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About Kyneton

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Kyneton is conveniently located adjacent to the Calder Freeway 87 km North-West of Melbourne and 66 km South-East of Bendigo. The drive to Melbourne, other than at peak times, is just over an hour and to Bendigo about 50 minutes. Train travel to Melbourne or to Bendigo takes around an hour and with 22 services per day and daily fares now identical to those in Melbourne make train travel an attractive alternative to driving.


The population of the Kyneton township, according the 2021 Census, was 7513 and growing. Many residents work locally but a significant number commute to Melbourne and elsewhere for their employment. Kyneton’s location just an hour from the City and its strong appeal as a culinary, history, nature-based and special events destination, has made it a popular tourist attraction. Nevertheless, Kyneton has a genuine community spirit about it with strong resident participation in the town’s many activities and with a welcoming, helpful attitude to visitors.

Food and Drink

Kyneton is regarded as one of Victoria’s foremost country good food destinations with first rate eateries dotted throughout the town. Restaurant Midnight Starling has been recognized in the Age Good Food Guide now and over several years as a One Hat dining place and many others are highly regarded eating places. It’s not just the restaurants; the cafes, bistros and wine bars are great too and Country Cob Bakery has been awarded Australia’s best pie maker in multiple years. Local vineyards also offer the opportunity to sample and purchase the highly regarded local wines at the cellar door.


Some of the finest historic bluestone buildings in Victoria are a main feature of the town. These date back to the Gold-Rush era when Kyneton was a major supply town for the diggings. Walking maps for walks to explore these outstanding buildings can be obtained from the Kyneton Visitor information Centre.

Nature Based Attractions

The Kyneton Botanic Gardens, Campaspe River and Black Hill are all close by for a picnic or a for undertaking excellent walks. Deciduous trees are ablaze in Autumn, silent and silhouetted in winter, green and vibrant in Spring and wonderful shade in summer. Proximity to nature-based attractions at Hanging Rock, Mt Macedon, Malmsbury Trentham and Daylesford add to the town’s appeal as a base for Central Victorian touring.

Shopping, Business and Employment

Art galleries, home furnishing, craft, books, nurseries, gifts, food, wine, clothing, and a myriad of other businesses service the area providing a rewarding experience for visitors and locals alike. A significant business park is being developed in the North of the town in Saleyards Rd Kyneton for businesses, factories and warehouses conveniently located adjacent to the Calder Freeway and adding to local employment opportunities.

Special Events

In September the renowned Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival has 10 days of events to suit all tastes and regular race meetings at the Kyneton Racecourse throughout the year including the 'Kyneton Cup' provide a great outing. The Kyneton Agricultural Show is in November is regarded as one of Victoria’s leading Country Shows with rides, displays, competitions and entertainment for everyone. In addition to local productions many high-quality visiting drama, comedy and music events are conducted throughout the year in the Town Hall and the Bluestone Theatre.

Sporting Facilities and Clubs

Kyneton has excellent sporting facilities and strong junior and senior clubs that use them. Foremost among these facilities is the Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre which houses first rate heated pool activities, a fitness Centre, and courts for Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Netball, Squash and Volleyball.

Health Services

With a Hospital, a Community Health Service, a Mental Health Service, 2 Aged Care Facilities, 4 Medical practices, Specialist Consulting rooms, 3 dental surgeries, an ambulance station and a multitude of allied health providers Kyneton has health services matched by few other country towns.


Kyneton and district has a strong artistic community resident in the area and 4 private Galleries: Stockroom, Cusack & Cusack, Art On Piper and The Old Auction House. In an exciting development for the town’ work is currently being undertaken to restore the of the Old Kyneton Primary School’s 1860’s bluestone building, creating internal spaces for the new gallery and exhibition areas, a new food and beverage offering, and accessible entry.

Places to Stay

A stay at one of the charming local Bed & Breakfast establishments or one of the motels or hotels gives the chance to relax and enjoy the local hospitality and attractions.

Children's & Infant's Activities and ServicesReturn to Top of Page


Kids TrainKyneton and District offers services and activities for children, infants and their families at a level far in excess of the average country town or for that matter many metropolitan suburbs.
Kyneton's outstanding health services are outlined elsewhere in "About Kyneton", as are its primary, secondary and pre-school education providers. Sports and leisure activities are in the main in Community Groups.
Information, relevant to children and families not covered in other parts of this website especially childcare, and specific childrens matters are covered below.


Long Day Care:

Goodstart Early Learning Kyneton,
30 Mair St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 3552

Embracia Childcare and Kindergarten
17 Wedge St, Kyneton
Ph: 4422 9700

Journey Early Learning
13-15 Market St, Kyneton
Ph: 9005 4650

Occasional Child Care:

Kyneton Community House
34 Mollison St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 3433

Outside School Hours Care:

Bug-a-Lugs Indoor Play Centre,
3 Hoyle Crt, Kyneton.
Ph: 5422 2767 Web:
Bug-a-lugs offers outside school hours care and school holidays programs.


