Second anniversary events


The extreme storm event on 9 and 10 June 2021 had a devastating effect on many Yarra Ranges residents and communities.

The impacts continue to be felt by people who experienced damage to their homes, gardens, communities, environment, and wellbeing.

While some people do not wish to dwell on the date of the 2nd anniversary of the storm event, others have expressed the need to gather, reflect on shared experiences, and/or thank people who helped. 

After consultation with community groups, Yarra Ranges Council offered small grants to enable community-led gatherings to support community wellbeing at this difficult time.





Drop by for a chat, hot soup, a cuppa and peaceful music.

Karwarra Gardens, Kalorama Memorial Reserve, 1190-1192 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama

Friday 9 June,
11am – 2pm

Registrations not required.

Contact – Sue, 0447 056 265

Celebrating our forest

Community nature walk focusing on connection, wellbeing and reconnecting to our local landscape.

Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve, Sherbroke Forest and Alfred Nichols Garden trails.

Sunday 28 May,
9am – 12pm

Contact- Belinda Young

Register: shop/all/p/reconnecting-to-our-forestwalk

Rainbow after the storm
Opportunity to meet with many of the local Kallista community groups for story tellingand future planning for emergency disasters and officially launching the Kallista Emergency Group.

Kallista Mechanics Hall
Kallista-Emerald Rd

Friday 16 June
6pm- 8pm

Contact: Kallista Village Inc
Bookings: Rainbow after the Storm Yarra Ranges Council



Free community afternoon tea; stories of care; historical walk - come join us!

Do you have stories of gratitude to share and people you'd like to thank?

Come to hear stories, share stories - and bring someone along you'd like to thank.

Meet outside the library for a 30 minute walk led by our local historian Eddie Tichelaar, who will share stories of the places and people who have cared for our community over the years.

Then join us for a free afternoon tea, hear stories and celebrate our care for people and place.

Montrose Community Room,

935 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Montrose.



Sunday 4 June, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Montrose Township Group
RSVP to Chelsea Cooper