SPUKES is a community based ukulele group located in Rosebud where people of all ages come together to enjoy a few hours of ukulele strumming, singing and friendship.
They meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month and alternate Mondays.
At Spitfire Restaurant and Grill, start your Monday with a regular coffee for just $3!
Every Monday, regular coffees for $3! Come and grab your one
Check their Facebook to see what Tradie Tuesday special they currently have here
Located at 1B Jetty Rd, Rosebud
Enjoy $5 Happy Hour at Spitfire from 4-6pm every Monday & Thursday
Five wings for $5
Selected beer $5
Glass of any house wine $5
Basic spirits $5
Our philosophy is casual style dinning that puts a smile on your face and fills your belly!
Spitfire Restaurant is family affair, started by husband and wife team Amir and Doris after having a restaurant for 8 years and moving from Melbourne for aÂ sea changed in 2014. Their two sons Danial and Adam also work at the restaurant.
Amir, our chef is a natural having been cooking since he was a child in Malaysia. His inventive menu features many specials that keep our customers coming back to try his latest dish.
Doris is also passionate about food as well as great coffee inspired by her Maltese/Dutch/ German background, she has also worked in hospitality since she was 15 years old, and has completed studies in hospitality.
Amir not only served in the Malaysian Army but was born in Butterworth RAAF Penang, Malaysia where his is father was working as a medic. Some of Amirâ€™s earliest memories are of war planes flying over, which started his fascination that has seen him grow quite a large collection of war memorabilia all on display in the restaurant.
Amir and Dorisâ€™s backgrounds make for the most exciting flavour combinations, with the Spitfire menu inspired by Asian and European spices.
For for information, visit: www.spitfirerestaurantandgrill.com.au
Ben Waters was nominated by Jools Holland as one of his 10 favourite piano players of all time and named Europeâ€™s #1 Boogie Woogie pianist in the 2016 Boisedale Awards. Ben has performed in over 25 countries around the world & in some of the most iconic of venues. These include Royal Festival Hall; the Royal Albert Hall (Blues Fest with Ronnie Wood); Cadogan Hall (with Bill Wyman); the Lincoln Centre and Les Paulâ€™s Iridium in NY as well as numerous appearances at Londonâ€™s Ronnie Scottâ€™s Jazz Club. Truly international and one of the busiest musicians around, Ben regularly tours Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Caribbean and the US. His 2018 â€œTour Down Underâ€ included the iconic Sydney Opera House where he attracted a full house to the Utzon Room. His performances at the world famous Port Fairy Folk Festival were also a tour highlight where, according to Festival Director Caroline Moore he â€œblew everyone away â€¦ so much so we have invited him back (for 2019)â€. Along the way the band recorded a successful album â€œLive in Melbourneâ€ at the ABC & PBS FM studios.
Benâ€™s repertoire, played with â€˜flair & bravadoâ€™ (Birmingham Post) is an eclectic mix of American music from the early blues through ragtime, jazz, boogie woogie, stride, R&B and the R&R of the 50â€™s & 60â€™s. His high octane shows have been described by the London Times as â€œlike a bouncy castle for grown-upsâ€
His stellar career has seen him playing / recording with legendary figures including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakinâ€™ Stevens, Jools Holland, Ray Davies, Leo Sayer, PJ Harvey and others. His most successful album to-date, â€œBoogie 4 Stuâ€ is a tribute to family friend the late Ian Stewart, a founding member of The Rolling Stones and a major influence on Benâ€™s career. Rolling Stones past and present joined Ben for this tribute, along with Jools Holland and other old friends. Sales proceeds went to the National Heart Foundation.
Ben recently contributed to Sky TVâ€™s â€œMusic Legends weâ€™ve lost in 2017â€, recording a tribute to Antoine â€˜Fatsâ€™ Domino. The programme went to air over the Christmas holiday.
