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Trawool Reservoir in Tallarook State Forest

In this edition: No Quarry campaign goes to Parliament, hArt of Mitchell exhibition, COVID-19 vaccinations for children, a chance to join Youth Council, plus the latest events in Mitchell.

Picture: Winter is upon us and even the Kangaroos are doing their best to stay warm. Photographer: Barbara Bainbridge via My Mitchell Photo Competition.

Woman looking at a promotional poster for the Hart of Michell Exhibition

Your chance to see some of the region’s best artists is at the hArt of Mitchell exhibition.

The exhibition provides a space for local artists to exhibit and promote their work.

The exhibition runs from Thursday 9 June to Sunday 26 June at the Mitchell Shire Council Chambers Gallery, 113 High Street, Broadford.

It will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

During the exhibition there's also a networking event, a workshop and an artist talk.

Check out our events calendar for all the details.

A syringe is filled with a COVID-19 vaccination
SCHOOL VACCINATIONS COVID-19 vaccinations for kids

The Victorian Government's Primary Care Vaccination in Schools program will be running in Mitchell Shire.

COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years are available at:

  • Kilmore Primary School, 35 Lancefield Rd, Kilmore on Thursday 9 June from 3.30pm to 7pm.
  • Wandong Primary School, Rail St, Wandong on Friday 10 June from 3.30pm to 7pm

No bookings are required, and vaccinations are also available for adults at all clinics.

Mitchell Shire Youth Council
JOIN YOUTH COUNCIL Be the voice of local young people

We're on the hunt for some passionate young people to join Mitchell Youth Council.

Mitchell Youth Council is an advisory committee of Mitchell Shire Council and our Youth Development Program. It provides an important opportunity for young people to have input into Council decisions.

The advisory committee represents the voice of young people across Mitchell and aims to make our community a better place.

If you are motivated to make a difference in the community and would like to be a part of our Youth Council, please consider applying.

Applications close Tuesday 14 June at 9am.


At Mitchell Shire we aim to create and maintain a healthy, connected and sustainable community. Right now, the residents of Beveridge and Wallan are facing an epic battle with the State Government over a proposed quarry in the middle of their growing suburbs.

The community have serious concerns about this proposed quarry, that it will have a negative impact on the area’s liveability, not just for now but for their children and their grandchildren’s future health and wellbeing.

Watch this video from the Wallan and Beveridge communities 

This quarry is not a done deal – be a part of history and make your voice count.

Sign the petition at the Beveridge Winter Indoor Market on Saturday 
Join us on the steps of Parliament on Wednesday 8 June at 11.30am. Book your seat on the bus
More ways to make your voice heard

National Reconciliation Week

Today is the last day of National Reconciliation Week. We acknowledge that Mitchell Shire is on Wurundjeri and Taungurung Country. We would like to acknowledge and extend our appreciation to the Taungurung people and Wurundjeri people, the Traditional Owners of Mitchell Shire, and to residents from other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations and Communities.

The dates for NRW are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.

We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and in the spirit of healing.

This year as part of National Reconciliation Week, we are putting out a challenge to all Australians (including individuals, families, communities, organisations and government) to Be Brave and Make Change in helping the country take greater steps towards complete National Reconciliation.

Visit the National Reconciliation Week website to learn more.

Refurbishment works at the Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre
CHANGED SERVICE Broadford refurbishment works

Works are progressing on the Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre refurbishment and redesign.

The centre will be closed until the end of June while the work is underway.

Works will include a revised layout and creation of a user friendly, front counter, enhanced acoustic treatments, additional technology, modern accessible shelving and furniture.

Part of the library’s front wall will be removed and replaced with glass doors allowing direct access from the library to the outdoor courtyard.

The project is funded by the Victorian Government and Mitchell Shire Council.

A sign alerting drivers to road works in progress
FREEWAY WORKS Beveridge off-ramp road works

Regional Roads Victoria is conducting works on the Hume Freeway off-ramp at Beveridge.

The off-ramp will be closed to all traffic from 7pm to 7am from Sunday 22 May for approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

A detour will be in place for Hume Freeway motorists travelling south.

Works at the intersection of Lithgow Street and the Old Hume Highway at Beveridge will begin on Sunday 5 June and take approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

Children at the Safer Neighbourhood Day in Beveridge

The Beveridge Safer Neighbourhood Day was a hit with the local community on Saturday 21 May. 

Held at Greater Beveridge Community Centre, attendees enjoyed a free coffee and morning tea, met some local police officers and members of other emergency services.

Free face painting and the animals were a star attraction for the kids, as was the fire truck and a selection of other vehicles. 

Also on the day there was children's car restraint inspections by Kidsafe Victoria, Coffee with a Cop and information from the Kalkallo Fire Brigade and the SES. 


Look at all these fantastic community events coming up:

You can list your event or find out what's on through the event calendar on our website.

A platypus swimming

Learn about platypus in Seymour for World Environment Day on Sunday 5 June.

Craft supplies on a table
CRAFT AND A CUPPA Join in the creative fun

Come along to our weekly Craft and a Cuppa sessions held from 11.30am at libraries in Beveridge, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan.

Bring the project you’re working on and join in. There will also be tea and coffee provided.

Check out our events calendar for more information.

A camera filming a movie
FILM, TV WORKSHOP Learn to capture live performance

Are you aged 12 to 24 and looking to pursue a career in film and television? 

JMC Academy cinematography lecturer David Szostak will guide you through how to capture a live performance using a multi-camera set-up.

The free workshop is on Wednesday 22 June from 5pm to 7pm.

A School Crossing Supervisor at a school crossing
CAREERS AT COUNCIL Apply to join Team Mitchell

Think you'd make a good fit at Team Mitchell? We currently have these roles available:

  • Planning Investigations Officer
  • Procurement Support Officer
  • Manager Community Planning and Delivery
  • Manager Development Services
  • Digital Content Specialist
  • Strategic Assets Coordinator
  • Administration Officer
  • Multiple educator and teacher roles
  • Maternal and Child Health Nurse
  • School Crossing Supervisors
  • Leisure: pool lifeguards, duty manager, swim instructors

For more information on these roles or to apply, head to our website.

Exterior view of Council chambers in Broadford
JOIN THE KINDER TEAM Educator, teacher roles available

We have fantastic opportunities to join one of Mitchell Kindergarten Service’s eight sessional kindergarten teams.

Help to inspire the youth of Mitchell Shire with these exciting roles.

Council also offers ongoing professional development opportunities and workplace flexibility within a supportive and innovative work environment.

Sound like the role for you? Visit our website for more information


Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, those of the Taungurung and Wurundjeri People. We pay our respects to their rich cultures and to Elders past and present.

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