Saved by community passion from major commercial development almost a decade ago, the Castlemaine Goods Shed is a Victorian era building located within the Castlemaine Railway precinct.

The Castlemaine Goods Shed is a magnificent iconic asset of the state government body Vic Track, leased by Castlemaine State Festival since 2016. In 2018, Castlemaine State Festival raised $1M through local, state and federal government support, including $200K of private and philanthropic contributions, to transform the undeveloped space into a creative hub in the heart of town.

This first stage of the Castlemaine Goods Shed’s development has enabled the conversion of the north end of building into Goods Shed Arts, a venue for arts practice, education and creative enterprise. Goods Shed Arts will deliver long-term benefits for Castlemaine State Festival and the community and will further support the expanding cultural industries in central Victoria.