Community Directory

Sport & Recreation

Barkers Creek Cricket Club

Contact: Shane Renfrey (0435936041)


Phone: 0435936041

Cnr Specimen Gully & Peelers Road, Barkers Creek, 3451

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 have hosted teams from India in years past.

BirdLife Castlemaine District Branch

Contact: Jane Rusden (0448 900 896)


Phone: 0448 900 896

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 educating and encouraging new bird enthusiasts, young, old and in between. Bird walks are held on the first Saturday morning of the month. Email us at to join our monthly eNews providing information about our walks and activities. Also follow us on our Facebook page:

Cairn Curran Sailing Club Inc

Contact: Secretary


Cairn Curran Reservoir, Baringhup Vic 3463

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 for the well-being, comfort, entertainment, social contact and accommodation of its members, guests and visitors.

Campbells Creek Bowling Club

Contact: Meryl Holland (54629602)


Phone: 54629602

100 Main Road, Campbells Creek. 3451

Meets: May 2017

The Club provides facilities for lawn bowlers of all skill levels, using a synthetic surface for play. Pennant is played through the Bendigo Division and social bowls is played regularly through the week. Community Groups are supported by providing catering and use of the facility for their events.

Campbells Creek Community Garden

Contact: Elizabeth Newbirch (03 5472 2626)


Phone: 03 5472 2626

Rear, Campbells Creek Community Centre

Meets: Join our mailing list by contacting 5472 2626

The garden will be open to all ages and abilities and will be wheelchair/walker accessible. The location is adjacent to the Community Centre and all are invited to join us as we begin planting in 2018. We would like to provide and maintain healthy biodiversity though creating a sustainable garden. Our goal is to establish a garden where the gardeners decide what to grow, where and how, and to share the produce or decide for whom to give the products.

Castlemaine Bowling Club Inc.

Contact: Peter Williams (5472 1235)


Phone: 5472 1235

27 Berkeley St. Castlemaine

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 Croquet Association for pennant, and golf croquet is also available. Our Club incorporates and is the home for, Castlemaine Indoor Carpet Bowls Association which has a summer and winter competition. The Club has a fully licensed bar, a large dining hall and commercial kitchen which makes it suitable as a venue to hire for meetings and community group functions.

Castlemaine Circus

Contact: Kirsty Sutherland (0435 462 749)


Phone: 0435 462 749

Kennedy St Castlemaine

Castlemaine Circus provides circus classes, workshops and performances for all ages throughout the year. Classes include acrobatics, gymnastics, aerial, parkour and the circus arts (juggling, unicycle). We are a not-for-profit organisation providing accessible and affordable classes in our well equipped venue or we can come to you. Our trainers are highly trained practitioners from the region. Our classes our challenging, fun, social and welcoming to all.

Castlemaine Croquet Club

Contact: Hetty Veldman (03 5472 1305)


Phone: 03 5472 1305

21 - 27 Berkeley St, Castlemaine

Castlemaine Croquet Club is situated at 21 - 27 Berkeley St and is part of the Bowls Club precinct. Croquet is played on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings at 10am in winter and 9am during daylight savings. Association Croquet is played on Wednesday at 10am and Saturday at 1pm. Coaching is available in both forms of the game and new players and visitors are very welcome. Croquet is great for exercising the body and the mind and has the added bonus of making new friends as well.

Castlemaine Football & Netball Club Inc

Phone: 03 5472 1440

Camp Reserve, Forest Street, Castlemaine Vic 3450

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 the largest community organisations in Central Victoria and has over 350 active members pursuing their passion for football and netball.  We are both structurally and culturally “one club” in terms of the junior and senior teams and pride ourselves on the active involvement of our senior sportsmen and women in junior development. Our mission is to have sustainable and successful sporting teams by fostering local talent and encouraging all members of the community to participate.  We aim to have fun but are serious in our commitment to excellence and providing pathways to realise potential. There are many opportunities to be involved, whether it’s playing or coaching, as part of our wonderful volunteer base or joining in our associated social activities.  CFNC is the perfect outlet for participation in the Castlemaine community and we actively assume leadership in many broader initiatives, particularly those surrounding health and wellbeing and the participation of local kids in sport.

Castlemaine Football Netball Club Inc

Contact: Lorelle Huntly (0438552823)


Phone: 0438552823

Forest Street (Cnr Gingell Street) Castlemaine Vic 3450

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 - Youth Girls - Reserves - Seniors & Masters in AFL Football together with Development Squad - 17 & Under - B Reserve - B Grade - A Reserve & A Grade Netball. We are part of the Bendigo Football Netball League. Our focus is on providing people of all ages a place to meet others whilst enjoying the outdoors and learning all about team sport and the advantages it offers to everyone. With over 500 members we always cater for every person who is part of our club - come join us and be a part of our future - become the next Tiahna Cochrane (AFLW), Kane Farrell (ALF) or Dustin Martin (AFL)

Castlemaine Goldfields FC

Contact: Tony Cormack


Chewton Soldiers' Memorial Park, Fryers Rd, Chewton VIC 3451

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 range of social programs during and outside of the official season for women and men. As the only club in the Shire we aim to find a place for everyone interested in playing the World Game. All roles are undertaken by volunteers and the club requires participation and involvement from all to maintain itself.