Derek Nash has been a member of the Jools Holland Orchestra since 2004. Regarded as â€œat the forefront of the British jazz movementâ€, Derek has been described a â€œone of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK todayâ€ (The Guardian). He has led Sax Appeal for over 30 years, fronts the funk/fusion band â€œProtect the Beatâ€ and â€œAcoustic Quartetâ€ and is a member of the Ronnie Scottâ€™s Blues Explosion. Renowned for energetic, vibrant, passionate & charismatic performances on soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax, Derek is one of the busiest musicians around performing in 100 or so performances a year with Jools Holland alone including in 2017 2 sell-out shows with Jose Feliciano at the Royal Albert Hall. He has appeared live & on TV with such greats as Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox & Tom Jones.
More information: Reg Bancroft (firstname.lastname@example.org. Mob:0408 535 223)
The Rose-Budding Art Comp is an open art competition for young people in age groups: 12-14, 15-17 & 18-21
Show off your work and win GREAT PRIZES!
FREE $25 Art material vouchers upon entry… so you can get creating your fabulous piece right away!
The deadline for entry forms to be received has now been extended to the 26th of Feb.
Entry forms and details available at
Rosebud Plaza Centre Management Office
Seawinds Community Hub. 11A Allambi Ave, Capel Sound
All artwork must be in by the 26th of March.
More details at
or contact 59822204
THE MILBRI – ESPRESSO, RESTAURANT & BAR LOCATED IN ROSEBUD ON THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA
The Milbri Espresso, Bar and Restaurant is the hot new venue on the Mornington Peninsula.
Whether youâ€™re catching up for a drink with friends, enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner from our comfort food menu, or hosting a special event or function, The Milbri is perfect when you’re looking for a stylish venue with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
View the cocktail menu now – click here!
Located at 1183 Point Nepean Rd in Rosebud, Victoria
Follow us on FacbookÂ @TheMilbri
Make your own dreamcatcher – Rosebud Library
Monday, 14 January 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Suitable for ages 5 – 12.
Get creative and make a unicorn or other animal dreamcatcher to hang above your bed to help make your dreams peaceful.
For more information, visit:Â https://ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Whats-On/Events/Make-your-own-dreamcatcher-Rosebud-Library
Free but Bookings Essential
Note: There is no need to book a parental ticket, although we do expect you to remain with the child through the program.
Note: If you can’t make it on the day, please let us know, so that your tickets can be freed up for others to attend.
- Monday, 14 January 2019 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rosebud Library,Â McDowell Street,Â RosebudÂ 3939
Novel Events…Paul Jamieson, the Music Man
Paul is a multi-talented entertainer bringing a breath of fresh air to the children’s music scene. His songs are fun for kids and often laced with contagious rhythms that have everyone grooving, young and old.
Suitable for all ages.
Where: Rosebud Library
When: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | 2 PM
For more information, visit:Â https://ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Whats-On/Events/Paul-Jamieson-the-Music-Man-Rosebud-Library
Free but Bookings Essential.
The Rosebud Library is a place of discovery, providing equal access to information, ideas and lifelong learning opportunities. Rosebud Library has special events for Summer, including: Save Our Bees Talk (2pm Friday 18 January).
Save the bees talk: learn why bees are importantÂ
Come and hear about the importance of Bees in our world.
Founder of save the Bees Australia – Bee The Cure, Simon Mulvany is an ex ranger, gardener and beekeeper who has made it his mission to educate people about the plight of the precious pollinators, both indigenous and introduced.
Friday, 18 January 2019 | 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Location: Rosebud Library,Â McDowell Street,Â RosebudÂ 3939
Bookings essential. For full details of events at Rosebud Library, visit:Â https://ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Whats-On/Events/Save-the-bees-talk-learn-why-bees-are-important-Rosebud-Library
The family friendly NYE will be happening again this December 31st. The games garden will illuminate with the stunning lanterns of Lantasia Lights (recently featured at White Night Bendigo and Geelong), Live music, Workshops, Activity Tent, Bar, Jumping Castle, Twilight Mini Golf and so much more. Bring in the New Year with the family, a picnic and entertainment and activities that everyone can enjoy.
There will be a bbq and bar to purchase drinks, picnic hampers will also be available to pre-purchase.
This is a sell out event and will not have tickets at the gate so make sure you get yours early if you are planning on joining us.