Kyneton Playgroup operates 3 days per week during school terms. For many years they operated at the Uniting Church Hall in Ebden St but this may change in 2024.

Toy Library

Located in Jean Haines Park at 127 High St adjacent to the Kyneton Visitor Information Centre.
A wonderful resource for families with young children open 10.30am-12 noon on Saturdays during school terms.

Community Park


There are many locations in and around Kyneton where public children's play equipment are located. Many of them are fenced and have free bbq and tables and seating in close proximity, are well shaded and have nearby toilets.

Foremost among them is the new Kyneton Community Park, a specially designed play area for all aged play designed by renowned landscape architects Laidlaw and Laidlaw. Located at the western end of the Kyneton Botanical Gardens this unique play area was opened in June 2017.

Popular Jean Haynes Park is located on the corner of High and Edgecombe Sts adjacent to the Visitor's Information Centre. This is a well shaded playground, fenced with a free public barbeque and toilets nearby.

Other playgrounds are located in Baynton St adjacent to the Library, the Mineral Springs Reserve, the Bluestone Rise Estate, in Mair St adjacent to the Showgrounds second oval,the Campaspe Views Estate, Kyneton on Riverside and the Carlsruhe Common.

Children's Storytime

A free Kyneton Library activity for 2 to 5 year olds held at 11am each Friday. No booking is required - parents simply bring their children into the Library.

Sporting Activities

The Kyneton Toyota Sports and Aquatic Centre at 3 Victoria St is open 7 days a week and houses a 25m indoor heated swimming pool. Details of opening hours etc can be found on the Council website: The Centre offers learn to swim programs for all ages and levels.

Little Athletics:
Kyneton Little Athletics attracts scores of girls and boys in age ranges from U6 to U15 to the Kyneton Showgrounds on Saturday mornings from mid October onwards. Web:
Ph: 0418 546 104

Other Sport and recreation activities open to both girls and boys:
These include basketball, cricket, football, tennis, netball, squash, bowls, indoor cricket, soccer, badminton, cycling, horse riding, fishing, and volleyball. Contact details for involvement in these activities can be found in the Community Groups section of this website.

Other Activities

The Kyneton Library, at 3 Baynton St and adjacent to the Mechanics Reserve, has an excellent range of children's books and resources.

For many years, Steps Performing Arts has offered dance tuition in the Macedon Ranges.

The local primary and secondary schools offer extensive instrumental music tuition and private tuition either through individual private tutors. The Kyneton Municipal Band also offers instrument tuition to children who join it.

Resonance String Orchestra: allows accomplished young string musicians to develop their skills. Rehearsals are held weekly in Woodend and fortnightly in Castlemaine.

Pony Club:
Kyneton Pony Club. Web: has its activity day on the first Sunday of the month at Rollinson Reserve, 180 Redesdale Rd.

The Skate Park:
Next to the 2nd oval at the Showgrounds in Beauchamp St.

Education in Kyneton Return to Top of Page

Primary SChool


Kyneton and district has two highly regarded secondary colleges, five primary schools, four kindergartens and an adult education program provided by the Kyneton Community House.


Kyneton Kindergarten
49A Edgecombe St, Kyneton,
Ph: 5422 1463,
A new facility opened in 2022 and is operated by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council and offers pre-school education for children of both 4-5 year and 3-4 years. Located on the Kyneton Primary School site but adjacent also to Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School.

Enrolment forms can be obtained from and lodged at the Shire Offices at 129 Mollison St or downloaded from the Shire Website:

Goodstart Early Learning Kyneton,
30 Mair St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 3552

Embracia Childcare and Kindergarten
17 Wedge St, Kyneton
Ph: 4422 9700

Journey Early Learning
13-15 Market St, Kyneton
Ph: 9005 4650

Primary Schools

Kyneton Primary School
49 - 79 Edgecombe St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 1855,
Kyneton Primary School relocated to the Edgecombe St site in 2018.

Langley Primary School
38 Redesdale Rd, Langley
Ph: 5423 4125,

Malmsbury Primary School
28 Cameron St, Malmsbury
Ph: 5423 2284,

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School
43-47 Edgecombe St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 2056,

Tylden Primary School
11 Clowes Street, Tylden
Ph: 5424 8244,

Kyneton Secondary College

Secondary Schools

Kyneton High School
7-9 Epping St, Kyneton
Ph: 5421 1100,
Kyneton High School was previously known as Kyneton Secondary College.

Sacred Heart College

Sacred Heart College
94 High St, Kyneton
Ph: 5421 1200,

School Buses

Each of the 7 schools is serviced by school buses. Parents should check with their child's school whether their child is eligible to use the school bus and how they can be placed on the bus list.

Tertiary Education

Whilst there are no tertiary campuses in Kyneton a great number of young people from the district undertake tertiary study. Some go to live in Melbourne whilst undertaking their courses but many continue to live at home and travel each day, some by road, but many by train where frequent services and student discount fares make daily travel to Tertiary Institutions in the City or this side of it and also Bendigo viable. Both Secondary Colleges have extensive course and career counselling to assist students in the course selection process.

