kms

BlazeAid helping communities rebuild after Natural Disasters.

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