Category: CHIRP News

COVID-19 Testing Clinic relocates to Castlemaine Stadium

07th December 2021 The COVID-19 Testing Clinic has relocated from Mostyn Street to the Castlemaine Stadium in McGrath Street, Wesley Hill. Testing commences from the new site at 9.30am on Wednesday, 8 December.   The move has been prompted by the need for safer facilities for staff and clients, especially as the temperature rises through […]

Written by on December 7, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination – your questions answered: Mental Health Webinar

21st June 2021 Hosted by the Victorian Department of Health, this webinar was for people with mental ill-health, their carers and the mental health workforce. This webinar is now available for viewing online: COVID-19 Vaccination – your questions answered – mental health on Vimeo Presented by Senior Medical Advisor COVID-19 Immunisation Program, Victorian Department of Health, […]

Written by on June 21, 2021

Enjoy a walking tour of Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

8th February 2022 A free guided tour of the historic Castlemaine Botanical Gardens will be held on February 24 and everyone is invited to come along. Botanical Gardens Horticulturalist Sandra Hodge will lead the tour and discuss significant plantings, the impressive native and exotic tree collection, Lake Johanna, and garden history. The gentle hour-long stroll […]

Written by on February 7, 2022


Great local relationships are helping to keep the TAC L2P Program in central Castlemaine ensuring the program continues to be easy to access for learner drivers and volunteers. The TAC L2P program was previously run by CHIRP Community Health. But following integration with Castlemaine Health in 2021 and Maldon Hospital in 2022, Dhelkaya Health is […]

Written by on August 2, 2022

Integration of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health

We have exciting news to share! We can announce that the Minister for Health has formally approved the integration of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health. Integration will be formally implemented on 1 October. From that date, CHIRP and Castlemaine Health will be working as one to strengthen services and programs to improve health and wellbeing […]

Written by on September 27, 2021

Kicking Fruit & Veg goals

20 June 2022 Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club as part of the Vic Kids Eat Well movement, have recently been awarded for providing healthier food options. Club Committee member Kasey Sparks is working on Vic Kids Eat Well, focused on boosting healthy food and drink options in places kids learn and play. Changes made over just […]

Written by on June 20, 2022

Maldon Hospital and Castlemaine Health Explore Coming Together

October 22nd, 2021 Mount Alexander communities to have say on joint health service’s future The Boards of Maldon Hospital and Castlemaine Health have jointly agreed to explore a voluntary amalgamation they believe would deliver better health services for the communities of Mount Alexander, and secure Maldon Hospital in its current form for generations to come. […]

Written by on October 22, 2021

Masks available at CHIRP Community Health

CHIRP Community Health has masks available for distribution to those unable to provide their own mask. Packs of five disposable masks are currently available, and CHIRP Is also awaiting the arrival of re-useable cloth masks from DHHS for distribution. Masks rules are changing all the time, so check the DHHS website for current information. CHIRP […]

Written by on August 10, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Nordic Pole Walking in Maldon and Castlemaine

17th September 2021 Nordic Pole Walking groups will be ‘running’ in Castlemaine and Maldon throughout term 4 from early October until mid-December. The weekly one-hour groups will happen at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens on Monday and Thursday mornings at 9.30am, and in Maldon on Wednesday evenings at 5.30pm. All the groups will start in the first […]

Written by on September 17, 2021

Media release: Nudge kids to eat well

3 February 2022 All kids deserve access to healthy and delicious food in places where they learn and play. Castlemaine Health is proud to get behind Vic Kids Eat Well, an exciting new Victoria-wide movement focused on boosting healthy food and drink options in the places kids spend their time, including schools, outside school hours […]

Written by on February 3, 2022