TAFE courses and adult learning

Kyneton Community House (formerly Kyneton Commmunity & Learning Centre
Location: 34 Mollison St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 3433, Web:
Kyneton Community House offers a range of Certificate Courses and courses for adults. Offerings change from term to term and can be found on the Centres website.

Elected Representatives Return to Top of Page

Local Government Representation

Kyneton and district is part of the Macedon Ranges Shire. The Shire comprises: Kyneton, Malmsbury, Tylden, Woodend (West Ward); Lancefield, Newham, Romsey, Riddells Creek, Clarkefield, Darraweit Guim (East Ward); Gisborne, New Gisborne, Bullengarook, Macedon, Mount Macedon (South Ward).

Councillors for West Ward

Residents are entitled to contact any of the 9 Shire Councillors. Below are the contact details of the 3 Councillors for Kyneton's ward - West Ward:

     Cr Jenifer Anderson Ph: 0408 273 670 Email:
     Cr Janet Pearce Ph: 0437 282 096 Email:
     Cr Mark Ridgeway Ph: 0437 938 766 Email:

Council meetings are held at rotating locations on the 4th Wednesday of each month with agendas for those meetings posted on after 12pm on the Friday before the meeting

Local Council Elections are held on the last Saturday of October every 4 years. The next Council elections will be held in 2024. Most local councils, Macedon Ranges included, now conduct their elections via postal ballots.

State Parliamentary Representation

State Lower House Member: Legislative Assembly
Kyneton, indeed the entirety of the Macedon Ranges Shire is in the Macedon State Legislative Assembly seat.
Mary-Anne Thomas (Australian Labor Party) is the elected member. Her office is located in:
Shop 14/ 9 Goode St, Gisborne, Ph: 5428 2138. Web:

State Upper House Members: Legislative Council
Kyneton is part of the Northern Victoria Region which has 5 representatives.
The Legislative Council Members are:
     Jaclyn Symes (Australian Labor Party);
     Wendy Lovell (Liberal);
     Gaelie Broad (Nationals);
     Georgie Purcell (Animal Justice Party);
     Rikkie-Lee Tyrrell (One Nation)

State Elections: State elections are held on the last Saturday of November every 4th year. The next State election will be held in November 2026.

Federal Parliamentary Representation
Kyneton, is in the Bendigo Federal electorate.
Lisa Chesters (Australian Labor Party) is the elected Member. Her office is located at:
Cnr Williamson & Myer Streets, Bendigo, Ph: 5443 9055. Web:

Federal Elections: Unlike local government and state government elections the timing of Federal elections is not fixed. If the current Federal Government runs its full three year term the next Federal election will be mid 2019.

Health, Aged, Disability and Welfare Services Return to Top of Page


With a Hospital, a Community Health Service, a Mental Health Service, 2 Aged Care Facilities, 4 Medical practices, Specialist Consulting rooms, 3 dental surgeries, an ambulance station and a multitude of allied health providers including physiotherapists, speech therapists, podiatry, Bowen therapy, accupuncture, chiropractors, dietitians, massage therapy and occupational therapy, Kyneton has health services matched in few other country areas.

General Practice Medical Centres

Each of the four general practice medical centres has other medical personnel and services in addition to their GPs.

Campaspe Family Practice
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive (Hospital precinct)
Ph: 5422 2877

Springs Medical
89 Piper St
Ph:5422 1298

Kyneton Medical Centre
9-11 Market St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 1397

Goonawarra Medical Centre Kyneton
Mollson St, Kyneton
Ph:9744 9900

Pathology Services

Pathology services are co-located at Kyneton Hospital, Campaspe Family Practice and Kyneton Medical Centre.


Kyneton Specialist Medical Centre
65 Simpson St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 1131

Specialists across a broad range of disciplines serve Kyneton at the Hospital and at the Kyneton Specialist Medical Centre.

Kyneton Hospital

Kyneton Hospital - part of Central Highlands Rural Health

7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 9900

Recently The Kyneton District Health Service amalgamated with the Daylesford Service to form Central Highlands Rural Heath. Kyneton Hospital is a public hospital providing services to the with a range of acute overnight and day stay beds, and a renal dialysis service. It offers a wide range of medical and surgical services in addition to midwifery and birthing services. Facilities include operating theatres, radiology, pathology & pharmacy. KDHS also provides an Outreach care service which includes District Nursing, Palliative Care, Hospital in the Home and Post Acute Care.
The current modern hospital building in Caroline Chisholm Dr opened in May 2003 but the original bluestone Hospital in Simpson St commenced in 1856.

Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health Service - Kyneton

1 Caroline Chisolm Drive, Kyneton
Ph: 5421 1666

Sunbury-Cobaw'services include: Cardiac rehabilitation, physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy, exercise programs, counselling, Alcohol and other drugs, emergency relief, needle syringe program, housing support, youth programs, family services, speech pathology and children's services.
This new stand alone community focus facility has recently been built in Kyneton adjacent to the Kyneton Hospital.


