This page has been written by Bronwyn Pitty, Warrenbayne community member.
Warrenbayne is a vibrant and supportive community nestled in the foothills of the Strathbogie ranges. Residents enjoy a rural lifestyle among picturesque views. The area was first gazetted in 1849 with European squatters sharing the area as early as 1839 with the local aborigines. The first permanent white settlers arrived in 1867
The main rural industries are cattle farming, dairying and sheep farming. Present also are a cherry orchard and vineyard. Warrenbayne has a strong role with and commitment to Landcare and conservation. The population is about 138 depending on where the boundaries start and end.
Community life centres around involvement in the CFA and activities run by the Hall Committee. The CFA is a much valued group of energetic and committed volunteers. The active Hall Committee organises a Midwinter feast of food and music each year, usually in July. The community also celebrates Australia Day with a large community breakfast at the Hall and surrounds. ANZAC Day is also honoured with a small ceremony at the cenotaph followed by afternoon tea at the hall.
The community prides itself on the role of the hall and its excellent facilities that are able to be hired for private functions.
- Bronwyn Pitty