What's on in Warrnambool

IN TUNE: South-west band Likely Celts will be part of the entertainment at the Robert Burns Scottish Festival in Camperdown this weekend. The event begins on Friday and runs through until Sunday.
IN TUNE: South-west band Likely Celts will be part of the entertainment at the Robert Burns Scottish Festival in Camperdown this weekend. The event begins on Friday and runs through until Sunday.


Film: The Port Fairy Film Society is screening Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on Friday night. The 2017 comedy, crime, mystery follows a mother’s fight to readdress her daughter's murder case after it went unsolved for months.

The Oscar-winning film includes performances by Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.

Screening begins at 7.30pm at Port Fairy’s Reardon Theatre.

Walk to school: Students across Warrnambool and district will join in National Walk Safely to School Day. Warrnambool City Council travel smart officer Nicole Wood said children were driving the push to walk to school.

“When you ask children what can be done to make walking or riding to school a more appealing option, they’re always full of great ideas,” she said.

“Feedback from kids is that they love to meet up with friends and walk and there is a sense of achievement when they walk or cycle to school.

“We all want to see our city’s youngsters be as healthy as they can be, and we all have a role in making this a reality.”

Walk for fun: Port Fairy Community House has a walking group happening each Friday morning. The hour-long walk leaves from Sterling Espresso Bar in Bank Street at 9.30am.

Music: Mitch Crute: The Last Coach, 8-11pm.

Bass Camp Ft. Combo: The Loft, 10pm.

James Reyne: Lighthouse Theatre, 7.30pm.

One of Australia’s most prolific singer-songwriters returns to Warrnambool, a place he has graced the stages of many times as a solo performer and as a member of rock band Australian Crawl. The show is part of Reyne’s A Crawl To Now acoustic tour.   

Robert Burns Scottish Festival Camperdown: Scottish Family Dance, featuring Tuniversal and Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt. Theatre Royal, 6.30pm.


Film: On screen from 7pm, Port Fairy’s Reardon Theatre will host Never Town

The part-surf, part-conservation film is accompanied by a soundtrack featuring Midnight Oil, Yirrnga Yunupingu, Ziggy Alberts and Bad Dreams. 

Music: My Elephant Ride w/ Daniel Barling: The Dart & Marlin, 8pm.

Mick Ferguson: The Cally Hotel bar, 9pm.

Andrea Robertson, Sarah Carroll: The Loft. Andrea Robertson is a singer-songwriter from Ocean Grove who is touring behind her second album Remind Myself

Inventi Ensemble: Lighthouse Theatre, 8pm.

Robert Burns Scottish Festival Camperdown: Afternoon Concert, featuring McKinnon Sisters, Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt, Fiona Ross, Luke Plumb and Kate Burke. Theatre Royal 1pm.

Family Friendly Concert, featuring Tuniversal, Luke Plumb and Kate Burke, The Neon Effect. St Paul's Church Hall, 7pm.

Claymore concert. Five Star Function Centre, 7.30pm.

Deer Stalkers Dinner, featuring Fiona Ross, Don Grieve and Angela Preiss, Little Fire (aka Jamie McGeechan). St Andrews Hall, 7pm.

Late Session, featuring Likely Celts and The Simpson 3. Hampden Hotel, 9pm.  


Pets: Warrnambool RSPCA Million Paws Walk.

To begin at the carnival site on Pertobe Road, the walk will proceed along the Promenade to The Pavilion and back along Viaduct Road and to its starting point.

The walk starts at 10am with entry $20. 

Music: Loose Cannons: Warrnambool Bowls Club, 3-6pm.

Tank Dilemma: Hotel Warrnambool, 3pm.

Glenn Kelly: Cally Hotel beer garden, 4pm.

Robert Burns Scottish Festival Camperdown: Festival Finale, featuring Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Fiona Ross, Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt, Warrnambool Pipes & Drums, Luke Plumb and Kate Burke, Little Fire (aka Jamie McGeechan). Theatre Royal, 1pm.


Speakers: A Night of Inspiration with Eddie Woo and Mat Bowtell: Lighthouse Theatre, 6pm.

Woo and Bowtell will speak as part of Education Week. 


Music: Mardi Wilson: Cally Hotel bar, 8pm.


Fundraiser: Koroit’s version of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will be held at the Commercial Hotel Koroit from 10am.

The event will include door prizes, raffles and home-backed cooking.

The day will be ran by the Kelly sisters, who have taken on the task from their late mother Josie, who ran the event for many years.  

Comedy: Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow, featuring Daniel Connell, Dilruk Jayasinha, Rhys Nicholson, Nikki Britton and Nath Valvo. Lighthouse Theatre, 8pm.

Music: John Hudson Guest Session: Hotel Warrnambool, 8pm.