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About Kyneton

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Overview


Food


Kyneton has become renowned as Victoria’s foremost country destination for good food with first rate eateries dotted throughout the town. With many establishments recognized in the Age Good Food Guide: Source Dining, Dhaba at the Mill; together with many others, Kyneton has good credentials for Country Victoria’s Culinary Capital.
And it’s not just the restaurants; the cafes are great too and if you are planning a picnic at one Kyneton beautiful picnic spots there is no need to bring the food - the local bakeries and food outlets have fantastic options, right up to the gourmet take away of Monsieur Pierre.


Shopping


Art galleries, home furnishing, craft, books, nurseries, gifts, food, wine, clothing, and a myriad of other businesses service the area providing an exciting experience for vistors and locals alike.


History


Some of the finest Bluestone buildings to be found in Victoria are a main feature of the town and date back to the Gold Rush era when Kyneton was a major supply town for the diggings. The Museum displays items from a bygone era in an authentic setting.


Events


In September the Daffodil and Arts Festival has 10 days of events to suit all tastes and regular race meetings throughout the year including the 'Kyneton Cup' provide a great outing. The Kyneton Agricultural Show is in November with rides, displays, competitions and entertainment for everyone.


Wandering


The Botanical Gardens, Campaspe River, Black Hill are all close by for a picnic or a stroll. Deciduous trees are ablaze in Autumn, silent and silhouetted in winter, green and vibrant in Spring and wonderful shade in summer. Kyneton is ideally placed for you to explore central Victoria.


Stay


A stay at one of the charming local Bed & Breakfast establishments gives you the chance to relax and enjoy the local hospitality. You can experience all Kyneton and the area has to offer at your leisure.


Business


Our local businesses can provides virtually all types of goods and services. Your supporting them helps keep our town a vibrant place to live or visit. Our location and facilities can make it an ideal place to base your business.




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


Introduction


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.


Baby Capsule Hire


The Macedon Ranges Shire Council provides a baby capsule hire service. As numbers are limited it is advisable to book as early as possible in pregnancy.
Contact the Council's Family and Children's Services Unit Ph: 5422 0333.



Children

Childcare


Long Day Care:
Goodstart Early Learning Kyneton,
30 Mair St, Ph: 5422 3552 Web: www.goodstart.org.au
Goodstart is a 3 room centre with a nursery (0-2 years old), toddlers room (2-3years) and Kinder room (3-5years). Each room has its own playground.

Occasional Child Care:
Kyneton Community & Learning Centre
34 Mollison St, Ph: 5422 3433 Web: www.kynetonclc.org.au
For babies through to school age children Mon-Fri 9 am to 2pm.

Family Day Care:
Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Family Day Care
Accredited childcare service for children 0-12 years, childcare in small groups in the homes of carefully selected home based childcare providers.
Ph: 9744 9534 Web: www.ourvillage.org.au
Email: ourvillage@sunburychc.org.au

Outside School Hours Care:
Bug-a-Lugs Indoor Play Centre,
3 Hoyle Crt Kyneton. Ph: 5422 2767 Web: www.bug-a-lugs.com.au
Email: info@bug-a-lugs.com.au
Bug-a-lugs offers outside school hours care and school holidays programs.


Playgroup


Kyneton Playgroup operates 3 days per week during school terms at the Uniting Church Hall in Ebden St.
Web: www.kynetonplaygroup.weebly.com
Email: kynetonplaygroup@gmail.com


Toy Library


Located at the Maternal & Child Health Centre, 3 Hutton St, Kyneton.
A wonderful resource for families with young children open 10.30am-12 noon on Saturdays during school terms.
Web: Facebook
Email: sut1702@gmail.com


Bug-a-Lugs Indoor Play Centre


1/3 Hoyle Crt, Kyneton. Ph: 5422 2767 Web: www.bug-a-lugs.com.au
While kids play on the jumping castle, triple slide, giant mushroom, climbing etc parents can enjoy a cup of coffee or play with the kids.


