Active Women and Girls Strategy – Workshop

A workshop exploring ways to increase women and girls participation in sport and active recreation

Council, in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria, is developing an Active Women and Girls strategy.  The development of this strategy is important as females are less likely than males to be physically active. Within the Hepburn Shire, 32.3% of females are meeting the physical activity guidelines compared with 50.7% of males (VicHealth, 2015). This strategy will provide a short, medium and long term action plan to increase women and girls participation in sport and active recreation within the Hepburn Shire.

We invite you to come and share ideas on increasing participation and strategies to address barriers to women and girls being physically active in the local Hepburn Shire community.  Attendees will hear about the current participation rates of women and girls in sport and active recreation within the Hepburn Shire.

Attendees will have the opportunity to identify:

  • Barriers that may prevent women and girls from participating in sport and active recreation in Hepburn Shire
  • Current activities, programs and initiatives within the Hepburn Shire that encourage women and girls participation in sport and active recreation
  • Initiatives that could enable more women and girls to participate in sport and active recreation.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 18 September 2018

Start Time: Arrive at 9.15am for a 9.30am sharp start

Finish Time: 12.30pm

Location: Victoria Park Recreation Reserve, Daylesford

Registrations are essential. Tickets are limited.   Please RSVP by clicking here.

A Healthy Choices Morning Tea will be provided.

For further questions in regards to this workshop please contact Rachel – Community Projects Officer at Hepburn Shire, on 5321 6447 or

The agenda and additional resources/information will be distributed closer to the date of the workshop.

Please note – We acknowledge that this time and day may not suit all attendees. There will be additional opportunities for you and/or your organisation or club to provide feedback into this strategy. Please contact Rachel for more information. 

Active Women and Girls Strategy – Surveys Open

Council, in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria, is developing an Active Women and Girls strategy.  This strategy will provide an action plan to increase female participation in sport and active recreation within the Hepburn Shire, and ultimately promote healthy and active living.

Hepburn Health Services has been appointed by Hepburn Shire Council as the consultant for the development of this strategy.  In order to obtain a greater insight into the influences on female participation in sport and active recreation, and the actions that will enhance this, we invite all Hepburn Shire residents (both male and female) to take part in a questionnaire.  We want to know what influences female participation in sport and active recreation. There are specific questionnaires for adults, secondary and primary school students.

Survey Links

Questionnaire for adults living in Hepburn Shire aged 18 years and over

Questionnaire for Secondary School Students living in Hepburn Shire

Questionnaire for households with Primary School Students

If you wish to receive a paper copy of this survey please attend your nearest Hepburn Health Service Community Health Centre or call 53459162.

International Women’s Day 2019 – Nominations Open

Do you know an inspiring woman?

The Heather Mutimer Honour Roll seeks to pay tribute to the women in the Shire whose contributions, courage and examples have led to significant social change for women. Successful inductees will be announced at a Civic Function celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March 2019.

Where can I get a Nomination Form?

  • Hepburn Shire Council Customer Service Offices
  • Click here to download a Nomination Form

Do you need help completing the nomination form?

Nominations must be made on the official nomination form and must be lodged with Council by 5pm on Wednesday 31 October 2018.

How do I RSVP to the event?

For more information or to RSVP (for catering purposes) contact Customer Service on 5348 2306.



Asset Protection Permit Form

Residents are informed that they may need to apply for an Asset Protection Permit for some building works to ensure:

  • Public Assets or infrastructure, such as footpaths, vehicular crossings, kerbs, channels, drains, roads and laneways, are not damaged during the works
  • The safety of anyone who lives near or passes the building site is not affected.

Please download the Asset Protection Permit Form (click here) and submit the Form to Council for the following works:

Dwelling Addition / Extension / Renovation / Demolition
Garage Extension / Renovation / Demolition
Pool House
Swimming Pool / Spa
Utility Connection / Extension
Vehicle Crossover / Driveway
Any Other Works which may affect Council’s Assets


Calling for Nominations – White Ribbon Ambassadors & Committee Members

White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women.  The White Ribbon vision is that all women live in safety free from all forms of men’s violence.  The Hepburn White Ribbon Committee was established in 2016 and aims to work with the community to create social awareness and cultural change around the issue of violence against women.

The Hepburn White Ribbon Committee is seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

Committee Members:

  • To support the actions of White Ribbon Australia
  • Provide strategic direction in regards to the projects/initiatives of the Hepburn White Ribbon Committee
  • Attend and coordinate local White Ribbon events
  • Attend quarterly Committee Meetings
  • Participate in training modules


  • To support the actions of White Ribbon Australia and the Hepburn White Ribbon Committee
  • Attend and coordinate local White Ribbon events
  • Participate in training modules

If you are interested in taking on either of these roles, please contact Rachel Murphy – Community Projects Officer at Hepburn Shire Council via email –

Tip Vouchers

2018-19 tip vouchers are available to pick up for those eligible residents in the shire.  The number of vouchers allocated to eligible residents can be found at the bottom of the rates notice.

