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Community Directory

The vibrant community-life of Harcourt Valley takes many forms. A few of those forms are listed right here.

If you want to skip right to one of those categories, click any item on that list: they’re links to take you where you need to be.
This page is for community groups and amenities in the Harcourt Valley region. If you represent such a group and you want to get listed here, contact us with your details. It’s free and it can help people find you.


Harcourt Preschool

Harcourt Preschool (10) 177 main

Safe play-based learning for preschool children,  fostering their innate curiosity and love of discovery with an environment that is rich in natural materials and resources.
(03) 4311 1596

Harcourt Valley Primary School

hvpsAs a small rural primary school, we have modernised our facilities and our educational approach, while retaining the small-town, family atmosphere that nurtures a sense of well-being and belonging.
(03) 5474 2266
Wilkinson Street, Harcourt, Victoria, 3453


Barkers Creek Cricket Club has been in existence since 1855, one of the oldest cricket clubs in Victoria, playing on their quirky and picturesque ground in Specimen Gully Road. The club enjoys a reciprocal relationship with the Cricket Club of India. Spetators and new players always welcome. Senior cricket (A Grade, A Reserve, B Reserve) Junior cricket (Under 16, Under 13, Girls teams also available)

Phone: 0435 936041
Mail: PO Box 935, Castlemaine, Vic 3450
Address: Peelers Road, Barkers Creek, Vic 3451

Harcourt has its own dedicated place for BMX practice, jumps and tricks.

Bridge Street, Harcourt (on the corner, next to the swimming pool)

Mount Alexander Shire’s only soccer club has something for everyone interested in the World Game. Harcourt kids and adults are involved at all levels. Young ones play small sided games locally. Mixed, male and female junior teams compete in the the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League. Mens and Womens seniors teams play in Melbourne Metro leagues. Plus, there’s social kicks, futsal and special events too.

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Home Ground: Chewton Soldiers’ Memorial Park, Fryers Rd, Chewton VIC 3451
Mail: P.O.Box 236, Castlemaine Vic 3450

One of the friendliest Bowling Clubs around. Drop by for a game or a drink. Visitors welcome.
(03) 5474 2494
PO Box 35, Harcourt VIC 3453
13 Bagshaw Street, Harcourt

A game for all ages, meeting on Wednesday nights during the winter season.

Phone: (03) 5474 2453
Address: Harcourt Leisure Centre, Binghams Road, Harcourt

Harcourt Cricket ClubEstablished in 1874, the Harcourt Cricket Club includes two senior and two junior teams and is affiliated with both the CDCA and BCCA.

Phone: 0400 678988
Mail: PO Box 58, Harcourt, Vic 3453
Address: Binghams Road, Harcourt

footyRunning for nearly 125 years, the Lions plays in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League. As of 2015, we run an Auskick program for youngsters too.

Harcourt Recreation Reserve, Binghams Rd, Harcourt
Postal Address: PO Box 12, Harcourt, VIC 3453

For in-depth information about the trails, see the La Larr Ba Gauwa Park website.

34 kilometres of mountain bike trails showcase the stunning mountain views and unique rock formations of La Larr Ba Gauwa Park.

In fact, ‘La Larr Ba Gauwa’ means ‘Stones and Mountain’ in the Dja Dja Wurrung language, as spoken by the Traditional Owners of the country where the Park is located.

Car parking for riders is in Harcourt, connecting directly to the trail head via a bike path that runs parallel to Market Street. From there, take your pick of the trails, from a leisurely beginners’ loop to technically challenging cross-country rides with chutes, berms, drops, jumps and rock gardens.

A short ride from the village of Harcourt. Just over an hour from Melbourne. La Larr Ba Gauwa preserves cultural significance and local history within one of Victoria’s newest and greatest mountain bike trail networks.

When you visit, be sure to BYO water—there is no potable water at the Park.

Harcourt North VIC 3453
Telephone: (03) 5474 3010 AH
Contacts: Secretary – Bruce Bickford (03) 5474 3010 AH

The Harcourt Pony Club meets regularly at the Bridge Street Reserve.

Phone: 0410 887362
Mail: PO Box 21, Harcourt, Vic 3453

Home to a number of Harcourt’s sporting clubs, including footy, netball, cricket and tennis, the Harcourt Recreation Reserve is an old-fashioned community hub.
Facilities a footy ground, a cricket pitch and practice nets, tennis courts and a playground.
The indoor Leisure Centre on the site is available for seasonal sports and casual hire.
Managed by Mount Alexander Shire Council, booking and hire inquiries should be directed to the caretaker, John Jenkins.

Recreation Reserve, Binghams Rd, Harcourt, Victoria, 3453

Phone: (03) 5474 2226
Mail: PO Box 25, Harcourt 3453

Open throughout summer (December to March), the pool is managed by Bendigo YMCA on behalf of Mount Alexander Shire Council.
Limited hours. Please call to check times.
Phone: (03) 5474 2484
Bridge Street, Harcourt

At home in the Harcourt Leisure Centre, Binghams Rd, the Harcourt Tennis Club has competition teams in both junior and senior levels, as well as an active social side.

Senior teams compete in Marong Competition. Junior teams compete in Castlemaine competition.

Coaching is available on Tuesday & Thursday evenings

During the season, Thursday night social tennis start at 7.00 pm.