Community Park

Playgrounds


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 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


Swimming:
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: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au. 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: www.kynetonlac.com.au Ph: 0400 853 668

Other Sport and recreation activities open to both girls and boys:
These include basketball, cricket, football, tennis, netball, squash, bowls, indoor cricket, soccer, badminton, soccer, 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


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

Dance:
Two Dance schools that teach all forms of dance conduct classes in Kyneton.
Steps Studios. Ph: 5422 2776 Web: www.stepsperformingarts.com.au
Starz Dance. Ph: 0458 333 761 Web: www.starzdance.com.au
Email: starzdance@bigpond.com

Music:
The local primary and secondary schools offer extensive instrumental music tuition and private tuition either through InstrAmental Music Store at 33 High St or through individual private tutors is available for most instruments and also voice. The Kyneton Municipal Band also offers instrument tuition to children who join it.

Macedon Ranges Resonance String Orchestra:
www.resonancestringorchestra.org.au allows accomplished young string musicians to develop their skills.

Pony Club:
Kyneton Pony Club. Ph: 5423 2476 Web: www.kyneton.ponyclubvic.org.au has its activity day on the first Sunday 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

Introduction


Kyneton and district has two highly regarded secondary colleges, a pre-school, five primary schools, two kindergartens and an adult education program provided by the Kyneton Community & Learning Centre.



Kindergartens


Lady Brooks Kindergarten
5 Hutton St, Kyneton,
Ph: 5422 1463,
Web:www.mrsc.vic.gov.au
Lady Brooks Kindergarten, operated by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council offers pre-school education for children of both 4-5 year and 3-4 years. Enrolment forms can be obtained from and lodged at the Shire Offices at 129 Mollison St or downloaded from the Shire Website: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au

Goodstart Early Learning Centre:
30 Mair St, Kyneton,
Web:www.goodstart.org.au.
In addition to childcare, Goodstart offers a Kindergarten program



Primary Schools



Kyneton Primary School
Baynton St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 1855,
Web: www.kynetonprimary.vic.edu.au
The new Kyneton Primary School is being constructed in Edgecombe St and KPS students are expected to relocate there in March 2018

Langley Primary School
38 Redesdale Rd, Langley
Ph: 5423 4125,
Web: www.langleyps.vic.edu.au

Malmsbury Primary School
28 Cameron St, Malmsbury
Ph: 5423 2284,
Web: www.malmsburyps.vic.edu.au

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School
43-47 Edgecombe St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 2056,
Web: www.olrkyneton.catholic.edu.au

Tylden Primary School
Clowes Street, Tylden
Ph: 5424 8244,
Web: www.tyldenps.vic.edu.au

Kyneton Secondary College

Secondary Schools



Kyneton Secondary College
Location: Epping St, Kyneton
Ph: 5421 1100,
Web: www.kynsec.vic.edu.au
A major upgrade of facilities at Kyneton Secondary is currently underway.


Sacred Heart College

Sacred Heart College
94 High, St Kyneton
Ph: 5421 1200,
Web: www.shckyneton.catholic.edu.au


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 & Learning Centre
Location: 34 Mollison St, Kyneton
Ph: 5422 3433, Web: www.kynetonclc.org.au
Kyneton Community and Learning Centre 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: janderson@mrsc.vic.gov.au
     Cr Roger Jukes Ph: 0400 647 445 Email: rjukes@mrsc.vic.gov.au
     Cr Janet Pearce Ph: 0437 282 096 Email: jpearce@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Council meetings are held at rotating locations on the 4th Wednesday of each month with agendas for those meetings posted on www.mrsc.vic.gov.au 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 2020. 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: www.mary-annethomas.com.au.

State Upper House Members: Legislative Council
Kyneton is part of the Northern Victoria Region which has 5 representatives.
The Legislative Council Members are:
     Mark Gepp (Australian Labor Party);
     Jaclyn Symes (Australian Labor Party);
     Wendy Lovell (Liberal);
     Luke O'Sullivan (Nationals);
     Daniel Young (Shooters and Fishers Party)

State Elections: State elections are held on the last Saturday of November every 4th year. The next State election will be held in November 2018.

