Enjoy some flora and fauna.

28 February 2023 A free guided tour of the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens Flora and Fauna Reserve will be held on Thursday 30th of March and everyone is invited to come along. Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Natural Environment Officer Matt McEachran will lead the stroll around this lesser-known part of the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens. This Flora […]

Written by on February 28, 2023

Enjoy a tour of Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum

13 February 2023 A free guided tour of the Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum will be held on Thursday 23rd of February and everyone is invited to come along. Museum president Alan Miller will lead the stroll around the extensive grounds and provide details about their collection. The gentle hour-long walk organised by Dhelkaya Health as […]

Written by on February 13, 2023

New traineeships in Alcohol & Other Drugs at Dhelkaya Health

Dhelkaya Health is taking part in a 12-month Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) training program that is set to kick off in early 2023. The training program is a State Government initiative to help upskill AOD trainees undertaking a Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. Dhelkaya Health will support trainees as they learn practical […]

Written by on January 27, 2023

Swimming to success

05 January 2023 Chewton Swimming Pool, supported by Dhelkaya Health, get recognition for their healthier drink options by Vic Kids Eat Well. Sera-Jane Peters, President of Chewton Swimming Pool Management Committee, says ‘Our pool has refreshed the fridge so that healthier drink options are available for community members visiting’. The changes have been recognised by […]

Written by on January 5, 2023

Nordic New Year

29th December 2022 Bookings are now open for Dhelkaya Health’s weekly Nordic Pole Walking classes in 2023. The classes will be held on Monday morning and Tuesday evening in Castlemaine, on Tuesday evenings in Harcourt and Wednesday evenings in Maldon. Trained volunteers, described by participants as ‘patient and encouraging’ lead the groups, and teach participants […]

Written by on December 29, 2022

Vaccination clinic pop-ups

Vaccination Clinic – COVID, Influenza & Japanese Encephalitis We’re working with Bendigo Health to offer a series of free walk-in vaccination clinics at Dhelkaya Health’s Castlemaine campus. Vaccinations available at the clinic are: COVID-19 Influenza Japanese Encephalitis. The clinic will be held in our Auditorium at 142 Cornish Street, Castlemaine. No bookings required, just turn […]

Written by on November 8, 2022

Comment on new Dhelkaya Health Strategic Plan

Dhelkaya Health is your local health service. It was created through the integration of Castlemaine Health, Maldon Hospital and CHIRP Community Health in 2022. In the last few months, Dhelkaya Health has been working on a strategic plan to guide our health and wellbeing services, for those living in and around the Mount Alexander Shire, […]

Written by on November 8, 2022

Student-led caravan fix-me-up project to help homelessness

Castlemaine Secondary College, in partnership with Dhelkaya Health, HALT and Goldfields Local Learning and Employment Network, has devised an innovative way to assist families facing homelessness in the Mount Alexander Shire, while simultaneously developing study skills and aspirations in the construction industry. The project will result in the provision of two refurbished caravans by May […]

Written by on November 8, 2022

Healthy Choices at Hospitals

19 September 2022 Dhelkaya Health has removed all sugary drinks from their cafeteria, vending machines and catering, increased healthier options of drinks, and is the 38th health service in Victoria to meet the Healthy Choices directive. The Victorian Government ‘Healthy Choices directive’, mandates all public health facilities to increase opportunity and choice for their staff […]

Written by on September 19, 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