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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

Metcalfe Community Association

The Metcalfe Community Association works to foster and maintain the community of Metcalfe. The MCA organises the annual Metcalfe Tractor Pull and Woodchop both to unite the community and to raise funds to support our local CFA, Senior Citizens Group, Hall Committee, Tennis Club and Landcare group. The MCA also organises regular social occasions for

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.

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 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

Castlemaine Historical Society Incorporated

Castlemaine Historical Society Inc. maintains, and adds to, a very large archive of historical records related to Mount Alexander Shire. These are available for public access every Tuesday at The Former Courthouse, 7 Goldsmith Crescent, Castlemaine between 9am and 3pm. Expert researchers are available to help and can also manage postal research requests. We hold

Castlemaine Circus

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

Castlemaine Health

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

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

Maldon Inc.

Maldon Incorporated is a not-for-profit public association of businesses and organisations formed to promote business and tourism in Maldon and to assist other Maldon organisations.

Taradale Community Forum Inc

Taradale Community Forum Inc is a community group with the main purpose of enabling regular reporting and information sharing between the many community groups in Taradale. The Forum meets on a quarterly basis and is attended by representatives of these groups and members of the Taradale community. Taradale Community Forum is able to auspice the

Maldon Museum & Archives Association Inc

The Maldon District Museum contains a large and diverse collection of artefacts from the district. The artefacts range from the unique and highly significant to the curious and commonplace; they all contribute to the rich narrative of the Maldon District. Our museum volunteers meet weekly to catalogue and care for the collection. The History Research

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

Taradale Primary School

Taradale Primary School provides a safe and caring school environment where every child’s efforts and achievements are valued. Parents and carers form an important part of the school community and are encouraged to become involved in school life. We are a welcoming community school located in a peaceful location with expansive leafy grounds that offer

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

U3A Castlemaine

U3A Castlemaine was formed in May 1988 and in June of that year the first Committee was elected. Membership is open to anyone residing in the Mount Alexander Shire who is retired or semi-retired. The purpose of the organisation is to provide an opportunity to share knowledge of members through classes and other learning activities.

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

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.

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

Newstead Walks and Wheels

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.

Maldon Market

The Maldon Market is a monthly Sunday market for lovers of hand grown produce, home made food and gorgeous hand made crafty treats held on the second Sunday of every month in Fountain St & the Shire Gardens, Maldon. The Maldon Market features specially selected stall holders from the creative and fertile heart of Victoria,

Phoenix Chewton CWA

Phoenix Chewton is a vibrant new branch of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria with a modern profile. Supporting women, children, and their families in our Mount Alexander community. We have regular coffee and catch up sessions at the Chewton General store from February through to December, and welcome any invitations or ideas where we

Newstead Community Garden

The Newstead Community Garden aims: To connect our community through gardening, sustainability and educational activities To generate a culture of sharing, accessibility and sociability To promote water use efficiency To encourage seasonal, healthy eating and local food security The garden has individual plots and communal gardening spaces. It is based on organic/biodynamic and permaculture principles.

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

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.