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Taradale Hall

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

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

Newstead ECHO

The Newstead ECHO committee publishes a monthly community newspaper 11 times a year to keep the community interested and informed of events etc, articles of local interest, personalities, and historical articles all to help make the whole community feel connected. The publication is also published on the web keeping former residents and others in touch

CASPA

CASPA (Castlemaine Contemporary Art Space) is an open-access, artist-run initiative devoted to promoting the wealth and diversity of contemporary art in the Castlemaine and surrounding area.  It supports emerging and established artists and promotes contemporary art in this region.  We feature a new exhibition of visual art every month, and host a variety of music and performance

Chewton Chat

A monthly publication that is Chewton and district-centric – published to publicize and promote local events, groups and businesses. The Chat is a not-for-profit publication of the Chewton Domain Society, which is also a not-for-profit community organisation. Contributions of ideas, news items, articles, and letters are always welcome; as are advertisements that help meet monthly

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

Winters Flat Primary School

We are a primary school in Castlemaine leading the way in sustainability. We also belong to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, offering classes in growing, harvesting and preparing food.

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

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

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

Mirawara

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.

Lions Maldon

The Maldon Lions club operates a op-shop in High Street, Maldon. We raise money for our local community, as well as running the Easter fair, Carols by candlelight and other events throughout the year.

Castlemaine Toy Library

The Castlemaine Toy Library is a non-profit community organisation run by volunteers. We are funded by grants, membership fees and through fundraising activities. Established in 1987, the Castlemaine Toy Library offers local families with preschool children the opportunity to borrow toys and take them home to enjoy. Our toys are well-designed, safe, non-branded, non-gender specific,

Maldon Pétanque Club Inc.

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

Mt Alexander Community Enterprise Inc

MtACE raises funds for community projects through their partnership with Bendigo Bank and Bendigo Telco. Every account linked to MtACE generates a commission and the management committee decide how these funds are spent within our community. Funds are spent on identified projects such as Food@Christmas, pre-driver training, sport facility redevelopment plus annual grants to community

Castlemaine Fringe

The mission of Fringe is to showcase and empower our many talented local artists and promote the development of unique creative experiences. Over nearly three decades the Fringe has attracted thousands of patrons and artists to Castlemaine for this fun-packed festival. The Castlemaine Fringe is a celebration of the belly of life. Fringe is the

Maldon Focus Incorporated

The aims of Maldon Focus Inc. are: 1. To work towards Maldon physically reflecting its unique heritage and its title of Australia’s First Notable Town. 2. To enhance Maldon as a viable, living, sustainable community. 3. To network and liaise with community interest groups and our elected representatives, formally and informally, to foster collaboration. 4.

Elphinstone Playgroup

Elphinstone Playgroup offers families with pre-school aged children a fun, unstructured place to play and socialise with other local families. Children and families enjoy weekly craft activities and access to a large variety of toys and resources, the outside yard is fenced with a sandpit and playground. Come along and play! When: Tuesdays 9:15am –

Maldon Urban Landcare Inc

The main objectives of Maldon Urban Landcare Inc (MULGA) are to care for and restore the natural environment, and secondly to educate the local community about the importance of, and how to care for, the natural environment, in and around Maldon. Most of MULGA’s current activity is working on the Maldon Historic Reserve (land managed

Castlemaine Community House

Castlemaine Community House provides programs and activities contributing to community development and supporting individuals and groups within the local community.   Castlemaine Community House is in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire, within the Central Goldfield region of Victoria. It is situated 120kms from Melbourne, approximately an hour and 15 minutes from the city. Castlemaine is encircled

Mount Alexander Shire Council Youth Advisory Group

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) assists Council to better engage with young people when conducting community consultations. The group provides input into Council decisions and strategies, helps to identify issues and solutions on matters relevant to young people, and helps to develop local youth initiatives. We aim to have a diversity of views and experiences

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

Elphinstone Progress Association, Inc.

Incorporated in 2013, the Elphinstone Progress Association Inc (EPA) was formed during the process of drawing up the Elphinstone Community Plan. The group meets about five times per year, normally on a Monday night at the Elphinstone Hotel. The EPA has managed at least one grant every year and used them for projects such as

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,

Maldon Cemetery Trust

The Maldon Cemetery is located approximately 3 kilometres from the Maldon Township, and lies 300 metres (984 feet) above sea level. Maldon Cemetery is unique amongst most Victorian Cemeteries in that it has no separate religious areas. No matter what religion, each interment as it happened is buried chronologically unless members of the family had

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

Mount Alexander Shire Disability Advocacy Group (MASDAG)

We are an independent advocate proudly auspiced by Castlemaine Community House. Our aim is to promote systemic change that supports equitable social participation for the wide range of disabilities experienced by residents in Mount Alexander Shire. We understand the importance of social inclusion for everyone, including people with disabilities, their families and carers. By systemic

Harcourt Uniting Church

A small country congregation with weekly services, every Sunday, at 9am. We are friendly, welcoming and accepting and enjoy trying new ideas and forms of worship. We love music and singing, and are very good at it! The congregation is very active in support of the less fortunate, working with Uniting Share agency, Act for