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

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

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

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

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

Wildlife Victoria

Wildlife Victoria

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

  • Phone
    1300 094 535

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

    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 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

    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 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

      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

      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

      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

      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 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

      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

      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.

        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

        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

        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

        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

        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

        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

        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

        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

        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