Facility openings and closures

Council offices

The following facilities remain closed:

  • Council service desks at Romsey Community Hub and Woodend Community Centre
  • Gisborne Administration Centre
  • Kyneton Administration Centre

You can contact us by calling (03) 5422 0333 or emailing mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Gyms and pools

  • The Gisborne Aquatic Centre reopened on Friday 26 June.
  • Fitness centres in Kyneton and Gisborne reopened on Monday 29 June.
  • The Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre reopened on Wednesday 1 July.
  • All leisure centres/sports stadiums will open on Monday 13 July.

Modified operating arrangements will be in place. Find out more

Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock reopened on Tuesday 23 June with some restrictions in place:

  • Limits on visitor numbers – once the designated number of visitors is reached, the reserve will close for the day – if you propose to visit please do so early. Normal entry fees will apply.
  • Barbecues will not be available for use.
  • Some areas of the reserve including the Discovery Centre and the very top of the rock will remain closed to the public.
  • Visitors to the reserve are asked to practice good hand hygiene, maintain appropriate physical distancing and to not visit the reserve if they are unwell. Increased cleaning will be in place in respect to toilets.

Kyneton Museum

Kyneton Museum’s doors reopened on Friday 26 June with a new local exhibition, Unique by Nature, United by History. Appropriate measures will be in place to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff due to the current pandemic.


Libraries in Gisborne, Kyneton and Woodend have reopened. The Romsey Library remains closed but is still offering a click and collect service.

Find out more at Goldfields Libraries website.

Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment 

Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment in the shire have reopened. Signage at the reopened facilities will urge community members to comply with physical distancing directions and to practise good hand hygiene.

Public toilets 

See public toilets for more information.


Sportsgrounds throughout the shire have been reopened for limited sports training and exercise use in line with new government regulations. Under the new arrangements, clubs will be allowed to train on Council sports grounds in groups of no more than 10 people, with physical distancing and other requirements in place. Clubs will be required  to ensure these restrictions are enforced, and change rooms and social rooms in facilities will remain closed. Council will reopen grounds progressively on the advice of peak sporting bodies such as AFL Victoria.

Visitor information centres

Both visitor information centres in the Macedon Ranges (Kyneton and Woodend) are closed until further notice and calls to the 1800 244 711 Information Line are currently diverted to an answering machine.