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Castlemaine has a population of approximately 9,730 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Mount Alexander Shire area.

Key industries and employers





Map of Victoria indicating the location of Castlemaine
A male gardener pruning a street tree

Finding a job in Castlemaine

About Castlemaine

A crowd dancing to a live music performance in an outdoor park

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 28.3°C 11.4°C
Winter 12.1°C 2.4°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (119km)

Transport Time
Car 1 hr 45 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs


Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $365,000
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)

Source: Purchase prices - Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, visit the Castlemaine and Maldon accommodation directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (3.2%) German (0.3%)
New Zealand (1.0%) Dinka (0.2%)
Germany (0.4%) Arabic (0.2%)
India (0.4%) Italian (0.2%)
Scotland (0.4%)
Greek (0.2%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
5 primary schools
Mount Alexander Hospital
1 secondary school

2 university or TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Castlemaine, please visit the Mount Alexander Shire website.

Places of worship

For more information about where you can practice your faith, visit your religion's Australian website. Select 'pages from Australia' if searching for your religion in Google

Castlemaine attractions

  • Spend time browsing the Gold Interpretive Centre
  • Visit the Buda Historic Home with its magnificent 1800's gardens
  • Dine in one of the many magnificent local restaurants
  • Harcourt Applefest (March)
  • Castlemaine State Festival (November)