Community women’s group working to improve the conditions for country women and their children by fundraising and lobbying for change.
MAINfm is a community radio station that broadcasts to the Mt Alexander Shire from Maldon to Ballarat. It is a volunteer run oganisation based at 1 Halford St Castlemaine. We broadcast 24/7, with a strong program grid from 9 in the morning (sometimes earlier) to midnight, seven days a week. Our volunteers present programs, train
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
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
Maldon Hospital provides a range of services including: Aged Care Acute Services District Nursing Social Support Transport Health Promotion Dr Fowler (private practice hosted by Maldon Hospital) Dorevitch (private practice hosted by Maldon Hospital)
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,
We meet weekly to play and sing along with an emphasis on learning, fun and social inclusion. Our group formed in Nov 2016. We would like to extend a welcome to uke players with any level of experience.
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.
We are a small school of 75 students with an active gardening, cooking and literacy program that is always looking for additional support.
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 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 –
Connecting Country is community-operated not-for-profit organisation working to restore and enhance biodiversity and improve the productive natural environment across the Mount Alexander region in central Victoria. What we do: – Implement on-ground works to increase and enhance native vegetation and habitat through grazing change, revegetation, and pest plant and animal control. – Engage community through
Movement Zone (MZ) have been dance leaders since 2009! We offer specialised classes in Hiphop and Breakdance, Dance Therapy, Private lessons, School workshops, holiday programs and choreography. The Movement Zone studio is also available to hire for rehearsals, classes or workshops, creative developments, small showings, meetings, children parties and conferences. MZ is committed to providing
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
The Guildford Public Hall is available for hire and is right in the middle of Guildford just across from the Guildford Family Hotel. Features – 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
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
S.M.S. Single Mums Support is a group run by parents for parents. It’s designed to support single mums in the Castlemaine region. The group accepts single fathers also but it predominantly geared towards support for women. The group is run through Facebook. S.M.S. aims to provide shared support through baby sitting, school pick ups, meal
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,
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
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
Art Open, Meet the Makers is a biennial, Mount Alexander shire wide event taking place over two weekends, 10 -18 March 2018, including the Labour Day long weekend. Up to 100 artists, dozens of studios, arts trails and exhibitions make up this Visual Arts Festival held in and around Castlemaine. Across the shire, professional artists
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.
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 –
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
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 Croquet Club is situated at 21 – 27 Berkeley St and is part of the Bowls Club precinct. Croquet is played on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings at 10am in winter and 9am during daylight savings. Association Croquet is played on Wednesday at 10am and Saturday at 1pm. Coaching is available in both forms
Mission: to educate about family violence and work towards building / buying a “safe” house in Mount Alexander Shire.
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.
Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made, using recycled materials. Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. By getting involved, you are participating in a global movement, celebrating a grassroots initiative focusing on community building