Our sponsors

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Alma M. Jacovou Trust  (Patron)

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Mornington Peninsula News Group

Mornington Peninsula News Group was established in 2006. The company publishes five weekly community newspapers: the Western Port News, Mornington News, Southern Peninsula News, Frankston Times and Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News. MPNG also publishes three magazines: Peninsula EssencePeninsula Kids and Mint Magazine.

It is a truly independent media company and is locally owned and operated. MPNG believes a strong community newspaper is essential to a strong community. Its aim is simple: to let readers know about the news happening in their community.

Follow MPNG on Facebook here and Twitter here.


Busybird Publishing

Busybird Publishing is a boutique micro-publisher based in the heart of Montmorency, Victoria, whose mission statement is to tell a good story. They publish a handful of our own titles yearly. Their books usually have an altruistic outcome, where a portion of proceeds will go to a certain cause. They’re always working on something!

Busybird Publishing aims to educate and inspire writers to share their story (no matter what genre) with the world. You can start by checking the Busybird Publishing blogs and newsletters for great resources, or attend a workshop to get a better understanding of what you need, how publishing works, and what your next steps might be.

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Farrell's Bookshop

Farrell's Bookshop have been proudly servicing the Mornington Peninsula region for 40 years, we are an Australian Independent Bookseller with a diverse range of titles for young and old.


Kirkpatricks Hotel

Kirks on the Esplanade Hotel is one of only a few venues in Melbourne with magnificent views of Port Phillip Bay. Kirks offers great food, an extensive wine list, great beers, excellent service and a memorable dining experience.


Secret Garden Flowers

Located in beautiful Main Street Mornington, the Secret Garden store is abundant with market-fresh, quality flowers. Taking pride in sourcing the best blooms the season has to offer, their beautiful flowers are complemented by a talented team of floral designers, who create stunning arrangements to suit every occasion.



Officeworks is Australia's leading retailer and supplier of office products and solutions for home, business and education needs.

Officeworks is committed to helping customers make bigger things happen. This commitment is driven by ensuring we deliver the widest range, low prices and great service. With three easy ways to shop - in store, online or by phone, you'll be sure to find exactly what you need with our widest range, when you need, and all at low prices.

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The Grand Hotel - Frankston

The Grand Hotel is a complete entertainment complex which boasts a sports bar & TAB, a function room, and a family bistro. Their bistro offers specialty nights with a wide range of meals for everyone to enjoy – see their website for details.