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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.
We’re mainly a social group, and very welcoming. We gather at Dunstans Flat, formerly known as the Faraday Common.
Castlemaine District Community Health (CDCH) offers a wide range of services and programs aimed at promoting health and preventing illness.
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.
- ContactMaggie McLeod
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.
Open every day from 9am - 5pm, except Christmas Day.
Maree Edwards, M.L.A. Bendigo West.
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
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.
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.
Calder Ward Councillor, Tony Cordy.
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.
Cr. Christine Henderson.
Eucharist service very Saturday at 6 p.m.,
Concert in the Church, last Sunday each month at 2 p.m.
- Address11 Church Street; Chewton
- Phone03 5472 1137
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.
Mount Alexander Shire Council provides local governance to a community of more than 18,000 residents, inhabiting an area of 1,529 square kilometres.
Golden Point Landcare works in the Forest Creek catchment improving the natural environment. Activities are advertised monthly in the Chewton Chat.
- ContactJennifer Pryce
- Phone0423 900 590.
At Castlemaine Health we recognise that everyone is unique and we pride ourselves on delivering respectful, compassionate and personalised care close to home.
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.
Chewton Cemetery Trust
- ContactSally Morgan
- AddressSparks Road, Chewton VIC 3451; C/- Post Office, Chewton VIC 3451
- Phone03 5470 5339
We have guest speakers, workshops, competition judging nights and members’ forums on topics of interest and run monthly meetings.
POHAG, (Post Office Hill Action Group) manages 22.6 hectares of public land on behalf of the community. The land surrounds Chewton P.S.
Chewton Pool Inc was formed and incorporated, the pool renovated and opened on December 3, 2011. Record numbers have been using the pool since.
Wildlife Victoria maintains a wildlife care and communication network across Victoria.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
- ContactBettie Exon
- AddressCnr of Fryers and Main Roads, Chewton
- Phone03 5472 2892
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.
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.
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.
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.
- ContactNigel Casbolt
- Address201 Main Road, Chewton.
- Phone0417 162 824
Mt Alexander Community Enterprise Inc is a volunteer community group raising funds for local projects through a contribution from Bendigo Bank and Bendigo Telco.
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!
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.
Lisa Chesters MP
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
- Phone03 5472 2557
The Mount Alexander Volunteer Network Inc. is an incorporated association whose Statement of Purpose is to promote and progress volunteering.