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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

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

Campbells Creek Bowling Club

The Club provides facilities for lawn bowlers of all skill levels, using a synthetic surface for play. Pennant is played through the Bendigo Division and social bowls is played regularly through the week. Community Groups are supported by providing catering and use of the facility for their events.

Art Open Studios, Meet the Makers

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

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

MAINfm Castlemaine Community Radio

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

Maldon Senior Citizens

We are a vital, active and inclusive group of people 55 years and over, who create and acheive activities for our members to partake in.

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

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

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

Harcourt & District Leisure Centre Inc

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

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.

Maldon Brass Band

The Maldon Brass Band was formed in 1863. We are ALWAYS seeking new and experienced players to join our Band.

Harcourt Progress Association

Harcourt Progress Association aims to support initiatives that benefit the Harcourt community. The HPA publishes the Harcourt Core: community newsletter; works to attract funding opportunities; supports the Applefest and conducts the annual Harcourt Easter Egg Hunt. We run an Adopt A Roadside program to improve the town entrance and maintain the newly landscaped Calder Freeway

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

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

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

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 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

Harcourt Cemetery

Harcourt Cemetery is located on Harmony Way , Harcourt. Gazetted in 1862, the first burial was that of Robert Young on 30th December 1866. The cemetery features many examples of Harcourt Granite tombstones, the largest being to the memory of quarrymaster Joseph Blight. Denominational sections were allocated to the Catholic, Wesleyan, Presbyterian, Church of England

Guildford Grumpies Car Club Inc.

The Guildford Grumpies are a local Guildford group that has been established as a Social Club and Incorporated Car Club that supports the local Guildford community. The Grumpies conduct regular fundraising events and activities, and the funds raised are distributed to local individuals, Families, Businesses, and Clubs. The Guildford Grumpies is made up of men

Newstead 2021 Inc

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

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

Harcourt Valley Heritage & Tourist Centre Inc.

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.

Maldon Museum and Archives Association

Maldon Museum is located in the old shire hall in the Maldon gardens in High Street Maldon and is open to the public every Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:00pm and the second Sunday of every month from 10;30 until 2:00pm. Our mission is to preserve and make accessible to the public, items and documents of

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,

Boomerang Bags Castlemaine and Surrounds

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

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