two eight two eight named after our postcode is the towns’ only café and was developed by concerned volunteers who felt the town needed rejuvenating with a focus on tourism.

After extensive renovations of the old Majestic Picture Theatre and more recently retail Pump Shop, Café operations commenced in July 2004 by volunteers. By 2007 two eight two eight boasted a multifaceted facility that included: cafe, art gallery, craft shop, function centre and catering service. A landscaped courtyard, movie nights, secondhand bookshop, children’s sensory play space, annual black tie ‘Dinner under the Stars’ event and an accredited VIC all enhanced the visitor experience.

The facility became a training venue for hospitality and tourism school students and integrates well with other regional tourism products.

We have a strong relationship with the community and strongly support activity within the

town that will build and develop cultural activity, capacity and community social development.

In 2017 the committee engaged a lessee for the café and catering operations which will continue to operate under the two eight two eight branding.

The committee are currently planning a gala event, the 20th Anniversary Dinner under the Stars to be held in September 2022. Funds raised from this event will be used for vital upgrades and maintenance of this historic building.