Castlemaine Library

Contact: Jess Saunders (03 5472 1458)


Phone: 03 5472 1458

Entry via Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine

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 weekly children's sessions during school terms as well as a great school holiday program, regular events, lectures and workshops for adult and young people as part of our Seasonal Program, the Castlemaine Seed Library and a host of outreach activities during the year. It's worth checking out our website, and also subscribing to our newsletter for e-updates.

Harcourt & District Leisure Centre Inc

Contact: Booking Officer (03 5474 2226)


Phone: 03 5474 2226

68 Binghams Rd, Harcourt

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 Harcourt community hall, accommodating up to three concurrent uses and is the home of Harcourt CWA, Harcourt Carpet Bowls association and many other community events. Harcourt Leisure Centre is ideally sized, equipped and situated to serve as a regional event centre. It is a popular venue for large scale annual events as well as funerals, weddings, dances and birthday parties .

Maldon Croquet Club

Contact: Tina Fratta (54752340)


Phone: 54752340

5 Francis Street Maldon 3463

Established in 1925 Maldon Croquet Club is situated in the heart of Maldon. We play Golf Croquet, both at level and handicap play, we play 3 mornings a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday's. We have one A court and an excellent green, there is a clubhouse and currently, we have 27 club members. We are part of the Northern District Croquet Association (NDCA) with our members playing district pennant and regular interclub challenges plus social play days. Visitors and new members are always welcome to come and have a game, we are a friendly and relaxed club, we have spare mallets and can offer to coach new players.

Maldon Pétanque Club Inc.

Contact: Sandy Noble (0429 006 130)


Phone: 0429 006 130

St Brigid's Church grounds Corner Adair and Chapel Streets Maldon, 3463

The Club was established in 2003 and has a growing and enthusiastic membership. Pétanque is a family game where gender, age and physical prowess have very little to do with success. Skill and cunning need time to develop! We extend a warm welcome to visitors and new players. Come and try pétanque with us. Boules are available at no charge and an experienced player will guide you through the basics. You just might find it’s the sport for you. We meet every alternate Sunday, with games starting at 2 pm. and at 1:30 in the winter months. After the competition we repair to the church hall for a delicious afternoon tea. President: Andrew Leckie - Phone: 03 5475 1474 Secretary: George Forster - Email: - Phone: 5472 1506 Address of Play: St Brigid's Church grounds Corner Adair and Chapel Streets Maldon, 3463 Melway Map 921 C10


Contact: Emma Dubuc


Mirawara is about enhancing cultural and environmental awareness through participation in nature based activities. Mirawara's vision is to help our community connect with each other, creating a better understanding of our cultural diversity and the connection we all have with our natural environment.

Mount Alexander Shire Council – Venues and Events

Contact: Admin (0354711700)


Phone: 0354711700

27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Mount Alexander Shire has much to offer, from beautiful heritage streetscapes and picturesque townships to stunning natural surroundings, a thriving local economy and a strong and vibrant cultural life. Our elected Councillors provide local governance to a thriving community of more than 18,000 residents, inhabiting an area of 1,529 square kilometres, divided into five wards. Located in Central Victoria, there are properties and facilities for all lifestyles, from young families to retirees. From health and education to sporting and retail, Mount Alexander has it all, without compromising the importance of the environment and a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle. For visitors, the region offers wonderful opportunities to explore its rich heritage, the natural environment, a wide selection of award winning local produce and a range cultural activities and events.

Muckleford Cricket Club

Contact: Brett Cole (0439882765)


Phone: 0439882765

9 Nolan Street, South Muckleford

Meets: August 2018

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.

Newstead Walks and Wheels

Contact: Jen Dyer (0438 568 736)


Phone: 0438 568 736

Our purpose is to develop a series of local walking and wheeling options and where feasible to make them accessible for users of wheelchairs/mobility scooters/ prams and pushers. We are also interested in contributing to the development of longer distance trails which link to neighbouring towns/villages. Newstead Walks and Wheels is affiliated with Newstead 2021.

XtremeInc Youth Projects

Contact: Sarah Cook (0402087949)


Phone: 0402087949

28 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine VIC 3450

XtremeInc is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2009, responding to the needs of young people living in the Regional Victoria. We build a bridge between disenfranchised young people and the wider regional community including C.A.L.D. promoting the exchange of Multicultural forms for young people in Regional Victoria. OUR VISION 1. To initiate and conduct dance, art, music, extreme spots and cooking programs, events and workshops to develop the talents, skills and self-esteem of young people. 2. To engage the community in partnerships and volunteering with youth projects. 3. To provide a high quality of artistic guidance and mentoring for disadvantaged youth. 4. To encourage the participation of young people in project planning and coordination within their community. 5. To provide a platform for young people to showcase their talents and network with other young people, developing their skills and confidence enabling them to follow career paths in the performing arts. 6. To encourage the exchange of Multicultural forms for young people in Regional Victoria