Community Bus

Community Transport Service

This is a local flexible door to door community transport service. You can use this service to go shopping, go the station, GP and hospital appointments, the library, visit friends, go swimming, to the movies, the hairdressers for whatever you need local transport. We meet the Airport Bus and V/Line trains so you can safely leave your car at home for trips to Melbourne or the airport.provides flexible bus services between Maldon, Baringhup, Castlemaine, Chewton, Wesley Hill, Barkers Creek, Campbells Creek and links to existing PTV services.

Please call the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 to book. DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE HERE

For travel within Castlemaine district – including Wesley Hill, Chewton, Barkers Creek and Campbells Creek

Be picked up between 10.10am and 11.10am and between 12.15pm and 1.15pm to go anywhere in the Castlemaine district.

For travel between Maldon & Castlemaine – including Muckleford, Walmer, McKenzie Hill

Be picked up in Maldon district between 9.30am and 9.50am to arrive in Castlemaine at 10.10am

Depart Castlemaine at 11.10am arriving in Maldon at 11.30am

Be picked up in Maldon district between 11.30 and 11.55am to arrive in Castlemaine at 12.15pm

Depart Castlemaine 1.15pm arriving in Maldon at 1.35pm.

Bus donations are $3 one trip, $5 two trips, $6 for three or more trips. The bus can accommodate up to 11 passengers and has storage room for luggage, wheelie walkers and shopping. 

To book the service please phone 5475 2093 the day prior.

Community Bus Charters

The bus is available for hire by groups and individuals at the very reasonable rates of $125 per day + fuel (for 24 hours).

Short term hire is $15 per hour + fuel (for minimum 2 hours).

There is a discount for community groups $100 per day or $12 per hour + fuel.

Please note if the trip distance travelled exceeds 250kms there will be an additional fee of 35c per km charged.

To book, please call 0428 329 299 or email

More booking information is available at

Local Trips

Art Lovers Wednesday 27 February, 9 - 4.00pm

Visiting Ararat Gallery Tama, the Art Lovers Tour will explore two exhibitions - Fifty: Celebrating 50 Years of Collecting Fibre Art and TESTAMENT: Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisitions. Cost is $20 per person.

Wine Appreciation Tour Thursday 7 March, 9.00 - 4.00pm

Explore the Pyrenees Wine Region renowned for its premium Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Visiting up to four wineries in the Avoca and Moonambel areas, the Community Bus will pick you up from home and return you safely with any wine purchases. Cost is $25 per person.

Visit Castlemaine State Festival Open Studios Wednesday 27  March, 9.00 - 12 noon

Visiting a selection of studios connecting you to our local renowned artists. Cost is $15 per person.

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