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Paynesville Community Craft Centre

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Leisure and Special Interest

Brief History of the Paynesville Craft Shop.

( Paynesville Community Craft Centre- PCCC)

In 1979, a local lady, Dorothy Bald had the foresight to organise a meeting to raise interest in creating a “Paynesville Community Drop In Centre” where residents could come and have a  cuppa, chat and learn new skills.

In September 1979 the Paynesville Community Craft Centre in partnership with the East Gippsland Shire Council opened in the stone building on the shore of Lake Victoria. The building was previously the BBQ/ kitchen building of the old camping ground that ran along the foreshore.

The centre attracted quite a few locals coming together to chat and share their creative skills.

Early in the history of the PCCC there were over 100 members.


As interest and participation increased it was decided that the handmade items could be sold with the profits being donated to local groups, schools and help support special fund raising efforts in the town. This tradition still continues today. With such keen involvement from the local population the building has been extended three times to cater for the growing needs of the PCCC.

Today the PCCC continues the making and selling affordable quality handmade items to customers that value the skills required to produce these goods. 

We are one of very few shops in East Gippsland that still sell quality handmade goods.


Many of our visitors (both Australian and International) comment on this-

“It’s an absolute delight to visit”.

"Great presentation, great staff."

"Creative, beautiful work."

"Huge variety, friendly people."

 PCCC is open 10am – 4pm daily (10am-3pm during Winter)

-with the exceptions of Christmas day and Anzac day morning.


Contact Details
Contact: Gillian Dodd
Ph (BH): 03 51567479
Email: dodd1223@bigpond.com Ph (AH): 0404071165
Location: Sunset Drive, Paynesville, Victoria 3880 View as Map
Postal Address: 2/27 Dawson Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875

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