Enabling community collections care through digitisation  


The Bushfire Resilience Project (BRP) is establishing temporary digitisation and conservation assessment studios in bushfire affected regions of Victoria until December 2022. The studios will assist in community rebuilding, skills development, local capacity-building, memorialisation, and remembrance. The aim is to help future-proof collections by raising awareness of the importance of digitising and documenting items important to them. 

The BRP provides an opportunity for both collecting organisations and individual community members to have their precious items digitised.

Digitisation studios will be in the following regions:

  • Alpine Shire Council
  • East Gippsland Shire Council
  • Towong Shire Council

For community organisations in any of these regions who wish to be involved, please contact the Bushfires Regional Digitisation Officer, Toyah Horman at thorman@amagavic.org.au.



East Gippsland

Town  Date(s)  Location
Omeo                 3 November    Omeo District Historical Society
Mallacoota  15 November        Mallacoota Community Club Rooms
Mallacoota           16 November  Mallacoota Bunker Museum
Mallacoota  17 November  TBC


Towong Shire

Town  Date(s)  Location
Granya             22-23 November  Granya Pioneer Museum
Corryong           24-25 November  Man From Snowy River Museum
Tallangatta  27-28 November  TBC




Alpine Shire

Town  Date(s)  Location
Bright   25-27 May  Bright Community Centre, 1 Railway Avenue
Mount Beauty            31 May-3 June              Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Tennis Court Avenue
Myrtleford  19 May  Myrtleford and District Historical Society, 29 Elgin Street
Myrtleford  20 May  Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre, 156 Myrtle Street
Myrtleford  17 October  Myrtleford Historical Society
Myrtleford  18 October  Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
Mount Beauty   19 October  Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
Myrtleford  20 October  Myrtleford RSL
Myrtleford  21 October  Myrtleford Historical Society
Myrtleford  24 October  Myrtleford RSL
Myrtleford  25 October   Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
Bright   26 October  Bright RSL
Mudgegonga   27 October  Mudgegonga Local Hall


East Gippsland Shire

Town  Date(s)  Location
Mallacoota              14 June  Mallacoota WWII Bunker Museum - Airport Road
Mallacoota            15 - 17 June  Community Club Rooms, Mallacoota Community Precinct
Cann River  20 - 21 June  Cann River Community Centre
Orbost  22 - 24 June  Orbost Service Centre
Tubbut  27 - 28 June  Tubbut Neighbourhood House - McKillops Road
Buchan  30 June; 1, 4 & 5 July  Old Post Office / Bushfire Recovery Victoria Hub 
Lakes Entrance    7 & 8 July  Lakes Entrance Service Centre
Sarsfield  11 - 12 July  Sarsfield Recreation Centre
Benambra  14 & 15 July  Benambra Community Centre 
Swifts Creek  18 - 19 July  Swifts Creek Community Centre
Omeo  20 - 21 July  Omeo Service Centre 
Kalimna  17 August  GunaiKurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
Bairnsdale  18 August  East Gippsland Shire Council
Cann Valley  26 September  Cann Valley & Surrounds Historical Society
Lakes Entrance  28 September  Lakes Entrance Historical Society
Lakes Entrance  6-7 October  Lakes Entrance Surf Life Saving Club


Towong Shire

Town  Date(s)  Location
Bethanga               14 June  Bethanga Hall - corner Bridge & Jobling Streets
Corryong   23 May; 6 & 20 June  Davis Cottage – 51 Wheeler Street (corner Jardine St)
Corryong  25 June  Corryong RSL Hall - 42 Donaldson St 
Eskdale  10 June  Eskdale Hall, 3797 Omeo Highway
Granya  31 May  Granya Pioneer Museum - Doubleday Street
Lucyvale  27 May  Lucyvale Hall
Tallangatta  24 May; 7 & 21 June  Senior Citizens Rooms – 47 Towong Street
Tallangatta  26 June  Tallangatta Memorial Hall- 30 Towong Street
Walwa  24 June  Walwa Services Memorial Hall - 50 Main Street


If you have any questions, or would like further information on the Bushfire Resilience Project, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

This project is part of the Victorian State Government Regional Business and Economy Recovery Plan and funded under the Local Economic Recovery (LER) Regional Economic Recovery Program. The BRP is managed by Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) Victoria and supported by Creative Victoria.

Image: Kylie Biltris (Towong Regional Coordinator), Bushfire Resilience Project with digitised objects.