Reconciliation Film Club

As part of National Reconciliation Week we are partnering with the Daylesford Community Cinema to bring you some special screenings.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 at 6:00pm

Undermined: Tales From The Kimberley (1hr 30min)

Award-winning director Nicholas Wrathall investigates the true costs of development in the world-famous Kimberley, where mega-mining and pastoral developments threaten not just the pristine environment but more than 200 Indigenous communities and their peoples’ sacred links to Country.

Daylesford Town Hall

Community Screening – Free Entry

Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 7:00pm

We Don’t Need A Map (1hr 25min)

A feature length documentary about Australia’s complex relationship to the Southern Cross. It is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere and ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual, and just about completely unknown. Warwick Thornton, one of Australia’s leading film-makers, tackles this fiery subject head on in a bold, provocative and poetic essay-film. Produced by Barefoot Films.

Daylesford Town Hall

Community Screening – Free Entry

Friday, 31 May 2019 at 7:00pm

Top End Wedding  (1hr 53min)

Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.

Daylesford Town Hall

Community Screening – $15 – all proceeds will be donated to Daylesford Community Cinema

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Proposed Budget 2019/2020

Council adopted the Proposed Budget 2019/20 for public exhibition at its meeting held in Trentham on 16 April 2019.

Mayor Cr Don Henderson said that the 2019/20 Proposed Budget responsibly funds the operations, services and capital investment that we will deliver to the community to achieve the vision of Our Council.

“I’m pleased with the outcome of the Proposed Budget 2019/20 and have great pleasure on behalf of Councillors to recommend it to our community for feedback.  It delivers for communities across the Shire with the completion of a number of important infrastructure projects, increased maintenance, and the continuation of essential services – all delivered in a financially sustainable model and with no new borrowings,” said Cr Don Henderson.

The Capital Works program for 2019/20 will be $9.84 million, a significant allocation of funding. This is an investment of 55% of general rates, with small and large projects to be delivered across the Shire, including over $5.5 million in road works.

“Our Council looks forward to working with the community to deliver a range of exciting projects in 2019/20, including the Daylesford Skate Park, masterplan and design works at Clunes, Glenlyon and Trentham Recreation Reserves, new and upgraded footpaths and an off-lead dog-park at Clunes” said Cr Don Henderson.

“Rate increases have been capped at 2.50% in line with the Victorian Government’s Fair Go Rates System, and even with the current concerns within the waste and recycling industry Council has been able to hold increases to waste charges to an average 3.2%.”

Council will now accept e-waste materials for free to encourage the recycling of e-waste items at our transfer stations and has introduced significantly reduced first year animal registration fees to encourage the registration, de-sexing and microchipping of cats and dogs.

The proposed budget includes a number of new and continuing initiatives such as the  upgrading of disabled parking spaces; continuation of construction works of the Creswick Trails; increased maintenance of aquatic facilities; Stage 3 of the Hepburn Planning Scheme Review, as well as the implementation of actions from the Biodiversity, Economic Development, Active Women and Girls and Youth Strategies.

Submissions have now closed. A meeting hear submissions will be held on Tuesday 4 June 2019, and the proposed Budget will be tabled at the 18 June 2019 Council meeting for adoption.

Click here to download a copy…Hepburn Shire Council Budget Report 2019-20

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