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SnowFest Warragul 2017 is back!

SnowFest Warragul 2017 is twice the size, twice the fun!

SnowFest Warragul
SnowFest Warragul 2017

Start spreading the news for the SnowFest Warragul 2017 on 28 July FREE family event!

We’re bringing the Mountain to Warragul complete with real Baw Baw snow and howling huskies.

Warragul’s Smith and Palmerston Streets will be turned into a sparkling winter wonderland ready for snow fun!

Think Frozen, Snow Queens, Jon Snow, penguins and zany snow outfits … then dress to impress and join the fun.  The best dressed will win fabulous prizes.

Belly flop onto a toboggan, enjoy the two snow play areas – one for tiny kids and one for big kids – and grab a selfie with Frozen characters Olaf and Anna.

The Mt Baw Baw Snow Patrol, Radio 3GG and AFL Gippsland will be out to blitz; and get ready to dance in the street flash mob style with DJ Nige and Kombi … yay!

Count down for the 7.30pm Fireworks display.

Chillax and graze around the night cafes, shops and food stalls … wine tastings for grown ups, plenty of hot chocolate, chai and coffee … take the kids on a Treasure Hunt for the coolest prizes!

To get more details join our Facebook Event on Warragul Fest.

SnowFest is brought to you by Warragul Business Group with generous support and assistance of Mt Baw Baw, businesses and community groups across Warragul.

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Gippsland Business Centre Networking Evening

The story behind the door

One fifty five Queen Street used to be an old Harley Davidson factory.  That is, until a resourceful business woman spotted it one day deciding it would be an excellent place for a different kind of enterprise.

With an eclectic business background including banking, stone masonry, indoor cricket, wedding make up and bookkeeping, Pauline Luchetta founded Custodia in 1997.

Custodia was expanding rapidly and as a home based business owner, Pauline began looking for a place to look more professional that offered shared business spaces and a training room.

After investigating the top floor of the Bendigo Bank building encumbered by no lift for clients and a wall of Council ‘red tape’, Pauline settled on the Harley Davidson factory and a big renovation.

In 2007, the doors of Gippsland Business Centre opened with Gippsland Building Approvals and Best Match Recruitment moving in as early tenants.

Pauline’s own business Custodia continued to flourish in its new home and in Melbourne; running a virtual office from St Kilda Road with staff in the city.

Gippsland Business Centre’s ability to receive calls from Melbourne and transfer them to wherever people were located made Custodia’s city presence more successful.

“Who’d have known we were running out of new offices in Warragul – perception is everything!” says Pauline cheerfully.

Custodia – Latin for safeguarding or looking after – provides bookkeeping, business consulting, training and services to over 60 clients.  It is also an accredited partner with Reckon, Quickbooks, Xero and MYOB.

The training room is put to good use for running sessions on business start-ups, growing small business, and Government compliance education and software training.

With 10 years under the belt, Gippsland Business Centre has now been home to 54 different businesses, numerous Melbourne medical specialists, and provided refuge for organisations impacted by the Morwell fires in 2014.

It currently has tenants in seven serviced offices, six virtual offices and 14 regular visitors for the day office and boardroom.

As sponsor of Warragul Business Group’s May Network Evening, 50 members were able to tour and meet the all business owners based at Gippsland Business Centre.

Current tenants include The Podiatry Group, Apprenticeship Support Australia, SJD Law, Pinnacle Training, Carafella Contracting, The Cassidy Crew and Mick Gunn Computer Services.

Pauline says she still has the same passion as she did 25 years ago.

“To help people grow their business, be able to provide accurate, reliable and timely information, encourage others to take a leap, employ young staff to give them the start and training in work life.”

For more information, contact The Gippsland Business Centre on 03 5624 3800 or visit