Maryborough 8,000
Central Goldfields Shire 13,000

Average temperatures

Season Av max Av Min
Summer 28.7°C 13.2°C
Winter 12.2°C 3.4°C


Schools Health Care
5 Primary Schools Maryborough District Health Service
2 Seconday Schools
1 university or TAFE campuses
1 specialty school


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About Maryborough

Approximately a two hour drive north-west of Melbourne, Maryborough is central to Ballarat and Bendigo. Maryborough boasts a mix of rich heritage, new facilities and retail that would be the envy of many regional communities. Over the past 2 years, Maryborough has had record levels of residential development.

In recent times, a substantial amount of money has been invested to ensure Maryborough remains one of the Goldfield's 'Golden Nuggets', and continues to grow as a community anyone would dream being a part of.
Below are just a few examples of the investments being made into the community:

• Calista Gardens - 37 Residential Lot Development - First 2 stages of 27 Lots Completed
• The return of passenger rail commenced on the 4th July 2010
• Restoration of the Maryborough railway station $1.9 mil –Completed
• Further restoration works at Maryborough Railway Station- Completed
• Station domain, Shire Offices and Community Hub including a local community radio station Gold FM $8.0 mil- Completed
• New "Maryborough Education Centre" $30 mil- Completed
• Maryborough Hospital upgrades $20 mil - Completed
• New Police Station $5 mil- Completed
• New Ambulance Station $1.25 mil – Completed
• New Centrelink offices - Completed
• Main Street upgrades $2.2 mil – Completed
• Coles/Kmart & 9 Specialty Shops $15 mil – Completed
• Aldi Store $3 mil – Completed
• New MITRE 10 – Completed
• Havilah Retirement Home $12m expansion - Completed
• Over 55's development $6 mil – Stage 1 Completed
• Broiler Farm Moolort $15m - Stage 1 and 2 Completed
• True Foods (specialist manufacturers of flat bread products) commenced operations in Maryborough in 2011 and now employs 260 people with a Food Cluster developed now being pursued
• McDonalds Restaurant opened October 2011
• Ambulance Station now 24 hour- 7 new full time paramedics
• Asphalting firm (Centre State Asphalt) has completed relocation to Maryborough
• New Tyrepower Maryborough - Completed
• Business case complete for establishment of Goldfields as Australia's First Heritage Region
• New Priceline Store
• Complete operational bus service for the town, with stops outside Whirrakee Rise
• Childcare Centre extensions underway with both Council and private centres operating in the town
• Strong Commercial Development- Dentist Practice, Telstra Store, Vault Self Storage
• ASQ Garden Supplies Development
• Kinross Farms completed conversion of a broiler farm to an egg production facility
• Edlyn Foods establishing part of its Melbourne operation in Maryborough, with production commencing April, 2016
• Local businesses engaging apprentices (2016 for example sees 6 new apprentices at McPherson’s Printing Group and 2 at Barker Trailers)
• Capilano Honey has returned to Maryborough in late 2015 re-establishing a full processing and packing facility