Warrnamboool, December 1982


SERVICE stations in Warrnambool were left confused following a state government freeze on fuel prices. District petrol prices were tipped to rise because a one-cent freight differential would be allowed above the maximum retail price of 43.9 cents a litre. 

AN admission fee to Tower Hill State Game Reserve was expected to be introduced in 1983. A survey of visitors to Tower Hill showed most would favour a levy being introduced. The charge was being considered to help fund guided tours and to carry out general maintenance.   

WARRNAMBOOL City Council was pushing the state government for a new police station for the city. At the time, police officers in Warrnambool operated from sites in Gilles Street, Lava Street and Dennington.


AUSTRALIA Crawl included Warrnambool on its Sons of Beaches tour with the band playing one show at the Capitol Theatre.

A COUPLE of heavyweights were starring on screen at Warrnambool’s Village Drive In. Rocky III, starring Sylvester Stallone and Mr T, was providing a knockout blow to audiences. 


A NEW indoor tennis stadium was proving popular with many players hitting the court, among those Kerri Clarke (pictured) who had a game with friends after a day’s work at Fletcher Jones.  

CYCLIST Michael Lynch was named as Warrnambool’s sportsman of the year. Earlier in 1982, Lynch had won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. Runner-up in the award was lawn bowler Denis Dalton, who won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal. Another cyclist, Clyde Sefton, finished third in the award voting.