Today Heyfield is known as a farming and timber community, with a town population of 2200 and services about 3000 in the surrounding area. Heyfield has a very large soldier settlement farming area adjacent to it. With families coming to the area to farm in the early 1950’s. The Heyfield War Memorial Hall was built to cater for their needs to have a place to meet and socialize.
Dairying is the main agricultural industry. Back in the 50’s there were eight timber mills. Currently there is only one timber mill, who are the largest employer in town. Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) are the biggest hardwood mill in the southern hemisphere. They export timber to many countries around the world. 2017 was an exciting year for our small town. We won the first award for Australia’s Strongest and Most Resilient Community.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Heyfield on Wednesday, 1st of April 2020 with critically-acclaimed Scottish ensemble The Paul McKenna Band and emerging Australian singer-songwriter Alana Wilkinson.
Heyfield Memorial Hall stands on land traditionally owned by the Gunaikurnai people.
Tickets available online here
Cakes, tea and coffee available during the interval.
Doors Open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start