Lake Imaging
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Dr, Kyneton (Hospital precinct)
Ph: 5422 9944

Services offered include X rays, obstetric ultrasound, ultrasound and CT Scans.

Dental Services

Dr H Rochwerger
2 Market St Kyneton
Ph: 5422 1360

Kyneton Dental
65 High St Kyneton
Ph: 5422 6159

Campaspe Dental Practice
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 3988

Disability Services and Activities

Windarring Kyneton - Adult Training & Support Services
67 Baynton St (Admin Centre)
Ph: 5422 7001

Windarring is a not for profit community based organisation that provides training and support for adults with intellectual and other disabilities.

Mental Health

Mental Health Service Kyneton
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive (Kyneton Hospital precinct)
Ph: 1300 363 788

Provides child and adolescent mental health services

Kyneton Psychology
45 High St, Kyneton
Ph: 0452 432 584

Blue Finch Psychology
48 - 50 Mollison St, Kyneton

St Luke's Anglicare in Kyneton

1 Victoria St, Kyneton
Ph: 5421 2000

Services include: disability support program, financial counselling, personal helpers and mentors, victims assistance program, emergency relief, alcohol and drug support and community support programs.

Centrelink and Medicare

Sunbury-Cobaw Community Health at 1 Caroline Chisolm Drive, Kyneton (Hospital Precinct) is an agent for Centrelink & Medicare.

Ambulance Station

1/7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton
Ph: 000

This 24 hour multi-vehicle station opened in 2014.

Child and Maternal Health

Maternal & Child Health Centre

Kyneton Maternal and Child Health Centre
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, (Kyneton Hospital precinct)
Ph:5421 1480

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council's free Maternal and Child Health service provides 10 health and developmental checks for children from birth to kindergarten age. Their highly qualified and experienced Maternal & Child Health nurses will help you identify ways to support your child's health, growth and development.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council provides a range of free immunisation services for infants, children and secondary school students. Infant immunisation sessions are held in Kyneton monthly – visit for further details.

Home Support Services

As you get older, everyday home tasks can become harder. Through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages Program (HCP) older people can access support services to continue living independently and safely at home.
Since June 2023, the Macedon Ranges Shire Council no longer delivers these services. Home support aged care services across the Shire are now delivered by local providers via My Aged Care.

A face-to-face assessment will determine your eligibility and ensure that the right services are made available to you. To arrange an assessment, you can: Find a provider online, or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
If you have any questions or are unsure about what level of support you might need, you can contact the Council’s Regional Assessment Team at Macedon Ranges Shire Council on 5422 0333.

Nursing Homes Retirement Villages and Hostels

R M Begg Kyneton Aged Care
27-35 Epping St, Kyneton
Ph: 5421 3600

R M Begg, has been highly regarded a not-for-profit community based aged care facility which commenced operation in 1959. During 2023 it was taken over by Respect. It includes self-contained flats and independent retirement units and associated independent living residences.

Bupa Aged Care Kyneton
2 Edgecombe St, Kyneton
Ph: 1800 718 356 / 5422 2800

Bupa Kyneton offers, residential care, palliative care and specialised dementia care.

Services and FacilitiesReturn to Top of Page

Shire Office

Council Services

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council provides a vast range of services to Kyneton Residents and other residents of the Shire. The main administration centres are in Kyneton and Gisborne with responsibilities split between those offices but there are also service centres in Woodend and Romsey.

Council services include Recreation & Cultural Development, Community Planning & Development, Children's Services, Aged & Disability Services, Youth Services, Housing Services, Finance (including rates and valuations), Planning, Building, Environmental Services, Community Support (inc local laws, animal welfare, traffic control), Economic Development & Tourism, Infrastructure Planning, Works (roads, parks and gardens).
Details of some of the above services are covered in other sections of this website but for details of all services provided by our Council visit:

The Shire Offices in Kyneton are located at 129 Mollison St next to the Town Hall. Postal Address is PO Box 151, Kyneton 3444 Hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5pm Ph: 5422 0333 or 1300 656 577 (toll free from within Shire), Email:, Web:


Kyneton Magistrates Court
Hutton St, Kyneton
Coverage: Magistrates court, Children's court, Coroners court, Civil jurisdiction, Family court, Crimes, family violence, fencing disputes.