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: www.lisachesters.org

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



Introduction


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


General Practice Medical Centres


Each of the 3 general practice medical centres has other medical personnel and services in addition to their GPs. Each has a co-located Pathology service.

Campaspe Family Practice,
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive (Hospital precinct), Web: www.campaspefp.com.au , Ph: 5422 2877
Coliban Medical Centre
19 Jennings St, Web: www.colibanmedicalcentre.wixsite.com/colibanmedicalcentre , Ph:5422 1412 Kyneton Medical Centre 9 Market St Kyneton
Web: www.kynetonmedical.com.au Ph: 5422 1397


Specialists


Specialists across a broad range of disciplines serve Kyneton at the Hospital and at the Kyneton Specialist Medical Centre: Kyneton Specialist Medical Centre is located at 65 Simpson St 54221131. The specialists who visit the Centre can be found by a web search.


Kyneton Hospital

Kyneton Hospital - Kyneton District Health Service


7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Ph: 5422 9900 Web: www.kynetonhealth.org.au
The Kyneton District Health Service is a public hospital providing services to the Macedon Ranges Shire 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.


Cobaw Community Health Service


47 High Street Kyneton, Ph: 5421 1666 Web: www.cobaw.org.au
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.
Cobaw has received a $10M grant to build a new stand alone community focus facility in Kyneton by the end of 2019.


Radiology


Lake Imaging,
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Dr Kyneton (Hospital precinct) Ph: 5422 9944, Web: www.lakeimaging.com.au
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 Web: www.kynetondental.com.au
Campaspe Dental,
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive Kyneton, Ph: 5422 3988 Web: www.campaspedental.com.au


Orthodontists


Bee Happy Orthodontics,
16 Epping St Kyneton Ph: 5422 7490 Web: www.beehappyortho.com.au


Disability Services and Activities


Windarring Kyneton - Adult Training & Support Services
67 Baynton St (Admin Centre), Ph: 5422 7001, Web: www.windarring.org.au
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: 5421 2100
Provides child and adolescent mental health services


St Luke's Anglicare in Kyneton


1 Victoria St, Ph: 5421 2000, Web: www.anglicarevic.org.au
Services include: disability support program, financial counselling, personal helpers and mentors, and victims assistance program.


Centrelink and Medicare


Cobaw Community Health at 47 High St is an agent for Centrelink & Medicare.


NDIS


Intereach at 89E Piper St, is partnering with the National Disability Insurance Agency to deliver Local Area Coordination services and Early Childhood Intervention Services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the Macedon Ranges and other nearby areas.
Ph: 1300 968 140 Web: www.intereach.com.au


Ambulance Station


1/7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive Kyneton
This 24 hour multi-vehicle station opened in 2014.


Child and Maternal Health

Maternal & Child Health Centre


Kyneton Maternal and Child Health Centre
3 Hutton St, Ph:5421 1480 Web: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au
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.
Immunisations:
The Shire Council's Health Officers provide infant, child and adult immunisations on a monthly basis. A timetable of sessions and the recommended schedule is on www.mrsc.vic.gov.au.
The vaccination program for years 7 and 10 students is also organised by the Council through sessions conducted at the Secondary Colleges.


Aged & Disability Services delivered through the Shire Council


Ph: 5422 0333 Web: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au
The Macedon Ranges Shire Council delivers a range of government Home and Community Care services. These include home care, home maintenance, personal care , respite care, social support and meals on wheels,


Nursing Homes Retirement Villages and Hostels


R M Begg Kyneton Aged Care
27-35 Epping St, Web: www.raymbegg.org.au Ph: 5422 2417 Email: admin@raymbegg.org.au
R M Begg, a not-for-profit community based aged care facility commenced operation in 1959 and was recently rebuilt. A homely environment, Ray M Begg includes 90 beds, self-contained flats and independent retirement units.

