National Gallery of Victoria Kids on Tour 2018

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is thrilled to partner with venues all across Victoria to offer exciting school holiday workshops for children as part of NGV Kids on Tour 2018. Through activities developed with artists, children will be encouraged to unleash their creativity by taking inspiration from coinciding summer exhibitions at the NGV including, NGV Triennial and Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons.

The dates are as follows:

  • Friday 12th January at 10.30am – Clunes Library
  • Friday 12th January at 2.30pm – Creswick Library
  • Monday 15th January at 2pm – Daylesford Library
  • Tuesday 16th January at 2.30pm – Trentham Library

Contact your local library to make a booking.

Feedback Wanted on the Draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021

The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 (MPHWP) aims to protect, improve and promote the health and wellbeing of people living in Hepburn Shire.  The plan outlines how Council, with support from other local health partners, will work to address key health priorities to achieve a higher level of health and wellbeing for people who live, work and play in Hepburn Shire.

The MPHWP sets four priorities that will guide action over the next four years.  These priorities have been determined based on the review of health related data, community consultation and health partner consultation.

The four priority areas are as follows:

  1. Health Eating and Active Living
  2. Healthy and Safe Environments
  3. Social Inclusion and Community Resilience
  4. Preventing Family Violence

Council is seeking community feedback on its DRAFT Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021. Any person wanting to make a written submission to Council on the Draft MPHWP should do so by the close of business on Friday 19th January 2018. Submissions can be made to or in writing to Environmental Health Officer, Hepburn Shire Council, PO Box 21, Daylesford 3460.

You can also provide also provide feedback using an OurSay forum at

Click here for a copy of the DRAFT Hepburn Shire Council Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021. Copies can also be viewed at Council’s offices in Daylesford, Clunes and Creswick, and in libraries in Daylesford and Trentham.

End of Year Closure

Council Offices, Depots, Hubs and Libraries will be closed from 3:00pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
Over this period, we will operate the following services:

Emergency Management

Staff involved in Emergency Management will undertake their roles and responsibilities in accordance with the Emergency Management procedures. On declared Code Red days, Hepburn Shire Council Emergency Management staff will be stationed in the Municipal Emergency Coordination Centre (MECC) in readiness for any incidents.

Waste Transfer Stations

Transfer stations will be closed Christmas Day and other times as per normal weekly schedule.

Aged & Disability Services

Council’s Aged & Disability Services staff will continue to provide essential services such as Personal Care over the Christmas and New Year period. Further information will be sent to clients prior to the end of year closure.

Visitor Information Centres

  • Clunes will be open as per normal except for the period Christmas day to 31 December (subject to volunteer availability)
  • Creswick will be open every day except Christmas Day 10am-5pm
  • Daylesford will be open every day except Christmas Day 9am-5pm
  • Trentham will be open Sat & Sun as per normal hours (subject to volunteer availability), closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day


Swimming Pools will be closed Christmas Day and open as per normal other days.

Towards Zero Community Energy Saving Program

Council is now calling for Expressions of Interest for the Towards Zero – Community Energy Saving Program. Community groups are encouraged to apply for funding projects which will save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in community facilities.

This funding program links to the Hepburn Shire Council Plan.  Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate how their project links to the objectives of the Towards Zero – Community Energy Saving Program.

Funding is available for projects which can demonstrate energy and cost savings and a tangible reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 7 February 2018.

Prospective applicants must contact the Sustainability Officer prior to submitting an application – refer to guidelines for contact details.

Toward Zero – Community Energy Saving Program Guidelines 2017-2018

Daylesford Community Based Bushfire Management

Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs residents are invited to a community meeting and BBQ hosted by CFA, Forest Fire Management Victoria and the Hepburn Shire Council at 11am – 1pm on Sunday 10 December 2017 at the Hepburn Springs Fire Station, 149 Main Road, Hepburn.

With help from you, the local community, our agencies want to know your understanding of bushfire risk. We want to discuss how Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs communities and local agencies can work together on bushfire risk planning and learn how bushfires are predicted in your area using Phoenix Rapidfire (computer modelling).

For more information, please see the attached Invitation or contact David George, Council’s Municipal Fire Prevention Officer on 5321 6431.


Are you prepared for flooding?

The Bureau of Meteorology continue to predict severe weather for the north and central regions of Victoria today and over the weekend.  Council have been preparing for this upcoming weather event for several days.  We are checking and clearing drainage ‘hot spots’.  Sandbags are available and sand has been sourced.  A sandbag machine is also ready to go.  Our Emergency Management staff have been briefed and are on standby.

Communication between Council and other agencies is occurring and will continue throughout the weather event.

If you’re in trouble and your house is flooding, please contact the SES.

For other drainage maintenance issues please call our Council after hours emergency number 0419 583 573.

Click on the link for more information on the weather waning –

Click on the link to visit the Vic Emergency website