Draft Active Women & Girls Strategy

Council in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria, has developed a 10 year Active Women & Girls Strategy specific to our local community. The development of this strategy is critical to address the current inequality that exists between female and male participation in physical activity, allowing for more girls and women to experience health benefits from regular active participation.

Please click here to download a copy of the draft Active Women and Girls Strategy.

Comments on this draft strategy can be made by close of business 10 April 2019 to shire@hepburn.vic.gov.au or in writing to Community Programs Officer, Hepburn Shire Council, PO Box 21, Daylesford 3460.

If you would like to access a highlights summary of this strategy, please click here to download a copy. 

IWD Inductees 2019

Congratulations to our International Women’s Day, Heather Mutimer Honour Roll inductees for 2019; Margret Lockwood, Donna Cooper, Caelli Greenbank, Kathleen Morrison and Rozanne Moynihan (Posthumous) accepted by husband Danny.  Also pictured Mary-Anne Thomas MP, Louise Staley MP and Heather Mutimer.

Blackberry Control Workshop

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce and Council are hosting a workshop to demonstrate effective blackberry control techniques including mechanical and chemical. There will also be drone demonstrations, resources and opportunities to discuss planning. All Hepburn Shire residents and landholders welcome.

Saturday 23 March 2019
10am and 12 pm
(Morning tea and lunch provided)
Location: Creswick, details available on booking

RSVP by 20 March 2019 (essential for location and catering purposes)

Places are limited, so if you’re interested, please register by clicking on the link https://www.trybooking/BASEN.

Redevelopment of the Central Springs Pavilion

We will be holding 2 Community “Drop In” sessions to get community feedback on the preferred location for the replacement of the Pavilion that is located at Central Springs at the southern end of Lake Daylesford. The structure has been severely damaged by fallen trees in recent years and Council has allocated funds to replace the Pavilion.

Come along and chat to Council Officers and members of the Mineral Springs Reserve Advisory Committee on either of the following dates:

  • Wednesday 20 March 4.00pm – 5.00pm – Daylesford Town Hall
  • Saturday 23 March 10.00am – 11.00am – Senior Citizens Room

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please complete the short survey below…

Refurbishment of Central Springs Pavilion

Daylesford Repair Cafe

The next Repair Cafe will be held this Sunday (17 February) between 1pm and 4pm at the ARC in Smith Street Daylesford (Note: change of venue for this cafe). The Repair Cafe is collaborating with the Daylesford Secondary College and we’re encouraging school students to come along and get their bikes and favorite clothes repaired, as well as learning repair skills. All welcome – come along and learn bicycle maintenance and repair, bring along your favourite clothes to be repaired, fix equipment, repair household and garden items, learn how to sharpen knives and tools, and more.

Repair Café dates for 2019:

– January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17

Working Towards the Safe Disposal of e-Waste

We’re working towards the safe disposal of e-waste.  We are about to commence key infrastructure works in preparation for the state-wide ban on e-waste entering landfill, which comes into effect on 1 July 2019.

With the help of Victorian Government funding, Council will build important e-waste collection infrastructure at the following transfer stations:

  • Daylesford ($88,750)
  • Creswick ($88,750)

E-waste can be described as anything with a plug or battery that has reached the end of its useful life. It includes everything from old mobile phones, computers and related equipment, audio devices, refrigerators and other white goods, hair driers, TVs, heaters, and air-conditioners.

The amount of e-waste generated in Victoria is projected to increase from 109,000 tonnes in 2015 to approximately 256,000 tonnes in 2035.

Click here for more on e-Waste 

Email My Rates Notice

Did you know? You can receive your first instalment rates notice for the 2017/18 financial year and all future notices by email if you register by 30 July 2017.  You can also register at any time for future instalments. It’s easy.

Using information in your Rates notice(s), simply complete the following steps to sign up:

  1. Your Details – Enter owner details and email address
  2. Properties – Enter each of your properties
  3. Submit

We will review your application and notify you by email when the registration is complete.


Online Service Request

If you have a customer service request, please submit it by registering in the request system using the link below, or phone one of our customer service centres on 03 5348 2306 and you will be issued a reference number to enable you to track progress on your request.

For after hours emergencies please use the following numbers:
Animal Control – 0419 587 955 (eg. dog attacks and stock on Council roads)
Other Council Emergency – 0419 583 573