Photo by Shayne Hill, Xtreme Visuals

Castlemaine Goods Shed

Castlemaine State Festival are proud to be able to share this iconic building with the Castlemaine community and beyond. Now available to hire for artistic creation, performances and events, CSF have also commenced planning for further development of the space to enhance opportunities for use by the community as well as create a home for the Festival.

Hire Castlemaine Goods Shed

The Castlemaine Goods Shed is Castlemaine State Festival’s new creative hub. Soon to become a living artistic-cultural centre and the permanent home of the Castlemaine State Festival, the Castlemaine Goods Shed is an extraordinary space now available for hire.

Spacious and raw yet featuring Victorian architectural details and stunning acoustics, the Castlemaine Goods Shed offers 350 square meters of open plan floor space for developing, testing and presenting creative projects and hosting a broad range of events. Located in the Castlemaine railway precinct,  the Goods Shed is easily accessible by public transport.

If you are looking for a spacious yet affordable venue to develop or present your arts project, host your workshop, function or special event see our Venue Hire Brochure for more information. Please contact our Creative Producer/Goods Shed Coordinator, Henriette Kassay-Schuster on 03 5472 3733 or email to discuss your event or to make an appointment for a venue visit.

Please note that in 2019 the Castlemaine Goods Shed will only be available for hire until Friday 17 May. Bookings will reopen again in 2020.

Heartfelt thanks go out to our Goods Shed Donors listed below:

Janine Arnold
Robert Bent
Tony Bradford
George and Phee Broadway OAM
Rose and Min Chong
Adrienne Conway
Gianni D’Ortenzio and Andrée Cozens
Carolen Fischer
Bill Forrest
Paul Gibbeson
Lesley and Ian Jones
Sally Kaptein
Shaun and Vanessa Keenan
Beverly and Anthony Knight OAM
John Landy AC MBE and Lynne Landy
Ruth MacLaren
Ian McKenzie and Sue Cutler
Peter McMullin
Julie Millowick
Christine Nixon APM and John Becquet
Pat and Tony Millar
Michele Paul
Catherine Rush
Joyce Sanders
Marshall Segan and Ylana Perlov
Sidney Myer Fund
Helen Symon and Ian Lulham
Bruce Trethowan
John Tuck and Marita Ong
Susan Turner
Scott and Marianne Victor-Gordon
Graeme Watson
Drs Victor Wayne & Karen Wayne OAM
Clive Willman and Elizabeth Eager

Support the development of the Goods Shed

Castlemaine State Festival has commenced planning to transform the current raw space of the Castlemaine Goods Shed into a creative hub in heart of the town. Support from government, philanthropic and private donors will enable the Castlemaine Goods Shed Project, the first stage of a major conversion of this magnificent asset, delivering long term benefits into the future for the Castlemaine State Festival and the community.

For further information download the Castlemaine Goods Shed Project Brochure and/or if you are interested in contributing to the project please complete the donation form below.

To further discuss the Castlemaine Goods Shed Project, please call Donna Cusack on 03 5472 3733 or email

Goods Shed Donation Form

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