Watch this space and Facebook for updates on what will be our best NYE yet!
Boneo Maze & Mini Golf, 695 Limestone Rd, Fingal
03 5988 6385
Tickets available online now, visit:Â https://www.boneomaze.com.au/new-years-eve/
2 hour UNLIMITED (within RSA guidelines) cocktail package…
Think espresso martiniâ€™s, frozen margaritas, sangria and more!
Matched with a carefully illustrated food menu…
Seats are limited and bookings are a must!
FULLY BOOKED for NYE bottomless cocktail package!
Still have spaces for a la carte bookings between 6pm-7:30pm
NYE PARTY 2018
Monday DEC 31
Peninsulaâ€™s Biggest New Yearâ€™s Event
BEDROCK feature Lee Harding plus Superfly DJâ€™sÂ counting down all the biggest trax from 2018
Party starts 8pm â€“ 3am
Where:Â 1099 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, VIC
TICKETS $30 plus booking fee
For more information, visit:Â http://www.ticketebo.com.au/rosebudhotel/nye-party-2018.html
Based on the Village Green in Rosebud, the Australia Day festivities are focused around the end of the 10km Fun Run. Runners and their families enjoy music, stalls and free entertainment at the end of their early morning run. For more details refer to the Mornington Peninsula Shires website.
Proudly the Aus Day Fun Run is organised solely by volunteers from local community groups.
Catering for a wide range of competitors the Aus Day Fun Run has two start points. For the more dedicated runners we have a 10km run which starts at Safety Beach; the second start point is a 5.3km Run/Walk aimed more towards children and families. Both events take you along the foreshore bay trail and finish at the Village Green in Rosebud.
On finishing at the Village Green there is a flag raising ceremony and presentations for all place getters in each category of the fun run. Along with plenty of fun and free family activities held on the Village Green, the fun run is a must for all sporting enthusiasts as well as family and friends looking to celebrate Australia Day on the Mornington Peninsula.
Funds raised from the day support local sporting and community groups whose members volunteer their time each year to run this fantastic event.â€™
Honky Tonk Rockers $15 per head.
50’s and 60’s music and dancing!
Full Bar, strictly no BYO. Bring nibbles.
Line/Partner dancing in breaks.
Door prize / raffle
Fully air-conditioned venue. Secure off street parking.
Venue: Rosebud Italian Club, 8 Newington Ave, Rosebud (Mel ref: 170 A7)
Bookings essential – strictly limited numbers.
To book phone:
Norm, mb. 0413 412 689
or Jill mb. 0418 837 572
Rosebud Lion’s Club Market.
100+ stalls selling new and second hand items, produce and plants. Held first Sunday of the month from 7am â€“ 2pm at the Rosbud Village Green, Point Nepean Rd (between Rosebud Parade & Eighth Avenue).
Where: Point Nepean Rd (between Rosebud Parade & Eight Avenue)
Time: 7am till 2pm
Contact: Don Nolan – 0401 088 559
Located in the grounds of Rosebud Primary School, this craft and fresh produce market starts at 9.00 am and finishes at 1.00 pm.
Second Saturday of the month.The Rosebud Community School Market is held in the grounds of Rosebud Primary School, on the corner of Point Nepean Road and Jetty Road Rosebud. There are around 160 stalls selling craft, hand produced and new items, produce and plants. There are no used goods at this market.
Where: Rosebud Primary School
More info: Call 0425 816 855 or visit www.rosebudps.vic.edu.au
Book chat is a relaxed discussion about books with library staff and other readers.
This reading group does not set a book to read every month.Â We discuss what you have been reading or you can be inspired by what others have been reading.
Why come to our Book Chat?
You will meet interesting people, you will read things that you many not otherwise read, it gives you an place to discuss what you have been reading and let’s be honest it’s fun just to chat.
Join in the conversation!
