Wandong and Heathcote Junction are joined as a township on the Hume Freeway, 54 km north of Melbourne. ‘Wandong’ is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word meaning spirit or ghost.
Wandong grew mainly around a railway siding and sawmills during the early 1870s. The siding, first called Morphett’s Siding after a selector, Patrick Morphett, gave way to a small township by the mid-1870s. The nearest school was Lightwood Flat (1871), which was moved to Wandong in 1882.
The Wandong Hotel (now the Magpie & Stump Hotel) was built to accommodate the needs of railway and sawmill workers in the late 1800's.
Today, the Magpie & Stump brings guests all the features of a modern and dynamic hotel, but with a relaxed and friendly "old style" feel.
Whether you are looking for a social get together with a few close friends and family, hosting a major function or conference or enjoying the relaxed bars, lounges and social facilities on offer, the Magpie & Stump in Wandong welcomes you.
|Opening Hours (Bar):|
|Sun - Thu:||10am to 11pm|
|Fri - Sat:||10am to Late (licenced to 1am)|
Opening Hours (Bistro):
|Mon - Thu (LUNCH):||12:00pm to 2:00pm|
|Mon - Thu (DINNER):||6:00pm to 8:00pm*|
|Fri - Sun (LUNCH):||12:00pm to 2:30pm|
|Fri - Sun (DINNER):||6:00pm to 8:30pm*|
|* Later if required.|
Public Holiday Hours are advertised on our face book page
- FRONTIER HOSPITALITY: 2013 EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE
- EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE - BISTRO 2014
- EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE - GAMING 2014
- EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE - BISTRO 2015
- EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE - GAMING 2015
- WANDONG WARRIORS JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB - JUMPER SPONSOR 2017 & 2018
Counselling and Support
The vast majorities of people enjoy gambling and do so responsibly. However for some people gambling can become a problem. Help is available for people who feel they may need assistance in controlling their gambling.
Free, independent and confidential service in state offer counselling and support and others who maybe adversely affected by gambling. The contact details for these services, which operate 24 hours per day 7 days a week are listed below:
- Gambling help line Call: 1800 858 858.
- Code of Conduct
- Gateway Health Gambling Help
- TAB Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct
Self-Exclusion is one of the tools you can use for to support yourself through a gambling problem. Information on self-exclusion is available from the following sources:
Gaming: The Self-exclusion program offered for gaming customers in Victoria`s pubs and clubs is administered by the Australian Hotels Association. Further information is available at www.ahavic.com.au or by phoning the self exclusion officer on 03 96533491
Waging: Tabcorp operates the Betcare self-exclusion program in all of its Victorian TAB agencies. Further information is available at www.tabcorp.com.au/responsible_code.aspx
Keno: If you have any responsible gaming questions,please free to contact us, otherwise you can visit the TABCORP Responsible Gambling Code of Practice:
For Language translation of our counselling and support please see your helpful Gaming or T.A.B attendant.
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