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This week, we're launching the Mitchell 2050 Community Vision project. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for you to shape Mitchell for the next 30 years and beyond.

The ideas you share will be the building blocks for our future as we journey through growth and transformation, set new priorities and create a shared vision for tomorrow.

We've prepared some information below about how you can get involved and find out more. You can even win a great prize with a local hamper valued at $250 up for grabs. 

What do you love about our community now? What do you wish for our community in the future?

Fast forward to 2050, what sort of future would you like to see for the Mitchell community?

Our community will look very different by 2050. We want Mitchell to remain a place that we love to live, work and thrive in as we grow and change.

Your input will help shape the 2050  Community Vision as well as the next Council Plan and Health and Wellbeing Plan.

Watch our short video to find out more, see us at an event near you or go online and share your thoughts there. 

  • What do you love about our community now?
  • What do you wish for our community in the future?

We can't wait to hear from you.

Mitchell Shire CEO Brett Luxford and Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson
GET INVOLVED Help shape the future of Mitchell

We'll be popping up all over the shire in April and early May, starting this weekend at the Tallarook Farmers' Market.

We'll be at markets, events, main streets, cafes and railway stations right across the shire. 

We'll keep you updated in this enewsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook or check out our regular Council ad in the local papers for details on where we'll be each week. 

Picture: CEO Brett Luxford and Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

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TAKE SURVEY TO WIN Go in the draw for a $250 hamper

We've prepared a survey to help capture your thoughts about what is most important to you as we grow and change.

We want to talk through sustainability, health, wellbeing, local jobs, transport, accessibility…and anything else that is important to you now and in the future.

By completing the Mitchell 2050 survey online or at one of our pop ups, you can enter the draw for your chance to win a special local Mitchell hamper valued at $250.


you can visit us at one of our many pop ups, keep an eye out for one of our display stands or go online for your chance to win and to make your mark on 2050. Don't miss this opportunity to help shape the future of our community.

We'll be at the following locations, markets and events over the school holidays. We've got even more planned for coming weeks.

  • 4 April: Tallarook Farmers' Market, 8.30am-Noon
  • 7 April: Sugar 'N' Spice Cafe, Broadford, 12-2pm
  • 8 April: Brewer's Table Cafe, Seymour, 12-2pm
  • 10 April: Wallan Olde Time Market, 8am-1pm
  • 14 April: Crumbs and Co Cafe, Wandong, 12-2pm
  • 15 April: Vento Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Wallan, Noon-2pm
  • 16-18 April: Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, 9am-4pm

Can’t make it to a pop up? You can get involved online or complete a survey at one of our display stands across the shire.

Happy Easter

We'd like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter. If you're going away, please take care on the roads. and be sure to be COVID safe. After spending Easter last year in lockdown, we hope you enjoy the break with family and friends.

KERBSIDE COLLECTION Change to bin day for Good Friday

If your bin is usually collected on a Friday, please put it out for collection on Saturday 3 April.

All other kerbside bin collections remain the same over the Easter long weekend.

Our Resource Recovery Centres will also be closed on Good Friday. Normal operating hours for the rest of Easter weekend.


  • Broadford: 10am to 4pm
  • Pyalong: closed
  • Seymour: 9am to 12pm
  • Wallan: 10am to 4pm


  • Broadford: 10am to 4pm
  • Pyalong: 12pm to 4pm
  • Seymour: closed
  • Wallan: 10am to 4pm


  • Broadford: closed
  • Pyalong: 9am to 1pm
  • Seymour: 10am to 3pm
  • Wallan: 10am to 4pm
EASTER HOURS What's open, what's not

Some Council services will be closed over Easter.

Council Offices and Customer and Library Service Centres: 

  • Closed all weekend

Leisure centres:

  • Good Friday: closed
  • Easter Saturday: open 8am-1m
  • Easter Sunday: open 8am-1pm
  • Easter Monday: open 8am-1pm

Visitor Information Centre:

  • Good Friday: closed
  • Easter Saturday: open 10am-4pm
  • Easter Sunday: open 10am-4pm
  • Easter Monday: open 10am-4pm

Animals, Local Laws and After Hours Emergencies

  • Our 24/7 after hours emergency services will operate for lost pets and urgent hazards such as livestock on road.
  • To access these services, please call 5734 6200. For non-urgent hazards, please report it online.
EASTER RECYCLING Tips for a sustainable Easter

If you're not sure what things you should put in your recycling bin this Easter, the Australasian Recycling Label can help.

This is an egg-cellent tool to help people recycle better. Did you know you can loosely scrunch Easter egg foil into a ball, no smaller than a golf ball, and place it in your recycling bin?

When we dispose of our recyclables correctly, we're contributing to a circular economy and making sure we don’t lose valuable materials to landfill.

ROAD SAFETY Take care on the roads this Easter

All of our community has a role to play in reducing road trauma.

Drive safe this Easter. We all need to be mindful about staying focused on the roads and ensure we all do what we can to keep ourselves and other road users safe.

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria offers free information and counselling to anyone impacted by a road incident.

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FIRE RESTRICTIONS Burning off requirements

The Fire Danger Period may have been lifted in Mitchell Shire, but if you’re burning off, there are still some rules to follow:

  • In residential areas, urban growth areas (less than 0.4ha or 1 acre) and semi-rural areas, you can only burn off on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am and 3pm. You will need a permit to burn off outside of these times
  • In rural areas, you can burn off any day of the week

Never light a fire on days of Total Fire Ban or smog alert days.

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DISCOVER MITCHELL Enjoy what Mitchell has to offer

There are many great things to do see and do in our shire.

Whether it's a family day out at the Community Bank Adventure Playground and Splash Park in Wallan, a day cycling along the Great Victorian Rail Trail from Tallarook, a glass of locally-made win in Tooborac or taking some time to enjoy the serenity of the Goulburn River in  Seymour, there's something for everyone.

We've got some great itineraries on our Discover Mitchell page.

Girl singing in a recording studio

From recording your own music to browsing the stalls at a local farmers' market, there's plenty to see and do around Mitchell these school holidays. 

Promote your event in our Events Calendar — no event is too big or too small to appear.

Don't forget all cats and dogs 3 months of age or older, must be registered with Council. Pet registrations due 10 April.
CURRENT VACANCIES Looking for a new career?

Have you considered a career with Mitchell Shire Council or do you know someone who is looking for work?
We are recruiting for the following roles:

  • Tree Management Officer
  • Youth Development Officer
  • Risk and OHS System Advisor
  • Community Development Officer - Resilience and Recovery
  • School Crossing Supervisors
  • Landscape Technical Officer
  • Procurement Support Officer
  • Project Manager - Civic Infrastructure
  • Swim Instructors
COUNCIL MEETINGS Upcoming schedule

Council meetings are held the Broadford Council Chamber.

You can also watch live on our website from 7pm.

  • Community Questions and Hearings Committee - Monday April 12
  • Council Meeting - Monday April 19
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