Once monthly: Friday at Rosebud
For full details, visit:Â https://ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Whats-On/Book-Chats
One complimentary KRUSHER when another KRUSHER of equal or greater value is purchased
Valid at all Victorian and Southern NSW locations
One complimentary CHEESEBURGER when another CHEESEBURGER is purchased
PARENT/CARER MUST BE PRESENT FOR A CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS TO REDEEM THIS VOUCHER. Hand in this voucher when ordering to receive offer. Limit of one voucher per person per day. Not to be used in conjunction with or to discount any other offer or an Extra Value MealÂ®/Happy MealÂ® purchase. Not redeemable via McDeliveryÂ®, mobile ordering or self-ordering kiosks in Restaurants. Available after 10.30am.
One complimentary SUBWAY SIX INCH SUB and 600ml COKE or WATER when another SUBWAY SIX INCH SUB and 600ml COKE or WATER of equal or greater value is purchased.
Free Sub must be of equal or lesser price. Extra cost for additional meat, cheese, bacon, avocado and other extras on purchased sub
Valid at all Melbourne and Geelong locations
One complimentary REGULAR HOT DOG when another REGULAR HOT DOG of equal or greater value is purchased
Valid at all participating Australian locations (excluding Express Stores where product may not be available)
One complimentary WHOLESOME LIVING RANGE LOAF when another WHOLESOME LIVING RANGE LOAF of equal or greater value is purchased
Valid at all Australian locations
From their classic loaves and famous hot cross buns to their crusty artisanal sourdoughs, all bread is baked fresh every day. Full of flavour and made with love, find out everything you need to know about their product range on the website below.
Locals and visitors will enjoy Rosebud’s traditional Christmas eve visit from Santa and his sleigh dogs, and the roving carollers singing all the Christmas classics from 10am to 12noon between Woolworths Rosebud Central to Eighth Ave and back through the streets handing out lolliesÂ – enjoy a sausage sizzle at Bendigo Bank and some FREE face painting too!
Rosebud by the Bayâ€™s Christmas celebrations will feature festive family fun throughout Rosebud this December. During month-long program of free outdoor activitiesÂ runs from Saturday 8 to Monday 24Â December throughout the streets of Rosebud, with activities supporting Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal.
Adding the to the fun, Rosebud will swap â€˜let it snowâ€™ for â€˜let it sandâ€™ this season with a giant Sand Sculpture Christmas tree bringing coastal Christmas cheer.
1-3 FEBRUARY , 2019 – FREE ENTRY
WHERE:Â Rosebud Village Green,Â 1099 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud,Â Victoria,Â Australia (4pm-10.30pm)
Peninsula Film Festival returns this summer and introduces Musiqua.
The AGL Peninsula Film Festival returns to entertain the crowds on screen and stage this February, and for the first time introduces Musiqua, with live music at Hastings Foreshore.
Now in its 8th year, the festival will run from February 1 â€“ 3, 2019 and features a ticketed launch at Rosebud Cinema on the Friday Feb 1, the popular FREE short film festival at the Village Green in Rosebud on Sat Feb 2 and is expanding to include a new music festival at Hastings, Musiqua, on the Sunday Feb 3.
The FREE short film festival is the highlight of the program and runs on Saturday 2 February 2019. Â 20 shortlisted Australian filmmakers showcase their films in front of a panel of celebrity judges and film luminaries. Judges award monetary prizes for best short films and other categories including Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best International and the Woodleigh School Emerging Filmmaker Award.
The 2019 event has welcomed a new category â€“ the Rye, Rosebud and Dromana Community BankÂ® branches of Bendigo Bank My Local Hero Award. Aspiring film makers have the chance to enter a 2-minute film featuring someone who has made an impact on the region and share their inspiring story on the big screen.
This year, the festivalâ€™s judging panel includes Lachy Hulme (Offspring, Romper Stomper TV series), Don Hany (Offspring, White Collar Blue, Bad Mothers), Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan, McLeodâ€™s Daughters) and Triple M radio host and actor Mick Molloy. Theyâ€™ll be joined by the worldâ€™s best stuntwoman, US actress Danielle Burgio, who is highly regarded for her stunt work as Trinity in the Matrix series. Actress and television presenter Tania Zaetta will MC the evening.
A firm fixture on the regional Victorian calendar, film fans will once again roll out their picnic rugs at the FREE short film festival in Rosebud and enjoy an evening of short films and live music performances along with great local food and wine from the gourmet food truck alley.
