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New residents

Family walking down historic street in Maldon.

This page provides links to information that may be of interest to new residents.

Welcome to Mount Alexander Shire. If you are thinking about moving or have already moved here, this page provides links to information of interest to new residents.

You can also watch the film below to find out from locals why people are making the move to Mount Alexander Shire - one of Regional Victoria's best places to live, work and invest.

Castlemaine, Maldon and Surrounds - making the move


Our new residents kit is being updated. There are many useful links below. Please contact us if you have any queries about moving to Mount Alexander Shire and services available.

About our Shire

Read about our Shire.
View our community and economic profiles.
Meet your Mayor and Councillors, and find out more about each ward.
Visit the minutes and agendas for council meetings.

Home and property
Find your bin collection day and nearest waste facility.
Find out about how to a cat or dog, or find or report a lost animal.
Exercise your dog in a designated leash free area.
Check out our fire prevention page for information on how to prepare your property to be fire ready.
Find out when your rates are due and how to make a payment.

Find out about home support services.
Visit a local maternal and child health centre
Find out about local immunisation programs.
Need information on where to send your children to childcare, school or kinder.
Look up services, programs and events for young people.

Look up local organisation in the community directory.
Find a local business in service in our business directory.
Find the Castlemaine library and its opening hours.
Book a venue, find a community hall or plan an event.
Get involved and make a difference by volunteering.

Festivals, events and attractions
There’s so much to see and do in Mount Alexander Shire.
Visit our tourism website for local attractions and a calendar of events.

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