Bupa Aged Care Kyneton
2 Edgecombe St Kyneton, Web: www.bupaagedcare.com.au/kyneton Ph: 5422 2800 Email: kyneton@bupacare.com.au
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: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au

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: mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au, Web: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au

The Council has 2 major means of communicating and seeking input:
     1) The Council Update newsletter mailed to each household quarterly.
     2) The Macedon Ranges Council Website: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au


Court


Kyneton Magistrates Court
Hutton St, Kyneton
Coverage: Magistrates court, Children's court, Coroners court, Civil jurisdiction, Family court, Crimes, family violence, fencing disputes.
The court will be temporarily closed in the first half of 2018 whilst it undergoes major improvements.


Fire Stations


     Kyneton Fire Station: 48 Ebden St, Kyneton
     Carlsruhe: 3 Chain 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 (Justin at Shire)
Other Venues include: St Pauls Anglican Hall, St Andrews Uniting Church Hall,St Mary's Parish Hall, 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 & Learning Centre. More details about these venues can be found on www.mrsc.vic.gov.au.

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 Theatre has recently been refurbished with the support group Friends of the Bluestone Theatre playing a major role in its redevelopment and ongoing preservation.

The Kyneton Mechanics Institute and the adjacent Mechanics Reserve were recently refurbished. 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.


Library

Library


Kyneton's Library is accessed via the Mechanics Reserve in Mollison/Baynton Streets.
Ph: 5422 1365, Email: kyneton@ncgrl.vic.gov.au
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.


Museum

Museum


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.


Newspapers


Kyneton & District is serviced by 3 free local weekly newspapers, a free fortnightly newspaper/magazine and a bimonthly Kyneton & District community newsletter.

Free weekly newspapers:
Each comes out on a Tuesday but home delivery, where it occurs, could be on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
   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: www.elliottminnews.com.au
   The Macedon Ranges Leader and the Macedon Ranges Star Weekly cover events in the Macedon Ranges Shire and Sunbury. They are delivered to some homes or 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 eandmcot@netcon.net.au

Daily Newspaper Delivery:
Home deliveries of newspapers in the Kyneton township are organised through Collins Newsagency, 95 Mollison St Ph: 5422 1460.


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: 22 Market St Ph: 5422 2996
     Kyneton Caring Community: 60 Mollison St Ph: 0436 487 189


Parking


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


NBN: Most of Kyneton and district is now able to connect to 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: For emergencies and all call-outs 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 & Sat 9am-12.30pm.
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
     Cnr Wedge & Simpson Sts; Cnr Mollison & Begg Sts;
     Cnr Edgecombe & Epping Sts; Cnr Yaldwyn St East & Victoria Sts;
     Cnr Piper & Powlett St


Radio


Reception:
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 is located in the Woodend Community Centre and 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: www.highlandsfm.org.au.


Saleyards


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 Wedsnesday of each month. More on www.mrsc.vic.gov.au.


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 from 5am to 11pm all days.

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
   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


Television


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 (9 Network), 10 (WIN). WIN has half an hour of Central Victorian News which does include Kyneton news at 6pm each week nights. The 6pm Nine Network news also sometimes includes Kyneton news.
Cable is also available.


Tourism Services


Kyneton Visitor Information Centre: 127 High St, Kyneton. Ph: 5422 6110 Email: vic@mrsc.vic.gov.au
The Shire Tourism website at www.visitmacedonranges.com.au is a good source of information for visitors to and residents of Kyneton and other areas of the Macedon Ranges.


Veterinary Services


Kyneton has 2 Veterinary services: Kyneton Veterinary Clinic 142 Mollison St, Kyneton. Ph: 5422 1310.
Kyneton Veterinary Hospital 67 High St, Kyneton. Ph: 5422 1099, Web: www.kynetonvethospital.com.au.


Visitor Information Centre

Visitor Information Centre


Kyneton Visitor Information Centre is located in the Jean Haynes Park in High Street just East of the Edgecombe St intersection. Staffed by local volunteers the Centre is open from 9am to 5pm on every day of the year except Good Friday and Christmas Day. It is a great resource not only for visitors but also for locals as it stocks maps and a wealth of information. Contact number is: 5422 6110.