The next day, Hastings Foreshore beckons the public to roll out the picnic rugs and dancing shoes at the inaugural music, food and wine gathering, Musiqua. The fantastic line-up showcases live music from respected artists Ella Hooper, Terry Serio & Charlie Owen, The Midwayers, Taylor Piggott and Matilda Pearl as well as food trucks, wine and craft beer and an afternoon market.
Festival Director, Steve Bastoni, said extending the festival to incorporate music and comedy entertainment at Musiqua offers greater opportunities to connect local audiences with emerging talent, while continuing to increase the exposure for independent Australian films and talent.
Friday 1 February, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Festival Launch & PFF Oz Indie Showcase
Feature film: Brothers Nest
Where: Peninsula Cinemas @ Rosebud Cinema
Come and support the launch of this new Shane Jacobson film. Mingle with celebrity guests Don Hany, Lachy Hulme and Danielle Burgio.
Saturday 2 February, 4:00pm â€“ 10:30pm
Free Short Film Festival
Where:Â Village, Green, Rosebud. Mornington Peninsula, VIC
General Admission: FREE
Bring a rug and some friends and enjoy watching a selection of short films all judged live by a panel of celebrity judges. NO BYO
VIP Marquee tickets at the Rosebud are $150 per person.Â Mingle with celebrity judges and VIPâ€™s in our fully catered VIP marquee.Â Sip local wines, sample local beer and try the peninsula’s local produce
Sunday 3 February, 10:00am â€“ 2pm
Peninsula Sunday Sessions
Go, Go, Go and Sengatan
Where:Â Â Peninsula Cinemas, Rosebud
Enjoy an Australian film and exclusive Q&A with Director Frank Magree. Hear from industry experts who share insights into film-making.
For a detailed three-day program and to purchase tickets to the Friday feature film screening, Sunday Session and live Musiqua music gathering www.peninsulafilmfestival.com.au
Founded in 2011 by actor and Rosebud local Steve Bastoni, the Peninsula Film Festival attracts growing support from Australiaâ€™s acclaimed actors and directors including Fred Schepisi, Sam Worthington, Russell Crowe and Nash Edgerton. The three-day summer event gives talented filmmakers the opportunity to have their work featured, as well as network with some of Australiaâ€™s leading directors, actors and producers. This popular festival supports the arts and fosters local film culture in Victoria.
Children of all ages adore the Award-winning Foreshore playground where castles stand tall, tunnels capture the imagination and shaded sand pits provide hours ofÂ fun.
THE Rosebud Foreshore playground is proving a hit with families on the peninsula, with impressive and modern facilities for parents and children alike to enjoy!
The playground was opened as part of the â€˜Destination Rosebudâ€™ initiative, a project designed to invigorate the local Rosebud area with investment in new facilities that will create jobs and draw in visitors to the area.
The playground is one of six project elements put together to help provide a boost to the Rosebud community, with the playground designed to appeal to the younger generation of the area.
For parents and their children looking for a fun day out, the Rosebud Foreshore playground has become a must visit location. Children are sure to be kept entertained by the slides, tunnels and swings, as well as a flying fox and rope climbing. One key attraction at the playground is their Mountain Slide, sure to excite kids looking for a thrill.
There is play equipment available, suitable for young toddlers as well as older children, ensuring there is something for every child to keep them safe and having fun.Â Separate toddler-junior and senior-level play equipment is available along with grassy picnic areas for families and friends. A Liberty Swing is available for children with disabilities.
With three barbecues, picnic tables, and an expansive walking trail on offer, the play space has something for parents to enjoy while their kids make the most of the exciting new playground.
The playground is supplemented by a stunning view of the foreshore, and is just a short walk from the Rosebud pier.
The playground is also just a short stroll from local eateries, such as cafes and pizza places, to help refuel your energy after a big day of intense play.
Being only a short distance from one of the local beaches, the Rosebud Foreshore playground is a great way to help dry off in the sun after a day out in the water.
Only opening recently in December of 2016, the playgroundâ€™s facilities remain modern and up to date, making it a standout location of the Rosebud area.
