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
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
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
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.
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
We are an avid group of men and women that meet regularly to engage members of the community in all aspects of gardening. We grow a variety of fruit and vegetables to supply ourselves and local families in the community with fresh produce, as well as to engage as many people as possible to benefit
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
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,
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
Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG) is the peak sustainability organisation for the Mount Alexander Shire, delivering education, research, advocacy, and endorsement for shire wide sustainability and clean energy initiatives. MASG was established in 2006, by a passionate group of locals who wanted to see coordinated action on climate change and support the Mount Alexander Shire
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
Set on 18 beautiful acres the Castlemaine Steiner School & Kindergarten is an independent school offering formal programs from Kindergarten to Class 8, and Playgroup.
We are a small school of 75 students with an active gardening, cooking and literacy program that is always looking for additional support.
We’re volunteers. We love Newstead. We want to make it THE place to live for people who value being part of a community . We support the development of a vibrant, informed and sustainable community in our town & surrounds Our aims are: 1. To support the discussion and implementation of ideas and projects that
Harcourt Heritage has a mission to collect, display, research, preserve and promote the history of the Harcourt Valley. We share a lot of that information online at heritage.harcourt.vic.au. Harcourt Heritage is the custodian of the C H James collection and operates a museum and research centre in the ANA Hall in the centre of Harcourt.
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
We are an inclusive club with a focus on having fun whilst enjoying road and track cycling. No previous road or track cycling experience is necessary.
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
Guildford Progress Association was formed in 1945 as an independent body promoting and maintaining works which aim to improve Guildford for the benefit of it’s residents
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.
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.
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