Discover Rainbow

Living in Rainbow

Business & Industry

While dryland farming is the predominant industry in the area, Rainbow also offers a full range of businesses to meet our community's needs.

AJ’s Concreting & Excavations

  • Phone: 0457 088 700

Bow Bakery Rainbow

Very well known family business that has an excellent reputation throughout Victoria and beyond!  With shops in Rainbow and Hopetoun, we make all our own produce fresh daily. A large variety of pastries (our pies are famous!), cakes and bread available and coffee of course! Sandwiches, wraps and rolls can be made to order. Sit in or takeaway! So come on in and get your mouth around a Cocks pie at the Bow Bakery! Proprietors: Mark & Stuart Cocks.

  • Address: 56 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm.
  • Phone: 53 951 015

Brad Weir Builder

Pergolas, renovations, paving, general maintenance, tiling. Mini Dingo Digger for digging trenches, post hole digging and 4 in 1 bucket. Free quotes.

  • Address: 7 Norman Street, Rainbow
  • Phone: 53 951 344 / 0427 049 776

Eureka Hotel

Dinner meals seven days a week and lunch meals on the weekends. Friendly, inviting public bar, has separate dining room. Open fire, air-conditioned. Accommodation.

  • Address: 42 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 4.00pm – late; Friday 2.00pm – late; Saturday 12.00pm – late; Sunday 12.00pm – 11.00pm.
  • Phone: 0413611359
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Karen Koning CPA

Registered tax agent. Book-keeping and accounting services.

  • Phone: 0429 070 267

Koning Transport

Call Rob for all your transport needs. Tippers or flat top, inter or intrastate.

  • Phone: 0409 965 043

Mallee Magic

Mallee Magic is a gift and craft store, specialising in patchwork, scrapbooking and card making supplies. For a small country business Amanda stocks a wide range of products to rival businesses catering for larger populations. Stockist of Kaisercraft products, adhesive tapes, eyelets, brads, glitters, embossing powders, ribbons, Smooch & Spritz, wadding, Moda & Wilmington prints and fabrics. Gifts include photo frames, wax melts, scented candles, AFL merchandise, Cobb & Co luggage, kitchenware and so much more!

  • Address: 38 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm; Saturday 9.00am – 11.30am; open other times by arrangement.
  • Phone: 53 951 009
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Mallee Mechanics

Mechanical repairs and servicing to all makes and models, shapes and sizes. Log book servicing. New tyres and repairs. Windscreen repairs. Supplying BP and Castrol oils and lubricants. Mobile service available.

  • Address: Cnr Weatlands and Rainbow–Hopetoun Road, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Phone for appointment.
  • Phone: Pete Stasinowsky 0428 951 576

Mariah’s Hair Design

  • Phone: 0414 778 799

Martion Rural

Martion Rural is 100% locally owned by Andrew and Shirlene Martion, specialising in agricultural chemicals, grain trading, fertilzer and nutrients as well as being a livestock agent. Also Martion Rural is a proud sponsor of local sporting clubs. Martion Rural stocks a huge range of products: Fencing materials & equipment, water tanks, Philmac fittings, air seeder & chemical hose, batteries, V-belts, imperial & metric bolts, ammunition, working & dress boots, animal health & food products. Come in and see the friendly team at Martion Rural to discuss all your agricultural needs, with all the up to date product knowledge and advice as we are with you for the long haul.

  • Address: 35 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm; Saturday 8.30am – 11.00am.
  • Phone: 53 951 210 or Andy 0427 951 033
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Offering a suite of services including branding & logo development, domain registration, website design and development, website hosting, social media marketing, search engine optimisation, print design and broking; MRGraphics can assist you with everything to get and keep your business online. We also provide technical support for simple IT issues including email configuration, printer setup, etc.

  • Address: 2 Darts Ave, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Phone: 03 5306 6394 or Fiona on 0402 209 505
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Mum Buns & Mascara Beauty Therapy

  • Phone: 0413 288 758

Newton’s Cleaning Service

​For all your window and carpet cleaning needs. Local experienced professional since 1993.

  • Phone: Steve and Pam 53 951 392 / 0415 798 579
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Rainbow Cafe

We provide eat-in and take-away meals, fish and chips, hamburgers, souvlaki, hot and cold drinks, confectionery and ice-creams. DVD movie hire with half price movies each Tuesday. Fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and milk supplies.

  • Address: 12 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Seven days a week 8.30am – 8.30pm.
  • Phone: 53 951 002

Rainbow Caravan Park

The Rainbow Caravan Park is located in a quiet rural setting in Railway Street. The park has powered and unpowered sites, three onsite vans, a free BBQ and is pet friendly. Bookings can be made over the phone.

  • Address: Railway Street, Rainbow
  • Phone: 53 951 062

Rainbow Community Pharmacy

Friendly professional service supplying all your healthcare and pharmaceutical needs. We offer medication management reviews, dose administration aids, and self-care fact cards. We also stock a range of gifts, body-tools, hats, scarves and more. 

  • Address: 4–6 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Shop hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm (closed for lunch 12.30pm – 1.30pm); Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm. Pharmacist on duty: Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday mornings.
  • Phone: 53 951 023

Rainbow Craft Shop

We sell locally produced biscuits, cakes, jams, sauces etc, as well as hand crafts.

