Connecting Country

Connecting Country

Connecting Country is a community-based not-for-profit organisation that aims to nurture biodiversity and increase ecosystem resilience across the Mount Alexander Shire and surrounds.

  • Contact
    Naomi Raftery – Connecting Country Engagement Officer
  • Address
    The Hub 14/233b Barker St Castlemaine
  • Phone
    03 5472 1594 0422 585 585
  • Email
    naomi@connectingcountry.org.au

Castlemaine District Community Health 

Castlemaine District Community Health 

Castlemaine District Community Health (CDCH) offers a wide range of services and programs aimed at promoting health and preventing illness.

  • Address
    13 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450
  • Phone
    03 5479 1000
  • Email
    email@cdch.com.au

Chewton Bowmen

Chewton Bowmen

Chewton Bowmen is a friendly target archery club with experienced archers to coach and guide new-comers to the sport. The club supplies all equipment for beginners and has great facilities, including an indoor range.

  • Contact
    Trevor Hall
  • Address
    663 Pyrenees Highway, Chewton, PO Box 281, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450
  • Phone
    0400 258 847

Chewton Pool

Chewton Pool

Chewton Pool Inc was formed and incorporated, the pool renovated and opened on December 3, 2011. Record numbers have been using the pool since.

  • Contact
    Pool Manager
  • Address
    Chewton Soldiers’ Memorial Park
  • Phone
    03 5472 3272
  • Email
    chewtonsplash@hotmail.com

Chewton Senior Citizens

Chewton Senior Citizens

We are a vibrant group, and enjoy lots of activities including mystery bus trips. We meet every 4th Thursday for lunch at the Chewton Senior Citizens Hall.

  • Contact
    Nigel Casbolt
  • Address
    201 Main Road, Chewton.
  • Phone
    0417 162 824
  • Email
    nigelvalley14@outlook.com

State Member of Parliament, Maree edwards

State Member of Parliament, Maree edwards

Maree Edwards, M.L.A. Bendigo West.

  • Contact
    Maree Edwards
  • Address
    8 Panton Street, Golden Square 3555; PO Box 326, Golden Square 3555
  • Phone
    03 5444 4125
  • Email
    maree.edwards@parliament.vic.gov.au

Mount Alexander Community Information Centre

Mount Alexander Community Information Centre

A free, confidential, impartial and independent service of community information and referral.

  • Address
    Faulder Watson Hall, 206 Barker St, Castlemaine 3450
  • Phone
    03 5472 2688
  • Email
    ciccmaine@spin.net.au

POHAG

POHAG

POHAG, (Post Office Hill Action Group) manages 22.6 hectares of public land on behalf of the community. The land surrounds Chewton P.S.

  • Address
    Box No.120, Post Office, Chewton, Vic. 3451.
  • Phone
    03 5472 2587 03 5472 3182

Golden Point Landcare

Golden Point Landcare

Golden Point Landcare works in the Forest Creek catchment improving the natural environment. Activities are advertised monthly in the Chewton Chat.

  • Contact
    Jennifer Pryce
  • Phone
    0423 900 590.

The Castlemaine Repair Cafe

The Castlemaine Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe is on the last Sunday of the month in the Ray Bradfield Room - 10 to 1pm. Learn to repair things not throw them out to landfill.

  • Contact
    Chris Hooper
  • Phone
    03 5470 5508

Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club

Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club

The club represents the entire Mt Alexander Shire and the ground is based at the Chewton Soldiers’ Memorial Park. Join a team at any age level or become a volunteer!

