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Friends of Kalimna Park

The Friends work with Parks Victoria to care for Kalimna Park, a 187 hectare bush reserve on the north east boundary of Castlemaine. Home to koalas, echidnas, swamp wallabies and kangaroos and a large range of birds, the Park also is a habitat for the threatened Eltham Copper Butterfly. The Friends care for the park

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

Victorian Goldfields Railways

Winding through forest and open land in Central Victoria, the Victorian Goldfields Railway is a remnant of the extensive branch line railway system which served rural Victoria from around 1880 through to the 1970’s. The line from Castlemaine brought rail connection to Maldon and Muckleford, achieving the aim of providing transport and communication to this

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.

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

Maldon & Baringhup Agricultural Society Inc

Maldon Agricultural Show has been going since 1885, and except for the war years has not ceased operation. The Spring Show features our local farmers, has a great horse program and has a range of activities for all the family. Join us on the 3rd Sunday in October yearly for the Maldon and Baringhup Agricultural

Castlemaine Landcare Group

Our working area is on public land within Castlemaine, focused around Forest and Moonlight Creeks. Our website and Facebook page give more details. We hold monthly working bees on the 4th Sunday of the month from February to November, with a shorter working bee and breakup BBQ in December.We notify of location and starting time

WISA Wellbeing in Schools Australia

The company is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee which is established to be, and to continue as, a charity. Vision School communities building resilience in all students, especially the most marginalised and those at risk of marginalisation, so they can reach their potential in education and in life. Purpose To work collaboratively with

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 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

Maldon Athenaeum Library

The Maldon Athenaeum Library has been serving the people of Maldon and district continuously since 1863 even when the original building burnt down in 1933 the Committee operated the Library from a private residence hence the 154 years of continuous service. Everyone is a volunteer and the volunteers open the Library 4 times each week,

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.

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 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.

Castlemaine and District Garden Club

Castlemaine & District Garden Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from February to October, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start. Meetings are held at the Wesley Hill Hall, Duke Street, Castlemaine. Meetings in January and November have a special format. January starts the year with a picnic at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

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 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,

Langley Landcare Group

Do Landcare work around the Langley and Edgecombe area Help landowners with weed , pest animal and any Landcare issued they come across. Helping to enhance our depleted environment and try to educate new land owners to the special needs of the area.

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

Tarrangower Cactus Control Group Inc.

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group volunteers are called ‘cactus warriors’, and are dedicated to controlling the invasion of Wheel Cactus (Opuntia robusta) around the Maldon-Baringhup-Nuggetty region. We raise awareness about this noxious weed within our communities and educate landowners in control techniques, by holding regular community field days and providing incentives and assistance.

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

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,

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

Baringhup and Maldon Community Bus

This Bus can be booked for community activities or private functions. The bus can carry 11 passengers plus a driver. Any driver over 25 y.o. with a car licence can hire the bus. To make a booking and check availability go to www.maldon.org.au/baringhup-maldon-community-bus-service/. Check the bookings calender for availability, read the Bus policies, then print

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

Castlemaine Theatre Company

The Castlemaine Theatre Company is a not for profit community theatre. We produce theatre works that are both entertaining and challenging, and support the growth of our community as theatre audiences and practitioners. We have a creative and vibrant Youth Theatre Company who stage their own self devised works. They form an integral part of

The Goldenhope Foundation

The Goldenhope Foundation (GHF) is a national registered health promotion charity with DGR status whose mission is to promote healthy strategies to combat children’s depression. It’s role could be likened to the ambulance at the top of the cliff rather than the ambulance at the bottom in a suite of strategies necessary in our Australian

The Hub Foundation

Founded in May 2014, the Hub Foundation Castlemaine Ltd is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It was set up to help reduce CO2 emissions in the region through a range of grassroots community projects. Our largest project to-date is MASH, short for More Australian Solar Homes. MASH is a community solar bulk-buy project which