Community Lunch in Castlemaine

Community lunch sign

Our lunch manager, Madeline has been making some mouth watering dishes for the community as we move into warmer seasons. We are so grateful to have her on board!

We are also grateful to have a wonderful team of volunteers each who help prepare a delicious two-course vegetarian lunch .

Community Lunch is a great way to meet community members, catch up with old friends and find out what’s going on. It’s a place to welcome new people so if you are new to town, please drop in and introduce yourself. You will be made welcome!  (watch our film of the lunch below!)

The lunch is held every Tuesday at 12.30pm at the Castlemaine Town Hall, during school terms.

You will find the town hall on the corner of Lyttleton and Frederick Streets. The entry is in Frederick Street.

Community lunch is self-funded. We appreciate your donation of $5 to cover our costs.


If you would like to volunteer and help us prepare the lunch, please contact Castlemaine Community House on 5472 4842 or email and/or come to reception at CCH to fill out a volunteer registration form.

As the community lunch is a popular event, you can always come a little later to avoid the rush!

The  menu emphasises seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit, much of it donated by local suppliers.

We’d like to thank these local businesses who have donated produce to the community lunch:

  • Harvest Fruit and Veg (Fridays at Barker Street, Saturdays at Wesley Hill Market)
  • Sprout Bakery
  • Castlemaine Fruit Supplies
  • Green Goes the Grocer


riceballstucking in to dessert



Ron's farewell lunch 30 April 2013

 “Community Lunch in Castlemaine”: A film that captures the heart and soul of a community

by Denise Martin and Davide Michielin

You can watch this 11-minute film on youtube here.

The film was made in partnership between Castlemaine Community House Growing Abundance Project and Healthy Living in Mount Alexander, a project funded through the Australian Government Healthy Communities Initiative and the Helen McPherson Smith Trust.


Previously, we’ve welcomed students from the Castlemaine Secondary College and the Taradale Primary School to come and try our lunch. Read the children’s accounts of the Taradale School visit here.