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BirdLife Castlemaine District Branch

A new branch of BirdLife Australia has been formed by an enthusiastic group of bird lovers, who recognise that there is a need for a branch in our amazing region. Our focus is bird watching, bird identification, surveys and advocating for birds and habitat by the collection of meaningful data to support scientific research. Also

Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band

The Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band is a social band that regularly plays a range of local events. We have been in the community since 1953 and are known for wearing traditional uniform, including feather bonnets, horse hair sporrans, woolen kilts and plaids. The band holds weekly practices in the band hall, located in the Castlemaine

Castlemaine Great War Study Group

This small history group gathers monthly at 7:30 pm ( first Thursdays) at the Five Flags Hotel (dinner optional at 6:30pm) to discuss topics in World War I history as it relates to Australia. Family history stories or memorabilia are welcome, or just personal studies to contribute on any topic.

Guildford Grumpies Car Club Inc.

The Guildford Grumpies are a local Guildford group that has been established as a Social Club and Incorporated Car Club that supports the local Guildford community. The Grumpies conduct regular fundraising events and activities, and the funds raised are distributed to local individuals, Families, Businesses, and Clubs. The Guildford Grumpies is made up of men

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

Maldon Men’s Shed

The Maldon Men’s Shed meets every Wednesday from 9:30 to 4:00 at the shed in Phoenix Street (behind the machinery museum). All men welcome to come and join in with a bit of woodwork or just come for a chat and a coffee.

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

Barkers Creek Cricket Club

Established in 1855, the Barkers Creek Cricket Club plays in the Castlemaine District Cricket Association with a number of graded levels including juniors. Our home ground is on the corner of Specimen Gully & Peelers Roads in Barkers Creek. Barkers Creek Cricket Club has a reciprocal agreement with the famous Cricket Club of India and

View Street Public Hall Committee

The public hall on the corner of View and Woodman Streets in Castlemaine is a low cost venue for community groups. The hall is used by artists, fitness enthusiasts, fisher groups, bonsai folk and various dancing groups. In any given month the hall is used on average about 40 times and as peaked at 120.

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

Maldon Brass Band

The Maldon Brass Band was formed in 1863. We are ALWAYS seeking new and experienced players to join our Band.

Maldon Neighbourhood Centre

The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre was incorporated in February 1986 and has since been an important resource for our town and the wider community. We offer a variety of facilities and services, including Learn Local courses, occasional childcare, meeting spaces, playgroup, community garden and a range of clubs and societies. We undertake community development projects and