The Official Website for the Crowd Funding Campaign to…
Re-Build the Buchan Caves Hotel.


Thanks so much to all of you for getting behind the Let’s Build a Pub Campaign.
With your assistance, we met our target and are now getting on with the plans to re-build the Buchan Caves Hotel. Plans are being drawn up and the East Gippsland Shire are fast tracking our permit process so we can get this show on the road. It will be a pub you can all be proud of and even if you live on the other side of the country, we can’t wait to pour you a brew and collectively bask in the glory of ‘The World’s FIRST Crowd Funded Pub’.

Seriously, we can’t thank you enough.

Buchan is a town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The town is situated adjacent to the Buchan River, in the Shire of East Gippsland, upstream from the river’s junction with the Snowy River. Buchan and the surrounding area has a population just over 300 people.

The town is probably best known for the limestone Buchan Caves and Parklands, located just beside the centre of the township and is a popular destination for tourists.

In the heart of the township was the Buchan Caves Hotel.

It was the meeting point for the community and a place for people from the area to connect.

It was also a place for people who visited the town to meet the locals and get a real understanding of the community spirit and kindness for which the town is renowned.

In April 2014, the 125 year old Buchan Caves Hotel was destroyed by fire.
News of the fire was widely reported across the State of Victoria and around the nation.

Generations of locals and visitors enjoyed the Buchan Caves Hotel. Without it, there is a disconnect.
Buchan needs its Pub back!
…so it’s time to get busy!

What’s Next?
On Wednesday the 13th of May, a community meeting was held in Buchan and well attended by the township. The notion of Crowd Funding was presented and all were in favour of launching a campaign to raise the funds to see that happen.



The campaign to raise the funds to re-build the much needed pub will be run via
The 60 Day Campaign kicks off on Monday the 15th June!

So, What is Crowd Funding?
Definition: The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
Crowd funding gets its best results via ‘people power’. In mid May we launched a Facebook page to begin the process of developing awareness for our campaign. In a very short space in time, we amassed around 5,000 ‘likes’ for the initiative and countless comments and messages pledging support to achieve our goal. This kind of feedback has been overwhelming, to say the least.

To support the ‘Let’s Build a Pub’ campaign and to see the Buchan Caves Hotel re-established as soon as possible, we ask people to head to our campaign page via the Pozible link here on the homepage. All sorts of rewards are offered for support and to get on board, you simply make a choice from the list available. Your credit card details will be registered via Pozible and if we achieve our dollar target in the allocated 60 days, that purchase will convert on that day and not before. As you sign up for a reward, you will automatically sign up for updates on the campaign which will let you know how we are tracking.

If we do not achieve our dollar target by day 60, none of the transactions will convert.

The best way to achieve our goal is by the ‘Bush Telegraph’. The more people our story gets out to, the greater our chances of success.

We hope you’ll get on board. We see this as the best way possible to bring back the pub sooner rather than later and via your support, we can all be a part of doing something great for a great town.

To view the full Terms of the Campaign, click here!

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