Community Directory

Venues for Hire

Barfold Hall

Contact: Sandra Aitken (0412243315)


Phone: 0412243315

1909 Kyneton-Redesdale Road, Barfold

Barfold is a locality situated on the Heathcote-Kyneton Road in Victoria, Australia. It has a community hall, Barfold Hall, and an Anglican church, Barfold Union Church. A significant geological feature in the area is the Barfold Gorge, a four kilometre long gorge which is up to 80 metres deep and has two waterfalls, basalt columns and a lava cave. Barfold was the birthplace of William Watt, Premier of Victoria in 1912 and 1913.


- Main hall is 5.4m wide x 12m long - Meeting room is 3m wide x 8m long with whiteboard - 50 chairs - 5 tables - Kitchenette with oven, cooktop, urn and refrigerator - Basic crockery, cutlery and coffee/tea cups for 50 people - Projector Screen - Heating - Playground - BBQ facilities - External toilets - Ramp access to hall

Fees and Charges

Per Hour $25.00 Half Day $100 Full Day $150

Baringhup Community Committee

Contact: David Anderson (0418 326 338)


Phone: 0418 326 338

Meets: Second Monday of the month

Baringhup Community Committee works to support all residents of Baringhup. We meet regularly, liaise with Mount Alexander Shire Council, promote our area, preserve our natural heritage and local history and conduct a wide variety of social events. We maintain and make available our local hall and supper room for a wide variety of users. We also publish a monthly newsletter to keep local residents informed about local issues and events.

Baringhup Hall

Contact: Jacqui Brown (0439552296)


Phone: 0439552296

39 Alfred St, Baringhup VIC 3463

Baringhup is a rural locality in Shire of Mount Alexander, Central Victoria on the Loddon River, immediately north of the Cairn Curran reservoir and 10 km west of Maldon, 96 kilometres  north west of the state capital, Melbourne.


- Hall is 14m wide x 26m long, with 170 chairs and 10 tables - PA system and amplifier to hall - Wooden dance floor - Parking for 50 cars - BBQ facilities - Playground - Accessible entry - External toilet block

Supper room:

- Supper room is 5m wide x 18m long, with 35 chairs and 9 tables - Heating and air conditioning - Projector and screen - Kitchenette with oven, cooktop, microwave, urn, refrigerator and pie warmer. - Crockery, cutlery, water glasses, tea/coffee cups for 60 people

Fees and charges

Community hire

Half day

Whole facility $90.09 Hall only $90.00 Hall and kitchen $90.00 Supper room and kitchen $40.00

Full day

Whole facility $170.00 Hall only $170.00 Hall and kitchen $170.00 Supper room and kitchen $80.00

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.

Buda Historic Home & Garden

Contact: Pat Grumont (03 5472 1032)


Phone: 03 5472 1032

42 Hunter St Castlemaine

Buda is an authentic goldfields house and garden located in Castlemaine, Central Victoria. Named after Budapest by its Hungarian owner, Ernest Leviny, it was home to the creative Leviny family for 118 years and houses their significant intact collection of furniture, art works and personal belongings. It is surrounded by an historic 1.2ha garden featuring a unique 19th century Bird Aviary and Tennis Pavilion. An accredited museum with Museums Australia, Buda is open for public viewing year round, and is complemented by an annual events and exhibitions program including talks, tours, High Teas, biennial Textiles Exhibition, and the Traditional Arts Fair every November. Includes onsite Nursery and Giftshop. Buda is a charitable not-for-profit organisation supported by Mount Alexander Shire Council and is recognised as an important historical and cultural asset of Victoria. The historic home is open Wed to Sat 12pm – 5pm and Sundays and Public Holidays 10am to 5pm. Admission applies Office hours 10am - 4pm weekdays. The Garden Room events venue is available for hire all year round. Enquiries to (03) 5472 1032 or email

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.

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 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 Health

Contact: Janine (5471 3505)


Phone: 5471 3505

142 Cornish Street Castlemaine

Meets: Monday, 26 November 2018

Castlemaine Health is part of the Victorian public hospital network. We deliver a range of health services to people living in and around the Shire of Mount Alexander. We provide respectful, compassionate care to our inpatients and outpatients. Our aged care residences are home to a close-knit community supported by caring, local staff. We deliver nursing and palliative care services to people in their homes. We also offer social support and activity programs in the community.

Guildford Public Hall

Contact: Greg Edward (03 5473 4331)


Phone: 03 5473 4331

32 Fryers Street Guildford, Victoria

The Guildford Public Hall is available for hire and is right in the middle of Guildford just across from the Guildford Family Hotel.


