Originally known as Stockyard Creek, Foster was founded in 1870 when the discovery of gold brought settlers from near and far.  With a current population of about 1250, the town is well-served by a wide range of facilities and businesses.  Foster is the centre of a rich agricultural area and is the main shopping centre for visitors to Wilsons Promontory and the beautiful beaches of Corner Inlet and Waratah Bay.

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Foster is located in the heart of South Gippsland's main attractions. The town has two great supermarkets and three banks, including the ANZ,  the CBA and Bendigo Bank, all of which have ATMs. There is also a licensed Australia Post office, chemist, a pub, a bookshop, a variety of other shops, a medical centre and a hospital. Foster features a challenging 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool, lawn bowls, tennis courts, an art and craft gallery and a museum. At just over two hours’ drive south-east from Melbourne along the Monash Freeway and the South Gippsland Highway, you’ll be surprised how accessible this lovely part of Victoria is. If you haven’t visited this area before, we’re sure you’ll be impressed by its beauty.

 

 

 

Pearl Park is set along the banks of Stockyard Creek and is a wonderful spot for a picnic and a stroll. Tables and chairs, an electric barbecue and public toilets are available.  The park is located at the western end of town.

Waratah North artists Catherine Blamey and Trevor Wheeler have installed two paintings, a district map and two metal-and-glass display cases inside the rotunda opposite Pearl Park in Foster. Catherine was responsible for the paintings, one of which features a Friesian dairy cow standing in rich green pasture, while the other shows a scene in the Strzelecki State Forest. She also produced the district map, which shows the locations of all of the towns and main attractions in the Corner Inlet district. A simple key directs visitors to Foster's Visitor Information Centre just up the street in the Stockyard Gallery complex. Trevor made the display cases and they are filled with local information for visitors to the area. The project was funded using some of the Charrettes town planning grant set aside for Foster by the South Gippsland Shire.

 

 

Prom Pampering Services

At Prom Pampering Services we provide a mobile pampering service to the accommodation venues throughout the Prom Coast .
We service Yanakie, Foster, Toora, Sandy Point, Waratah Bay, Port Welshpool and Fish Creek.
Our qualified and fully insured Massage and Beauty Therapists will visit you at your accommodation venue to pamper and relax you on your holiday.

Telephone
0438 318 639
 


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Promontory Home
Produce & Craft Market

Foster Showgrounds
Station Road  Foster 3960

More than 200 stalls. Home produce, arts and crafts, plants, food stalls and train rides for the children.

2017/2018 Market Dates

Sunday 5 November 2017 (Melbourne Cup long weekend), Sunday 10 December 2017,  Sunday 31 December 2017, Sunday 28 January 2018, Sunday 11 March 2018 (Labour Day long weekend), Sunday 1 April 2018 (Easter Sunday).

For stall bookings and information, please write to:
Promontory Home Produce and Craft Market
P.O. Box 180 Foster VIC 3960

 

 

Foster Mitre 10 Handy Hardware
38-42 Main Street Foster 3960
Tel: (03) 5682 2206

Open: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
           Saturday 8.30 am to 12 noon
  • Homewares
  • Gas refills & camping gear
  • Power tools
  • General hardware
  • Dulux paint centre
 

"All the help you need!"

 

Foster Museum
Main Street Foster 3960

Open: Sundays, Public & School Holidays 11 am to 4 pm

In November 1999 the Foster Museum became fully accredited under the Museums Australia (Victoria) Accreditation Program.
Accreditation demonstrates a high level of commitment to the future of the museum and its continual improvement.

Learn about Foster's gold, forestry, dairying and social history.
Admission
$3.00
$2.00 concession
50c students

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Pulhams Furniture & Carpet
Props: Colin & Karen Pulham
13 Main St  Foster 3960
Tel: (03) 56822244
Email: pulhams@bigpond.net.au

Locally owned and operated, we offer personal friendly service.
  • Tattslotto
  • Bedding
  • Floor coverings
  • Window furnishing
  • Manchester
  • Luggage

Lorraine Wake

 

Foster Newsagency
Props: Geoff & June Eddy
52 Main St  Foster 3960
Tel:  (03) 5682 2571
Fax: (03) 5682 1160
Email: fosternews@dcsi.net.au
 
Hours: Monday to Friday 5.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday  5.30am to 12.00pm


Locally owned and operated Newspower Newsagency

  • Daily newspapers
  • Wide range of magazines
  • Greeting cards
  • Stationary
  • Photocopying and laminating
  • Books and giftware
  • Printer cartridges

June Eddy

 

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