Kyneton’s free Foodbank for people in need in the local community is operated by the Kindness Collective in association with their Op Shop at 60 Mollison St Kyneton. To access the Foodbank service simply visit the shop at 60 Mollison St and ask someone there about the Foodbank. Further information about accessing or donating to the Foodbank can be found via

Fire Stations

     Kyneton Fire Station: 48 Ebden St, Kyneton
     Carlsruhe: 359 Cobb & Co Rd, Carlsruhe
     Tylden: Kyneton-Tylden Rd, Tylden
     Malmsbury: Mollison St, Malmsbury
     Pastoria: 589 Baynton Rd

Kyneton Town Hall

Halls & venues for Functions, Events and Meetings

The Kyneton Town Hall (Mollison St), Red Brick Hall (Yaldwyn St West), Bluestone Theatre (Hutton St) and the Mechanics Institute (81 Mollison St) are all Council facilities - Bookings and further information: Ph: 5421 1431
Other Venues include: St Pauls Anglican Hall, St Andrews Uniting Church Hall,St Mary's Parish Hall, the Baptist Church, Kyneton Masonic Centre, Zetland Lodge, Showgrounds Social rooms, Kyneton Fire Brigade, Kyneton Golf Club, Kyneton Racecourse, Watts Pavilion, Kyneton Bowling Club, Kyneton RSL, Tennis Clubrooms, Kyneton Community House and Sunbury-Cobaw Commmunity Health Centre. More details about these venues can be found on

The Kyneton Town Hall in Mollison St was the Kyneton Shire Hall and administrative centre of the former Kyneton Shire. The Hall, the Richardson Room and the upstairs meeting rooms are still used for community group meetings, events and for functions.
As the only Macedon Ranges Shire building of the quality and capacity to house big audiences the Hall is the Shire's venue for high quality visiting entertainment.

The Bluestone Theatre (formerly the old Congregational Church built in 1860) in Hutton St is the venue for local theatre company performances, the Annual Festival of One Act Plays Festival and visiting performances.

The Kyneton Mechanics Institute and the adjacent Mechanics Reserve were refurbished in 2012 but due to recent significant water damage require significant works to the north side meeting rooms. The Mechanics played a major role in the town's early history. Meeting rooms, the supper room and the Mechanics Hall can be hired for a multitude of uses. Not for profit community groups can hire meeting rooms free of charge up to 6 times per year.



Kyneton's Library is accessed via the Mechanics Reserve in Mollison/Baynton Streets.
Ph: 5422 1365, Email:
The Kyneton Library is part of the Goldfields Library which gives members access to more than 260,000 items Membership of the Library is free.
A wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, large print books, recorded books, magazines, videos, languages learning kits, DVDs & CDs are available to borrow.
Others Services include: newspapers, internet/email access, photocopiers weekly Children's Storytime. The Library is open Mon-Fri and on Saturday mornings.



Kyneton Museum is located at 67 Piper St, Ph: 5422 1228
Open: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm. Guided Tours by arrangement.
The Museum has a large number of exhibits but also has several special exhibitions every year.

The Museum bluestone building was built in 1855 as a Bank of New South Wales in the gold rush era.
The Museum is owned and operated by the Shire and its voluntary support group (Friends of the Kyneton Museum) plays an active role in ensuring its ongoing development.


Kyneton & District is serviced by 2 free local weekly newspapers - the Midland Express and the Star Weekly and the bimonthly Kyneton & District community newsletter, Kyneton Connect which is distributed on the 3rd Thursday of each even month.

Free weekly newspapers:
Each comes out on a Tuesday with the Express home delivered that day.
   Midland Express - The Express covers events in Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shires and is distributed throughout those Shires. The Express is viewed as Kyneton's main local paper. Its office is at 3 Market St Kyneton, Ph: 5422 1488. Web:
   The Macedon Ranges Star Weekly cover events in the Macedon Ranges Shire and Sunbury and can be collected free from Collins Newsagency.
   The Local which is published fortnightly on Thursday and is free from a number of stores contains some Kyneton stories.

Kyneton Community Newsletter:
Kyneton Connect
Kyneton Connect covers news not usually in the mainstream local press and gives local community groups a means of reporting their activities and events. Published by Kyneton Connections, it is delivered free in Kyneton township and many RSDs on the 3rd Thurs of every even month. It can be collected free from Collins, sub-newsagents and the Station. It is emailed free on request. Phone 5422 2990. Email address for articles or info is

Daily Newspaper Delivery:
Home deliveries of newspapers in the Kyneton township are organised through Collins Distribution Limited - Email: or Ph: 5417 2042.

Opportunity Shops

Kyneton has four opportunity shops:
     Salvo's Store: 162B Mollison St Ph: 5422 3014
     The Preloved Pedlar: 136 Mollison St Ph: 5422 3174
     Uniting Church Op Shop: 54 Ebden St Ph: 5422 2996
     The Kindness Collective: 60 Mollison St Ph: 5422 1163


All parking in the Kyneton business district is free and at most times it is possible to find a car parking spot very close to where patrons wish to shop. Most parking within the shopping precinct has a 1.5 or 2hr limit.

The car parks adjacent to the Safeway and IGA supermarkets have a 2hr limit.

There are 4 sealed all day car parks within 100m of either Mollison or High Sts: Hutton Street (behind Kyneton Town Hall), Hutton Street (opposite the Kindergarten), Market Street and Simpson Street (opposite the Bowling greens).

On the corner of Ebden and Yaldwyn St West (behind Duck, Duck, Goose & Larder) there is an unsealed all day car park.

