Located in the geographical centre of Victoria and nestled among the state forest, the Central Goldfields Shire covers some 1550 square kilometres.
Maryborough is the Shire’s major business centre with a population of around 8000 people. Other smaller towns in the Shire include Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Majorca, Moliagul, Talbot
and Bowenvale/Timor. The towns and rural districts surrounding these centres are famous for their colonial architecture and significant agricultural industries.
The Central Goldfields has a unique combination of natural qualities; manufacturing, retail and agricultural sectors; historical significance, and is strategically placed in terms of economic and
The Shire is currently experiencing significant economic growth with key infrastructure projects on the go, retail developments on the way and major residential developments reaching fruition.
Life in the Central Goldfields Shire offers both the peace and tranquillity of rural life and the convenience of city amenities.
Council welcomes Edlyn Foods and welcomes back Capilano Honey to Maryborough. As well as the economic boost, Council looks forward to seeing the benefits these businesses will bring to the community as a whole.
Dunolly, Talbot and Carisbrook are developing enviable reputations in niche shopping and market experiences. The monthly Talbot Farmer's Market for example draws visitors from all over Victoria and is widely considered an exemplary farmer's market.
These developments hace cemented Maryborough, and by extension the Shire, as a key regional location.
Council has committed to an innovative Civic Pride initiative to enable it to partner with community organisations on key projects. An example of this is the new town entrance statements, which provide the perfect "welcome" for visitors and residents returning home.
Never before has the region had so much to offer residents and visitors.
Take the next step and join us in moving forward as the Central Goldfields Shire is rich in history and opportunity.
Local Real Estate agents:
For all home listings for Maryborough and surrounds please visit: www.realestate.com.au
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Council Services Booklet (47 KB)
Local phone books available from the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre or Maryborough Advertiser office.