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Mount Alexander Shire

The Hub Foundation

Founded in May 2014, the Hub Foundation Castlemaine Ltd is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It was set up to help reduce CO2 emissions in the region through a range of grassroots community projects. Our largest project to-date is MASH, short for More Australian Solar Homes. MASH is a community solar bulk-buy project which

South Castlemaine Kindergarten

South Castlemaine Kindergarten encourages development through active play as we believe young children learn by doing – a play based approach. We believe kindergarten and learning should be fun and we aim to display this in both our interactions with the children and in the play experiences that are planned. The program is developed according to the

Harcourt & District Leisure Centre Inc

The Harcourt Leisure Centre is a spacious indoor facility set within the grounds of the Harcourt Recreation Reserve in Bingham’s Rd, Harcourt. It includes a large flexible space, kitchen, smaller meeting room, power, seating and bathrooms. The adjacent Reserve is utilised for seasonal sports of Football, Netball, Cricket and Tennis. The building serves as the

Castlemaine Group of Bendigo Legacy

The spirit of Legacy is service in the care of widows and dependant children of those who have served in the defence of their country and who gave their lives or their health. The Legacy promise, to care for those left behind, was first made in the heat of the battle of Pozieres in 1917.

Castlemaine Goldfields FC

CGFC is the only football (soccer) club in the Mount Alexander Shire. We offer introductory football games (small sided) for our youngest members (5-9), mixed male and female junior teams (U10-U16) competing in the the regional Bendigo Amateur Soccer League, and senior competition for men (Melbourne Metro) and women (Melbourne Metro). We also support a

Castlemaine Bowling Club Inc.

Castlemaine Bowling Club Inc. is a sports and recreation club situated at 27 Berkeley St. Castlemaine. The Club is affiliated with Bowls Victoria and Bendigo Bowls Division for both weekend and mid-week pennant. It supports social and barefoot bowls. The Club also has a Croquet section which is affiliated with Croquet Victoria and Northern District

Cairn Curran Sailing Club Inc

Established in 1959, the purposes of the club are: 1. to promote and encourage recreational and competitive sailing and any activities related to that purpose; 2. to conduct sailing events, competitions and regattas for members and other participants; 3. to educate members in the principles of good sportsmanship, sailing and water safety; 4. to provide

Maldon Museum and Archives Association

Maldon Museum is located in the old shire hall in the Maldon gardens in High Street Maldon and is open to the public every Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:00pm and the second Sunday of every month from 10;30 until 2:00pm. Our mission is to preserve and make accessible to the public, items and documents of

WISA Wellbeing in Schools Australia

The company is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee which is established to be, and to continue as, a charity. Vision School communities building resilience in all students, especially the most marginalised and those at risk of marginalisation, so they can reach their potential in education and in life. Purpose To work collaboratively with

Chewton Primary School

We are a small school of 75 students with an active gardening, cooking and literacy program that is always looking for additional support.

Castlemaine Football Netball Club Inc

THE PATHWAY! Castlemaine Football Netball Club offers the highest level of AFL, AFLW & Netball in our region. We are a family friendly, all inclusive club that caters for all ages – Age Groups start at Auskick (5 & over) – U9 – U10 – U12 – U14 – U15 Girls -U16 – U18 –

Castlemaine Camera Club

The Castlemaine Camera Club holds monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month (except January) at the Salvation Army hall at 47 Kennedy St Castlemaine (next door to the train station) starting at 7:30pm. Our meetings include special guest speakers, information sessions and friendly competitions. In the warmer months we have workshops on the

Harcourt CWA

Harcourt CWA is 86 years old and has been influential in the lives of many women in the Harcourt area. The Members who meet twice monthly enjoy fellowship, learn new skills and are involved in supporting and initating many State and Federal policies. The Members are well known in the local community for their work

Art Open Studios, Meet the Makers

Art Open, Meet the Makers is a biennial, Mount Alexander shire wide event taking place over two weekends, 10 -18 March 2018, including the Labour Day long weekend. Up to 100 artists, dozens of studios, arts trails and exhibitions make up this Visual Arts Festival held in and around Castlemaine. Across the shire, professional artists

Castlemaine Repair Café

The Repair Cafe is a group of people who meet on the last Sunday of each month at Castlemaine Town Hall (previously Ray Bradfield) , from 10 to 1 to repair broken items for the community – items that may otherwise end up in landfill. Bring along household appliances, sewing, darning, picture frames, small furniture,

