Due to the Council Election, Central Goldfields Shire will be in the caretaker period from 22 September to 24 October. In accordance with the Local Government Act, Council will conduct its business as per the Election Period Policy. This means this website will only be updated with essential information.
For COVID-19 community information - including changes to restrictions, services and support available - visit
Residents will soon receive their 2020/21 rate notice. For more information on rates, how to pay and our COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy visit
Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for the Central Goldfields Shire community
Information about the workings of Council and elected representatives
Information about employment and volunteer opportunities.
Information on Council owned and managed property
Information on Council plans, documents, strategies and policies which are available to the community to access.
Catch up on all the latest Council news here.
Read about upcoming works, tenders and other public announcements in Council's public notice which appears in The Maryborough District Advertiser every Friday.
Council hosts a range of civic functions each year including the Australia Day Wards and citizenship ceremonies.
Information on Council permits and permit application forms
Community Grants provide financial support to projects and events that provide community benefit to the Shire. Grants from $500 are available to a wide range of community based organisations to run projects and events.
Preventing violence against women is everyone's responsibility, including all of us at Central Goldfields Shire Council - from elected representatives and senior management to all Council employees.
You can alert our staff to any problems or issues in several different ways.
Local Government elections are conducted every four years on the fourth Saturday in October. The next general election for Local Government will be held on 24 October 2020.
Central Goldfields Shire Council
Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough,
Victoria, 3465, Australia
Phone: 03 5461 0610
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Central Goldfields Shire Council acknowledges the ancestors and descendants of the Dja Dja Wurrung. We acknowledge that their forebears are the Traditional Owners of the area we are on and have been for many thousands of years. The Djaara have performed age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.