The Rosebud Foreshore playground can be found on the corner of Point Nepean and Jetty Road.
- All abilities barbecue and picnic tables
- Award-winning Rosebud Beach
- Car parking (time limits apply)
- Indigenous plants
- Public toilets
- Walking tracks
So much to see, so much to do
Activities and attractions abound across the Mornington Peninsula. And you can discover them all…
There is a lot to discover about the Mornington Peninsula. So many places to go, and things to see and do. Drive along our coastlines with their waterfront restaurants, cafes and lavish cliff-top mansions and you can see why the Mornington Peninsula has long been a favourite destination for lazy beachside holidays that come with green hinterlands and wild ocean beaches on the side.
But if you haven’t visited us for some time, you’ll be very pleasantly surprised at how the Peninsula has completely redefined the traditional beachside holiday.Â If you’ve never visited us, you’re in for some delightful surprises.Â Cliff-top mansions, lively local markets, grand historic gardens and galleries spilling over with art and antiques create colour and life around our seaside villages.Â Our bays tempt you with every type of water sport you could wish for, from sailing to scuba diving, fishing to sea kayaking.
Hinterland gardens and outdoor attractions:Â Come and see a fragrant lavender farm, meandering hedge mazes and gardens with towering trees from the 1860s. How do you like your adventure? Ride, slide, zip or wander through adventure gardens, beautiful landscapes, or stroll along boardwalks through wetlands.
Diving, fishing, swimming with dolphins:Â Try something youâ€™ve never done before, like learning to scuba dive or swimming with dolphins. You can also go surfing, sailing or stand up paddle boarding, or just cast a lazy fishing line from a pier or book a fishing charter.
Wonderful food and wine:Â Just drive through our region, and the Peninsula’s love affair with wine, fresh produce, seafood and bountiful food on the table is quickly revealed. Taste it, sip it, pick it, catch it, take it home with you. But first, find out more about the Wine Food Farmgate Trail.
For more information, visit: www.visitmorningtonpeninsula.org
Top Fun Indoor Bowls Mini Golf has water features, ship wrecks, waterfalls and other challenging golf obstacles – andÂ provides some wacky, just plain family fun!
Top Fun is located in the heart of Rosebud and is only a stones throw away from our sandy beaches.
Top Fun offers enjoyment for the entire family with 36 holes of Mini Golf; 18 holes outside, under shade sails and 18 holes undercover, for bad weather.
We also have four full size lanes of Ten Pin Bowling with a state of the art computer system, so all you have to worry about is getting a strike!!
For the kids, old and young, they have bumper bowling and ramps available.
In their games room you will find some of the latest games and some classics!! That way the little kids and big kids alike can have lots of fun!
The majority of our games are redemption games, which means you receive tickets to use in exchange for great prizes later.
Enjoy your time at TOP FUN.
â€œTo market, to market, to buy aâ€¦â€
Well, just about anything you want! Youâ€™ll find weekend markets, mid-week markets, markets with a focus on food or crafts, markets with entertainment, breakfast and brunch.
Just bring your basket or backpack, chat with local farmers and food producers, then buy organic vegetables and fruit, sourdough breads, mussels, grass-fed meats, cheese, wine, free-range eggs, pasta, jams, olive oils and more. If home is where your heart is, keep an eye out for jewellery, vintage fashion, homewares, crafts and sculptural pieces for the garden.
There are so many markets to choose from on the Mornington Peninsula. Choose from farmers markets, trash and treasure, homemade goodies and more. And don’t forget the monthly markets at each village. Take plenty of bags with you for all your purchases. Ample parking is nearby, however some parking is operated by service organisations for a small fee.
What makes the Peninsula unique?Â In no small part, the people and the produce are what makes our region such a special place to live and visit.Â A great way to discover the Peninsula’s finest artisanal products, freshest local produce, artists, local makers and performers is to head to one of our many celebrated community markets.
For more information on markets, visit:Â https://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Activities/Whats-On/Markets
Or contact the Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre by emailÂ HEREÂ or by phone on 03 5950 1579.