  • Contact
    The Secretary
  • Address
    13 Fryers Rd, Chewton, 3451; P.O.Box 236, Castlemaine Vic 3450
  • Phone
    03 5470 5515 03 5473 4384

Chewton Cemetery

Chewton Cemetery

Chewton Cemetery Trust

  • Contact
    Sally Morgan
  • Address
    Sparks Road, Chewton VIC 3451; C/- Post Office, Chewton VIC 3451
  • Phone
    03 5470 5339

Federal Member of Parliament, Lisa Chesters

Federal Member of Parliament, Lisa Chesters

Lisa Chesters MP

  • Contact
    Lisa Chesters, Bendigo MHR.
  • Address
    Cnr Williamson and Myers Streets, Bendigo VIC 3550; PO Box 338, Bendigo 3552
  • Phone
    03 5443 9055
  • Email
    Lisa.Chesters.MP@aph.gov.au

Castlemaine Camera Club

Castlemaine Camera Club

We have guest speakers, workshops, competition judging nights and members’ forums on topics of interest and run monthly meetings.

  • Contact
    John Ellis
  • Address
    PO Box 583 Castlemaine VIC 3450
  • Phone
    03 5472 2892

Castlemaine Community House

Castlemaine Community House

CCH deliver educational and vocational training as well as a weekly community lunch. We aim to promote social inclusion and gender equity within our community.'

  • Address
    65 Templeton St, Castlemaine
  • Phone
    03 5472 4842
  • Email
    reception@cch.org.au

Chewton Playgroup

Chewton Playgroup

Chewton Playgroup is relaxed and unstructured. We have access to indoor and outdoor toys and equipment at Chewton Primary School.
Mondays 9.15am to 11.00am

  • Phone
    03 5472 2557

Faraday Community Group

Faraday Community Group

We’re mainly a social group, and very welcoming. We gather at Dunstans Flat, formerly known as the Faraday Common.

  • Email
    faradayfarrago@yahoo.com.au

Chewton Bushlands

Chewton Bushlands

The Chewton Bushlands is inhabited by an eclectic crew of full timers and weekenders, long time residents and welcome newcomers, all living off-grid in a unique and often difficult environment.

    Chewton Primary School

    Chewton Primary School

    A big part of the Chewton community’s history, a major player in the community’s present, and educating for the community’s future! A friendly supportive environment for children’s education.

    • Contact
      Principal Julie Holden
    • Address
      Hunter Street, Chewton Vic 3451
    • Phone
      03 5472 2557
    • Email
      chewton.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

    Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

    Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

    Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre provides free legal information and advice to Central Victorians who can’t afford a lawyer or who can’t get legal aid. You do not need a referral to access our services.

    • Address
      54 Mitchell Street, Bendigo (Cnr Queens St); PO Box 432, Bendigo 3552
    • Phone
      1800 450 909
    • Email
      reception@lcclc.org.au

    Main FM

    Main FM

    A community radio station broadcasting on 94.9 FM throughout the Mount Alexander Shire. Hear us also by a TuneIn Radio app on your smartphone or live streaming.

    • Address
      Workspace Australia, 1 Halford St, Castlemaine
    • Phone
      03 5472 4376
    • Email
      info@mainfm.net

    Buda Historic Home & Garden

    Buda Historic Home & Garden

    Authentic house and garden from the gold rush era in Castlemaine, home to the Leviny family for 118 years. Open Wed-Sat 12pm – 5pm; Sundays 10am-5pm

    • Address
      42 Hunter St Castlemaine
    • Phone
      03 5472 1032
    • Email
      admin@budacastlemaine.org

    Wildlife Victoria

    Wildlife Victoria

    Wildlife Victoria maintains a wildlife care and communication network across Victoria.

    • Phone
      1300 094 535

    Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club

    Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club

    Natural History Studies in Central Victoria. Meetings are held on the second Friday each month at 7.30 pm, in the Uniting Church Hall, Lyttleton Street.

    • Contact
      Peter Turner
    • Address
      P. O. Box 324, Castlemaine VIC 3450
    • Phone
      0439 369 709
    • Email
      castlemainefnc@hotmail.com

    ST John’s Anglican Church, Chewton

    ST John’s Anglican Church, Chewton

    Eucharist service very Saturday at 6 p.m.,
    Concert in the Church, last Sunday each month at 2 p.m.