MAINfm Castlemaine Community Radio

MAINfm is a community radio station that broadcasts to the Mt Alexander Shire from Maldon to Ballarat. It is a volunteer run oganisation based at 1 Halford St Castlemaine. We broadcast 24/7, with a strong program grid from 9 in the morning (sometimes earlier) to midnight, seven days a week. Our volunteers present programs, train

Waldorf Homeschooling Castlemaine Style

Waldorf Homeschooling Group – Castlemaine style As a group we are using Waldorf education principles to educate our children and ourselves, we support each other to provide great education opportunities both in our own home and when we gather together. As parents/teachers we are committed to ongoing adult education on Steiner Philosophy so that we

S.M.S. Single Mums Support – Castlemaine

S.M.S. Single Mums Support is a group run by parents for parents. It’s designed to support single mums in the Castlemaine region. The group accepts single fathers also but it predominantly geared towards support for women. The group is run through Facebook. S.M.S. aims to provide shared support through baby sitting, school pick ups, meal

Muckleford Cricket Club

Located just outside of Castlemaine, the Muckleford Cricket Club is affiliated with the Castlemaine & District Cricket Association. We currently have 4 open age teams, 2 Under 16 teams and 2 Under 13 teams. We welcome any new players and their families, no matter their ability, race or gender we will aim to accommodate.

Castlemaine Library

Castlemaine Library is part of the Goldfields Libraries, and the only branch in Mt Alexander Shire. We provide 3 public internet computers, free WiFi access, access to colour copying, printing and scanning and regular weekly one-on-one IT help sessions. We will be implementing a home based library service in 2018, too. We also feature 3

Boomerang Bags Castlemaine and Surrounds

Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made, using recycled materials. Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. By getting involved, you are participating in a global movement, celebrating a grassroots initiative focusing on community building

Punctum

Punctum Experiments in Live Arts – The Best in the Field Founded in 2004, Punctum is an artist-led Live Arts organisation based in Castlemaine, Australia. We’re a key centre for arts excellence and enquiry. We examine the relationship between artist and audience through live arts productions and residencies. We work in collaboration with established and emerging artists,

Castlemaine Theatre Company

The Castlemaine Theatre Company is a not for profit community theatre. We produce theatre works that are both entertaining and challenging, and support the growth of our community as theatre audiences and practitioners. We have a creative and vibrant Youth Theatre Company who stage their own self devised works. They form an integral part of

Phee Broadway Theatre Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Phee Broadway Theatre is situated in the heart of Castlemaine and shares the former Mechanic’s Institute Building with the Castlemaine Library. The theatre seats 230 people and has access for patrons who use a wheelchair. The foyer of the theatre is a shared public space with the Library and is utilised as an

Victorian Goldfields Railways

Winding through forest and open land in Central Victoria, the Victorian Goldfields Railway is a remnant of the extensive branch line railway system which served rural Victoria from around 1880 through to the 1970’s. The line from Castlemaine brought rail connection to Maldon and Muckleford, achieving the aim of providing transport and communication to this

Castlemaine Football & Netball Club Inc

CFNC is one of Australia’s oldest and proudest sporting clubs and has a rich history of success and notable past players.  We compete in the prestigious Bendigo Football Netball League at senior level, the Bendigo Junior Football League at junior level and in the Victorian Country Masters Australian Football League. The club is one of

Sutton Grange Hall

Sutton Grange is widely known for its fine food and wine, boasting the Sutton Grange Organic Farm or Holy Goat Cheese, Colliers Fine Chocolates and several successful wineries and Broad’s Dairy. Sutton Grange is also known for its horse racing, hosting Sutton Grange Winery/Stud and its fine Merino wool, which is some of the best in Australia. Features – Hall is 9m wide x 15m

Metcalfe Hall

Metcalfe is a locality in central Victoria, Australia and lies on the Coliban River, downstream from the Malmsbury reservoir. Metcalfe was developed mainly during the central Victorian gold rush of 1851-1865. For most of its history the major economic activity has been grazing. Recent (2015) purchases of large grazing properties have been made by Chinese interests. At times, Metcalfe has had a

Guildford Public Hall

The Guildford Public Hall is available for hire and is right in the middle of Guildford just across from the Guildford Family Hotel. Features – Hall is 8m wide x 15m long, with 150 chairs and 20 tables – Stage 5.5m wide x 4m deep – Meeting room is 4m wide x 5.5m long, with