Kyneton Railway Station has a large all day car park for commuters.

Most streets close to the shopping precinct allow all day parking.

Phone and Internet

An NBN connection can be organised through your phone or internet provider.

Police Station

Kyneton Police Station is a 24 hour station.
Location: 16 Jennings St. Ph: 5422 1377 for general enquiries and advice only.
Please note: The Vic Police assistance line for non-131444. urgent crimes and events is For emergencies dial 000.

Postal Services

Post OfficeMail Delivery:
Kyneton township and those places outside the townships which have a Road Side Delivery Service have mail delivered to their homes every weekday.

Kyneton Post Office:
Cnr Mollison and Jennings Streets, Ph: 5422 1398.
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Kyneton Post Office offers all regular Australia Post services and agency bill paying and has an associated Post Office Shop.

Kyneton Posting Boxes:
Kyneton posting boxes are located at
     The Post Office
     Cnr Wedge & Simpson Sts;
     Cnr Mollison & Begg Sts;
     Cnr Edgecombe & Epping Sts;
     Cnr Yaldwyn St East & Victoria Sts;
     Cnr Piper & Powlett St


All major Melbourne AM and FM can be received clearly in Kyneton.

Local Community FM Radio:
Central Highlands FM 101.7 is the community station which serves the Macedon Ranges. The Station aims to provide information and programs relevant to each of the areas in the Shire. Volunteers from across the Shire including several from Kyneton prepare and present material and programs.
Ph: 5427 2040. Web:


Kyneton Saleyards has been in operation for more than 150 years. It is now located on the corner of Saleyards Road and Mollison St.
Prime cattle, sheep and lamb sales are held every Thursday and store cattle sales on the last Wednesday of each month. More on

Sporting Venues

Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre: 4 Victoria St, Kyneton. Ph: 5421 1477.

The Kyneton Toyota Sports and Aquatic Centre is home to a large number of Kyneton's indoor sporting and Leisure activities including the 8 lane 25m heated pool and the Kyneton Fitness Centre.
The Centre is open 7 days a week. The Aquatic and the Fitness Centre's hours are 6am - 8pm Mon-Fri and 9am-6pm weekends. Fitness Centre members who purchase a fob can have access to that facility 24/7.

Other activities hosted in the Centre include:
Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Netball, Squash and Volleyball

Venues by Sport:
   Basketball: Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre, Victoria St, Kyneton
   Badminton: Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre, Victoria St, Kyneton
   Cricket: Kyneton Showground ovals, Mollison & Beauchamp Sts, Kyneton
   Croquet: Kyneton Croquet Club, Cnr Ebden & Donnithorne Sts, Kyneton
   Cycling: Velodrome, Mollison St, Kyneton
   AFL Football: Kyneton Showgrounds, Mollison Street, Kyneton
         Number 2 Oval, Showgrounds, cnr Beauchamp & Victoria Sts, Kyneton
   Golf: Kyneton Golf Club, Black Hill Rd, Kyneton
   Horse Riding: Rollinson Reserve, Redesdale Rd (Edgecombe St), Kyneton
   Lawn Bowls: Kyneton Bowling Club, Mollison St, Kyneton
   Kyneton Golf Club: Black Hill Rd, Kyneton
   Netball: Kyneton Showgrounds, Mollison Street, Kyneton
         Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre, Victoria St, Kyneton
   Soccer: Barkly Square, Beauchamp St, Kyneton
   Shooting - Clay Target Shooting: Kyneton Rifle Range, 281 Pipers Creek Rd, Kyneton
   Shooting - Smallbore: Cnr Beauchamp & Jennings Sts, Kyneton
   Squash: Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre, Victoria St, Kyneton
   Tennis: Kyneton Tennis Courts, Victoria St, Kyneton
   Swimming: Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre, Victoria St, Kyneton
   Volleyball: Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre, Victoria St, Kyneton


Kyneton gets good television reception from all of the Bendigo and all of the free to air Melbourne Channels. Most choose to view the Bendigo Channels as the programs are effectively the same and the reception is better.
All five main channels are available (as are their subsidiary channels): ABC, SBS, 7 (Prime), 9 (WIN), and 10.
Subscription services, of course are also available.

Visitor Information Centre

Tourism Services

The Kyneton Visitor Information Centre is located at 127 High St, Kyneton and is open 10am - 4pm Frid to Sun.
Ph: 5421 9732 or 1800 244 711. Email:
The Shire Tourism website at is a good source of information for visitors to and residents of Kyneton and other areas of the Macedon Ranges.

Veterinary Services

McIntyre’s Veterinary Surgery is located at 142 Mollison St, Kyneton. Ph: 5422 1310.

Waste Disposal and recycling

For residents in the Kyneton’s kerbside collection areas waste and recycling is collected weekly. Each residence is given 4 bins: one for general waste, one for green and FOGO waste, one for recyclables and one for glass. The green/FOGO bin is collected weekly, General rubbish and recycling on an alternating fortnightly basis and glass every 4 weeks. Payment for waste collection and provision of bins is levied through the quarterly rates payment. The collection cycle can be found on

Waste Disposal for residents not in the Shire Collection area:
These residents can take their garbage to the Transfer Station at 140 Redesdale Road (charges for non-recyclable items apply) or can arrange to pay a private contractor to do a weekly collection.

