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Castlemaine Town Hall on Lyttleton Street in Castlemaine

Mount Alexander Shire Council offers a range of venues for hire that cater for a variety of functions, events and activities including workshops, meetings, training, weddings, family gatherings, art exhibitions and theatre performances.

The venues are available for hire to community groups, schools, businesses and for private use. Whatever your needs, there is a space suitable for you.

Our indoor venues are open again and available for limited hire from Monday 16th November 2020.
To ensure we help keep our community safe, we have made some changes to hirer responsibilities.

Please read our updated Venues Hire Terms and Conditions, which include COVID-19 guidelines to ensure you can comply with all the requirements before booking a space.

Then complete our Venue Hire Online Form and we will be in touch to confirm availability via email.

Mount Alexander Shire Council is committed to supporting local businesses and the mental and physical wellbeing of the community during the Covid 19 pandemic.
We’re encouraging any groups requiring outdoor space to continue their activities or classes during the pandemic to book one of our outdoor spaces.
This will help us ensure the popular parks and gardens aren’t overwhelmed and everyone can continue to come together safely.

Bookings can be made via our Venue Hire Online Form.
Check the current booking calendar to see what spaces and times are available.
- Booking Process
- Outdoor space use terms and conditions

Please contact the Venues and Events team on 03 5471 1700 if you have any questions.

Venue Location Max capacity during COVID-19 restrictions, subject to use of electronic record keeping Facilities
Barfold Hall Kyneton Redesdale Road, Barfold Capacity approx. 50 people, kitchen, stage area, BBQ under shelter, tennis court, external toilet block. Bookings can be made through the Barfold Hall Special Committee.
Baringhup Hall 38-39 Alfred St, Baringhup Capacity approx. 170 people, wooden dance floor, BBQ area, playgrounds, separate supper room with kitchenette. Bookings can be made through the Baringhup Hall Special Committee.
Bill Woodfull Recreation Reserve Frances Street, Maldon Capacity approx. 100 people, commercial style kitchen, heating/cooling and internal toilets. Bookings can be made through the Bill Woodfull Committee of Management.
Campbells Creek Community Centre 45 Elizabeth Street, Campbells Creek Capacity approx. 350 people, Large Hall with commercial style kitchen, stage area, change rooms and small meeting room.
Castlemaine Senior Citizens Centre Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine 36 people Capacity approx. 70 people, kitchen, internal toilets, stage area, projector screen and heating/cooling
Chewton Senior Citizens Centre 201 Main Road/Pyrenees Highway, Chewton (car park access off Mount Street) 45 people Capacity approx. 90 people, well equipped kitchen, internal toilets, projector screen and heating/cooling
Elphinstone Hall Cnr Elphinstone and Sutton Grange Road, Elphinstone Capacity approx. 100 people, full kitchen and playground. Bookings can be made through the Elphinstone Hall Special Committee.
Guildford Hall 32 Fryers St, Guildford Capacity approx. 150 people, stage, kitchen, accessible entry and toilet. Bookings can be made through the Guildford Hall Special Committee.
Harcourt ANA Hall 7 High Street, Harcourt Capacity approx. 100 people. The hall is currently the home of the Harcourt Heritage museum, open every Wednesday from 9am to 4pm. It still available for meetings or gatherings, contact, contact the museum for further details.
Harcourt Leisure Centre Binghams Road, Harcourt Capacity approx. 350 people, Large Hall with commercial style kitchen, stage area, change rooms and small meeting room. For bookings please contact the Active Communities Officer on 5471 1741.
Maldon Community Centre 2 Francis Street, Maldon Capacity approx. 100 people. Bookings can be made by contact the committee.
Market Building 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine 280 people Capacity approx. 180 people, no heating/cooling, no internal toilets, public toilets located in Victory Park
Metcalfe Hall Kyneton-Metcalfe Rd, Metcalfe Capacity approx. 100 people, separate meeting room, BBQ area. Bookings can be made through the Metcalfe Hall Special Committee.
Muckleford Community Centre 364 Muckleford-Walmer Rd, Muckleford Capacity approx. 100 people with a kitchen. Bookings can be made through the Muckleford Community Centre Special Committee.
Newstead Community Centre 9 Lyons Street, Newstead Capacity approx. 300 in main hall, 100 in mechanics hall and 20 in meeting room. To make a booking contact the Newstead Rural Transaction Cenre on 5476 2360.
Phee Broadway Theatre Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine 80 people Capacity approx. 230 people, dressing rooms, internal toilets and heating/cooling
Ray Bradfield Room Forest Street, Castlemaine, next to Victory Park (access next to IGA car park) 25 people Capacity approx. 40 people, kitchen, internal toilets, projector screen and heating/cooling
Sutton Grange Hall Sutton Grange-Faraday Rd, Sutton Grange Capacity approx. 120 people, stage, playground, kitchen, accessible entry and toilet. Bookings can be made through the Sutton Grange Hall Special Committee.
Taradale Hall 114 High St, Taradale Capacity approx. 100 people, stage, kitchen. Bookings can be made through the Taradale Hall Special Committee.
Tea Room Inside the Botanical Gardens, Downes Road, Castlemaine 35 people Capacity approx. 40 people, basic kitchen, heating/cooling, no internal toilets, external toilets located in the gardens
Town Hall 25 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 170 people Capacity approx. 500 people, commercial style kitchen, stage area, dressing rooms, loading dock and gas heating

Outdoor venues

Venue Location Facilities
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens Corner Walker Street and Downes Road, Castlemaine BBQ facilities, public toilets, playground
James Park High Street, Harcourt - next to ANA Hall Public Toilets
Maldon Gardens Corner of Forest and High Street, Maldon Rotunda, public toilets and playground
Newstead Playground Park Lyons Street (Opposite Community Centre), Newstead Playground
Newstead Rotunda Park Lyons Street (entry via Clyde Street), Newstead Public toilets and BBQ Shelter
Sunken Oval Walker Street, Castlemaine Public toilets in Botanical Gardens next to oval
Taradale Mineral Springs Reserve Jackson Street, Taradale BBQ Shelter, playgound and public toilets
Victory Park Corner of Barker, Mostyn and Forest Street, Castlemaine BBQ Shelter, playgound and public toilets
Western Reserve Corner of Forest and Hargraves Street, Castlemaine There is power available at the corner of Western Reserve near the round-a-bout with council's prior permission.
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