    • Address
      11 Church Street; Chewton
    • Phone
      03 5472 1137

    Chewton Landcare

    Chewton Landcare

    Chewton Landcare has worked in projects along Forest Creek and the Whitehorse Gully area. Recent emphasis has been on Wattle Flat south of the railway line.

    • Contact
      Maggie McLeod
    • Email
      maggiemcleod@fastmail.fm

    Chewton Community Centre

    Chewton Community Centre

    Conveniently located on the main road in Chewton, this spacious venue has all the characteristics of a traditional hall. The perfect venue for community events or social gatherings.

    • Contact
      Natalie Parsons
    • Address
      201 Main Road, Chewton.
    • Phone
      03 5471 1700
    • Email
      n.parsons@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

    Castlemaine Library

    Castlemaine Library

    Castlemaine Library has extensive book, DVD & magazine collections. Free Library membership offers story times, Seed Library, literary events. IT help, wifi, internet computers, copying & printing.

    • Contact
      Emma Newman
    • Address
      Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine
    • Phone
      03 5449 2791 03 5449 2700
    • Email
      emman@ncgrl.vic.gov.au

    Calder Ward Councillor, Tony Cordy.

    Calder Ward Councillor, Tony Cordy.

    Calder Ward Councillor, Tony Cordy.

    • Contact
      Tony Cordy.
    • Address
      Civic Centre, Castlemaine 3450; PO Box 185, Castlemaine 3450
    • Email
      calder@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

    Castlemaine Health

    Castlemaine Health

    At Castlemaine Health we recognise that everyone is unique and we pride ourselves on delivering respectful, compassionate and personalised care close to home.

    • Phone
      03 5471 1555
    • Email
      publicrel@castlemainehealth.org.au

    Chewton Soldier’s Memorial Park Gates

    Chewton Soldier’s Memorial Park Gates

    These gates commemorate those who served in the First World War, Second World War, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. Services are held here each ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.

    • Contact
      Bettie Exon
    • Address
      Cnr of Fryers and Main Roads, Chewton
    • Phone
      03 5472 2892

    Chewton Fire Brigade

    Chewton Fire Brigade

    Chewton CFA responds to approximately 60 emergencies per year, including grass, scrub and structure fires. We also support other local brigades during the fire season. New members welcome.

    • Contact
      Rob Palmer
    • Address
      Mount Street, Chewton
    • Phone
      0434 432 857
    • Email
      Chewtonfirebrigade@gmail.com

    U3A

    U3A

    A non-profit organisation where retired/semi-retired people can share and learn through attending courses, coffee mornings and social activities. Membership fee is $50.

    • Email
      u3acastlemaine@gmail.com

    Parks Victoria

    Parks Victoria

    The Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park (CDNHP) is the only National Heritage Park in Australia. There is an emphasis on protecting the goldfields landscape and visions of it.

      Mt Alexander Volunteer Network

      Mt Alexander Volunteer Network

      The Mount Alexander Volunteer Network Inc. is an incorporated association whose Statement of Purpose is to promote and progress volunteering.

      • Contact
        Jacqueline Brodie-Hanns
      • Phone
        0425 323 005
      • Email
        mavn@outlook.com

      Mount Alexander Shire Council

      Mount Alexander Shire Council

      Mount Alexander Shire Council provides local governance to a community of more than 18,000 residents, inhabiting an area of 1,529 square kilometres.

      • Address
        Corner Lyttleton Street and Lloyd Street Castlemaine
      • Phone
        03 5471 1700
      • Email
        info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

      Mt Alexander Community Enterprise

      Mt Alexander Community Enterprise

      Mt Alexander Community Enterprise Inc is a volunteer community group raising funds for local projects through a contribution from Bendigo Bank and Bendigo Telco.

        Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre

        Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre

        Open every day from 9am - 5pm, except Christmas Day.

        • Address
          Historic Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street Castlemaine, 3450
        • Phone
          1800171888 03 54711795
        • Email
          visitors@mountalexander.vic.gov.au