Mechanics Lane

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Mechanics Lane is located in the heart of Castlemaine, on the corner of Frederick Street and opposite the library.

It’s a outdoor space that runs live music, performances and community events. It’s also been brought to life by local graffiti artist, Oscar Johnson. Check out all our upcoming events below. 

For more information contact Sam Thomas, Creative Programs Officer on 5471 1700 or

The use of the space on the corner of Mechanics Lane and Frederick Street is thanks to Telstra. 

What's on at Mechanics Lane

Cup of Kindness

Cup of Kindness is a brightly coloured caravan that sets up at Mechanics Lane every Thursday from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

They provide free hot soup, sandwiches, and tea and coffee for anyone who wants it.

They’ve also partnered with the Mount Alexander Animal Welfare op-shop to provide free jumpers, jackets, hats and scarves to the community.

Mechanics Lane - Event Program 2023/2024 

From November 2023 to April 2024, local creatives will invigorate the outdoor space with music, art, food, activities and more, showcasing their talent and connecting with the wider community.

Event Date Start Finish
Hip Hop Show Saturday, 14 October 2023 5:00pm 7:30pm
Thumbnail Green Single Release Showcase Saturday, 14 October 2023 7.30pm 9.30pm
Kestral Friday, 20 October 2023 7pm 9pm
Mick Bowden Friday, 20 October 2023 6pm 7pm
ZOE (Sun Single Launch) Saturday, 4 November 2023 7.30pm 9pm
Dance first. Listen Later (1 hour DJ followed by acoustic set) Friday, 10 November 2023 6:30pm 8:30pm
Raziel Gutierrez Duo -World Influenced Living Music Saturday, 11 November 2023 4pm 6pm
Elevated Plains Saturday, 18 November 2023 4pm 6pm
Spring Community Kirtan with Sun Hyland & Friends Friday, 24 November 2023 5.30pm 7.30pm
The House of Andersen Presents: The Invisible Pink and Friends Saturday, 25 November 2023 5pm 9pm

'Best in Show' - A youth slow-fashion parade

Sunday, 26 November 2023 12pm 5pm
Art Before Marriage Saturday, 2 December 2023 7pm 9pm
Keppel Cassidy and the Constant Gardeners Saturday, 2 December 2023 6pm 7pm
Able Radio and MainFM presents International Day of People with Disabilities Monday, 4 December 2023 11am 1pm
Good Moon Saturday, 16 December 2023 3pm 5pm
Street Latin Dance: Summer Salsa Saturday, 20 January 2024 6pm 9pm
Sound Journey For The Soul Sunday, 21 January 2024 6pm 7pm
Electronic Musical Performance: Ronny Quasar and Sach Motee Monday, 12 February 2024 6pm 9pm
Noise Workshop (Vol II) Friday, 1 March 2024 4pm 6pm
MainFM presents International Women's Day Friday, 8 March 2024 4pm 6pm