- 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 24 chairs and 2 tables - Kitchen with oven, cooktop, microwave, urn, refrigerator and pie warmer. - Crockery, cutlery, water glasses, tea/coffee cups for 100+ people - Projector and screen - PA system to hall - Heating to hall - Heating and air conditioning to meeting room - Street parking - Accessible entry and toilet

Fees and charges

Commercial hire

Whole Facility

$200.00 Hall only $200.00 Hall and kitchen $200.00 Meeting room only $30.00 Meeting room and kitchen $30.00 Community hire

Whole Facility

$75.00 Hall only $75.00 Hall and kitchen $75.00 Meeting room only $15.00 Meeting room and kitchen $15.00

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 Neighbourhood Centre

Contact: Amy Atkinson ((03) 5475 2093)


Phone: (03) 5475 2093

cnr Church & Edwards Sts, Maldon

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 advocate for our community. We are a not-for-profit community based organisation that encourages a sense of belonging and community engagement. The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre offers a child-friendly outdoor space, a meeting area and classroom, a Community Garden open to all and a drop-in centre with comfy couches and a welcoming atmosphere as well as the fantastic Church Hall.

Metcalfe Hall

Contact: Fiona Clapham (0354232682)

Phone: 0354232682

Kyneton-Metcalfe Road, Metcalfe, near the corner of Wilsons Rd

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 school, a post office, a pub and various other businesses, but all of these are now closed. With the opening of the Calder Freeway the volume of traffic travelling via Metcalfe between Kyneton and Bendigo reduced significantly.


- Hall is 8m wide x 9m long, with 100 chairs and 20 tables - Meeting room is 3m wide x 6m long, with 15 chairs and 2 tables - Kitchen with oven, cooktop, microwave, urn, refrigerator, freezer, pie warmer and dish washer. - Crockery, cutlery, and water glasses for 100 people - Tea/coffee cups for 75 people - Projector and screen to hall - PA system to hall - Whiteboard to meeting room - Heating and air conditioning - Onsite parking for 50 cars - BBQ facilities - Outdoor seating area

Fees and charges

Commercial Hire Meeting $50.00 Dance / Party $100.00 Wedding $150.00 Hire for local groups and residents Meeting $25.00 Dance / Party $65.00 Wedding $105.00 A cleaning charge will apply should the hirer require the Committee to arrange cleaning after the function. A bond will also apply for functions.

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.

Phee Broadway Theatre Castlemaine

Contact: Cultural Development Officer (03 5471 1877)


Phone: 03 5471 1877

Mechanics Lane, 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 exhibition space throughout the year. The Phee Broadway Theatre programs an annual season of live performance and theatre featuring a selection of touring productions from across Australia as well as locally produced work. You can see the program for this year here. The theatre is also used for community and school productions, touring shows, live music, dance, forums, seminars and lectures. See upcoming community events here.

Sutton Grange Hall

Contact: Vivien Pells (0412882402)


Phone: 0412882402

921 Sutton Grange-Faraday Rd (Cnr Sutton Grange-Bendigo Rd) Sutton Grange

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.


- Hall is 9m wide x 15m long, with a capacity of 120 people seated theatre style - Stage is 5m wide x 2.5m deep with dressing room to one side - Kitchen with oven, cooktop, microwave, urn, refrigerator and pie warmer - Crockery, cutlery, and tea/coffee cups for 100 people - PA system - Heating - Onsite parking for 50 cars - Playground - Outdoor seating area - Accessible entry and toilet Meeting room/Foyer: - Meeting room is 5m wide x 7m long - 20 chairs and 2 tables - Whiteboard

Fees and charges

Commercial Hire Whole facility $15.00 per hour $88.00 for 6 hours $165.00 for 24 hours Meeting room and kitchen $10.00 per hour $55.00 for 6 hours Community Hire Whole facility $10.00 per hour $66.00 for 6 hours $110.00 for 24 hours Meeting room and kitchen $5.00 per hour $25.00 for 6 hours A $200 deposit applies to all hirers for large events and parties. This deposit is refundable.

Taradale Hall

Contact: Team Henderson (0354232574)


Phone: 0354232574

114 High Street (Calder Hwy), Taradale, opposite Taradale Mineral Springs Reserve and playground

The Taradale Hall plays host for the annual Taradale Ball, community concerts, the Taradale Mineral Springs Festival, art exhibitions, town meetings, dance and exercise classes, concerts, private functions and diverse other events are regularly held at the hall which is available for hire by arrangement with the Taradale Hall Committee. Facilities include a well equipped kitchen (expected to be upgraded in 2014), toilets, wheelchair access, polished wooden flooring, stage and storage area.


  • Hall is 9m wide x 15m long, capacity 100 people
  • Stage 3m wide x 2m deep
  • 100 chairs
  • 12 tables
  • Kitchen with oven, cooktop, urn, refrigerator, freezer, and pie warmer
  • Crockery, cutlery, coffee cups, wine glasses, and water glasses for 100 people
  • Heating
  • Onsite and nearby parking for 50 cars

Fees and charges

Commercial hire Per hour $25.00 Full day $130.00 Community hire Per hour $20.00 Full day $100.00

View Street Public Hall Committee

Contact: Chris Hosking (0437 246 727)


Phone: 0437 246 727

CNR View and Woodman Streets

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. The committee recently finalised a project to install a new floor for the hall to take this important and valuable community asset well into the next 100 years.