Waste Disposal and recycling


Collection of garbage and materials for recycling:
For residents in the Shire's collection areas garbage is collected weekly and green waste and materials for recycling every second week on an alternating basis. All of Kyneton and District's garbage, green waste and recycling is collected from the Kerbside on Tuesdays. Payment for waste collection and provision of bins is levied through the quarterly rates payment. The collection cycle can be found on www.mrsc.vic.gov.au.

Waste Disposal for residents not in the Shire Collection area:
These residents can take their garbage to the Transfer Station in Redesdale Road (charges 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.
Charges for various categories of waste can be found on the Shire website: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au.


Websites


In addition to this site the Shire website www.mrsc.vic.gov.au 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



Introduction


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 10 minutes walk from the town centre. The Town Bus Service which operates 8.50 to 3.15pm Wed-Fri offers 3 connections per hour to and from the station.
The station car park was expanded during 2017 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-one VLine trains leave Kyneton each weekday for Melbourne and. twenty weekday trains from Melbourne stop at Kyneton.
On Saturdays there are fifteen trains between Kyneton and Melbourne, and on Sundays there are thirteen.

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

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


Buses


Kyneton Town Bus Service:
This service runs Wed to Fri from 8.50am to 3.15pm with Post Office Corner in Jennings St as the terminus. There are 5 different routes covering the entire town. There is 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 point is the Jean Haynes Park in High St.
Bookings essential on Ph: 5444 3939 or online at www.bendigoairportservice.com.au.


Bus services between Kyneton and other nearby towns


Lancefield/Romsey/Kyneton Connection:
The PTC operates bus services which connect Kyneton to Lancefield and Romsey.
Visit www.ptc.vic.gov.au 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 Organs on Ph: 5422 1788.

Woodend-Kyneton Bus Service:
Each school day an Organs bus departs Woodend clock-tower at 8.45am and arrives at the Kyneton Post Office at 9am. The return bus departs Kyneton 2.55pm and arrives in at Woodend 3.10pm.

Kyneton-Bendigo Bus:
Dyson's Bus Lines operates a service between Kyneton and Bendigo (school days only) leaving the Kyneton Post Office at 7.10am. The return bus from Bendigo arrives back in Kyneton at 5.10pm. Enquiries Dysons Ph: 5422 1634.

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 (22 Bourke St). Larger buses with driver may also be chartered.


Taxi Service


The phone contact for Kyneton Taxi Service is: 5422 6990.



UtilitiesReturn to Top of Page


Introduction


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


Electricity


Powercor is the electricity distributor for Kyneton & District. Web: www.powercor.com.au
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.


Gas


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 building a new home in a reticulated area your builder will organize for gas to be available in the house but it is the owners responsibility to arrange their personal retailer and connection. If you are moving out of a residence contact your retailer at least 3 or 4 business days prior to moving out of your residence.

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 Elgas. 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


Water:
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: www.coliban.com.au, 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

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. Properties outside the water districts rely on water tanks, bores and dams.

Wastewater:
The bulk of Kyneton township is sewered with Coliban Water being the responsible authority. Other properties operate on septic tanks.

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


Activities


YEP - Youth Engagement Program
The Council's Youth Engage Program (YEP!) and its programs aim to encourage young people aged 12-18 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. Movie and game nigh, excursions and workshops, workplace training. Kyneton Youth Space is held on Tuesdays, 4-6pm in the Youth Development Unit in Hutton St. More details: www.mrsc.vic.gov.au

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 the1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Woodend Community Centre from 4.30pm-6pm. Food and drinks provided.

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
430 Squadron Air Cadets operate out of the Drill Hall at 2 Market St Kyneton. They parade every Friday night between 6.45 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 or phone (5422 1073) the Drill Hall on training nights or email: admino.430sqn@aafc.org.au


Services


Cobaw's Youth Services:
Cobaw Community Health at 47 High St Kyneton provides a range of services for young people aged 15-25 years. These include, counselling, support and referral for young people who are using alcohol or other drugs or affected by others use of them; assistance for young people who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, and WayOut - statewide suicide prevention program targeting LGBTQI young people.
More details available at: www.cobaw.org.au .