Council Elections & Caretaker Period

Council elections will be held on Saturday 22 October 2016. From the start of 20 September to 6pm on 22 October 2016, Council will assume a ‘caretaker role’.

During this time, Council will conduct its business in accordance with the Election Period 2016 Caretaker Policy.  This policy ensures that we are complying with the Local Government Act with respect to fair and open council elections. You will notice that posts to the website will be limited during the caretaker period. Your understanding during this time is appreciated.


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Celebrate Seniors Week This October

The contribution of one million older Victorians aged 60 years and older will be celebrated this October when the Victorian Seniors Festival kicks off its 34th year.

Starting on Sunday 2 October 2016, the Victorian Government initiative will see more than 1500 free and low-cost individual events and activities held across the state, including in Hepburn Shire.

Host Organisation Contact Detail Date of Event Event Detail
Trentham Neighbourhood Centre Tania Sawyer

Ph 5424 1354

7/10/2016 Trentham Seniors Lunch
Creswick & District U3A Inc Bill Morrison

Ph 5345 2995

22/10/2016 Community Lunch & Entertainment
Daylesford Senior Citizens Group Betty Nueman

Ph 5345 2434

5/10/2016 Community Lunch
Trentham Life Activities Club Diane Clausen

Ph 5424 8586

11/10/2016 Community Lunch
Creswick Senior Citizens June Gray

Ph 5334 6526

28/10/2016 Community Lunch & Entertainment
Probus Club Creswick Joan McMillan

Ph 5334 4207

26/10/2016 Maribyrnong River Cruise
Hepburn Shire Council Gayle McCarthy

Ph 5348 3136

23/09/16 Council of the Ageing – Concessions and benefit for seniors information session & afternoon tea
Hepburn Shire Council / Hepburn Health Service / Ageing Well in Hepburn Melanie Perks

Ph. 5348 2306


1.30pm – 4.30pm

‘Celebrating Ageing’s Glorious Diversity

This year’s program features a range of entertainment, adventure and fun-focussed activities across sports and the arts, and even concerts such as the Festival Big Band Dance. Food tours and skills-building exercises – such as the High Tea with IT computer skills sessions – are all part of a jam-packed Festival program.

Events are free or low-cost and free public transport will be available for Seniors Card holders during the Festival’s first week from 2 to 9 October.

For more information about events and activities, visit or pick up a free Victorian Seniors Festival program at any Coles store, local library, council office or neighbourhood house. You can also call 1300 135 090 to have a program sent directly to you

School Holiday Fun at Hepburn Libraries

What’s on at Hepburn Libraries these School Holidays

All sorts of fun things are happening at Hepburn Shire’s Libraries these school holidays. It’s Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday this Month and Creswick Hub is celebrating with a movie screening…..and make your own BFG.  Daylesford and Creswick will be exploring Kitchen Science, Clunes will be dancing to a Silent Disco, and make sure you check out the ODD SoCK CIRCUS for some magical musical fun! Contact your local Library for more details.

Zootopia Movie Screening

Monday September 19 , 2pm – The Warehouse – Clunes

Roald Dahl movie screening

Monday September19, 3pm – Creswick Hub

Pet Rocks

Tuesday September 20 2.30pm – Trentham Library

Make your own little friend to take home

Ages 5+

Kite Making

Wednesday September 21 2.30pm – Daylesford Library

Design and make your own flying creation!

Ages 8+

Make a Big Friendly Giant

Wednesday September 21, 3pm – Creswick Hub

Little Languages

Thursday September 22, 10am – Creswick Hub

songs and stories about Brazil for 3-5 year olds

Library Creations

Thursday September 22, 1pm – The Warehouse – Clunes

Movie night at Trentham Library – Minions

Friday September 23, 4.30 pm – Trentham Library

Kitchen Science

Monday 26th September, 2.30pm – Daylesford Library


Tuesday September 27 – Trentham Library 11am & Daylesford Library 2pm

Wednesday September 28 Creswick Hub 2pm

Kitchen Science

Thursday September 29, 3pm – Creswick Hub

Silent disco

Thursday September 29 3pm – The Warehouse – Clunes

Council Elections – Candidate Information Session


Prospective candidates are also strongly encouraged to attend a candidate information session. An information session will be held:

  • When: 7.00 pm Tuesday 13 September
  • Where: Town Hall, 76 Vincent Street, Daylesford

Candidate Information Kits containing nomination forms and other electoral information will be available at the session.

Nominations to stand as a candidate for the 2016 Hepburn Shire Council elections open on Thursday 15 September.

Further information on nominating as a candidate is available at

Community Grants Now Open

Have you got an idea for a community project/initiative?

The Community Grants 2016-17 program opened on 9 September 2016.  It’s not hard to apply and we’re here to help with your application.

Grants are available under the following funding streams:

Community Grants – Active and Engaged Communities (Close on 12 October 2016)
Applications are invited for community projects that strengthen communities and support volunteers. Grants can be used for community events or days of celebration, projects with the purpose of connecting communities, building capacity, sustainable environment and resilience, and promote partnerships.

Towards Zero – Energy Efficiency Initiatives (Close on 31 October 2016)
Expressions of Interest are invited for projects which will reduce carbon emissions through reduced energy consumption and/or increase the use of renewable energy in community buildings.

Program Guidelines

Community Grants – Guidelines

Towards Zero Emissions – Guidelines

Applications Forms

Community Grants – Application Form

Towards Zero Emissions – Application Form

Want to know more?  Call Linda Hell on 5348 2306 or email