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
Thank you to the Colac Otway Shire Council for their assistance in compiling the building related information in this section.
Information and advice on obtaining building permits, siting consents, property certificates and copies of plans.
Council provides a range of information to assist people with building related questions.
Planning is a comprehensive area of Council. Learn more about how to apply for Planning Permits, object to a Planning Application or how to contact our Planning department.
Strategic Planning focuses on long term development, protection and conservation of land.
Central Goldfields Shire Council
Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough,
Victoria, 3465, Australia
Phone: 03 5461 0610
For refunds please contact our offices on 03 5461 0610
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.