Kyneton Transfer Station:
140 Redesdale Rd, Kyneton. Ph: 5422 3661
Open: Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10am-4pm except total fire ban days, Christmas, New Year and Anzac Days and Good Friday.
The Station accepts green waste and hard waste (such as furniture, bicycles, mowers, etc.) at a charge. Recyclables are accepted free of charge. Recyclables include glass, aluminium cans, paper and cardboard, plastics codes 1, 2 and 3, and steel cans.Computers, mobile phones and phone batteries can also be disposed of free of charge.
The Resource recovery Facility also has a resale shop for good quality discarded items.
Charges for various categories of waste can be found on the Shire website:


In addition to this site the Shire website contains a wealth of information especially that relating to Council services and activities but also broader information relevant to Kyneton residents and residents of other areas of the Shire.

TransportReturn to Top of Page


Kyneton is midway between Melbourne and Bendigo and its excellent duplicated freeway and rail connections to those centres allow residents to enjoy Kyneton's friendly relaxed country living coupled whilst being less than an hour from both cities and only 45 minutes from Melbourne Airport.

VicRoads Kyneton Office

Vicroads has an office in Kyneton located at 2 Beauchamp St. Services include licence renewal, licence and learner permit tests, issuing number plates, motor vehicle registration (except high risk and heavy vehicle registration)

Railway Station

Rail Transport

Kyneton Station is at the Southern end of Mollison St about a 10 minute walk from the town centre. The Town Bus Service which operates 6.30am to 7.10pm Mon-Fri and 8.45am to 3.20pm Sat, offers 3 connections per hour to and from the station.
The station car park was expanded during 2017 and 2022, and currently has more than sufficient sealed spaces to accommodate commuter vehicle parking demand. A Parkiteer facility is also located at the station offering secure bicycle parking.

Kyneton-Melbourne service:
Kyneton is on the Melbourne-Bendigo rail line.
Twenty-two VLine trains leave Kyneton each weekday for Melbourne and twenty-four weekday trains from Melbourne stop at Kyneton.
On Saturdays there are sixteen trains between Kyneton and Melbourne, and on Sundays there are thirteen.

Kyneton-Bendigo service:
Twenty-two trains from Kyneton stop in Bendigo each weekday and seventeen trains from Bendigo stop at Kyneton.

Visit for more information and detailed timetables or collect your own fold up timetable from the station.


Kyneton Town Bus Service:
This service operates from 6.30am to 7.10pm Mon-Fri and 8.45am to 3.20pm Sat with Post Office Corner in Jennings St as the terminus. There are different routes covering the entire town with a strong emphasis on linkage to the station.

Melbourne Airport bus shuttle (Tullamarine):
The road travel time between Kyneton and Melbourne Airport is around 45 minutes (other than morning peak). Air travellers not wishing to leave their cars at Melbourne Airport can take the bus shuttle operating between Bendigo and the Airport which stops in Kyneton 8 times per weekday and 6 times per day on weekends and public holidays. There is no service on Christmas Day. Kyneton pick up/drop off point is the Jean Haynes Park adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre in High St.
Bookings essential on Ph: 5444 3939 or online at

Bus services between Kyneton and other nearby towns

Lancefield/Romsey/Kyneton Connection:
Each day the PTC operates 2 return bus services which connect Kyneton to Lancefield and Romsey.
Visit for details.

Malmsbury-Kyneton Bus Service:
Every Thursday Organs operates a service which leaves Malmsbury (Police Station) at 11.35am and arrives in Kyneton at 12pm. The return journey departs Kyneton Post Office at 3pm and arrives in Malmsbury at 3.20pm. Further information from Organs on Ph: 5422 1788.

Hiring Buses:
Small self-drive buses are available for hire from the local bus companies - Organs Ph: 5422 1788 (32 Yaldwyn St West) and Dyson's Ph: 5422 1634 (25 Saleyards St). Larger buses with driver may also be chartered.

Car and Truck Hire

Skipton Motors at 2 Mollison Pl Kyneton ph 5422 2389 is an agent for AVIS car and Truck rental.

UtilitiesReturn to Top of Page


Contact details for suppliers of electricity, gas and water as well as services associated with them are vital to any resident.


Powercor is the electricity distributor for Kyneton & District. Web:
Service faults and power outages should be reported to Powercor on: 132412. (You can register online with Powercor to receive notification by SMS or by email of power outages and when power is estimated to be restored).

Powercor is responsible for connecting power and reading electricity meters but not billing consumers for their use. Powercor passes on the meter readings to the customer's chosen Electricity Retailer company.