Eligible residents can collect Tip Vouchers from Customer Service in Duke Street, The Warehouse Clunes, Creswick Hub and all Transfer Stations at Daylesford, Creswcik and Trentham (you will need to present your rates notice).

Please remember that lost Tip Vouchers will not be replaced.

Get Social – Seniors Festival Event

Hepburn Shire will host a showcase event for the Seniors Festival 2018. Celebrate with an afternoon of friendship, music and fun.


TrumpItUp & Drone On

A free concert of pipes and brass

Friday September 28
Grand Final Friday public holiday

On the banks of Jubilee Lake, TrumpitUp & DroneOn will feature performances by hundreds of brass and pipe musicians from Central Victoria.  The concert will feature music ranging from Love Is In the Air to The Floral Song and Long Way to the Top. Daylesford’s own Daylesford Community Brass Band will be on show along with bands and dancers from Bendigo, Creswick, Maryborough, Maldon and special guests Jessica Hitchcock and Lincoln Hilton.

The event culminates in the premiere of a stunning new composition by Louisa Trewartha “The Nature of Sound”.

The participating bands are Bendigo Youth Brass Band, City of Greater Bendigo Brass Band, Creswick Brass Band, Daylesford Community Brass Band, Daylesford & District Pipes & Drums, Maldon Brass Band, Maryborough & District Highland Pipe Band who will be joined by senior and junior members of the Ballarat Highland Dancers.

Award-winning opera singer, actor and songwriter Jessica Hitchcock will also perform.

The Oval, Jubilee Lake Holiday Park

151 Lake Road, Daylesford

Start time:   2.00pm for a 2.30pm start

Finish time:  5.00pm

Parking at Victory Oval with free shuttle buses to and from Jubilee Lake Holiday Park.

Food trucks on site or bring a picnic.

Glass Recycling Trial at Daylesford Transfer Station

Did you know that we are trialling a glass recycling program at the Daylesford Transfer Station?

This will be a four-week trial to determine how much glass goes into our recycling bins.  You can drop off your glass recycling to the transfer station now – we have a skip onsite.   There is no charge for dropping off separated glass waste, so we strongly encourage residents to separate their glass and avoid paying.  The trial will reduce the cost of transporting commingled recycling and tipping fees to the Shire, and we have a potential buyer for glass recycling collected.   Eventually glass will be separated into colours as it is purchased by colour.



Pick My Project

Voting for the “Pick My Project” initiative is now open! Over 2,500 project ideas were submitted from across Victoria with over 2,200 projects deemed to be eligible, including many in the Hepburn Shire. The Victorian Government has committed $30 million to fund local community projects. It’s your local community, so it’s your choice.

Click here for a list of projects in the Hepburn Shire

Voting will close at 5pm, Monday 17 September 2018, so jump online, register and vote for your three favourite projects. Visit

Sort Your Load & Save

Residents are encouraged to sort their loads before they go to the waste transfer station.

You can save their money by making a few small changes to how you pack your load. The Transfer Stations have different charges for different materials, so if an item can be recycled, repurposed or reprocessed, it is cheaper to dispose of, and some materials are accepted for free.

If a load is not sorted, it can be difficult to see what types of materials are in the load. This means in some cases, the attendant can only charge the highest rate. This is why sorting your load before you leave home is so important.

Sorting can be as simple as putting all of the household recyclables together, separating any aluminium/tin cans, flattening any large cardboard boxes, putting bricks and rubble together, and separating timber, metals, electronic waste and green waste.

By doing all of this, residents can help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, which ultimately helps our environment.

There are many items that don’t attract a disposal fee. These include:

  • Aluminium
  • Paper
  • Cardboard (clean)
  • Wheel rims
  • Oil
  • Scrap Metal
  • Empty paint tins
  • Clean drums (DrumMuster)
  • Batteries
  • E-waste
  • Re-usable goods and furniture
  • Re-usable building materials (operator discretion)

See your local Transfer Station Operator for more information.

Did you know it is illegal not to secure your load? Please go to the attached link to see what fines/charges are payable if you don’t secure your load correctly.

Click here for information from VicRoads on fines for not securing loads


Free marketing opportunity for Hepburn Shire Businesses

A call out to all tourism businesses in Hepburn Shire – we have an opportunity to market and promote your business if you provide disability access into your premises or within your services. We are focussing on finding ‘accessible’ accommodation providers, restaurants, cafes and retail outlets.  Council has an in-house disability access consultant who would like to hear from you if you already consider yourself accessible or would like to improve your access provisions. A register of all accessible venues and services will be promoted through a new tourism portal and disability networks to attract more visitors to our region.

Please contact Deb Westin on or call or SMS 0428 025 220 for more information.