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Transport information for the Mount Alexander Shire.

Transport in Mount Alexander Shire

The Transport in Mount Alexander Shire brochure provides information about transport options available in the Shire.

Download the Transport in Mount Alexander Shire brochure.

Hard copies can be collected from the Civic Centre at Mount Alexander Shire Council, Maldon Neighbourhood Centre or Castlemaine Community House.

This brochure was developed in partnership with Maldon Neighbourhood Centre and Castlemaine Community House as part of the Age Friendly Communities Project.

V/Line Rail

The train line between Melbourne and Bendigo passes through the Mount Alexander Shire with all services stopping at the Castlemaine Station.

If you’re a Victorian senior, you may be eligible for a free myki card and 50 per cent discount on travel.

Timetable information is available from Public Transport Victoria (PTV) or by calling 1800 800 007.

V/Line Buses

The following V/Line bus services operate in the Shire:
- Ballarat – Bendigo (via Baringhup, Maldon, Newstead, Castlemaine, Harcourt)
- Daylesford - Melbourne (via Castlemaine)
- Kyneton – Bendigo (via Taradale, Elphinstone, Chewton, Castlemaine, Harcourt)
- Maryborough – Melbourne (via Castlemaine, Guildford, Strangways, Newstead)
- Mildura – Ballarat (via Harcourt, Castlemaine, Guildford, Maldon, Welshmans Reef, Newstead)

Timetable information is available from Public Transport Victoria (PTV) or by calling 1800 800 007.

Local Buses

The following local bus services operate in the Shire:
- Castlemaine - Campbells Creek (Route 1)
- Castlemaine Town Loop (Route 2)
- Castlemaine - Harcourt (Route 3)
- Castlemaine - Maldon (Route 4)
- Castlemaine - Taradale via Chewton (Route 5)
- Castlemaine - Chewton via Loddon Prison (Route 6) – weekends only
- Kyneton - Taradale - Castlemaine – Bendigo
- Ballarat - Bendigo via Maryborough and Castlemaine

Timetable information is available from Public Transport Victoria (PTV) or by calling 1800 800 007.


Castlemaine Taxis

Castlemaine Taxis provide taxi services throughout the Shire. They provide a Sunday Bus service between Maldon and Castlemaine, which is free if you have a valid V/Line ticket, or otherwise charged at bus fare prices.provide taxi services on demand throughout the Shire.

For information and bookings call 131 008.

The Multi-purpose Taxi Program (MPTP)

The Multi-Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) makes transport more accessible and affordable for people with a severe disability and who meet eligibility criteria.

For information and bookings contact the Taxi Services Commission on 1800 638 802 (Free call)

Community Buses

Newstead and District Community Bus

The Newstead Rural Transaction Centre (RTC) runs a community transport service for residents of Newstead, Guildford, Welshman’s Reef, Strangways and Yapeen for transport to Castlemaine and Maryborough. All trips must be booked in advance by calling the RTC. The bus is also available for charter.

For information and bookings contact Newstead RTC on 5476 2360 or visit

Baringhup and Maldon Community Bus

Managed by the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, the 12 seater (11 + driver) bus is available for charter with affordable rates for community organisations.

For information and bookings contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 0428 329 299 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm), email or visit

Community Wellbeing Bus

Council’s new Community Wellbeing Bus, named ‘Peggy’, will provide a way for people who don’t have access to transport to travel to an aquatic, wellness and exercise facilities within the local area. The bus is the first wheelchair accessible bus for the Mount Alexander Shire Council.

As part of the initial pilot program, Peggy will pick up people from their residence in the local area and take them to the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre in Kangaroo Flat, which will provide participants access to the centre’s facilities to engage in physical activity. Discounts are available as part of the pilot program.

The bus operates twice a week and days/times depend on booking numbers. For bookings and information, download the Community Wellbeing Bus brochure or call the Community Wellbeing Bus Project Coordinator on 5471 1797.

Patient Transport

Castlemaine Health provide free transport to and from medical appointments that are outside the Mount Alexander Shire, with referral from your local GP. Speak to your GP for more information.

Maldon Hospital is able to provide disability accessible transport for those who make a Dr’s appointment at the Maldon Medical Clinic on the First or Third Tuesday of each month. The cost for this service is a gold coin donation. For information and bookings contact Maldon Medical Clinic on 5475 2366.

Historic Rail

The Victorian Goldfields Railway offers a historic tourist train ride experience between Castlemaine, Muckleford and Maldon on Wednesdays and Sundays. For information and bookings visit or call (03) 5470 6658.

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