Events and News

Great fun during Children’s Week with Stories in the Street Taradale park

What a great Children’s Week it was with those great storytellers in the street. Plenty of children and carers came and listened to their favourite stories told by Castlemaine’s favourite story tellers. Victory park

Children’s Week is a national event recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children and young people. Market steps

Children’s Week is delivered by MACCN in partnership with the Mount Alexander Shire Council with support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.


Learning Starts Early: Talk, rhyme, read and play with your baby every day

These clips have been created by Go Goldfields and the Central Goldfields Shire Council, Victoria.
Local parents and early years’ professionals give lots of simple and practical tips on enjoying this special time and helping your baby develop their language and literacy.
There are also rhymes and songs you and your baby can share together.
Click here to view the Learning Starts Early clips

New multi-disciplinary clinic for children in Castlemaine now open

The Children’s Centre at Castlemaine Health provides multi-disciplinary health services including: Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Dietitian, Continence, Physiotherapy and Podiatry. These services are for children aged from birth to the end of primary school (except for Speech Pathology services which are only for children aged from birth to prior to school entry).
To access these services, please call the Intake Worker on 5471 1575.

Grandparents Morning Tea

This group is for grandparents who are the primary or main carer of their grandchildren. It is a relaxed, social opportunity for grandparents.
The group meets on the last Thursday of the month.

Contact Mt Alexander Family Services for more information on 03 5479 1099.

MACCN Meeting Dates for 2017

The MACCN meetings for the year will be held on:

Tuesday May, 2.30pm at Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership, Office 9/1 Halford St,’Work Space’, Castlemaine