The VRI is a creative community space in Latrobe Valley.

We value learning by doing and doing more with less.

The hall is open Monday to Friday from 9am – 3pm.

For any enquiries about The VRI call Joh Lyons – 0419 568 772 or email

The Work for the Dole program operates every day with three projects:

Lawn Mower Repair – Participants learn to repair and maintain lawnmowers which are then sold to the public at a low cost for people who are in need. 

Garden to Market – We grow food which is sold to our local hospitality businesses. 

Hall Crew – A team of participants who keep the hall clean, maintained and engage with a number of activities including community lunches, Digital Shed help, minor repairs and a variety of projects that happen in the space. 

Stay up to date with our events on Facebook –

Thursday’s Alt Art meet at 11.00, all welcome -for details check – Alt_Art 
Friday – LV Digital Shed 

Below are the current classes: