The Yallourn Red Cross provided ancillary emergency medical care during the 1960s. It was formed initially in1962 at Hernes Oak Progress Hall and in 1963, a lock-up storeroom at the Yallourn Railway Station was made available for the Society.

Red Cross first-aid teams under Superintendent Mrs R Vivian and Sister J Conquest were sent to the 1965 bushfire centres at Heyfield and Bruthen. The Red Cross was reformed in 1967 by Regional Commandant E Hope and from that time onwards, the Yallourn Society successfully fulfilled the aims of the Red Cross Service and became known as a reliable and efficient team.

Early in 1971 the SEC allowed the Society to move into an empty three-bedroomed weatherboard house at 2 Broadway West to be used as a Red Cross Centre and was officially opened on March 3rd 1972.

Reference Photo

I did my home nursing course at this Red Cross Centre when I was a member of St John Ambulance at Moe