  • Address: Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10.00am – 12.00noon, 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
  • Phone: Co-ordinator (Nola Smith) 53 951 461

Rainbow IGA Express

We are an independent, locally owned licensed supermarket, operating under the IGA Xpress banner. The store is well equipped to supplement a full grocery shop and offers a great specials program. It features Grocery, Dairy, Freezer, Deli and Fruit and Vegetable departments as well as a Liquor department under the same roof. We welcome enquiries and encourage your suggestions, especially on new products to try!

  • Address: 36 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday 9am – 12noon.
  • Phone: 53 951 090
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Rainbow Innovation Centre; Supporting All Abilities Incorporated

Mission: First and foremost, this program will run for those with disability however, it will be open to the community to support and participate for inclusivity. The program will focus on the arts for personal healing, development and skill sharing. It will also offer opportunities for social enterprise to gain real life work support and experience. Opportunities will be made to learn through guided projects or the development of their own artistic ideas and the contribution to the development of a sensory garden.

  • Address: The Oasis, Bow St, Rainbow.
  • Opening hours: 10am-5pm every Tuesday (except for school holidays)
  • Phone: Belinda 0428357966
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Rainbow Lending Library and Doll Exhibit

Local subscriber lending library, fiction and reference books. Speciality craft and cooking books, range of children and young adult books. (Donations welcome), Potentially to house the Rainbow Toy Library. Adjacent to Library at 9 Federal Street is a permanent exhibition of dolls.

  • Address: 11 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.00pm – 8.00pm; Friday 10.00am to 12.00noon; also open by appointment.
  • Phone: Diane Wall 53 951 416 or Robert Long 53 951 008.

Rainbow Mallee Books (Readers Delight)

A wide selection of books and collectibles. Licenced second-hand dealer. Extensive range or porcelain (English and European) and vintage objects. Selection of stamps for collectors, ephemera and vintage magazines and books including craft and sewing patterns. Some antique items but generally of middle-price range suitable for all age groups.

  • Address: 10 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Seven days a week 8.30am – 5.00pm (sometimes later).
  • Phone: 53 951 008
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Rainbow Newsagency and General Store

Newsagency, grocery and general merchandise, including clothing and footwear, are all available in this old-style store where friendly service is part of the charm. Call in and discover for yourself what we have available. You may be pleasantly surprised what we can offer in our range of goods located in the main street of our picturesque town.

  • Address: 43 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 5.30pm; Saturday 8am – 11am.
  • Phone: 53 951 020
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Rainbow Rural Butchers

  • Address: 30 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm; Saturday 8.30am – 11.30am.
  • Phone: 53 951 057

Rainbow ‘Pot Of Gold’ Motor Lodge

This welcoming 3 star rated motel features ten clean and comfortable units, two of which are spacious two room family units with full cooking facilities. The motel also features a guest barbecue, laundry, playground and indoor pool for the summer months. Situated close to the historic town centre and an easy drive to the National Parks and the Australian wilderness.

  • Address: 68 Taverner Street, Rainbow
  • Phone: 53 951 060

Royal Hotel

Located at the bottom end of Federal Street, just meters from the general store, food outlets and service station, the historic Royal Hotel Rainbow offers clean and comfortable bed and breakfast style accommodation, a relaxed and friendly public bar stocking an exceptional range of boutique wines, ciders and beers. Delicious, traditional pub fare is available each night in one of the historic dining rooms and guests have access to a private upstairs lounge, laundry and guest barbeque. The Royal Hotel is your perfect base for discovering this extraordinary corner of Victoria.

  • Address: 54 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Phone: 0439564299
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Schulz Plumbing Pty Ltd

  • Phone: 0429 986 921

Shell Service Station and Restaurant

​Petrol, diesel and lubricants.

Indian curries, pizzas, burgers, fish and chips: Dine in or takeaway.

Hot and cold hot drinks, ice creams, confectionery.

  • Address: Cnr Taverner and Ferderal Streets, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Open 7 days, 7.00am – 9.00pm.

T. Ismay & Co

Established 1923. ​Thrifty Link Hardware. Sandblasting and spray painting. Crop Smart chemicals.

  • Address: 46 Railway Street, Rainbow
  • Phone: 53 951 094
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The Rainbow Jeparit Argus

The Rainbow Jeparit Argus is our local newspaper, covering events and news stories from Rainbow, Jeparit, Yaapeet and surrounding areas.

The newspaper office is in Rainbow, where a small, dedicated team of 3 locals work to produce the weekly edition. 

The paper aims to cover all aspects of local life including news from community groups, weekly sporting results, a monthly “On The Farm” feature and a monthly “School Scene” page to highlight the great achievements of our local students.

The Argus welcomes contributions, news tips and letters to the editor. A local paper is made stronger with the support and input of the local community.  

  • Address: 30 King Street, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Monday to Tuesday 9.00am – 5.00pm.
  • Phone: 53 951 517
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The Vogue for Hairdressing

  • Address: 51 Federal St, Rainbow
  • Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Phone: 0427 973 552 / 53 951 381

Turbo Gallery

Turbo Gallery is a contemporary space which showcases the work of local and visiting artists. The gallery prides itself on providing a unique experience for participating artists and its visitors. The gallery also offers art sales, giftware, art supplies, art restoration, sublimation printing, tutoring and workshops.

  • Address: 58 Federal Street, Rainbow
  • Phone: 0429 357 966
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