Connecting to or disconnecting from the electricity grid:
Connection enquiries should be directed to Powercor on: 132206, but you must have chosen your retailer before requesting connection. When moving from a property notify your retailer so that the meter can be read and if necessary power disconnected at the appropriate time.


gasReticulated Natural Gas:
The Kyneton township has long had reticulated natural gas. Outlying properties do not have a reticulated supply and residents wishing to use gas in these areas are dependent upon LPG cylinders (bottled gas).

Connection to or disconnection from the natural gas grid:
If you are moving into a property contact your chosen retailer (search online) at least 3 or 4 business days prior to moving into your residence. If you are moving from a residence, contact your retailer at least 3 or 4 business days prior to moving out of your residence.
Note that as of Jan 2024 new Victorian homes will be prohibited from installing gas appliances.

Reporting Natural Gas Emergencies and Leaks:
An emergency number should be on your gas bill.

Bottled Gas (LPG):
LPG is an option for residents living outside the town's supply zone for reticulated gas. LPG cylinders and supply can be sourced from gas suppliers such as Hendersons Gas in Lauriston Reservoir Road. Please note that gas appliances need to be either adapted for use with LPG cylinders or purchased as LPG compliant.

Water supply

Water and Wastewater

Kyneton township has reticulated water. Kyneton's Service Basin and Treatment Facility are on the Tylden Road about 2km out of town. The water is pumped from nearby Lauriston Reservoir, is filtered and fluoridated and meets World Health Organisation standards.
The standpipe in Caroline Chisholm Drive ensures that houses East of Edgecombe St have adequate pressure and supply.

Coliban Water (Web:, Ph: 1300 363 200) is responsible for Kyneton's water and the wastewater. Coliban bills its customers quarterly.

Taking over a service from a previous user:
Purchasers: Transfer will normally be arranged by the solicitor or conveyancing agent handling the purchase. Tenants need to contact Coliban on: 1300 363 200

Connecting a property to the supply or reconnecting a property:
The Builder will normally arrange for water to be connected to the house with Coliban where a new home is being built. For connection or reconnection for an existing dwelling the owner should phone Coliban on: 1300 363 200. Properties outside the water districts rely on water tanks, bores and dams.

Leaving an existing service:
Sold Properties: the transfer to the new owner will be arranged by the solicitor or conveyancing agent handling the sale. Tenants: Need to contact Coliban Water.

Reporting off-property faults:
Ph: 1300 363 200 which has a 24hr fault service. On property faults are the responsibility of the resident who should engage a local plumber to deal with their fault.

The bulk of Kyneton township is sewered with Coliban Water being the responsible authority. Other properties operate on septic tanks. Coliban’s wastewater treatment plant is in Redesdale Rd Kyneton.

Connecting and disconnecting to the sewerage lines:
Managed through Coliban Water in conjunction with connection or disconnection to water supply.

Youth Activities and Services Return to Top of Page


Most sporting and other activities outlined throughout this guide are available to youthful residents of the area. This section, in the main, seeks to detail activities specifically seeking to meet the needs of teenagers.


YEP - Youth Engagement Program
The Council's Youth Engage Program (YEP!) and its programs aim to encourage young people aged 12-17 years to connect with each other, youth services and the greater community through weekly youth spaces programs, events, activities, mentoring and work place training across the Macedon Ranges Shire. Activities include Movie and game nights, excursions and workshops, workplace training and Youth Magazine production. Kyneton Youth Space is held fortnightly on Wednesdays, 4-5.30pm in the Youth Development Unit in Hutton St (behind the Town Hall). More details:

Music in the Sticks (MITS)
Music in the Sticks (MITS) is for young people in the Macedon Ranges Shire aged 14 to 25 years with an interest in the music industry. It has been running for over 15 years and provides skills and experience in a range of areas such as: event management, sound and lighting, photography and film, publicity and management, live and studio recording, sound production, hospitality.
The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Woodend Community Centre from 4.30pm-6pm. Food and drinks provided. Contact 5422 0333 or email for more information.

Sport and recreation activities open to both girls and boys
These include swimming, basketball,cricket, football, tennis, netball, squash, bowls, indoor cricket, soccer, badminton, soccer, cycling, horse riding, fishing volleyball music and theatre. Contact details for involvement in these activities can be found in the Community Groups section of this website.

Air Cadets
Kyneton based 430 Squadron Air Cadets currently operate out of the Scout Hall at 23 Franklin PlaceKyneton. They parade every Friday night between 6.30 and 10pm. Young men and women who are between 12½ and 18 years and are Australian citizens are eligible to join. Activities include visiting an operational RAAF base, going on a bivouac, parachuting, learning how to fly & glide and learning how to shoot & handle weapons.

For further information visit the Hall on training nights or email:


Sunbury & Cobaw Community Health’s Youth Services:
Sunbury & Cobaw Community Health at 47 High St Kyneton provides a range of services for young people aged 15-25 years. These include, counselling, enrichment program, health services , youth housing, youth voice school focussed youth service and WayOut - statewide program for LGBTQI+ young people.
More details available at: .