Welcome to Castlemaine Community House!

Castlemaine Community House is a welcoming place, bringing people together to connect and strengthen our community.

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Support the Community House: Be a member!

A model of the original Castlemaine Community House

Castlemaine Community House brings people together to connect and strengthen our community. We run classes and activities for all ages and offer services, including the free internet access computers, in the Community House. Our weekly community lunch is open to everyone, and caters for between 70 and 100 people each week! If you support what we do, why not become a member? It’s only $10 a year, or $5 for concessions. Please download a membership application form and return it to the Community House at 65 Templeton Street. If you are already a member, renewals are due now, from 1 July. You can complete a renewal form online – but unfortunately we don’t have the facility for you to pay online. Please do a bank transfer or pay in the office (EFTPOS or cash).


Our winter program is ready!

winter program at CCH: cover image It’s ready: the printed version of our winter program. The most exciting new venture is a collaboration with Castlemaine Press to introduce printmaking, but we’ve also got new workshops and courses, and the old favourites like Watercolour Painting, Spanish, Apple Mac classes, and Permaculture Design. It’s also got details of our choirs and other activities. Pick one up from the station, the library, the Community House in Templeton Street – or download a printable summary here.

Live in or near Maldon? The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Maldon winter program is here.




Sign with your baby

Baby signing AuslanThis six-week baby sign course is designed to improve communication between parents and children, by providing an alternative communication method for children who are preverbal or nonverbal. Open to children of all abilities aged 0-3.  Small classes in a relaxed setting, focused on gaining a basic understanding of Australian Sign Language (Auslan) using everyday objects and terms familiar to your child. Thursdays 9.30-10.30am from 6 August, 6 sessions: $120 full, $90 concession. More details.

We are also running 2 Adult Auslan classes next term too. Click here for more details.



Ink, Roll, Print!

cmprintboyCastlemaine Community House is very excited to launch this fantastic new course. Taught by an experienced printmaker from the newly-opened Castlemaine Press, this introductory course will take you from drawing, to design, to lino, to print. A playful introduction to the possibilities of relief printing, the course will include hand-printing, printing on the press and loads more! More details here.






Community news

windarringWindarring Choice and Inclusion for People with Disabilities has developed a survey with the aim of identifying the types of recreation and respite opportunities people would like to participate in. Please take the time to complete this survey, by right clicking and opening this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Windarringrecreationandrespitesurvey by Friday 19 June. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Donna Gook at Windarring on (03) 5428 1878.

wwdWomen with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) wants to hold a 5-day leadership program in Bendigo and surrounding region for women who wish to lead in their own communities. The leadership program provides the opportunity for women with a disability to come together, share their mutual experience of disability, find solutions together to the problems of social disadvantage and to rise to their true leadership potential. All information for the course will be provided in Easy English. To run the program we need an enthusiastic reference group to come together 5 times to ensure the women get the support they need to make the program and their next steps a success. Anyone interested in being part of the training or the reference group or both will need to contact Cath McNamara, Partnerships and Leadership Development Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV), phone (0)3 9286 7810 or email cath.mcnamara@wdv.org.au.

Community House volunteers needed!

Castlemaine Community House relies on its volunteers! If you could commit five or more hours a week to help us with our publicity, we need you! You would need some computer skills, but we can provide some extra training. We also need another receptionist for one day a week. Please get in touch if you’d like to join our team! Phone 5472 4842 and ask for Julie, or email volunteer@cch.org.au.

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