Contact Faye Hards 0403967918

Want to keep fit? Join the Harcourt Walking Group for a leisurely one-hour walk, followed by a cuppa.
Meet @ ANA Hall, 9:30AM Mondays and Thursdays.
Walks will be cancelled for heavy rain or code red fire danger.
A Castlemaine District Community Health initiative.
Phone: 5479 1000


Councillor Tony Cordy

Councillor_T_CordyAs Councillor for the Calder Ward, Tony represents the people of Harcourt Valley and surrounding regions. He’s also an Engineer, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bendigo CAE (now Latrobe University).
0466 004 629

Mount Alexander Shire Council

mtalexander-300x118Seven elected Councillors provide local governance to more than 18,000 residents over an area of 1,529 square kilometres. The administrative centre in is Castlemaine. Harcourt Valley is in the Calder Ward.
(03) 5471 1700 or, after hours, (03) 5471 1700
PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450
Civic Centre, Corner Lyttleton Street and Lloyd Street, Castlemaine


ana.hall-smallThe ANA Hall has stood in the centre of Harcourt for more than a century. It is named for the Australian Natives Associations—a nationalistic movement that provided insurances to men born in Australia and which was pivotal in the movement for Australian federation at the beginning of the twentieth century.

These days, the ANA Hall contains several distinct areas:

  1. Museum—displaying historical items relating to Harcourt people and industries
  2. Extensive data base of historical significance
  3. Commodious meeting rooms.

Open Wednesdays, 9am- 4pm.

7 High Street, Harcourt, VIC 3453
phone: (+61) 0400 916 527



CFAThe Harcourt brigade of the Country Fire Authority. In the Mount Alexander Group of District 2, North West Area of Victoria.
Fire Station, High Street, Harcourt, Victoria, 3453.


To contact the local CFA about non-urgent matters:
Phone: (03) 5474 2310 or Mob. 0422 689 554 (Lynda Wilson, Secretary)
Phone: (03) 5474 2310 or Mob. 0428 387 339 (Andrew Wilson, Captain)

Harcourt CemetryGazetted in 1862, the first burials took place in 1866. Lawn section opened 1982.

Phone: (03)5474 2420
Mail: C/- 27 Twyford St, Harcourt, 3453
Street Address: 3769 Harmony Way, Harcourt

The Harcourt Leisure Centre is a spacious indoor facility set within the grounds of the Harcourt Recreation Reserve. It includes a kitchen, power, seating and bathrooms.
It’s available for seasonal sports and casual hire.

While the site is managed by Mount Alexander Shire Council, booking and hire inquiries should be directed to caretaker John Jenkins.

Recreation Reserve, Binghams Rd, Harcourt, Victoria, 3453

Phone: (03) 5474 2226
Mail: PO Box 25, Harcourt 3453

It’s a Post Office!

(03) 5474 2200
22 High Street, Harcourt
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Weekly playgroup open to all families with children aged 0-5 years. Meets at Uniting Church Hall, 30 Buckley Street, Harcourt, every Friday morning during school terms.
Call Libby Page, or just show up at the hall.
(03) 5471 1700

Open throughout summer (December to March), the pool is managed by Bendigo YMCA on behalf of Mount Alexander Shire Council.
Limited hours. Please call to check times.
Phone: (03) 5474 2484
Bridge Street, Harcourt

There is an RV Dump site at Bridge Street, Harcourt, beside the local swimming pool. It’s just a few hundred metres from the Harcourt BP Service Station, the Harcourt General Store.

This free service, provided by the Mount Alexander Shire Council, can accommodate vehicles of all sizes with easy access and a good turning circle.


Harcourt Cemetry

Harcourt Cemetery

Gazetted in 1862, the first burials took place in 1866. Lawn section opened 1982. Phone: (03)5474 2420 Mail: ...
Harcourt Heritage Square

Harcourt Heritage

Harcourt Heritage has a mission to collect, display, research, preserve and promote the history of the Harcourt Valley. They share ...


Harcourt Uniting Church

A small country church with weekly services at 9am. We are friendly, welcoming and accepting and enjoy trying new ideas and forms of worship. We love music and singing, and are very good at it!

Buckley Street, Harcourt, Victoria, 3453


Harcourt Valley Landcare Group

landcare_tnVolunteers of all ages dedicated to preserving and revitalizing our valley environment. The last Sunday of each month, there’s a new opportunity to get your hands dirty while cleaning up the local lands.

Phone: (03) 5474 2754 (secretary)
Meetings: 6.30 pm, the 2nd Thursday of each month, Harcourt Heritage Centre, 7 High street, Harcourt
Mail: PO Box 107, Harcourt, Vic 3453


Harcourt Valley Landcare


Country Women’s Association

CWAThe CWA works to improve the lives of women, children and families—especially those living in regional, rural and remote Australia. The Harcourt Branch meets at the Harcourt Leisure Centre.

President: Lynette Carter, 46 Blakely Road, Castlemaine, 03 5472 3463
Secretary: Ayron Teed, 3101 Calder Highway, Harcourt, 03 5474 2415
Treasurer: Robyn McConville, 35 William Street, Castlemaine, 03 5470 6332
Mail: PO Box 1, Harcourt VIC 3453

Harcourt Lions Club

LionsLogoWith a fantastic mix of life experience and youthful enthusiasm, we have re-orientated our meetings and activities to be ‘family friendly’. All our meetings are both business and social—and children are welcome!

Suzanne Nash 0418 372 336
PO Box 100 Harcourt 3453

Harcourt Progress

Harcourt Progress encourages and supports initiatives that benefit and strengthen the Harcourt community.

The online home of Harcourt Progress is at

Public meeting dates can be found in the The Core.

PO Box 135, Harcourt VIC 3453